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Avoid the Mess When Planting a Church

By Dave Veach

Church planting can be a messy business. Northwest District Supervisor Dave Veach offers a look at the pitfalls to avoid when planting a church, in light of Foursquare’s Missional Objective of church and congregation multiplication.



Freeing Others to Minister: John Wiley

By Andy Butcher

Releasing church members to start and lead ministries that God birthed in their hearts not only has created a catalytic culture in River Church Family (Kansas City East Foursquare Church) in Raytown, Mo., but also has brought catalytic change to the entire community.


Leadership Profiles

Building Leaders Who Reach Out: Nate Poetzl

By Rachel Chimits

Similar to hospitals that train medical residents, Nate Poetzl’s church trains ministry residents who will become catalytic leaders who plant churches. The goal of Faith Chapel in Billings, Mont., is to plant 71 churches in neighboring communities.



Foursquare Pastor Says Church Planting Is ‘Crazy Fun’

By Greg Grigsby

What makes someone want to plant a church? Greg Grigsby, senior pastor of Adventure Church (Meridian South Foursquare Church) in Meridian, Idaho, knows from experience the answer to that question. He candidly shares his heart for his city and why he’s so motivated to plant churches.



Catch the Vision for Church Planting

By Gabe Barreiro

In light of Foursquare’s missional objective of church and congregation multiplication, North Pacific District Supervisor Gabe Barreiro shares crucial insights about church planting in today’s world, and five practical ways your local church can become a parent and partner for church planting.


Foursquare Legacy

My Cross-Country Journey of Faith

By Alice Cauble

It was 1948, and Alice Cauble had just graduated from L.I.F.E. Bible College. Together with another female minister in her graduating class, she answered God’s call to plant a Foursquare church in North Carolina. The cross-country trip was a step of faith that would eventually bear significant spiritual fruit.



How to Encourage Church Planters

By Bill Gross

One of Foursquare’s missional objectives is church and congregation multiplication. Southeast District Supervisor Bill Gross shares some practical advice on how we as church leaders can help pastors in the making prepare to plant new churches.



Getting the Gospel Ship Off the Ground

By Dave Veach

Successful church plants don’t “just happen.” A lot of energy and strategy are involved to get a church plant off the ground. Northwest District Supervisor Dave Veach shares three key church-planting principles that are crucial to any pastor and team looking to launch a church.



Pastor Discovers the Thrill of Church Planting

By Larry White

Larry White, senior pastor of of Horizon (Victorville 2 Foursquare Church) in Victorville, Calif., got the thrill of his life when he jumped out of a plane for his 50th birthday. But the biggest rush he gets is church planting and helping other church planters thrive.



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.

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