2015 State of the U.S. Foursquare Church
The National Church Office (NCO) continued its partnership with local churches as they concentrated on Reimagine Foursquare. NCO also continued to implement the concepts that are contained in the Five Stakes .
General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo’s report focused to a great extent on Stake 2: Aligning the National Church Office and district offices to a catalytic culture.
A major achievement was optimizing the number of districts to 12, and ensuring that effective leadership is in place in all of the districts. Several districts were consolidated, and a new Hispanic district was created.
The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic districts were consolidated and became the Northeast Atlantic District, led by Peter Bonanno. The Great Northern District became part of the Northwest District and the Gateway District. The Greater Los Angeles District became part of the Southern California District (formerly Pacific Coast and Valleys) and the Southwest District. A new district was established, Distrito Hispano del Suroeste (Southwestern Hispanic District), and is led by Juan M. Vallejo. New supervisors will be appointed in two districts, North Pacific District and Southeast.
The 12 districts are now designed to function as “1 Team, 12 Districts.” The three missional objectives that will be the focus of all the districts are as follows:
- Leadership development
- Church and congregation multiplication
- Church health and transformation.
Each of the missional objectives will be the focus of a four-supervisor cohort, which will provide insight into strategic implementation and advancement.
Following up on a goal that was presented last year, NCO is pursuing church-planting efforts in the following global cities:
- Los Angeles
- New York
NCO continues its prayerful monitoring and adjusting of systems and programs, and expects to see continued fruitfulness in 2015.