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Reclaiming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Part 1): Up Close and Personal

By Jimmy Stewart

In part one of a three-part series, we take a close look at how the gifts of the Holy Spirit are working in the personal lives of Foursquare pastors and their churches. We examine how they model the gifts for their congregations, and why the gifts are so vital in our churches today.



Driving With a Divine Appointment

By J. Alan McCay

Bi-vocational pastor and trucker J. Alan McCay shares a personal story illustrating what can happen when you hear God’s voice and obey it—even if the timing goes against your schedule and seems completely inconvenient. He was driving his truck when the Lord prompted him to follow another driver and talk to him. What happened next was amazing.



Area Report: South Pacific

By Bill Shepson

The Foursquare Church has more than 21,000 churches and meeting places throughout the South Pacific region, making it the largest Foursquare region in the world, both geographically and numerically. In the past year, 762,935 people made first-time decisions to follow Christ. And totaling Foursquare members and adherents in the region reveals an astounding number: 2.3 million.


The DNA of Longevity (Part 3): The Holy Spirit and Love

By Bill Shepson

In Part 3, we study what is perhaps the most important trait found in churches that have a lasting ministry: They reach out to people in love and in the power of the Holy Spirit. We discovered that the churches that have staying power put a high priority on showing love in practical ways and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.



Area Report: Europe

By Bill Shepson

Europe is often called a post-Christian region, one with daunting spiritual challenges. Even so, Foursquare has hundreds of churches here, and in 2010, more than 3,000 people came to Christ. Jeff and Debbie Roper, Foursquare Missions International’s (FMI) area missionaries to Europe, believe that the best is yet to come.


Central Office Updates

A King and Kingdom of Power

By Jim Scott

Why does it seem that more miracles occur overseas than in the U.S.? Jim Scott, director of Foursquare Missions International, suggests it has something to do with possessing a settled commitment to experience the power of God personally. He notes that supernatural outpourings in other countries have been the result of an intentional pursuit of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and ministry training.



Acts 2: Go Reach the Nations for God

By Jerry Stott

The Day of Pentecost was truly a remarkable and historic occasion, but Foursquare South Pacific Area Missionary Jerry Stott believes that same kind of Holy Spirit visitation happens today. Recently, he saw the Holy Spirit fill a group of 1,000 Indonesian young people. The experience was life-changing, for them and for Jerry.



A Transferable Pentecost

By Garris Elkins

The unique voice of each ministry on the earth today was empowered on the Day of Pentecost 2,000 years ago. It is a wise leader, says Foursquare Pastor Garris Elkins, who discovers the sound of that voice and releases it into his or her unique ministry assignment.


Central Office Updates

January 2011 Letter From President Glenn Burris Jr.

By Glenn Burris Jr.

The Foursquare Church is awakening to a renewed and profound sense of identity and direction, much like when King Josiah discovered the book of the Law of the Lord during the repair work on the temple.


Foursquare Legacy

Sister Aimee Explains the Foursquare Gospel

By Aimee Semple McPherson

In Part 9 of our “Personal Reflections” series from the memoirs of Aimee Semple McPherson, the founder of The Foursquare Church recalls the moment the word “Foursquare” came to her as the perfect description of the ministry of Jesus Christ.

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