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Accelerate: Succession

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

The story of the leadership transition between Foursquare Pastors Alan Eastland and Peter Henderson of Living Way Fellowship (Littleton Foursquare Church) in Highlands Ranch, Colo., is highlighted in Part 2 of the new “Accelerate: Story” video series produced by The Foursquare Church.

 
 

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Parkview Living Gives Seniors Purpose Beyond Retirement

By Andy Butcher

As Parkview Living: A Foursquare Senior Living Community prepares for its grand opening this month, residents are looking forward to be a place where they can thrive and discover new ministry opportunities. The newly-built 75-unit complex overlooks Echo Park across the street from historic Angelus Temple.

 
 

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Are You Prepared for Retirement?

By Harlyn Matson

The sad fact is, most pastors are not prepared for their retirement years, and the results can be disastrous. But by participating in the Foursquare Retirement Plan, you can ensure a brighter future for your golden years. Through the Foursquare Retirement Plan, pastors have access to one of the best retirement plans in the nonprofit world.

 
 

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Serafin and Alva Contreras: Simply Shifting Gears

By Rod Light

There will be no lazy days for Serafin and Alva Contreras when they officially retire in January 2012. Following 42 years of fruitful service, the area missionaries plan to be as active in ministry as ever. They’re simply changing gears—a change orchestrated by God for this faithful couple who have influenced millions of people throughout Latin America for Jesus Christ.

 
 

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ForeRunners (Part 2): Building NextGen Relationships

By Rod Light

ForeRunners were young once, too, and they say older ministers helped them succeed. Today, these ForeRunners hope they can offer their wisdom to a new generation of leaders. We may need to get past some generational differences, they say, but building strong networks across age and experience will make us all healthier leaders and result in an incredible harvest.

 
 

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ForeRunners (Part 1): A Ministry of Presence

By Rod Light

People may not always know that ForeRunners are there, but their presence is felt. They intercede as prayer warriors, encourage ministry leaders, and stay connected to one another in a very relational network. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we take a look at the many ways ForeRunners serve others and how to encourage their ministry in the local church.

 
 

Leadership Profiles

Never Too Old for Something New: Leland Edwards

By Rod Light

Leland Edwards is an energetic 91-year-old who has been in Foursquare ministry since 1935. Although he formally retired in 1988, he and his wife, Barbara, have discovered new ways to bring their ministry of personal encouragement to people around the world.

 
 

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The Best Time of Your Life

By Rick Wulfestieg

Just because you're retired doesn't mean your most productive years are behind you. God wants you to keep running the race—so you can serve Him and impact others like never before.