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Empowering Leadership: Global Distinctives

By Mike Kai

Mike Kai reveals what it takes to create an environment of empowering leadership, in Part 3 of our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.



Step Out in Faith and Let God Heal

By Chip Crosby

We preach the healing power of God from our pulpits. But do we practice it? It’s time that we, as pastors, take a step of faith and let God use us to administer His healing touch—and show our church members how they can do it, too. From his own experience, Pastor Chip Crosby offers a faith-inspiring testimony of what happens when we take God as His word.



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.



Reflecting on Your Legacy

By Tammy Dunahoo

In light of National Clergy Appreciation Month, annually observed in October, General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo challenges local pastors to think about how they will be remembered and appreciated. She encourages leaders to ask themselves: “Am I being honest with God, myself and others? Am I being who He created me to be?”


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Tammy and Gary Dunahoo Find a Connection Point

By Andy Butcher

Mission, values and beliefs are what drew Tammy and Gary Dunahoo into Foursquare. And once they decided that Foursquare was a fit for them, they jumped in with both feet. Today Tammy serves as the movement’s general supervisor, and Gary is lead pastor of Lighthouse Church in Newbury Park, Calif.


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Keith Jenkins Gives Up His Independence

By Andy Butcher

Keith Jenkins was pastoring an independent congregation when he realized the lack of covering and community wasn’t healthy. His relationship with Foursquare pastors drew him in to the movement, and he brought his church into Foursquare. Today he pastors New Life LA (West Adams Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles.


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D.J. Vick Appreciates Foursquare’s Passionate Faith

By Ken Walker

The strong work of the Holy Spirit is a primary distinctive that attracted D.J. Vick to Foursquare and transformed him into a proponent of the movement. The senior pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Wash., says that this emphasis provides an edge and creates a fire burning in members’ souls that has instilled a shared passion for people who don’t know Jesus.


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Historical Tours and Area Attractions Complement Connection 2015

By Andy Butcher

In addition to teaching and fellowship, Foursquare Connection 2015 offers many opportunities to learn about Foursquare’s history and have fun in Southern California. Several tours will be available to historical sites such as Angelus Temple and the Heritage Center, and area churches will welcome visitors. Families will be able to enjoy theme parks and other local offerings—and don’t forget the many great places to shop.


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Record Number of Ministers Ordained in 2014

By Jessica Sherer

More Foursquare pastors than usual were ordained in 2014. As of mid-November, 652 ministers had been approved for ordination in 2014. Corporate Secretary Sterling Brackett explains that ordination “isn’t just a hoop to jump through. It is a spiritual act and a great responsibility.”



How Leaders Can Birth Movements

By Walter Ramos

Pastor Walter Ramos shares how he became a disciple and has gone on to develop leaders, and establish a vibrant church that is part of the burgeoning Foursquare Hispanic movement.

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