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Accelerate: Giving

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

The generosity of Pastor David Edler and the members of Yakima Foursquare Church in Washington is highlighted in Part 1 of the new “Accelerate: Story” video series. With room in their building to spare, the church made the decision to open up their facilities. Through this generous act, God created a home for a local church in need.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Connection 2011 Offering Phase One Allocations Announced

By James C. Scott Jr.

From North Asia to Francophone Africa, and from Europe to North America, new Foursquare ministries will be taking root in part because of the faithful giving of The U.S. Foursquare Church. Phase one allocations, which have just been announced, account for one-third of the total Connection 2011 offering. These funds are already impacting the mission field.

 
 

Central Office Updates

FMI Faith Pledge Update: Partnering to Reach People for Christ

By James C. Scott Jr.

During Foursquare Connection 2011 in Columbus, Ohio, Foursquare pastors and leaders received an offering for Foursquare Missions International (FMI) to further the global ministry of The Foursquare Church. FMI Director Jim Scott sees this gift as evidence of trust and partnership between churches and missionaries to reach the world for Christ.

 
 

Central Office Updates

What If … and Why Not?

By Glenn Burris Jr.

From his message at Foursquare Connection 2011, Glenn Burris Jr. shares Five Targets he feels are to shape our movement’s immediate future—and he encourages us to dream big. A dream that asks the questions, What if? and Why not?, Glenn says, lays the foundation for hope and faith within our hearts.

 
 

Central Office Updates

2011 FMI Faith Pledge Challenge Update

By Richard Casteel

In an open letter to Foursquare credentialed ministers, Missions Committee Chairman Richard Casteel offers an update on the $1 million dollars that Foursquare ministers pledged to give during Connection 2011.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Summer 2011 Update from Glenn Burris Jr.

By Glenn Burris Jr.

In an open letter to Foursquare leaders, President Glenn Burris Jr. encourages Foursquare ministers to get the rest they need so they will be better prepared to mentor the next generation, and give it all for the kingdom of God.

 
 

We Are Foursquare

Art as Worship: Tory Foster

By Tory Foster

During a powerful worship art performance at Foursquare Connection 2011, teenager Tory Foster beautifully executed a dramatic painting of Jesus’ face while a worship song played. The audience was moved to tears. Tory says that the painting was her way of saying: “Thank You. I see, Jesus, what You did. I feel it.”

 
 

Foursquare News

Connection 2011 Concludes in Columbus

By Marcia Graham

Nearly 2,500 members of the Foursquare family gathered in Columbus, Ohio, this year for Connection 2011: “Accelerate—The Whole Gospel to the Whole World.”

 
 

Foursquare News

Day 4: Connection 2011 Concludes on Motivational Note

By Beth Mead

The final day of this year’s annual convention helped pastors “put feet to their faith” and encouraged them to believe God for great things as they go back to their churches.

 
 

Foursquare News

Foursquare Financial Solutions Approved by Convention Body

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Financial Solutions (FFS), a new entity that will provide comprehensive oversight of the denomination’s financial services, was approved at Connection 2011. FFS will manage planned and estate giving, the new FFS loan fund, retirement services, investment services and more.

 
 
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