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Foursquare Leader Magazine (2017)

By The Foursquare Church

Each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine is jam-packed with encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The magazine releases annually in February, May and October and is available to all Foursquare pastors and church leaders. more»

 
 

Local Church Missional Focus

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Pastors Will Fillingham, Mario Barahona and James Ranger III share new things they have done to increase their churches’ missional effectiveness, in this video interview with Tammy Dunahoo recorded onstage during Foursquare Connection 2016. more»

 
 

Foursquare Leader Magazine (2016)

By The Foursquare Church

In each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine, you’ll find encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The pages are packed with content that will help you and your congregation as you serve on the front lines of ministry. more»

 
 

Sent to Mobilize Others

By The Foursquare Church

Miles McPherson, pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., shares a simple strategy to becoming a “Do Something” church that reaches and transforms a city, in this inspiring and equipping main session from Foursquare Connection 2015. more»

 
 

Marketplace Ministry: The Next Revival

By The Foursquare Church

In this QuickTalk from Foursquare Connection 2015, Aly Salz, a Foursquare credentialed minister and business owner, talks about the potential of ministry in the marketplace. She reminds leaders “most churches in the first century were founded by merchants and traders.” more»

 
 

Sent to Foreign Neighbors: Studio 8 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

The world has moved in, next door. The demographic landscape has shifted drastically, and many believers have awoken to find they are missionaries at home. In this Studio session, recorded live at Connection 2015, Foursquare leaders talk about overcoming cultural barriers to reach our neighbors from around the globe. more»

 
 

Sent to Do Business: Studio 10 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

Vocation is sacred. God works in the pulpit and the pit, and more of His church is called to marketplace ministry than to full-time vocational ministry. Find out how your church can help people operate in secular systems to the glory of God and reach those they work alongside, in this Studio session from Connection 2015. more»

 
 

Living Beyond Ordinary

By Scott George

“Living Beyond Ordinary” by Scott George, a Foursquare credentialed minister in Orlando, Fla., inspires church leaders with practical and motivational insight about seeing a God-given vision become reality. This catalytic book will help ministers and churches live up to their potential, in spite of obstacles. more»

 
 

Multiply Ministry: Connection 2014 Main Session With Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson challenges leaders to dream big to reach their cities in this video session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. From the necessity of apprenticeship, to when to launch leaders, to empowering every member of the church for ministry, we need to grow in the deliberate ways of multiplying churches and releasing missional people. more»

 
 

Yaseer Handall-Mendoza: QuickTalk at Foursquare Connection 2014

In this QuickTalk, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Yaseer and Monique Handall share their personal testimony of coming to the Lord and illustrate how our actions can create a chain reaction that extends God’s kingdom here on Earth, crossing generational, national and cultural barriers. more»

 
 

A Biblical Perspective on Welcoming the Stranger

Bible scholar Daniel Carroll challenges the church to embrace a biblical perspective regarding immigrants in this session recorded live during Foursquare’s Multi-Ethnic Summit in Boulder, Colo., in 2011. He charges us to ask what it means to be the church in a world where millions of people are migrating. more»

 
 

Multiply Ministry: Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson, lead pastor of multisite Community Christian Church in Chicago, tells Foursquare leaders how to give people a clear understanding of the mission (what we are trying to do), and a clear set of missional practices (how we are going to do it), in this free audio download from Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. more»

 
 

From ‘Wonder Bread’ to ‘Multigrain’ Church

By The Foursquare Church

Randy Remington, senior pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Ore., talks about what it takes for a church to go from cultural sameness to true diversity that reflects the surrounding community, in this QuickTalk recorded live at Connection 2014 in Dallas. Driven by the vision of the church in Rev. 7, Randy and his team have seen major advances in their local congregation. more»

 
 

North of Hope Documentary

By Foursquare Missions International

In this 20-minute documentary featuring Foursquare Missions International (FMI) Missionaries Rod and Teresa Koop, experience stunning cinematography and breathtaking stories of how Foursquare people in Alaska and the lower 48 states are partnering to restore a culture that was dismantled by well-meaning missionaries in the past. more»

 
 

Passion and Purpose

By Jimmy Seibert

Follow the story of Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, which began as a small group of believers in a rough part of town and grew to a network of 78 churches in 24 nations. “Passion and Purpose” by Jimmy Seibert inspires church leaders and members to dream bigger dreams about how God can use them to touch the world around them. more»

 
 

Transform Ministry Productivity With ‘What’s Best Next’

By Matthew Perman

With his new book, “What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done,” Matthew Perman has given the church a major advancement not merely in systems of effectiveness, but also in foundational principles that ensure the right system is applied to the right work for the right reasons. more»

 
 

Mission Drift

By Peter Greer,Chris Horst

Over time, organizations can drift, sometimes very far, from their original mission. Even churches are not immune from getting sidetracked. In “Mission Drift,” Peter Greer and Chris Horst tell the stories of organizations that have ended up being derailed from their original mission, and outline strategies for leaders to keep their organizations on track. more»

