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The Cost of Discipleship in Southeast Asia

By Joyce Butron

Foursquare missionaries and local believers are bringing unreached people to Jesus, even when it lands them in jail, shares Joyce Butron, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) area missionary to Southeast Asia.



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.


Leadership Profiles

Discipling a Nation: Ken Pretty-On-Top

By Ally Siwajian

Foursquare Pastor Ken Pretty-On-Top isn’t just the leader of a congregation. He’s pastoring the Crow Nation and discipling leaders across the Northwest and beyond. Ken also serves as one of Foursquare’s lead Native elders, and is chairman of the denomination’s Native American Council.



Connection and Correction

By Jay Donnelly

The principles of connection and correction were woven throughout the ministries of Jesus and Paul, and are crucial to making disciples today, shares Foursquare Disaster Relief U.S. Director Jay Donnelly. The connection to Jesus, His sacrifice and His Word is the path to the correction that will bring freedom and discipleship.



Carrie Jenkins: Sent to Disciple

By Jessica Sherer

One-on-one mentoring relationships are where Carrie Jenkins, co-pastor of New Hope Worship Center in Concord, N.C., sees the most fruitful spiritual growth and leadership development. The people part of leadership is key, she asserts: how to surround yourself with the right team, how to build great relationships with your staff, and how to live life in step with one another.



Raising Up Leaders

By Kimberly Dirmann

Raising up leaders just as Jesus did is not hard, but it must be intentional, shares Foursquare Southwest District Supervisor Kimberly Dirmann. It’s up to us to take the opportunities God gives us to disciple those around us.



Pray to Be Sent

By Jorge Hugo Morales

God’s church is built on those He sends to make disciples of all nations. We as Christians must pray to be sent to the right places, with the right resources, shares Senior Pastor Jorge Hugo Morales.


Leadership Profiles

Spreading Inspiration: Mike Kai

By Rachel Chimits

Mike Kai, pastor of the Hawaii-based multiple location Inspire Church, challenged his church members to find a need and fill it. The result? The multiplication of many creative outreach ministries to the surrounding communities and the birth of multisite church locations. Evangelizing, discipleship and leadership development play a major role in Inspire’s ministry effectiveness.



Being a Good Neighbor

By Meagan McLaughlin

How are we as Christians to know how to ‘make disciples of all nations’ when there are so many different theories about how to do it? Foursquare Credentialed Minister Meagan McLaughlin shares that discipleship starts with being good neighbors to all whose paths we cross.



Top 11 Things You Need to Know to Get Ready for Summer Camp

By Chris White

Summer is almost here, and it’s one of the best times of the year for reaching young people. Across the country, Foursquare camps will be providing a venue for powerful ministry to youth. Is your church ready? Here are the top 11 things you as a youth leader can do to get ready for summer camp and the fantastic ministry opportunity it offers.

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