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Devotionals

Redefining Success

By Gretchen Abney

If we listen to success gurus who constantly communicate that “bigger is better,” we can fall prey to church growth formulas that produce only a semblance of success, shares Foursquare Co-Pastor Gretchen Abney. Only God can give an understanding of church health and true kingdom purpose—the keys to true success.

 
 

Devotionals

Dream Big!

By Mark Warren

Jesus wants us to multiply our effectiveness and reach those who are far from Him, shares Mark Warren, assisting minister at Grace Chapel (Pembroke Foursquare Church) in Pembroke, N.H. When we “dream God’s dream” and love our cities, people will be drawn in to find out what compels our churches to action.

 
 

Foursquare News

Innovative Connection Schedule Promises Great Opportunities

By Andy Butcher

In addition to general sessions and workshops that are sure to inform and inspire, informal opportunities are an integral part of this year’s enriching convention program. Connection 2014 will be packed with plenty of ways to fellowship with old friends, make new ones, enjoy a little downtime and connect with leaders for practical help and insight.

 
 

Features

The Healthy Church

By Tammy Dunahoo

Our nation is in desperate need of healthy, vibrant, engaging churches in every community. The church is the hope of the world, and it can only bring that hope if it has the health and strength to do so.

 
 

Features

2013 Foursquare Year in Review

By Bill Shepson

A lot happened in 2013, and it’s exciting 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 inspiring and illustrate how The Foursquare Church is supporting leaders, growing healthy churches, reaching nations, diversifying leaders and resourcing ministries.

 
 

Central Office Updates

A Framework for Going Forward in 2014

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Our season of reimagining has brought a renewed understanding of our beginning as a local church in revival, says Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr., and it has been an opportunity to dream about what we could be with God’s help. This informative article provides important information for Foursquare leaders as 2013 ends and 2014 begins.

 
 

Features

Missionary Spotlight: Jacque Antoine

By Amy Swanson

Jacque Antoine was born in a small village in Grenada, and as child knew God was calling her to missions. After higher education in the U.S., she returned to her homeland. She serves as a Foursquare missionary and church planter on the beautiful island, especially ministering in rural areas where villages are steeped in poverty.

 
 

Features

How to Get Your Congregation to Read God’s Word

By Dave Barr

Foursquare Pastor Dave Barr was bummed when he found out only 20 percent of his church was reading the Bible regularly. So he and his leadership team embarked on a mission to change that, and came up with a practical strategy—and numbers of people reading the Bible dramatically increased. The tips he shares here are reproducible by churches of any size.

 
 

Features

Foursquare Leaders Who Touch the World

By Andy Butcher

The Foursquare Church is a worldwide movement, and from its earliest days has endeavored to bring the whole gospel to the whole world. Meet three Foursquare leaders who are having a unique impact globally as they disciple believers, train leaders, plant churches and release women into ministry.

 
 

Features

Missionary Spotlight: Lee and Lisa Schnabel

By Ken Walker

Lee and Lisa Schnabel serve Foursquare Missions International in Chile, where they’re seeing some exciting things happen, including the planting of new churches and increased leadership development among pastors. In 2012 alone, 10 new churches were planted in the nation, and 1,470 people made first-time decisions for Christ.

 
 
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