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Why Leadership Development Matters

By Tammy Dunahoo

Tammy Dunahoo invites you to join fellow Foursquare leaders on a journey to intentional leadership development. Leadership development, she says, is formation over a lifetime that shapes hearts, minds and hands to effectively fulfill God’s design.



Avoid the Mess When Planting a Church

By Dave Veach

Church planting can be a messy business. Northwest District Supervisor Dave Veach offers a look at the pitfalls to avoid when planting a church, in light of Foursquare’s Missional Objective of church and congregation multiplication.


Central Office Updates

Tammy Dunahoo on Leadership Development

By Tammy Dunahoo

In an exclusive interview, General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo shares how The Foursquare Church is pursuing leadership development, the first of our movement’s three Missional Objectives, and why it is crucial to fulfilling our mission.



The Mystery of Silence and Solitude

By Larry Spousta

Leadership formation, one of Foursquare’s Missional Objectives, begins by listening to God and letting Him form our hearts. Larry Spousta candidly shares his personal experience of how God changed him when he learned to let go and trust God in a new way.



How Are Great Leaders Formed?

By Ron Pinkston

Becoming a great leader doesn’t just happen. With one of Foursquare’s Missional Objectives being leadership development, Central Pacific District Supervisor Ron Pinkston discusses three key principles that go into the making of an effective, godly leader.



Freeing Others to Minister: John Wiley

By Andy Butcher

Releasing church members to start and lead ministries that God birthed in their hearts not only has created a catalytic culture in River Church Family (Kansas City East Foursquare Church) in Raytown, Mo., but also has brought catalytic change to the entire community.


Leadership Profiles

Building Leaders Who Reach Out: Nate Poetzl

By Rachel Chimits

Similar to hospitals that train medical residents, Nate Poetzl’s church trains ministry residents who will become catalytic leaders who plant churches. The goal of Faith Chapel in Billings, Mont., is to plant 71 churches in neighboring communities.


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.



Multiplication Is About Subtraction

By Fernando Castillo

If we want to multiply and see revival, we must be willing to give something away and subtract, shares Fernando Castillo, supervisor of the Pacific Southwest District. Addressing Foursquare’s Missional Objective of church and congregation multiplication, Fernando encourages pastors to take risks and let go so that God can bring increase.


Leadership Profiles

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.

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