What we believe

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV)

The name: What does “Foursquare” mean?
Our name reflects the unchanging ministry of Jesus Christ and our mission to declare it worldwide. The four squares represent the four scriptural roles of Jesus as Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King.

What Does Foursquare Believe?

Since Foursquare began, we’ve stayed true to our doctrine and founding statement of faith. Though ways of doing church may change with time, cultures and contexts, our message remains anchored in God’s Word.

Looking for a brief summary of what it means to be Foursquare? Our simplified guide provides a quick and friendly introduction to the 22 tenets of faith of The Foursquare Church. Download, print and pass it around!

What makes Foursquare different?

Being a global church that spans hundreds of cultures requires flexibility in style and approach. But every Foursquare church around the world agrees on six foundational principles: kingdom partnerships, sound doctrine, empowering leadership, family relationships, Spirit empowerment and shared mission. These are called our Global Distinctives. It’s what makes us, us. 

What exactly ARE the Global Distinctives? Keep reading to learn more.

The Foursquare Global Distinctives

The global Foursquare community came together in 2012 to decide on Global Distinctives that we hold in common as a movement. We recognize Foursquare is expressed differently around the world. Whether meeting outdoors, in a school gym, in a tent, or in a complex, whether meeting on a Tuesday night or a Sunday morning, we all worship the same God and hold the same values.

The following Global Distinctives are what make The Foursquare Church around the world distinct as a movement and as a denomination.

Read all about our Global Distinctives

Now discover how we got started.

We’ve been around for nearly 100 years. Now that you learned what we believe, find out about our founder.