State of the U.S. Church
The National Church Office (NCO) continued its partnership with local churches as they concentrated on Reimagine Foursquare. General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo stated that 2016 efforts were focused on the three Missional Objectives:
- leadership development
- church and congregation multiplication
- church transformation
NCO is strongly emphasizing camps and strategic ministry to children.
In regard to supervisors and districts, two major changes occurred. The Hawaii District and the Southwest District merged to form the Pacific Southwest District; Fernando Castillo is the supervisor. Bill Chaney was appointed supervisor of the Central Pacific District, following the resignation of Ron Pinkston.
The three Missional Objective teams are in place:
- Leadership Development (including NextGen): Sam Rockwell, Juan M. Vallejo, Bill Chaney; Kimberly Dirmann, NextGen
- Church and Congregation Multiplication: Dave Veach, Bill Gross, Fernando Castillo, Gabe Barreiro
- Church Transformation: Dennis Easter, Peter Bonanno, Dan Mundt, David Coffey
Each of the Missional Objective teams met two times in 2016.
NCO continues to monitor and adjust its methods and ideologies, and expects to see continued fruitfulness in 2017.