 
 

The Missional Quest

By Lance Ford,Brad Brisco

What does a truly missional church look like? “The Missional Quest” outlines what it means to be a missional church and presents comprehensive action steps to carry it out. All of life, the authors contend, is real ministry, and the church is called to be an accurate representation of God through how they love one another and behave in community. more»

 
 

The Lamb’s Agenda

By Samuel Rodríguez

In his new book, “The Lamb’s Agenda,” Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, challenges believers to put the call of Jesus Christ, the Lamb, ahead of the political trappings of the elephant or the donkey. Reconciling the messages of Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr., the author shows that the kingdom of God entails righteousness before God and justice for all people. more»

 
 

Church Zero

By Peyton Jones

At a time that Foursquare is reimagining its future, “Church Zero” by serial church planter Peyton Jones is a particularly compelling read. Frankly discussing why the church in Western culture has not seen the advance it has in other areas of the world, the author offers practical insights regarding how we can better work together as church leaders to successfully reach people for Christ. more»

 
 

All In

By Mark Batterson

In his latest book, “All In,” Mark Batterson sounds a rallying cry to Christians to examine our motives, evaluate our resources and embrace our calling. “Faithfulness is not holding the fort,” he contends. Instead, he asserts, “It’s storming the gates of hell. … It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.” more»

 
 

Christ + City

By Jon M. Dennis

More than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities within the next 40 years, the U.N. estimates. And, right now, only 2 percent of those urban residents are Christians. If we’re going to reach the world, we need to reach our cities, and in his new book, “Christ + City,” author and pastor Jon M. Dennis in Chicago points the way. more»

 
 

Echoes of Eden

By Jerram Barrs

Jerram Barrs, founder and resident scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary, has just released “Echoes of Eden,” an insightful and practical discussion of Christianity and the arts. The author deftly provides a guide to help believers walk a path that, via the arts, draws out the common story of all people and reveals the story of creation, the fall and redemption. more»

 
 

Why Cities Matter

By Stephen T. Um,Justin Buzzard

More than half the people worldwide live in cities, making urban centers prime fields of harvest for the gospel and crucial to any social and spiritual transformation. In their new book, “Why Cities Matter,” pastors Stephen T. Um and Justin Buzzard outline specific steps church leaders can take to create a solid foundation for thriving ministry in urban contexts. more»

 
 

Ed Stetzer and Keith Jenkins Share How We Will Reclaim Our Voice

By The Foursquare Church

How can The Foursquare Church reclaim its voice and impact the world for Christ? Foursquare Pastor Keith Jenkins and LifeWay Research President Ed Stetzer encourage Foursquare leaders to regain their voices, speak to their communities and show God’s love in real, relatable ways. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Obed Orozco-Bonilla Shows How Foursquare Is One Voice With Many Languages

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Pastor Obed Orozco-Bonilla, Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. and other Foursquare leaders discuss the future of The Foursquare Church as it seeks reconciliation and cooperation among the world’s varied people groups, with the goal of reaching all ethnicities, nationalities, generations and genders with the gospel. Recorded live at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. more»

 
 

Connection 2012: Learning Tracks for Senior Pastors

By The Foursquare Church

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2012 in Phoenix, the Learning Tracks for senior pastors feature Foursquare pastors and leaders discussing how senior pastors can better disciple their congregations and engage their communities. They reflect on ways to connect with the next generation, and share ideas to create a culture of discipleship and community engagement. more»

 
 

Making All Things New

By R. York Moore

In “Making All Things New,” author R. York Moore challenges readers with stories of people worldwide who are suffering, and asks that Christians catch God’s dream for global justice. As national evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA, Moore shows us how Jesus Christ will make all things new, and how we can play a part in righting the world’s wrongs. more»

 
 

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission

By J.D. Payne

How should the church respond to the phenomenon of migrations of millions of people to Western nations? In his new book, “Strangers Next Door,” J.D. Payne stretches our outlook on this important international political discussion to include God’s perspective on these often under-reached people and His love for them. more»

 
 

Anything

By Jennie Allen

What does it really mean to offer one’s life fully in surrender to God? “Anything” is the story of one family’s prayer to do just that—anything for Christ. Personal and inspirational, this book offers not a formula or a process, but a real-life example of how to follow the path the Lord so intricately custom designs for each one of His children. more»

 
 

Adventures in Churchland

By Dan Kimball

In “Adventures in Churchland,” punk rock musician-turned-pastor Dan Kimball addresses the tough questions he once had about organized religion, and shows us why the church is a wonderful thing. His personal approach and biblical understanding give a fresh perspective to seekers who are searching for a deeper understanding of what Jesus originally intended the church to be. more»

 
 

Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own

By Britt Merrick

Author Britt Merrick, pastor of Reality, a family of churches in the U.S. and England, says that God’s mission to save the world started with Jesus, but it doesn’t end there. Jesus, in turn, sends us. His new book, “Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own,” is a challenge to Christians everywhere to restore, redeem and renew the world. more»

