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Gospel Award

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Spiritual Growth is one of our core values in Genesis. The leadership in the organization asked, “What is the most important thing we want a Genesis athlete to know when they graduate?”  Paul provides an answer to this question in scripture.

Paul shares with us in 1 Peter 3:15, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”  As a Christian organization, we believe it is most important to know the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be able to share this hope with others.

Several years ago, Genesis created the Gospel Award, which can be earned by any high school athlete.  We use Billy Graham ministry’s “Steps to Peace with God” as a model for understanding the Gospel and sharing it with others. 

An athlete can earn the Gospel Award if they meet the following criteria: 

  1. Memorize the bridge illustration and each of the scripture verses in Billy Graham’s “Steps to Peace with God (in the version of the Bible the athlete chooses).

  2. Share the Gospel from memory with the Director of Spiritual Growth for their sport, writing out the bridge illustration on a piece of paper while reciting each verse in "Steps to Peace with God.

  3. Share the Gospel from memory, using each of the verses in "Steps to Peace with God”, with their full team.

Athletes interested in earning this award should reach out to their head coach. Below is a list of the athletes who have earned the Gospel Award to date.

2023 Recipients

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Lindsay Babcock

Soccer & Track

2023

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Amelia Campbell

Soccer

2023

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Thomas Charlton

Soccer

2023

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Esther Dias

Track

2023

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Noelle Drook

Volleyball

2023

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Emma Foster

Soccer & Track

2023

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Eleana Georgen

Cross Country & Track

2023

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Liana Georgen

Cross Country & Track

2023

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Nora Landry

Volleyball

2023

2022 Recipients

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Livy Boyer

Volleyball

2022

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Lauren Gatewood

Soccer

2022

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Amy Nye

Volleyball

2022

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Macy Cline

Track & Field, Cross Country

2022

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Leah Guinn

Soccer

2022

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Caleigh Owen

Volleyball

2022

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Josh Foster

Track & Field

2022

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Ben Hogan

Track & Field

2022

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Natalie Vilches

Volleyball

2022

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Addisyn White

Soccer

2022

2021 Recipients

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Faith Brown

Volleyball

2021

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Joseph Dias

Track & Soccer

2021

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Isabelle White

Soccer

2021

2018 Recipients

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Audrey Buis

Volleyball

2018

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Hannah Kennedy

Soccer

2018

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Griffin Parker

Soccer

2018

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Eliya Sica

Cross Country & Track

2018

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J Burks

Volleyball

2018

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Saylor Lancaster

Cross Country & Track

2018

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Jocelyn Radke

Soccer

2018

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Martina Turnmire

Soccer

2018

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Naomi Drook

Volleyball

2018

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Taylor Neil

Cross Country & Track

2018

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Hailey Ready

Cross Country & Track

2018

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