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Leadership Profiles

Nixing Top-Down Leadership: Cere Muscarella

By Ken Walker

Instead of governing from the top, Senior Pastor Cere Muscarella seeks to create a catalytic environment where people lead out in ministry as the staff supports them. As a result, Life Church (Angleton Foursquare Church) in Angleton, Texas, is reaching hundreds of young people in their city.


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Sparking a Catalytic Culture: Bernie Federmann

By Andy Butcher

Bernie Federmann, senior pastor of Lompoc Foursquare Church in Lompoc, Calif., illustrates how we can recognize the spark that the Holy Spirit puts inside people, and then ignite catalytic change that will explode throughout our churches and communities.



Leadership Formation Through Followership

By Juan M. Vallejo

Being a leader who helps raise up other leaders begins with following Jesus Christ’s example of humble and sacrificial service, shares District Supervisor Juan M. Vallejo in this article highlighting Foursquare’s missional objective of leadership formation.



Who Are You, and What Are You Doing Here?

By David Coffey

Regularly asking yourself two key questions can keep both you as a leader and your church healthy and on point with the assignment God has given you. MidSouth District Supervisor David Coffey addresses how dealing with these questions will facilitate Foursquare’s missional objective of church health and transformation.



Who Needs a Coach?

By Kimberly Dirmann

Think you’re beyond needing a ministry coach? Think again. Even the most experienced of pastoral leaders can benefit from having a coach, says Kimberly Dirmann. Here are the reasons you need someone to provide some guidance, and how to find a coach who will be a good match for you.


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Bring Your Church Leaders to Connection 2016

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare Connection 2016 isn’t just for senior pastors. Associate pastors, youth and children’s pastors, and other key leaders in your church will benefit greatly from this year’s event, which is themed “Empowered” and being held in Honolulu May 30–June 2.



How to Encourage Church Planters

By Bill Gross

One of Foursquare’s missional objectives is church and congregation multiplication. Southeast District Supervisor Bill Gross shares some practical advice on how we as church leaders can help pastors in the making prepare to plant new churches.


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Leadership Formation Is Focus of Foursquare Education Symposium

By Andy Butcher

Convening Feb. 29–March 2, this year’s Foursquare Education Symposium has a new format and will bring together all those involved in education in Foursquare for three days of inspiration, reflection, discussion and prayer. Participants will be looking at ways to ensure that the lifelong learning considered critical to Foursquare’s successful mission is encouraged and made possible.



Breakthrough Learning

By Sam Rockwell, Ph.D.

As a teacher, Jesus created incredibly effective learning experiences. In light of Foursquare’s missional objective of leadership development, Gateway District Supervisor Sam Rockwell, Ph.D., discusses three teaching principles Jesus implemented that can help us as we teach others and develop leaders.



It’s About His Power, Not Our Control

By A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D.

When God uses us, as pastors, to minister to someone, we can sometimes feel entitled to that person’s service in our church. God gives us the spiritual power we need in ministry—but that power doesn’t give us the right to control people. Like the apostles in Acts 2, we need to be able to release people to serve where God is calling them, even if that takes them away from us.

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