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Leadership Profiles

Building Leaders Who Reach Out: Nate Poetzl

By Rachel Chimits

Similar to hospitals that train medical residents, Nate Poetzl’s church trains ministry residents who will become catalytic leaders who plant churches. The goal of Faith Chapel in Billings, Mont., is to plant 71 churches in neighboring communities.

 
 

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Nixing Top-Down Leadership: Cere Muscarella

By Ken Walker

Instead of governing from the top, Senior Pastor Cere Muscarella seeks to create a catalytic environment where people lead out in ministry as the staff supports them. As a result, Life Church (Angleton Foursquare Church) in Angleton, Texas, is reaching hundreds of young people in their city.

 
 

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Sparking a Catalytic Culture: Bernie Federmann

By Andy Butcher

Bernie Federmann, senior pastor of Lompoc Foursquare Church in Lompoc, Calif., illustrates how we can recognize the spark that the Holy Spirit puts inside people, and then ignite catalytic change that will explode throughout our churches and communities.

 
 

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Bringing Cultures Together: Estuardo Cambranes

By Andy Butcher

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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Discipling a Nation: Ken Pretty-On-Top

By Ally Siwajian

Foursquare Pastor Ken Pretty-On-Top isn’t just the leader of a congregation. He’s pastoring the Crow Nation and discipling leaders across the Northwest and beyond. Ken also serves as one of Foursquare’s lead Native elders, and is chairman of the denomination’s Native American Council.

 
 
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