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Leadership Profiles

Nixing Top-Down Leadership: Cere Muscarella

By Ken Walker

Instead of governing from the top, Senior Pastor Cere Muscarella seeks to create a catalytic environment where people lead out in ministry as the staff supports them. As a result, Life Church (Angleton Foursquare Church) in Angleton, Texas, is reaching hundreds of young people in their city.

 
 

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Kids Start Lemon+Aide Stand to Help Refugees

By Rachel Chimits

Two Foursquare kids are serving up lemonade in their neighborhood so they can help refugees on the other side of the globe. Proceeds from their Lemon+Aide Stand go to Foursquare Disaster Relief to actively care for refugees’ physical and spiritual needs.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Mary Lou Canata: No Regrets

By Mary Lou Canata

At 83, Mary Lou Canata recalls a lifetime of God’s faithfulness through personal challenges, adventurous experiences and celebrated ministry success. Renowned for her ministry of training children’s workers, she believes God has a plan for every person and encourages Foursquare ministers to remember the importance of children to the heart of God.

 
 

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God’s Healing Touch: Avarose Dillon

By Lachelle Dillon

Hearing a frightening medical diagnosis for a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. But as Lachelle Dillon knows from the time her daughter, Avarose, suddenly fell ill, it’s God who has the last word. When friends, family and people from their local Foursquare church started praying, everything changed.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Answering God’s Call As a Child at Angelus Temple

By James Howard Cremin

Noted Los Angeles pathologist and author James Howard Cremin lived his entire life in Hollywood, Calif. A few years before his passing at age 85, he reflected on his life and recalled how he exuberantly responded to an altar call by Aimee Sister McPherson at Angelus Temple when he was just 6 years old.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

The Christmas That Changed a City

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In December 1926, Angelus Temple conducted a Christmas gift-giving outreach that touched thousands people in need throughout the city, including scores of orphans and other children living in poverty. This report, published in 1927, shows how a congregation can come together to change the world around them.

 
 

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Sent to Family: Foursquare Foster Care Workers

By Jimmy Stewart

Foursquare Credentialed Ministers Norma Perez-Morin and Rosalinda P. Vint both left secular careers so they could make a difference in the lives of foster kids and families. Every day, they reach out to children raised in foster care, from little babies to troubled foster youth who end up in the prison system.

 
 

Features

Back-to-School Ministry Tips

By Natalie Werking

Heading back to school can be stressful for young people, as well as their parents and teachers. What can you as a church leader do about it? Lots. Here are some great ideas for helping students, parents and teachers as they prepare for the school bell’s starting ring.

 
 

Features

3.5 Non-Negotiables of Student Ministry

By Ryan Brown

Reaching out to young people boils down to a few simple principles that remain constant in the midst of change, shares NextGen Pastor Ryan Brown. These keys are crucial to youth ministry, because, Ryan asserts, if we don’t give young people a place to lead as they are able, the world will.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

Leg Braces Discarded As Little Boy Is Healed

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In an article she wrote early in 1923, the year Angelus Temple in Los Angeles opened, Aimee Semple McPherson shared the miraculous story of a young boy who was instantaneously healed. He entered the church with leg braces—and walked out wearing new shoes.

 
 
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