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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.

 
 

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Are We Growing Insignificant? (Part 2: Taking Time)

By Jimmy Stewart

“Global neighborhood” is the new term being used for our changing communities, which are now more culturally diverse than ever. But do our churches reflect these changes? Are we willing to take time to build relationships with the people next door? Here’s how Foursquare churches are doing just that. Part 2 of an exclusive two-part series

 
 

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Are We Growing Insignificant? (Part 1: At the Table)

By Jimmy Stewart

While we’re huddled in our churches—where we all look alike, sound alike, act alike and think alike—the cities around us are changing, and fast. Are we engaging our evolving communities, or have we become disconnected from them? Do we even know our neighbors? We examine the issue and take a look at some Foursquare churches that are doing what they can to reach outside their circles and touch people where they live.

 
 

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Outside Perspective: Growing a Healthy Church

By Mike Goldsworthy

Mike Goldsworthy, lead pastor of Parkcrest Christian Church, a non-denominational congregation with three campuses in the Long Beach, Calif., area, is one of the youngest megachurch pastors in the U.S. He offers a thought-provoking outside perspective on how Foursquare leaders can grow sustainable, healthy churches in an age where only 40 percent of people attend church regularly.

 
 

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Infographic: Holiday Habits

By The Foursquare Church

Here’s an eye-opening look at what people do during the holidays, including how much they spend, how much they give and how much time they volunteer. Our new infographic also includes holiday highlights at Angelus Temple in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as what our founding church does for the community during the holiday season today.

 
 

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Infographic: Back to School

By The Foursquare Church

Here’s a fascinating look at education in the United States, including how much school costs, how many schools and teachers there are, and the history of Foursquare’s educational involvement.

 
 

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Study Reveals How Americans View Christians

By Bill Shepson

A new Barna report released this fall reveals the answers of average Americans when asked what they perceived were the top positive—as well as the top negative—contributions of Christianity in the U.S. Rod Koop, national facilitator of church health and multiplication for The Foursquare Church, provides an insightful, practical take on the study.

 
 

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More Than 1 in 4 Americans Change Faiths, Study Reveals

By Bill Shepson

According to a new multi-year study by The Barna Group released in August, 26 percent of Americans have departed from the spiritual views of their childhood—and most people who change faiths do so by around age 22. For those who left Christianity, “feeling disillusioned with church and religion” was a top reason.

 
 

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Fewer Teens Share Faith Now Than Ever Before, Study Finds

By Bill Shepson

A new Barna study reveals that many spiritual activities among teens are in decline, including evangelism. But Foursquare’s NextGen leaders across the country are diligently working to turn around this trend.

 
 

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Men and Singles More Likely to Attend House Churches, Study Reveals

By Bill Shepson

As a growing number of Foursquare house-church networks take off in the U.S., a new Barna study shows that men and singles are more inclined to attend a simple church than a traditional church.

 
 
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