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How Much Is Enough?

By Ron Flores

When it comes to church size, most of us are either moved by guilt or moved by pride. But when we hear from God and
 see how He has gifted us, our motivation becomes obedience covered with gratitude, says Pastor Ron Flores.



Multiplication Is About Subtraction

By Fernando Castillo

If we want to multiply and see revival, we must be willing to give something away and subtract, shares Fernando Castillo, supervisor of the Pacific Southwest District. Addressing Foursquare’s Missional Objective of church and congregation multiplication, Fernando encourages pastors to take risks and let go so that God can bring increase.



Shaking Tradition to Transform a Community

By Jimmy Stewart

When Tina Spellman became senior pastor of a small Foursquare church in Georgia, it was with the goal of changing from a traditional church to a missional one that would transform the community of Adairsville. Today, the church is a multi-site body of mission-minded disciples who reach well beyond their town.



Multiplying Churches and Leaders in the Great Plains

By Andy Butcher

Crops aren’t all that’s growing in the Cornhusker State. The Rock, pastored by Tyson Lambertson in Scottsbluff, Neb., has gone from one to three campuses that touch hundreds of people in their rural communities. The pastor shares the principles that helped his church transform and grow.



Foursquare’s Hispanic Movement Gains Altitude

By Juan Vallejo and Andy Butcher

Once relegated to meeting in basement Sunday school rooms, Hispanic churches are now taking the limelight. One out of eight Foursquare churches considers themselves to be Hispanic, and that number is on the rise, proving it is a new day for Foursquare’s Hispanic movement.


Foursquare Legacy

The Kind of a Church I Like

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In a 1924 Angelus Temple bulletin, Aimee Semple McPherson presented an article detailing the characteristics of a healthy church dedicated to saving souls and reaching the world for Christ. These foundational values were a key to Foursquare’s rapid growth worldwide.



Growing Deep Roots

By Whitney Lewellyn

When we are rooted and grounded in love, our perspective becomes God’s perspective, shares church-planter Whitney Lewellyn. As we seek to multiply our churches, we should focus first on growing deep roots where God has placed us, she says.



The ‘Great Reversal’ of Church Multiplication

By Matt Temple

The guidelines set out in Scripture for growing healthy churches can seem counterintuitive, but God requires us to fully rely on Him and follow His principles for growing strong leaders when it comes to multiplication, shares Foursquare Pastor Matt Temple.


Central Office Updates

A Framework for Going Forward in 2014

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Our season of reimagining has brought a renewed understanding of our beginning as a local church in revival, says Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr., and it has been an opportunity to dream about what we could be with God’s help. This informative article provides important information for Foursquare leaders as 2013 ends and 2014 begins.



Missionary Spotlight: Jacque Antoine

By Amy Swanson

Jacque Antoine was born in a small village in Grenada, and as child knew God was calling her to missions. After higher education in the U.S., she returned to her homeland. She serves as a Foursquare missionary and church planter on the beautiful island, especially ministering in rural areas where villages are steeped in poverty.

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