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Leadership Profiles

Raising Future Leaders: Jeff Fischer

By Ken Walker

Jeff Fischer knows what it’s like to struggle as a young person. When he was younger, drug and alcohol abuse almost derailed him—but Christ set him free. As senior pastor of Hope Chapel (Canoga Park Foursquare Church) in Southern California, he has a passion to reach young people and release them into ministry.

 
 

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Cultures and Generations Unite in Hawaii

By Ally Siwajian

On this inspiring video, Foursquare pastors in Hawaii share how they collaborate to cultivate cross-cultural communities, develop their congregations and involve the next generation in ministry leadership. Hear stories from Hawaii’s pastors as they actively learn from one another, build healthy foundations and pass the baton well to future leaders.

 
 

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Eric and Jodi Van Rhee Love Mormons

By Marcia Graham

After moving to Draper, Utah, in 1999 as “domestic missionaries,” Eric and Jodi Van Rhee realized you don’t have to embrace Mormonism to love Mormons. Their congregation, The Adventure (Draper Foursquare Church), has since launched six church plants. Learn more about how they reach Mormons on this inspiring video interview recorded at Connection 2012 in Phoenix.

 
 

Foursquare News

Special Report: Foursquare Churches Impact Thousands This Christmas

By Bill Shepson

The spirit of giving was prevalent in Foursquare churches across the country this past holiday. In this special report, we look at the creative ways church members reached out to those in their communities, meeting thousands of people’s physical and spiritual needs.

 
 

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.

 
 

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2012 Foursquare Year in Review

By Bill Shepson

As we take a look back at 2012, we are excited to see how the Five Targets are being lived out by Foursquare leaders and church members across the U.S. and around the world. The stories we published this past year are cause for celebration. Here’s how The Foursquare Church is supporting leaders; growing healthy, multiplying churches; reaching nations; diversifying leaders; and resourcing ministries.

 
 

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Your Church Is Unique: Are You Embracing It? (Part 2): Boldly Facing Reality

By Andy Butcher

In Part 2 of our exclusive two-part series on church identity, we look at Foursquare churches that were willing to be honest in examining their unique identity and calling, even if that meant taking risks and stepping outside the norm.

 
 

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Hispanic Leaders You Should Know

By Andy Butcher

In this installment of our “People You Should Know” series, we profile a dynamic group of Hispanic ministers in Foursquare who exemplify effective ministry leadership. With a vision to reach out beyond church walls and into their communities, these leaders are seeing many come to Christ and regularly planting new churches.

 
 

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Your Church Is Unique: Are You Embracing It? (Part 1): Knowing Who You Are

By Andy Butcher

If your church were to look in the mirror, what would it see? A self-aware band of people with a clear identity, calling and plan, or a conglomeration of haphazard projects and programs attempting to do it all, but with precious little effect? We examine the importance of church identity and how it affects everything a church does.

 
 

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Church Planting Through Discipling

By Marcia Graham

Ralph Moore, respected Foursquare pastor, church planter and author, asks the Foursquare family to take a step back from church planting to focus on discipleship. Discipling is the key to growing healthy churches, he insists on this inspiring video interview recorded at Connection 2012 in Phoenix.

 
 
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