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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.



Catch the Vision for Church Planting

By Gabe Barreiro

In light of Foursquare’s missional objective of church and congregation multiplication, North Pacific District Supervisor Gabe Barreiro shares crucial insights about church planting in today’s world, and five practical ways your local church can become a parent and partner for church planting.



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.



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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Sent to Business: Chanda Crutcher

By Rachel Chimits

Chanda Crutcher always had heart for older people, even when she was a child. God took that passion in her adult life and turned it into a successful business that helps senior citizens who are disabled and disregarded. The founding director of American Senior Assistance Programs, Inc. (ASAP) advises potential business owners to “ask God to break your heart for what breaks His, and He will build on that foundation.”



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.


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Sent to Government: Kelly Tshibaka

By Ken Walker

As Kelly Tshibaka has followed the Lord’s leading, she has ended up ministering to people in the most incredible places—including government agencies and the CIA. The co-pastor of Mount Vernon Foursquare Fellowship (Mount Vernon Foursquare Church) in Alexandria, Va., shares her journey of following one “divine appointment” to another.


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Sent to Business: Grace Gonzalez

By Melisa Prieto

Grace Gonzalez, raised a Foursquare pastor’s kid, wanted to be a nurse so she could change people’s lives. Instead, God led her into banking—and she’s discovered that God is using her to change lives there instead. As a branch manager for Wells Fargo, she uses her influence to serve both employees and customers, helping them achieve professional and personal goals.



Shaking Tradition to Transform a Community

By Jimmy Stewart

When Tina Spellman became senior pastor of a small Foursquare church in Georgia, it was with the goal of changing from a traditional church to a missional one that would transform the community of Adairsville. Today, the church is a multi-site body of mission-minded disciples who reach well beyond their town.



The Transformational Journey of Journey Church

By Ken Walker

Journey Church (Bakersfield Dayspring Foursquare Church) in Bakersfield, Calif., had dwindled to only a few members, and the building was in shambles, by the time Elias Abdallah became the lead pastor. Today services are packed, and outreach to the community is changing lives, exemplifying well Foursquare’s missional objective of church health and transformation.

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