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Foursquare’s Dynamic International Church Planters

By Andy Butcher

Nearly 500 international Foursquare churches are in the U.S., many of them being led by foreign national church planters. In this exclusive feature, we examine this growing trend and offer thoughts on what it means to the future of ministry in the U.S.

 
 

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Building a Bridge to the Jewish Community (Part 2): Practical Advice

By Andy Butcher

In Part 2 of our exclusive series, Foursquare leaders who are effectively building bridges with the Jewish community and sharing the love of Christ give practical insight on what we can do to reach this people group. It takes understanding Jewish people’s beliefs and point of view, they say, and sensitivity in our approach to them.

 
 

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United to Serve: The Global Foursquare Church

By David Wheeler

In July, a short-term missions team from Mexico traveled to the U.S. to help a new church plant minister to its city outside Savannah, Ga. This example, notes FMI GO Teams Coordinator David Wheeler, shows us the impact of serving together across international boundaries to reach the world for Christ.

 
 

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Building a Bridge to the Jewish Community (Part 1): The Sensitivities

By Andy Butcher

How can the church break down historical prejudices and build bridges to the Jewish community while effectively communicating the gospel message? It takes understanding Jewish people’s beliefs and point of view, and sensitivity in our approach to them. In this exclusive two-part series, we take a look at Foursquare churches that are doing just that, very effectively.

 
 

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Are We Growing Insignificant? (Part 2: Taking Time)

By Jimmy Stewart

“Global neighborhood” is the new term being used for our changing communities, which are now more culturally diverse than ever. But do our churches reflect these changes? Are we willing to take time to build relationships with the people next door? Here’s how Foursquare churches are doing just that. Part 2 of an exclusive two-part series

 
 

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12 Ways to Get Out of Your Church and Into Your Community

By Jimmy Stewart

Living in a cloistered Christian community will ultimately fail to inspire you to go deeper—spiritually or socially. You can live in the world without being of the world—but you do need to affect the world. If it’s your goal for your church to build relationships with people who don’t look, act, dress or talk like you, these 12 ideas can get you started.

 
 

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Are We Growing Insignificant? (Part 1: At the Table)

By Jimmy Stewart

While we’re huddled in our churches—where we all look alike, sound alike, act alike and think alike—the cities around us are changing, and fast. Are we engaging our evolving communities, or have we become disconnected from them? Do we even know our neighbors? We examine the issue and take a look at some Foursquare churches that are doing what they can to reach outside their circles and touch people where they live.

 
 

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Foursquare in Government

By Andy Butcher

Election Day is fast approaching, the negative ads and rhetoric increasing exponentially. But amid the hubbub, these three Foursquare church members are making a difference in the governmental sphere every day. One is a magistrate judge, one a senator, the other a chairman of a town board. They all agree that God wants us to make a difference in the world around us.

 
 

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Accelerate: Welcome

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

In Part 3 of the “Accelerate: Story” video series, men of different ethnicities—with different titles and roles in The Foursquare Church—affirm that we must actively welcome one another and create space for cultural differences and people of all ethnic backgrounds. “Accelerate: Welcome” challenges leaders and draws us back to the center of the Great Commission.

 
 

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That’s Entertainment! Foursquare Impacts Tinsel Town

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

The Foursquare Church has always had an influence in Hollywood, going back to the days of our founder, Aimee Semple McPherson. Here’s a look at three people today who are making a difference in the entertainment industry, on the stage, on film, in music—even in comedy.

 
 
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