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Spirit Empowerment: Global Distinctives (Part 5)

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., takes the mystery out of what it means to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, in Part 5 of our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.

 
 

Features

Sound Doctrine: Global Distinctives (Part 2)

By Steve Schell

Steve Schell addresses the importance of Foursquare churches adhering to sound doctrine, in Part 2 of our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.

 
 

Foursquare News

Sermons of Sister McPherson Release for Her Birthday

By Foursquare

In celebration of Aimee Semple McPherson’s 125th birthday on Oct. 9, the Echo Park Evangelistic Association has published three volumes of her legendary sermons. “The Collected Sermons and Writings of Aimee Semple McPherson,” covering messages from 1906-1923, are available for purchase in softcover and Kindle formats, on Amazon. Further volumes are also being planned.

 
 

Foursquare News

Foursquare Initiative to Provide Resources for Global Leaders

By Andy Butcher

Many pastors in countries throughout the world can’t afford to buy foundational training materials from which to learn and teach core Foursquare doctrine, leaving them in a vacuum of basic biblical knowledge. But a new initiative—Foursquare Resources for Global Leaders—is striving to change that by providing easily accessible and affordable materials to leaders who need them.

 
 

Your Questions

Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

When we look at some of the terrible things going on in the world around us, it’s easy to become distressed—and even question God. But is He really to blame? Foursquare Pastor Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., offers a thoughtful biblical answer to the question of why evil happens.

 
 

Reaching Mormons (Part 2): Building Bridges

By Bill Shepson

As Foursquare pastors serving in cities with high Mormon populations point out, sharing the gospel with Mormons starts with the willingness to build a bridge of friendship despite doctrinal differences. In part two of our series, we look at how Foursquare churches are reaching Mormons and what you can do to minister to Mormon friends, neighbors and co-workers.

 
 

Reaching Mormons (Part 1): Understanding the Sensitivities

By Bill Shepson

Sharing the gospel with a Mormon friend poses unique challenges, partly because Mormons view themselves as Christians. In this two-part article series, we’ll meet several Foursquare pastors who serve in cities with a high Mormon population. We’ll examine the sensitivities involved and how best to minister to these people Jesus loves.

 
 

Your Questions

What Does It Mean to Be Missional?

By Rod Koop

“Missional” is a helpful term used to describe what happens when you and I replace the “come to us” invitations with a “go to them” life in which we sacrificially live for God and others. The missional church is a collection of believers acting in concert together to fulfill God’s mission.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Sister Aimee Explains the Foursquare Gospel

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In Part 9 of our “Personal Reflections” series from the memoirs of Aimee Semple McPherson, the founder of The Foursquare Church recalls the moment the word “Foursquare” came to her as the perfect description of the ministry of Jesus Christ.