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Antonio Sims Crosses Cultural Boundaries

By Jessica Sherer

God is using Antonio Sims, a Foursquare pastor in Metro Detroit, to promote cross-cultural and urban education, community development and vocational training. Foursquare, he says, “has allowed me to do what I’m passionate about, sharing the gospel my way and just being myself.”

 
 

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Jerry Dirmann: Sent to Multiply Diverse Leaders

By Jessica Sherer

Jerry Dirmann is passionate about diversifying leaders and churches to reach a wider variety of audiences who are hungry for the truth. His church, The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Southern California, now comprises nine campuses and 12 congregations, four of which are Spanish-speaking, one Vietnamese-speaking, and two led by women.

 
 

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Foursquare Global Cities Strategy (Part 5): Chicago

By Andy Butcher

Reconciliation is key in America’s bruised heartland, especially in cities such as Chicago, where Foursquare leaders are serving as urban missionaries to reach the lost in this highly segregated city. Widely known for its gang violence and racial tensions, the Second City is awaiting a renewal that only the Holy Spirit can bring. Part 5 in a five-part series

 
 

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Foursquare Global Cities Strategy (Part 4): Austin, Texas

By Andy Butcher

Austin, proudly alternative, is the live music capital of the world. And though traditional church isn’t popular here, the city is ripe for an authentic expression of life-changing faith. That’s why Foursquare church planters have moved to Austin as missionaries to this postmodern city. And they’re seeing results. Part 4 of a five-part series

 
 

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Foursquare Global Cities Strategy (Part 3): Atlanta

By Andy Butcher

Atlanta may be the buckle of the Bible belt, but many in the city have turned their backs on church as they have known it. See what Foursquare is doing about reaching people in Atlanta, in Part 3 of this five-part exclusive feature series covering Foursquare’s Global Cities Strategy.

 
 

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Foursquare Global Cities Strategy (Part 2): Detroit

By Andy Butcher

Known as Motor City, Motown’s birthplace and the Muslim capital of America, Detroit is poised to make a cultural and spiritual comeback. Though the city has more church buildings per capita than any other city in the U.S., fewer people actually attend them. That’s why Foursquare leaders in the city are implementing new strategies for reaching the nearly 700,000 population.

 
 

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Foursquare: Coming to a City Near You

By Andy Butcher

By 2025, two out of every three people alive in the world will be found in cities—meaning that if we are to win the world for Christ, we must more effectively reach urban areas. Foursquare’s Global Cities initiative was announced at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, with the goal of establishing churches in key urban centers.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

The Kind of a Church I Like

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In a 1924 Angelus Temple bulletin, Aimee Semple McPherson presented an article detailing the characteristics of a healthy church dedicated to saving souls and reaching the world for Christ. These foundational values were a key to Foursquare’s rapid growth worldwide.

 
 

Foursquare News

Day 1: Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas Begins

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare leaders from across the country and around the world gathered in Dallas for the movement’s annual convention under the theme “Multiply.” This year’s gathering, being held May 26–29, is pivotal to the Reimagine Foursquare process as the denomination positions itself for a season of unprecedented fruitfulness.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Brett and Tammy Toft

By Ken Walker

Brett and Tammy Toft, Foursquare Missions International missionaries, serve in the Eastern European nation of Estonia. From their base in the capital city of Tallinn, they facilitate Foursquare outreach to the Baltic region and Scandinavia. Until 1991, foreign powers occupied the nation, with Christianity considered the faith of the occupiers. As a result, Estonians are leery of Christianity and an unreached people group.

 
 
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