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Set Limits for Optimal Leadership Health

By Paul Kuzma

Being aware of your limitations can go a long way in helping you keep your personal life and ministry healthy and strong. Pastors should revel in the freedom of not having to be, do, have, or even give, everything, shares Paul Kuzma.

 
 

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How Your Church Can Care for Military Chaplains

By Leslie Nelson

From her personal experience serving soldiers on the frontlines, Foursquare Chaplain Leslie Nelson shares the unique challenges military chaplains face, and offers easy but meaningful ways churches can offer practical support and care of chaplains serving in the armed forces.

 
 

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Going Through Deep Change

By Dennis Easter, D.Min.

Transforming our churches into healthy and effective ministries requires us as leaders to be willing to undergo a process of personal transformation, shares Southern California District Supervisor Dennis Easter, D.Min. Thriving churches don’t happen by accident, he shares—they happen on purpose.

 
 

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Reflecting on Your Legacy

By Tammy Dunahoo

In light of National Clergy Appreciation Month, annually observed in October, General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo challenges local pastors to think about how they will be remembered and appreciated. She encourages leaders to ask themselves: “Am I being honest with God, myself and others? Am I being who He created me to be?”

 
 

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Keith Jenkins Gives Up His Independence

By Andy Butcher

Keith Jenkins was pastoring an independent congregation when he realized the lack of covering and community wasn’t healthy. His relationship with Foursquare pastors drew him in to the movement, and he brought his church into Foursquare. Today he pastors New Life LA (West Adams Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles.

 
 

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Two Foursquare Senior Living Centers Now Operating

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare Senior Living now has two residential centers operating in two states: Parkview Living in Los Angeles and The Linden in Portland, Ore. Funded by Foursquare Foundation and overseen by Foursquare Financial Solutions, the developments provide homes for retired ministers in need, and generate income for future Foursquare ministry.

 
 

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Your Health May Be Your Weakest Link

By De Rockwell

As the saying goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. For many leaders, that weakest link is their health. How about you? De Rockwell, care and family health facilitator for the Gateway District, says it may be time to evaluate your lifestyle and prioritize healthy living.

 
 

Leadership Profiles

Living an Abundant Life: Tim and Tamara Golden

By Ken Walker

When the church they planted folded, that didn’t mean Tim and Tamara’s ministry was over. Quite the opposite—now, as assisting ministers of Life Fellowship, a Foursquare church in Charlestown, N.H., the couple has launched a ministry to help others live an abundant life in body, soul and spirit. They also plan to host pastoral retreats for leaders who need ministry themselves.

 
 

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The Healthy Church

By Tammy Dunahoo

Our nation is in desperate need of healthy, vibrant, engaging churches in every community. The church is the hope of the world, and it can only bring that hope if it has the health and strength to do so.

 
 

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Four Vital Habits of the Healthy Leader

By Dr. Marcel Pontón

What facilitates the success and longevity of a leader in ministry? With experience in psychology and ministry, Dr. Marcel Pontón answers this crucial question. Maintaining health on a variety of levels is key, says Dr. Pontón, who is an associate clinical professor from the University of California Department of Psychiatry in Los Angeles.

 
 
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