@Paul That worked!! thanks so much.
@Ron I used this plugin, which creates a widget area that you can drop widgets into and then use a shortcode to place that widget on any page or post. So I added the shortcode to the top of a page, then I added the Genesis Responsive Slider to that widget in the widget area, then made the homepage pull that static page instead of my list of posts. http://webdesign.anmari.com/shortcode-any-widget/
Not as elegant as creating a template, I know. And I can't say I am crazy about the graphical layout of how it looks, but it works, which is all I want right now. I guess I can dig into the CSS later and figure out how to tweak it so that it looks better. I really wanted to use Going Green Pro theme but that theme is not designed to use the Genesis Responsive Slider. So this plugin was a work-around to actually creating a template.
Anyway, thanks everyone for your help.