Convention Business Foursquare Connection 2016 Reports + Updates.
The Future of Foursquare
From Global Distinctives to covenant agreements, many exciting developments were covered in the 2016 business sessions, which took place during Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. In reviewing the advances of the past 12 months, it was clear to see that “Empowered” was not just a future-focus, but an apt descriptor of the local and global Foursquare Church evidenced in the fruit of lives, communities and nations transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Reimagine Foursquare is pushing forward to Reimagine 2.0, and the organizational transformation is now beginning in both Foursquare Missions International (FMI) and Foursquare Foundation.
The sights of The Foursquare Church are firmly set on completing the Great Commission, resourcing local churches to have impact in their cities, regions and globally as new partnerships are developed.
Leadership formation, along with leadership health, is a vital part of this long-term effort. So it was no surprise to hear much about training opportunities at both the district and global levels, along with a powerful exhortation to embrace Sabbath by Pastor A.J. Swoboda (Theophilus, a Foursquare church in Portland, Ore.).
The proposed bylaw amendments, many of them designed to facilitate Reimagine, were passed by the convention body. This includes defining appropriate structures that will allow churches to be separate corporations that are united by shared values and covenant agreements. Some amendments were designed to codify what has already been implemented in certain operational or governance functions.
Learn more about the state of the U.S. Foursquare Church, the prospects of FMI, and Foursquare’s financial status with full reports from the Foursquare Connection 2016 business sessions.