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A Pastor’s Struggle With Painkiller Addiction

By Andy Butcher

Ron Swor, senior pastor of New Life (Canby Foursquare Church) in Canby, Ore., was pastoring his thriving church while secretly nursing an addiction to painkillers—which almost killed his ministry and family life. He candidly shares how he found freedom, and helps others do the same.

 
 

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Set Limits for Optimal Leadership Health

By Paul Kuzma

Being aware of your limitations can go a long way in helping you keep your personal life and ministry healthy and strong. Pastors should revel in the freedom of not having to be, do, have, or even give, everything, shares Paul Kuzma.

 
 

Foursquare News

Day 2 – Connection 2013 Tackles Individual and Corporate Health

By Andy Butcher

The second day of Connection 2013: “Engage: Learn. Live. Lead.” in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., highlighted personal as well as denominational health and organizational realignment. Keynote speakers Henry Cloud and John Bevere brought timely messages to Foursquare leaders. New Foursquare missionaries were introduced, and exciting statistics on church planting were shared.

 
 

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Family Environmentalism

By Chuck Shoemake

Every day, in magazines, in newspapers and on TV, we hear about issues involving our natural environment. But what about the environment in our homes? Chuck Shoemake, director of CARE/Center for Spiritual Renewal East (CSR-E), shares three essential conditions required for raising a healthy family.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Summer 2011 Update from Glenn Burris Jr.

By Glenn Burris Jr.

In an open letter to Foursquare leaders, President Glenn Burris Jr. encourages Foursquare ministers to get the rest they need so they will be better prepared to mentor the next generation, and give it all for the kingdom of God.

 
 

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.

 
 

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Ministry Burnout (Part 3): An Ounce of Prevention

By Bill Shepson

In Part 3 of a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, several leaders discuss how to prevent pastoral burnout from happening. It takes courage, initiative and honesty, but burnout can be successfully avoided. After all, prevention is always better than intervention that may come too late.

 
 

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Ministry Burnout (Part 2): The Signs and the Cure

By Bill Shepson

In Part 2 of a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, we examine the signs of pastoral burnout, as well as practical “first steps” one can take to climb out of the quagmire. We also cover how Foursquare’s Center for Spiritual Renewal can help.

 
 

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Ministry Burnout (Part 1): Examining the Threat

By Bill Shepson

In a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, we take a close look at the growing problem of pastoral burnout. Dissecting the statistics and exploring the topic with leaders in our denomination, we’ll examine its signs, how to heal from it, and how to prevent it in the first place.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Caring for our Pastors

By Tammy Dunahoo

During Clergy Appreciation Month, General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo looks at the importance of preventing pastoral burnout by taking time to stay healthy. Foursquare provides Center for Spiritual Renewal East and West, which offer rest and spiritual refreshment for our pastors.