Four-Stage Model

The Four-Stage Model. Explore | Implement | Benefit

Stage 1: Growing Disciples

The local church is where disciple-making happens. Local churches invest in people, who become disciples, who then invest in future disciples.

Watch a video about what it means to make disciples, read stories about disciples from local churches, and get resources on how to make disciples.


This is Discipling

So what does it really mean to grow disciples? Watch this insightful and inspirational video, produced by a local Foursquare church, that illustrates the power of making disciples. See what happens when churches intentionally reach out to their communities and make disciples. The result is liberating.

Stories About Disciples:

The Healing Power of Prayer and Community: Anthony Hernandez

Anthony Hernandez, a church member of Faith Center (Eureka Foursquare Church) in Eureka, Calif., recalls how a pastor invited him to share his very personal story of addiction and recovery. Scared at first, he soon discovered new freedom and a way to encourage others in the healing environment of prayer and community.


Why I Want to Bring My Church Under Foursquare

Bruce Grecco, a Foursquare-ordained minister of a nondenominational church in San Diego, Calif., shares why he connected his congregation with the Foursquare family, and why he wants to stay connected.


Giving Up Independence to Join Foursquare: Patricio and Rosa Serrano

Why did Patricio and Rosa Serrano bring their independent congregation under Foursquare? It had a lot to do with feeling welcomed by those in the Foursquare family and receiving training from the Gateway District, as the couple shares in this interview.


Resources for Disciples:

Operation: Solid Lives

Operation: Solid Lives (OSL) has already been used around the world to effectively raise up disciples who multiply other disciples and reach their communities for Christ. Developed by The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., the OSL program is available to pastors desiring to create a fully integrated culture of purposeful discipleship in their churches.

Multiply Transformation: Connection 2014 QuickTalk With Tammy Toft

Tammy Toft shares how God is using her to reach exploited women in Estonia, and give them new hope and purpose in life, in this QuickTalk from Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. In this inspiring video, Tammy encourages us to really look at those we might tend to overlook and see them as God sees them.

Cross-Cultural Discipleship: Connection 2014 Interview

In this interview, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Foursquare leaders Jerry Dirmann and Fernando Castillo Sr. talk about partnering together across cultures to spread the gospel and disciple believers, and how breakthrough can come through ministry collaboration.