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Foursquare Legacy

The Lasting Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson

By Harold Helms

Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.


Leadership Profiles

Bringing Cultures Together: Estuardo Cambranes

By Andy Butcher

Estuardo Cambranes, senior pastor of Living Waters (Smithfield Foursquare Church) in Smithfield, R.I., has successfully brought together two churches—one English-speaking, one Spanish-speaking—and is finding the joy of seeing people from different ethnic groups become one in Christ as they serve the Lord together.


We Are Foursquare

Antonio Sims Crosses Cultural Boundaries

By Jessica Sherer

God is using Antonio Sims, a Foursquare pastor in Metro Detroit, to promote cross-cultural and urban education, community development and vocational training. Foursquare, he says, “has allowed me to do what I’m passionate about, sharing the gospel my way and just being myself.”



Jerry Dirmann: Sent to Multiply Diverse Leaders

By Jessica Sherer

Jerry Dirmann is passionate about diversifying leaders and churches to reach a wider variety of audiences who are hungry for the truth. His church, The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Southern California, now comprises nine campuses and 12 congregations, four of which are Spanish-speaking, one Vietnamese-speaking, and two led by women.


Central Office Updates

Call to Prayer: A Nation in Turmoil

By Glenn Burris Jr.

In the wake of turmoil across the United States, Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. calls churches to pray for our nation. He reminds us the church is God’s agent of mercy, love, justice and peace, and we must not remain silent. Prayer points by Foursquare leaders of varied ethnicities are included.



10 Tips for Successful Ethnic and Immigrant Ministry

By Ted Vail

Ministry to the diverse people groups in the U.S. doesn’t just happen. We have to be intentional about it. Our local Foursquare churches have unprecedented opportunities to impact the world with the gospel, right from our very doorsteps. Here are 10 tips for successfully ministering among the ethnic and immigrant groups in your own neighborhood.



Closing the Gap

By Alfonso Guevara

Building a “culturally competent” church means more than just translating sermons. As the church, we must truly serve all members of a constantly growing and changing congregation. All of the barriers and divisions between us cease to exist as we embrace unity within the body of Christ, shares Assisting Minister Alfonso Guevara.



Imagine Kingdom Partnerships

By Joe Hernandez

God is stirring the hearts of leaders to see His kingdom come and His will be done on Earth, by breaking barriers and bringing congregations together, says Foursquare Pastor Joe Hernandez.


Foursquare News

Day 1: Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas Begins

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare leaders from across the country and around the world gathered in Dallas for the movement’s annual convention under the theme “Multiply.” This year’s gathering, being held May 26–29, is pivotal to the Reimagine Foursquare process as the denomination positions itself for a season of unprecedented fruitfulness.


Foursquare News

Innovative Connection Schedule Promises Great Opportunities

By Andy Butcher

In addition to general sessions and workshops that are sure to inform and inspire, informal opportunities are an integral part of this year’s enriching convention program. Connection 2014 will be packed with plenty of ways to fellowship with old friends, make new ones, enjoy a little downtime and connect with leaders for practical help and insight.

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