State of Foursquare Missions International
Foursquare Missions International (FMI) Director Jim Scott reported that FMI had many opportunities during 2011 to both expand and extend important ministries around the world. In some areas, the help provided in the aftermath of natural disasters became an instrument through which the Gospel could be shared.
Jim presented a chart that demonstrates FMI as the missions arm of The Foursquare Church. He also cited the deployment of missionaries to Alaska as the first cooperative missions effort between FMI and NCO, cooperation that the Four-Stage Model both accommodates and facilitates.
In response to a request from the 2011 cabinet meetings, Jim presented an explanation of the various funding models for FMI missionaries. He also provided a comparative chart of church-sponsored global missions and FMI-sponsored global missions.
At the 2011 convention in Columbus, FMI received almost $1 million in donations and pledges. These funds have, quite literally, affected the world. Churches have been planted, existing works have been strengthened, and humanitarian health outreaches have been established.
Global Summit 2012 will occur in Phoenix, immediately following the conclusion of Foursquare Connection 2012. Leaders from around the world will work together to further the cause of international and worldwide evangelism and will address the following:
- Establishing a global eldering community
- Building a global strategy
- Strengthening the global infrastructure
- Establishing a global networking partnership