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Getting the Gospel Ship Off the Ground

By Dave Veach

Successful church plants don’t “just happen.” A lot of energy and strategy are involved to get a church plant off the ground. Northwest District Supervisor Dave Veach shares three key church-planting principles that are crucial to any pastor and team looking to launch a church.


Leadership Profiles

Bringing Cultures Together: Estuardo Cambranes

By Andy Butcher

Estuardo Cambranes, senior pastor of Living Waters (Smithfield Foursquare Church) in Smithfield, R.I., has successfully brought together two churches—one English-speaking, one Spanish-speaking—and is finding the joy of seeing people from different ethnic groups become one in Christ as they serve the Lord together.



Pastor Discovers the Thrill of Church Planting

By Larry White

Larry White, senior pastor of of Horizon (Victorville 2 Foursquare Church) in Victorville, Calif., got the thrill of his life when he jumped out of a plane for his 50th birthday. But the biggest rush he gets is church planting and helping other church planters thrive.



Multiplying Churches and Leaders in the Great Plains

By Andy Butcher

Crops aren’t all that’s growing in the Cornhusker State. The Rock, pastored by Tyson Lambertson in Scottsbluff, Neb., has gone from one to three campuses that touch hundreds of people in their rural communities. The pastor shares the principles that helped his church transform and grow.


Leadership Profiles

Pastor and Educator: Maria Eugenia Martinez

By Anabel Muñoz

When she was only 20, Maria Eugenia Martinez bucked the status quo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and became a pastor. In the decades since then, the ordained Foursquare minister, educator, author and seminary founder has touched hundreds of lives with her passion for ministry and education.



Carrie Jenkins: Sent to Disciple

By Jessica Sherer

One-on-one mentoring relationships are where Carrie Jenkins, co-pastor of New Hope Worship Center in Concord, N.C., sees the most fruitful spiritual growth and leadership development. The people part of leadership is key, she asserts: how to surround yourself with the right team, how to build great relationships with your staff, and how to live life in step with one another.



Leah Payne: Sent to Higher Education

By Andy Butcher

Foursquare pastor’s wife Leah Payne brings the worlds of faith and academia together as serves her church and teaches theology at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. She views her teaching and research as a ministry calling, preparing the next generation of leaders with a balance of the Word and the Spirit.


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Diverse Connection 2015 Speakers Exemplify Being ‘Sent’

By Andy Butcher

Themed “Sent,” Connection 2015 will feature a diverse group of inspirational speakers who illustrate the many different ways God sends His people to reach others who need Him. Early Bird registration for the event runs through the end of February, with Connection 2015 running May 25–28.



Investing in Future Leaders

By David Coffey

God calls people to leadership from any place, at any time. MidSouth District Supervisor David Coffey tells about how he was mentored as a young leader, and why it’s so important to grow and develop new leaders.


Leadership Profiles

Spreading Inspiration: Mike Kai

By Rachel Chimits

Mike Kai, pastor of the Hawaii-based multiple location Inspire Church, challenged his church members to find a need and fill it. The result? The multiplication of many creative outreach ministries to the surrounding communities and the birth of multisite church locations. Evangelizing, discipleship and leadership development play a major role in Inspire’s ministry effectiveness.

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