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Harvard Learning Meets Spirit-Filled Living

By Ana Maria Schlecht

Some believers are leery of educational pursuits, thinking such endeavors will hamper the work of the Holy Spirit. But learning can actually help us reach more people as God directs our steps, notes Foursquare Pastor Ana Maria Schlecht as she discusses the balance between our hearts and our minds.

 
 

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Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

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Female students preparing for ministry leadership are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Alabaster House Legacy Scholarships by May 1. Totaling $8,000, this year’s scholarships will be given to six women planning to attend Life Pacific College, a Foursquare Emerging Leader Network program or LPC-Ignite.

 
 

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Leadership Formation Is Focus of Foursquare Education Symposium

By Andy Butcher

Convening Feb. 29–March 2, this year’s Foursquare Education Symposium has a new format and will bring together all those involved in education in Foursquare for three days of inspiration, reflection, discussion and prayer. Participants will be looking at ways to ensure that the lifelong learning considered critical to Foursquare’s successful mission is encouraged and made possible.

 
 

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Sent to Public Education: Windy Veach

By Rachel Chimits

With a lifelong passion to teach children and work within the public education system, Windy Veach knows that God has placed her right where He needs her the most. As a second grade teacher for a low-income public school, she finds ways to minister to others in a similar teaching role.

 
 

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Back-to-School Ministry Tips

By Natalie Werking

Heading back to school can be stressful for young people, as well as their parents and teachers. What can you as a church leader do about it? Lots. Here are some great ideas for helping students, parents and teachers as they prepare for the school bell’s starting ring.

 
 

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Education and Racial Reconciliation: Doretha O’Quinn

By Ken Walker

With achievements including “Outstanding African-American Educator of the Year,” Doretha O’Quinn, with her passion for education and racial reconciliation, is reaching leaders globally. Provost and vice president of academic affairs at Vanguard University, Doretha, an ordained Foursquare minister, has taught educators, government officials and business leaders worldwide.

 
 

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Pastor and Educator: Maria Eugenia Martinez

By Anabel Muñoz

When she was only 20, Maria Eugenia Martinez bucked the status quo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became a pastor. In the decades since then, the ordained Foursquare minister, educator, author and seminary founder has touched hundreds of lives with her passion for ministry and education.

 
 

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Leah Payne: Sent to Higher Education

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare pastor’s wife Leah Payne brings the worlds of faith and academia together as serves her church and teaches theology at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. She views her teaching and research as a ministry calling, preparing the next generation of leaders with a balance of the Word and the Spirit.

 
 

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Ongoing Learning Key Goal of Foursquare Education and Training

By Andy Butcher

The recently formed Foursquare Church Education Commission (FCEC) is implementing plans to maximize leadership effectiveness through Foursquare Education and Training. One of the commission’s first initiatives will be to create an online community as part of the Foursquare website that brings together information on all the various educational channels that are available.

 
 

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Back-to-School Outreaches Change Many Young Lives

By Ken Walker

As kids and young people returned to school this fall, Foursquare churches across the U.S. partnered with people in their communities to distribute school supplies, offer tutoring and provide food. Many outreaches to youth are ongoing, giving crucial support to students, families in need and local schools.

 
 
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