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How to Respond When Tragedy Strikes

By James Ludlow

James Ludlow, senior pastor of Eastpointe (Bonney Lake II Foursquare Church) in Puyallup, Wash., has learned to walk through tragedy following a string of horrific events that affected his church and community. He shares practical guidance on how to best respond when bad things happen.



A Rested Leader Makes a Great Sent Leader

By James Ranger III

The secret to being an effective leader sent by God doesn’t lie in doing more and trying harder, but in finding rest and strength in God’s presence, says James Ranger III, senior pastor of New Life Church (Bakersfield Southwest Foursquare Church) in Bakersfield, Calif. From the Scripture, James gives us solid tips for how to be refreshed in the Lord.



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.


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Rescued From Gang Life: Agustin Torres

By Agustin Torres

Agustin Torres was thrust into gang life as a fourth grader, desperate for belonging and a means to provide for his struggling family that was absent a stable father figure. He was angry and without hope. But because of the Salem Dream Center in Salem, Ore., Agustin’s life is the polar opposite of what it once was.



Weathering the Storms of Life

By Jeff Mink

In the Scriptures, God tells us that we can to run to Him and find covering as we encounter the storms of life—and we can find assurance and peace, even as the storms rage, shares Jeff Mink, an ordained Foursquare minister and administrator for Foursquare Chaplains International.



Slowing Down Can Lead to Healthy Lives and Leadership

By Serafín Contreras Galeano

As pastors, it’s easy to fall beneath ministerial pressure. But how can we find success in maintaining healthy lives, leadership and families? In this bilingual (English and Spanish) message, Dr. Serafín Contreras Galeano shares practical steps to maintain balance and health.



Life Advice for Leaders From the Book of Micah

By Dr. Henry Cloud

We asked Dr. Henry Cloud how he learned to live well. For this renowned leader, the answer resides in his life verse, Micah 6:8. In the conclusion to our “Live Well” series, the author, executive coach and speaker gives insight from Micah 6:8 about pursuing a life well lived.



Foursquare Leaders Share Ways to Find Balance

By Allyson Siwajian

God rested after His creation work, setting an admirable standard for us. But how do we pull back, slow down and achieve balance in our lives? In this segment of our “Live Well” series, Foursquare leaders share tips on setting healthy boundaries, working well and maintaining positive relationships.



Foursquare Leaders Share Advice on Loving Well

By Allyson Siwajian

We asked Foursquare leaders around the world to share their tips, ideas and best advice on how to live well. In this segment of our “Live Well” series, these leaders describe how showing love is their way to live well for God, for others, and for themselves personally, too.



Foursquare Leaders Say We Must Strive to ‘Be Present’

By Allyson Siwajian

When Jesus interacted with someone, He listened and engaged. Like Him, we too must learn to “be present” in every encounter to best minister to others. In this segment of our “Live Well” series, Foursquare leaders discuss the importance of living in the moment.

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