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2024 Portland Annual Foursquare Chaplains Training

The Chaplain Training is designed for not only Foursquare chaplains, chaplain candidates, and their spouses, but also for all who are interested in pursuing the calling to minister as a chaplain.

August 9 @ 6:30 pm August 10 @ 4:30 pm


Northwest District

Our Portland Chaplains Training will take place on Friday, August 9 and continue through Saturday, August 10 and will be held at the Bridgeport Church. The event begins at 6:30pm on Friday, August 9, and will end at 4:30pm on Saturday, August 10.

The Chaplain Training is designed for not only Foursquare chaplains, chaplain candidates, and their spouses, but also for all who are interested in pursuing the calling to minister as a chaplain.

Foursquare Chaplains is excited to announce the theme of this year’s training, Foursquare Identity: Adaptive Ministry in a Diverse and Changing World. We are holding our trainings in 2 different locations (Portland, OR and Wichita, KS). These trainings are designed to be more affordable and accessible than our previous Foursquare Connection Training model. As always, our training will provide evidence-based sessions to enhance the delivery of chaplain care to the vast variety of assignments.

This year, our FCI Trainings will focus on this theme and reflect upon questions such as:

  1. How do chaplains cultivate and grow in understanding of their own identity?
  2. How do chaplains deliver care in different contexts and rapidly changing environments?

In this focus of identity and adaptive ministry practice, our sessions will include these goals:

  1. Discover how our Foursquare Identity Keystones and culture uniquely prepare and equip us to navigate the disruption and challenges of our world.
  2. Understand cultural humility to deliver excellent, presence-practice care, regardless of the context.
  3. Identify relevant and evidence-based demographic and cultural trends, including diversity and inclusion.
  4. Explore the importance of presence in every chaplain outpost, with special and careful attention to crisis, bereavement, and a continuum of care to those under our care.
  5. Integrate a practical soul-care rhythm and chaplain resilience into each of our chaplain assignments, platforms, and systems.

5:30-6:30pm – Registration check-in
6:30-7:30pm – Training meal
7:30-9:00pm – Opening session

8:30-9:00am – Fellowship
9:00am-12:30pm – Training session 1-2
12:30-1:30pm – Training meal
1:30-3:30pm – Training session 3
3:15-4:30pm – Closing session

This year, we will have early bird registration, regular registration, and at-the-door registration. We will also live stream the Training:

  • Early bird (ends 6/15): $75
  • Regular (6/16-8/8): $100
  • Door (8/9): $125
  • Livestream: $25

PLEASE NOTE: we will not be providing childcare at these trainings. 

If you will be attending the training and are scheduled to receive a service award as a Foursquare minister this year, please let us know in the registration process so we can make the appropriate arrangements to honor you at the training.

For those of you needing to secure lodging during the training, there are rooms available at 

https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=HI&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=PDXSO&_PMID=99801505&GPC=FSQ&cn=no&viewfullsite=true  [LINK TO HOTEL]
We’re very excited about seeing you, and are looking forward to meeting those of you we haven’t had the privilege of meeting yet. Our prayers are with you for a safe trip and a refreshing and profitable time during our Chaplain Training.

Looking forward to seeing YOU in Portland!

Contact Info

(213) 989-4246Email Us


Bridgeport Church18080 Southwest Lower Boones Ferry Road
Portland, OR, 97224

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18080 Southwest Lower Boones Ferry Road
Portland, Oregon 97224 United States
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