District News

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Learn about how Foursquare is making an impact in your local district. Read some of the local news and stories about Foursquare folks from around the block and all across your district.

Central Pacific

Foursquare Churches Offer Help Amid Raging California Wildfires

By Andy Butcher

Amid the worst firestorms in California history, Foursquare pastors and members are opening their homes to evacuees, providing supplies to those forced to flee for their lives, and offering comfort to others who have lost everything. At least a dozen Foursquare families have lost their homes—but that isn’t stopping them from ministering to and helping the people around them.

 

Gateway

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2017)

By Foursquare

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away

 

Heartland

Helping College Students Find Christ: Larry DeWerd

By Larry DeWerd

Larry DeWerd is a Foursquare credentialed minister who has been highly honored in the field of medical physics. As a professor, he has mentored countless students and helped them find Jesus Christ. He shares insight on how to reach people outside church walls who are searching for truth.

 

MidSouth

Foursquare’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Are Changing Lives

By Andy Butcher

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Foursquare’s multifaceted and ongoing relief efforts are making a difference in Texas communities. Many people are coming to Christ, and receiving much-needed aid and support, thanks to Foursquare churches, members and volunteers who have put their own needs aside to help others.

 

North Pacific

A Pastor’s Struggle With Painkiller Addiction

By Andy Butcher

Ron Swor, senior pastor of New Life (Canby Foursquare Church) in Canby, Ore., was pastoring his thriving church while secretly nursing an addiction to painkillers—which almost killed his ministry and family life. He candidly shares how he found freedom, and helps others do the same.

 

Northeast Atlantic

Foursquare Sees Opportunities for Ministry After Hurricane Irma

By Andy Butcher

Though many communities in the Sunshine State were spared Hurricane Irma’s wrath, the storm still caused massive upheaval with far-reaching impacts. Foursquare churches in Florida, in partnership with Foursquare Disaster Relief, have already entered the fray to offer help and hope.

 

Northwest

Harvard Learning Meets Spirit-Filled Living

By Ana Maria Schlecht

Some believers are leery of educational pursuits, thinking such endeavors will hamper the work of the Holy Spirit. But learning can actually help us reach more people as God directs our steps, notes Foursquare Pastor Ana Maria Schlecht as she discusses the balance between our hearts and our minds.

 

Pacific Southwest

Foursquare Helps Las Vegas Move From Horror to Hope After Shooting

By Andy Butcher

Following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Foursquare churches in Las Vegas are reaching out to their neighbors to offer support and hope. Pastors and church members have been helping with the official emergency response, offering comfort and counseling, and sharing the love of Christ.

 

Southern California

Foursquare Leaders Bring Education Internationally

By Andy Butcher

With a desire to train people for ministry in today’s world, two Foursquare pastors—Pablo Peña and Enrique Zone—are serving the Lord and building His kingdom by working in different educational fields.

 

Southeast

Foursquare Sees Opportunities for Ministry After Hurricane Irma

By Andy Butcher

Though many communities in the Sunshine State were spared Hurricane Irma’s wrath, the storm still caused massive upheaval with far-reaching impacts. Foursquare churches in Florida, in partnership with Foursquare Disaster Relief, have already entered the fray to offer help and hope.

 

Hispano del Suroeste

Gone to Be With the Lord Report (2017)

By Foursquare

An updated list of Foursquare credentialed ministers who have recently passed away