Matthew Barnett—bestselling author of The Church That Never Sleeps and The Cause Within You, pastor of Angelus Temple, and founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles—is one of the most dynamic voices in the church today. The Dream Center houses nearly 600 people who are being rehabilitated for the glory of God. Over 40,000 people a week receive food, and many other services are offered to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the local community. As of September 2003, over 150 Dream Centers have launched worldwide. Matthew and his wife, Caroline, serve together in Los Angeles. The have two children: Mia Aimee and Caden West.
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of the multi-site National Community Church in Washington, D.C. The church focuses on reaching emerging generations and runs the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a doctorate from Regent University and is a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day and his latest release, Play the Man. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer and Josiah.
Peter and Lisa Bonanno have been pastors for over 25 years. They planted Grace Capital (Pembroke Foursquare Church) in Pembroke, N.H., in 1996. This true “relationship-based” church has now grown to over 1,400 people, with three campuses. Along with helping plant other churches, and launching outreach and missions initiatives, Peter has served as supervisor of the Northeast Atlantic District since 2015. He believes that the local church is called to live missionally and join God in reaching the world. Peter and Lisa have three adult children: Caleb, Jorden and Gabrielle.
Glenn Burris Jr. serves as president of The Foursquare Church and co-chair of the Foursquare Global Council. His commitment to build relationships around the world is one of Glenn’s highest values. Glenn has influenced countless leaders who have been identified, equipped and released to fruitful ministries, and he celebrates the success of others as distinct victories to the glory of God. Glenn and his wife, Debbie, have been married since 1975. They are the proud parents of two adult children, and grandparents of three grandchildren.
David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.
Gabe Lyons is co-author of Good Faith and unChristian, and author of The Next Christians, which addresses how Christians can faithfully lead in a changing culture. He is founder of Q, a learning community of Christian leaders that equips Christians to apply their faith to daily life by addressing some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time. Gabe speaks to over 100,000 people each year about equipping the next generation, cultural issues and research related to the intersection of faith and public life. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Rebekah, and their three children.
Soong-Chan Rah, D.Min., is professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and the author of many books, including Prophetic Lament and The Next Evangelicalism. He is founding pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multi-ethnic church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Soong-Chan, his wife, Sue, who teaches special education, and their two children, Annah and Elijah, live in Chicago.
Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He is president and CEO of World Impact, and serves as a teaching pastor in residence at his home church. He has authored several books, including Raising Up Young Heroes and The Hip-Hop Church. Efrem and his wife, Donecia, have two daughters, Jeada and Mireya, and reside in the Bay Area of Northern California.
Danielle Strickland loves Jesus, and she loves people. Her aggressive compassion has led to sharing the boundless love of Christ with the more fragile communities around the world. She has been face-to-face with those caught in cycles of crime, addiction and slavery, and stood before political and commercial leaders to effect lasting change. A champion of community and equipping the body of Christ, Danielle has authored several books, and with her husband is raising three sons in the fear and friendship of the Lord.
Ted Vail is director of Foursquare Missions International, overseeing and coordinating the global missionary efforts of the U.S. Foursquare Church. Ted was raised in Seattle and came to know Christ as a teen. He has been involved in world missions since 1988, with a season in Japan and several years in Central Mexico. He has served as senior pastor of Hope Boulder (Boulder Flatirons Foursquare Church) in Boulder, Colo., and as regional leader of Hispanic churches in Colorado. Ted holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary, and regularly shares on global missions. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children: Grace, Mercy and Daniel.
Kyle + Lisa Cooper are pastors, songwriters and artists currently serving as worship pastors at Lakeshore Christian Fellowship (Fort Mill Foursquare Church), a growing multi-site church based in Tega Cay, S.C., part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. Having grown up in music and ministry, they began leading worship together after getting married in 2009. Their continual desire is to see Jesus made known, and His glory revealed, on and off the platform. They enjoy writing, equipping worshipers, making really good coffee and loving on their two little girls, London and Ellington.
Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multi-site congregation based in Charlotte, N.C, led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Their album Here As in Heaven, featuring the song “O Come to the Altar,” was named one of the top Christian music albums of 2016 by Worship Leader Magazine. They have toured previously with other prominent bands such as Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture and Rend Collective. This spring, they’ll once again join the Outcry Tour in support of their newest album, There Is a Cloud, which releases in March.
Pick two topics you want to explore and dive into in-depth Training Sessions on Wednesday with experienced ministry leaders. Sign up during registration.
From 2 to 4 p.m. both days, experience what Jesus is doing through our Hispanic Foursquare family. This includes worship and exhortation, todos en español.
Foursquare Missions International (FMI) invites you to a special night focused on global missions. Have a heart for a particular people or place? Join the FMI community and see what God is doing in the world.
We have many tribes, tongues and nations in our Foursquare family. Take time on Tuesday afternoon to enjoy our truly international church.
You’ve made major decisions with Reimagine Foursquare. On Tuesday and Thursday morning, help map our future with your prayerful vote. Business Sessions are for credentialed ministers and voting delegates. Be in the know; watch for more information by May.
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|9 a.m. – 9 p.m.||Registration Open|
|6 – 8 p.m.||Evening Session|
|8:15 – 9:30 p.m.||Worship + Prayer Concert|
|8:15 – 9:30 p.m.||ForeRunners Reception|
|9 – 11 a.m.||Morning Session|
|11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Business Session|
|12:30 – 2 p.m.||Lunch Connections|
|2 – 4 p.m.||Conexión Hispana + Multiethnic Connections|
|6 – 8 p.m.||Evening Session|
|8:30 – 9:30 p.m.||International Reception|
|8:30 – 9:30 p.m.||New-to-Foursquare Meet + Greet|
|7 – 8:30 a.m.||Q + A With Board|
|9 – 11:30 a.m.||Morning Session|
|1:30 – 4:15 p.m.||Training Sessions + Affinity Network Workshops|
|2 – 4 p.m.||Conexión Hispana|
|6 – 8 p.m.||Evening Session|
|8:30 – 9:30 p.m.||Young Leaders Mixer|
|7 – 8:30 a.m.||Q + A With NCO + FMI|
|9 – 10:15 a.m.||Business + Vote|
|10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Closing Session|