Genesis Spiritual Life Center

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Venue Description

Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center offers hospitality to persons of all faiths, cultures and lifestyles. We are committed to designing and hosting programs that foster holistic integration of body, mind and spirit. Our logo, a tree, reflects the belief that creation is ongoing and that each person always has the possibility of new beginnings in life and prayer.

Set on nineteen scenic wooded acres in Westfield, Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, the center combines sensitivity to atmosphere, devotion to the land, and carefully designed programs so all who come may experience God’s providential care.

Experience the peace and tranquility of our acres of wooded walks, natural landscapes and peaceful blooming gardens, along with our comfortable lodging and delicious home-cooked meals.

Mission

Each of us is a seed of God that is meant to grow into the likeness of God. Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center is a place where the seed can be nourished towards full maturity.

The mission of Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center is to create an environment that will reveal the love of God for all creation and bring hope and healing to all who come. Sensitivity to atmosphere, devotion to the land, and attention to program design invite everyone to experience God’s providential care and a sense of well being.

Core Beliefs

  • God’s love is present and active in all creation and in the lives of all persons; therefore all are related and sacred.
  • Since creation is ongoing, each person has the capacity for awakening and healing, which can impact all levels of our global community.
  • The warmth of human caring reveals the presence of a loving God. Our reflection on this experience can transform our lives by deepening our prayer and commitment to loving service to others.
  • A welcoming and supportive community offers gifts of peace and hope in a hectic and materialistic world.
  • Natural beauty and a reflective atmosphere invite a deeper awareness of the divine presence.

Priorities

  • Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center will have as its focus:
  • Those who are striving for a more holistic life and deeper connection with self: God. and others;
  • Those who are in need of welcome, nurturing, reflection, and support;
  • Those who foster a world view that sees all people and creatures as part of one community;
  • Those who serve others in pastoral ministries, health care, human services, education, and the arts;
  • Those who are alienated from formal religion but are desiring to fulfill their spiritual yearnings and live a life of loving service, and
  • Those who are marginalized in our communities.

Strategies
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center is committed to:

  • Creating an atmosphere of hospitality which welcomes persons of all faiths, spiritual paths, and walks of life;
  • Presenting programs that promote the experience of God’s love for all creation, the healing and growth of body, mind, and spirit, and the relationship between individual, community, and Earth;
  • Inviting resource persons and program leaders who share the values of Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center;
  • Providing hospitality and hosting programs for those church, civic, and community groups seeking accommodations.

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