In a global society, The Foursquare Church is dedicated to including and representing every ethnicity. To that end, the Urban Multicultural Council encourages and facilitates training for multiethnic leaders.
The formation of ethnic councils and networks invites discovery of new and existing groups, removes barriers to effective ministry, recovery of areas of brokenness, and offers ministerial covering for leaders. Ted Vail, associate director of U.S. missions, serves as a liaison to the various councils and networks.
For more information, please contact Ted Vail.
Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.
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Estuardo Cambranes, senior pastor of Living Waters (Smithfield Foursquare Church) in Smithfield, R.I., has successfully brought together two churches—one English-speaking, one Spanish-speaking—and is finding the joy of seeing people from different ethnic groups become one in Christ as they serve the Lord together.
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God is using Antonio Sims, a Foursquare pastor in Metro Detroit, to promote cross-cultural and urban education, community development and vocational training. Foursquare, he says, “has allowed me to do what I’m passionate about, sharing the gospel my way and just being myself.”
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In this QuickTalk from Foursquare Connection 2015, Foursquare Pastor Antonio Sims shares some of the lessons he has learned from ministry in a highly diverse district of Detroit. He encourages leaders to welcome strangers, learn about them and form relationships.
By The Foursquare Church
The world has moved in, next door. The demographic landscape has shifted drastically, and many believers have awoken to find they are missionaries at home. In this Studio session, recorded live at Connection 2015, Foursquare leaders talk about overcoming cultural barriers to reach our neighbors from around the globe.
Samuel Rodriguez challenges Foursquare churches to break through cultural divides in our quest to see God’s kingdom multiply. If we want to keep reaching the world’s many people groups, we need to let go of any fears, racial divides or cultural nearsightedness. Jesus is for everyone, not just the people we feel most comfortable with.