 
 

My Hope - With Billy Graham

By Billy Graham

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s new outreach effort—“My Hope – With Billy Graham”—is an evangelism tool that will help members of your congregation share their faith with their friends and neighbors. The “My Hope” website provides online resources to help churches and individual believers prepare for this outreach. more»

 
 

Love Without Walls

By Laurie Beshore

Heartfelt intentions are well and good, but often our efforts at helping others can actually make things worse, says author Laurie Beshore of Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif. In “Love Without Walls,” she asserts that we need to step up and take action by getting to know the people in our communities and establishing relationships built on mutual trust and respect. more»

 
 

Barefoot Church

By Brandon Hatmaker

Pastor Brandon Hatmaker was leading the megachurch of his dreams. But inside he felt empty and dry. He realized he had become a consumer Christian and was leading others to do the same. In his new book, “Barefoot Church,” he shares the story of his and his church’s transformation to missional community and service as a way of life. more»

 
 

When Worlds Collide

By Mike and Daniel Blackaby

Mike and Daniel Blackaby are the grandsons of renowned author Henry Blackaby. In their new book, “When Worlds Collide: Stepping Up and Standing Out in an Anti-God Culture,” they challenge Christians—especially young adults—to be “colliders,” those who “remain true to their faith yet are used by God to change peoples’ lives.” more»

 
 

Outspoken

By various authors

This informative book covers important principles of effective communication including leadership, branding, design, technology and creativity. With many qualified experts contributing to the volume, it can serve as a great resource for helping church leadership teams strategize and become better at communicating the gospel in today’s world. more»

 
 

The Love in Between

By Matt Maher

With his new album, “The Love in Between,” renowned singer-songwriter Matt Maher draws listeners in to musical snapshots of life while highlighting the prevalent aspects of the gospel. The songs are well-crafted and address real-life Christianity on a variety of issues. The artist’s approach as he created the songs came from a rising personal awareness regarding the need to put genuine faith to action. more»

 
 

The Organic Reformation

By Tom Johnston and Mike Perkinson,Mike Perkinson

Foursquare missional leaders Tom Johnston and Mike Chong Perkinson offer an inspirational look at what the church in the U.S. could become if believers return to the “irreducible core” of the Christian life. Their new book, “The Organic Reformation,” presents the kingdom of God with fresh eyes and challenges a domesticated approach to church by taking readers to the Word of God. more»

 
 

Comeback Churches

By Ed Stetzer,Mike Dodson

A back-to-basics modern classic, “Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too,” shows pastors and leaders how to keep our faith communities vibrant and vital. Authors Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson offer a wonderful blending of practical advice, common sense, statistical research and professional experience. more»

 
 

Churches, Cultures and Leadership

By Mark Lau Branson,Juan F. Martinez

“Churches, Cultures and Leadership” was generated by courses authors Mark Lau Branson and Juan F. Martinez teach at Fuller Theological Seminary. They take an interdisciplinary approach in this practical theology of churches and ethnicities. Solid in theology and practical for application, this book makes it easy to wrap your heart around the mission of God toward all people in your city. more»

 
 

Exponential

By Dave Ferguson,Jon Ferguson

Brothers Dave and Jon Ferguson weren’t sure what God was up to when they founded a church in Chicago, but they soon discovered God’s plan was bigger than they thought. In “Exponential,” they share what they learned: four stages of reproducing healthy missional ministry—stages they say will make sense to any leader and work anywhere. more»

 
 

Spiritual Warfare and Missions

By Jerry Rankin,Ed Stetzer

This book offers a clarion call for spiritually intuitive leaders to recognize and respond to eight satanic strategies, particularly the ongoing strategy to convince Christians that the Great Commission is optional. The authors use strong exegesis of Scripture and personal stories to produce a convincing case for spiritual warfare and the global battle for the souls of people. more»

 
 

Engaging Post-Christian Culture

Perfect for in-depth small group discussions among church leaders, “Engaging Post-Christian Culture” addresses how the mission of the church needs to adapt to surrounding cultural realities if we are going to effectively reach people for Christ both now and into the future. more»

 
 

When Helping Hurts

By Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert

In “When Helping Hurts,” authors Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert tackle the though issues surrounding poverty and address how shortsighted strategies can often make things worse in the long run. They offer sound advice on what individuals and churches can do to make a positive difference, whether it’s in their own neighborhoods or across the globe. more»

 
 

The Mission of God’s People

By Christopher J.H. Wright

In “The Mission of God’s People,” author Christopher J.H. Wright, D.Phil., discusses what the mission of the church is really all about. Along the way, the biblical scholar applies his conclusions to environmental issues, social justice, the emerging church, ethics, politics and a host of other practical concerns. more»

 
 

Missional Map-Making

By Alan J. Roxburgh

In this groundbreaking book, Alan J. Roxburgh shows why the maps we have used in the past to guide us in ministry to our culture no longer work—and how we can create new maps that will be effective in reaching the people around us. more»