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Ministry Burnout (Part 1): Examining the Threat

By Bill Shepson

In a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, we take a close look at the growing problem of pastoral burnout. Dissecting the statistics and exploring the topic with leaders in our denomination, we’ll examine its signs, how to heal from it, and how to prevent it in the first place.

 
 

Devotionals

Living Free From Hurt

By Glenn Burris Jr.

President Glenn Burris Jr. reminds us that the forgiveness of the Lord is available for every person, even leaders. He shares how the Lord brought health to a hurting pastor who previously spent far too many years in pain. Forgiveness is available at the Lord’s table when we are ready to receive it.

 
 

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More Than 1 in 4 Americans Change Faiths, Study Reveals

By Bill Shepson

According to a new multi-year study by The Barna Group released in August, 26 percent of Americans have departed from the spiritual views of their childhood—and most people who change faiths do so by around age 22. For those who left Christianity, “feeling disillusioned with church and religion” was a top reason.

 
 

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Finances and Staff Issues Worry Pastors More Than Evangelism and Outreach, a New Survey Reveals

By Bill Shepson

In a survey of megachurch pastors released this summer by the Leadership Network, researchers made some fascinating discoveries about how they see their roles and what consumes their thoughts and energies.

 
 

Devotionals

“Diss-ing” Discipleship

By Pastor Jack Hayford

I want to bluntly assert the fact of a lessened “weight” being given today to Jesus’ strategy for advancing His Church. He said, “Go—make disciples!”—and this foundational call is increasingly being “dissed.”

 
 

Devotionals

An Uncompromising Message

By Glenn Burris Jr.

If your religion says ‘whatever’ on doctrinal matters, regards Jesus as just another wise teacher, refuses on principle to evangelize and lets you do pretty much what you want, it’s a short step to deciding that one of the things you don’t want to do is get up on Sunday morning and go to church.

 
 

Foursquare News

Task Teams Brief

By Jack Hayford

More than 165 Foursquare leaders gathered over a three day period to field information, process in teams, and present reports pertaining to their concerns and hopes for our movement. This brief is the “Cliff Notes” of their work and input.

 
 
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