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Lucas Telford Works Outside Church Walls to Reach People

By Andy Butcher

Lucas Telford appreciates the sense of community he draws from being part of a movement that embraces new expressions of church. His church, Center for Living in Christ (Oshkosh 2 Foursquare Church)—whose CLIC acronym Lucas says aims to repurpose the word “clique”—ministers from two shared homes in Oshkosh, Wis.

 
 

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D.J. Vick Appreciates Foursquare’s Passionate Faith

By Ken Walker

The strong work of the Holy Spirit is a primary distinctive that attracted D.J. Vick to Foursquare and transformed him into a proponent of the movement. The senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Wash., says that this emphasis provides an edge and creates a fire burning in members’ souls that has instilled a shared passion for people who don’t know Jesus.

 
 

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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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Unique Foursquare Ministries Make a Big Difference

By Ken Walker

When people visit these three Foursquare churches, they don’t enter traditional sanctuaries—they visit the beach, a skateboard outlet, a coffeehouse or a home. See how people are coming to Christ and how lives are being changed in three very different communities through innovative Foursquare churches that are following specific missional calls.

 
 

Leadership Profiles

Raising Future Leaders: Jeff Fischer

By Ken Walker

Jeff Fischer knows what it’s like to struggle as a young person. When he was younger, drug and alcohol abuse almost derailed him—but Christ set him free. As senior pastor of Hope Chapel (Canoga Park Foursquare Church) in Southern California, he has a passion to reach young people and release them into ministry.

 
 

Leadership Profiles

A Simple Church With a Big Vision: Donald Noonan

By Amy Swanson

Donald Noonan started The Philadelphia Gathering, a Foursquare simple church network in Pennsylvania, to reach out to people who are unchurched and those who are wary of anything with the “church” label attached. His house church network seeks to attract people who are disconnected from the traditional church—people who want to follow Jesus but perhaps have lost their way.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Lee and Robyn Brockinton

By Amy Swanson

Foursquare Missionaries Lee and Robyn Brockinton moved from Texas to Belize a year ago, and already they are seeing many come to Christ in this small Central American nation. Though the country’s crime rate is high, substance abuse rampant, and scores of children are fatherless, the Brockintons’ LifeNet Church is facing these challenges and seeing the Lord change people’s lives.

 
 

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The Power of One Woman: Elaine Chi

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Pastor Elaine Chi has a vision to reach the 3 million Chinese people living in the U.S. In this “Power of One” video segment, she shares her innovative methods for reaching people with the gospel. It’s all about doing whatever it takes to bring the church to people, so that they can encounter Christ.

 
 

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Four Relationships Every Leader Needs

By Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson

Do you want to be the type of pastor who leads a church that successfully reproduces its ministry? By developing four types of key relationships, you can maximize your congregation’s potential. Pastors Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson give great advice on the topic from this excerpt from their new book, “Exponential.”