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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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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.

 
 

Features

Learning to Love Learning

By Courtney Hall

We’ve all learned something in school at some point, but have we ever truly learned to love learning, whether in our course work or simply in the course of our lives? Courtney Hall, national church education coordinator for The Foursquare Church, examines how learning in the Lord can become a lifetime love.

 
 

Foursquare News

National Residency Program Off to a Great Start

By Ken Walker

Foursquare launched its national residency program in September at 18 churches across the nation. Through the new program, young leaders will be mentored by seasoned pastors and receive valuable hands-on experience in their fields of focus, such as pastoring, church planting, chaplaincy, NextGen ministry, worship and administration.

 
 

Foursquare News

New Survey Finds Leadership in Crisis

By Bill Shepson

Results from a new Barna report reveal some shocking statistics about what Christians say are important leadership qualities. What is Foursquare doing to build healthy leaders? Tammy Dunahoo, general supervisor of The Foursquare Church, discusses training and sending healthy, multiplying leaders, both locally and globally, and encourages older leaders to model good leadership and mentor the next generation.

 
 

Features

Higher Learning (Part 2): Learning That Impacts Lives

By Andy Butcher

Education is a primary component to leadership development and an integral element of the first of Foursquare’s Five Targets. In Part 2 of an exclusive two-part series, we meet Foursquare leaders who see education as an effective component to reaching their surrounding communities.

 
 

Features

Higher Learning (Part 1): Balancing Heart and Head

By Andy Butcher

How is Foursquare aligning our programs and practices to facilitate learning opportunities for our movement’s leaders? In Part 1 of an exclusive two-part series, we examine what it means to educate church leaders in today’s world and how to balance building one’s mind with being led by the Holy Spirit.

 
 

Foursquare News

2012 Alabaster House Legacy Scholarship Recipients Announced

By The Foursquare Church

Women in Ministry Leadership Alabaster House Legacy Scholarship recipients were announced on Aug. 1, 2012. $9,500 in total was awarded to six women on the basis of church and community service, their call to ministry, character, financial need and future educational plans.

 
 

Foursquare News

2012 Foursquare Institute Symposium Announced

By The Foursquare Church

Taking place March 20–22 on the beautiful campus of Life Pacific College in San Dimas, Calif., the 2012 Foursquare Institute Symposium will emphasize how we can equip new and established leaders with core competencies. Current institute directors and anyone interested in starting a Foursquare institute are encouraged to attend.

 
 

Central Office Updates

The Future Ministry of NCO

By Tammy Dunahoo

The National Church Office (NCO) is focusing on resourcing and encouraging local churches in each stage of the Four-Stage Development Model. Here’s a closer look at the ministry structure of NCO and how we are partnering together to more effectively carry out God’s mission for The Foursquare Church both in the U.S. and around the world.

 
 
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