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Grace in the Gateway

By Jonathan Griffiths

Grace Community (Montrose Foursquare Church) in Montrose, Colo., is sharing Jesus with people in their community and beyond, through campus planting and non-traditional platforms. District partnership and the leadership of Pastor Karl Leuthauser have enabled them to turn financial loss into kingdom gain.

 
 

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Matt Kladnik: Sent to Do Business As Mission

By Ken Walker

Vintage Faith (Culver City Foursquare Church) in the Los Angeles area launched a thrift store to reach people outside church walls throughout the week, not just on Sundays. Love The City Thrift Store, says Pastor Matt Kladnik, is “a place for volunteers to serve and use their gifts and talents, as well as a neutral ground to meet the needs of people who might never step inside a church.”

 
 

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How Can I Engage the Global Mission Field?

By Gabe Barreiro

Studies indicate that by the end of this century at least three quarters of the world’s population will be living in cities. But is the church ready to reach them? Here are some practical tips to help you develop a plan to reach cities around the globe.

 
 

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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.

 
 

Foursquare News

Partnerships Between U.S./Netherlands Churches Yield Results

By Ken Walker

In the postmodern and post-Christian Netherlands, most people don’t consider Christianity to be relevant or viable. But partnerships between Foursquare churches in the U.S. and the Netherlands are changing that. Through creative ministry outreaches and authentic one-on-one relationships, people are seeing that God is indeed not dead and are coming to Christ.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Foursquare Announces Reimagine Next Steps

By Foursquare

Following Connection 2014 in Dallas, a representative group of leaders met to make recommendations about implementing the Five Stakes, which are key to the Reimagine Foursquare process. Read about the decisions made by Foursquare’s board of directors and the next steps of Reimagine, and watch related video presentations from Connection 2014.

 
 

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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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