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Day 3 – Connection 2013 Looks to Future in Multi-Generational Service

By Andy Butcher

In a multi-generational closing service that featured inspirational worship and communion, Foursquare leaders looked with excitement to the future while highlighting ways churches across the country are reaching their communities in innovative ways. Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. announced that next year’s convention, Connection 2014, would be held in Dallas.

 
 

Features

Family Environmentalism

By Chuck Shoemake

Every day, in magazines, in newspapers and on TV, we hear about issues involving our natural environment. But what about the environment in our homes? Chuck Shoemake, director of CARE/Center for Spiritual Renewal East (CSR-E), shares three essential conditions required for raising a healthy family.

 
 

Your Questions

How Do I Monitor My Teen’s Online Life?

By Kelly Fellows

Finding out your teen has posted inappropriate comments or photos online is every parent’s nightmare. How do you monitor technology use without betraying your child’s trust? Kelly Fellows, an ordained Foursquare minister who formerly served as national NextGen representative, gives timely advice to panicked parents.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

My Memories of Music at Angelus Temple

By Johann Biro

As a child, Johann Biro often took center stage at Angelus Temple, singing in Aimee Semple McPherson’s illustrated sermon productions and children’s programs. She sang with the great Audrey Meier as a teen, and nearly became a professional singer when a vocal coach gave her an opportunity to sing at the Hollywood Bowl.

 
 

Ministry in The Treasure State: Gregory Ammondson

By Amy Swanson

In the heart Montana, known as The Treasure State for its rich mineral reserves, Foursquare Pastor Gregory Ammondson and his congregation are helping schoolchildren and their families find spiritual treasure in Christ. Dayspring (Florence Foursquare Church) conducts an after-school tutoring program in partnership with a local junior high school, with the goal of sharing the gospel with the kids and their families.

 
 

Foursquare Heads Back to School

By Amy Swanson

Time for pencils, time for books, time for … a look at Foursquare churches across the U.S. who are reaching out to students in creative and practical ways as the new school year begins. Whether through Christian schools or innovative outreaches, these congregations are providing for students’ needs, and sharing Christ’s love and message of saving grace.

 
 

We Are Foursquare

Childlike Faith in Action: Rosa Hsueh

By Rosa Hsueh

Partnering with Foursquare churches in California’s San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, Rosa Hsueh has been evangelizing children in public schools for the past nine years through Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Club. In 2011-2012 alone, 785 children gave their lives to Christ in these after-school Bible clubs.

 
 

Devotionals

Mark 11 – Luke 1: Holy Spirit Movement Among Our Children

By Lesli Klingenmeier

Mid-Atlantic NextGen Director Lesli Klingenmeier says she has never experienced anything like a recent children’s camp where many received the baptism with the Holy Spirit. Once again, she realized there is no age limit on who can receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit and minister in His power.

 
 

Features

A Place Where Lives Are Changed

By John Cox

Through Foursquare maintaining amazing camping facilities, organizing retreats, and facilitating camps and getaways, room is made for thousands of people to encounter God. John Cox, NextGen coordinator for the Pacific Coast and Valleys District, recalls many instances of lives being changed at camp and explains how important it is for these to be remembered.

 
 

Leadership Profiles

A Lifetime of Loving People: David and Joyce Wing

By Bill Shepson

David and Joyce Wing have served Dover Foursquare Church in Dover, Ohio—a small town of 12,000 people in the shadow of Amish country—for 42 years. Loving people well is what this church is all about. They are known as a place where the people show friendliness and love, serve the community and give freely.

 
 
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