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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.

 
 

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Welcoming the Stranger (Part 4): Practical Ministry

By Ken Walker

Foursquare pastors whose churches are effectively crossing ethnic barriers candidly share what it takes to cross cultural divides and help the people God has called us to reach. It has everything to do, they say, with our perspective toward those who are different from us and our ability to reach out in love and in practical care.

 
 

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Welcoming the Stranger (Part 3): Spiritual Blessings

By Ken Walker

We often think of immigrants as the ones needing help from us. In reality, though, the people coming to our shores have a lot to offer us, as well. Many Foursquare leaders say there is much we can learn from the cultures in our midst.

 
 

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Welcoming the Stranger (Part 2): Cultural Differences

By Ken Walker

Difficulties can arise when cultures clash, even in the church. With America’s increasing blend of nationalities, how may believers best reach and work with people from different backgrounds? Several Foursquare pastors with ministries encompassing various ethnic groups share insights gained from their own experience.

 
 

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Welcoming the Stranger (Part 1): The Church and Immigration

By Ken Walker

In an exclusive four-part series, we examine immigration to the U.S. and the incredible opportunities for evangelism it affords. We’ll cover the controversies involved, and look at Foursquare churches that are effectively reaching out to the diverse groups of people coming to our shores.

 
 

Foursquare News

Racial, Ethnic Groups Account for Most of U.S. Growth

By Bill Shepson

The latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pew Research Center reveal that over 90 percent of our nation’s growth in the past decade comes from racial and ethnic minorities. And though this may pose new challenges to ministry, Foursquare leaders see this as one of the greatest opportunities the church has ever had to spread the gospel.

 
 

Central Office Updates

The Future Ministry of NCO

By Tammy Dunahoo

The National Church Office (NCO) is focusing on resourcing and encouraging local churches in each stage of the Four-Stage Development Model. Here’s a closer look at the ministry structure of NCO and how we are partnering together to more effectively carry out God’s mission for The Foursquare Church both in the U.S. and around the world.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Recent Realignments

By Tammy Dunahoo

General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo talks about the thoughtful process of realignment that the National Church Office has worked through during the past two years, and outlines several key changes that have been made in Foursquare’s NextGen, ForeRunners and Hispanic ministries.

 
 

Foursquare News

Angelus Bible Institute Continues Expansion

By Bill Shepson

Launched in 1986 with 40 students, Foursquare's Angelus Bible Institute has since graduated close to 900 students and now boasts many extension sites across the U.S. and in several other nations. Two new extensions are slated to open this fall.

 
 

Devotionals

The Future of the Church

By Ted Vail

The face of America is rapidly changing, becoming more and more ethnically diverse. But while some may see different cultures as a threat, we see the greatest opportunity for the church in our lifetime.

 
 
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