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Practical Ways Your Church Can Help Refugees

By Bethany Seremet

Concerned about refugees but not sure how to help? Bethany Seremet, who has served as a volunteer coordinator for a refugee resettlement program, offers tons of practical advice, ideas and helpful resources that will prepare you and your church to make a difference.

 
 

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Kids Start Lemon+Aide Stand to Help Refugees

By Rachel Chimits

Two Foursquare kids are serving up lemonade in their neighborhood so they can help refugees on the other side of the globe. Proceeds from their Lemon+Aide Stand go to Foursquare Disaster Relief to actively care for refugees’ physical and spiritual needs.

 
 

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Foursquare Churches Are Increasing Missional Effectiveness

By Andy Butcher

Returning church tithes to the local and district fields is one of Foursquare’s Five Stakes established as part of the Reimagine process. Find out how two Foursquare churches have used their missional money to reach people in their communities with greater effectiveness than ever before.

 
 

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Bi-Vocational Ministry As a Strategy

By Jonathan Griffiths

Alpha Hayward thought his path was in full-time vocational ministry, but the Holy Spirit had other plans. As a bi-vocational pastor, Alpha runs an auto detailing business that provides money as well as flexibility to serve his Portland, Ore., community.

 
 

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Co-op Connects Families to Foursquare

By Jonathan Griffiths

A local Foursquare church in Portland, Ore., is operating a family cooperative space that builds healthy families and community, and provides an easy access point for people to visit the church.

 
 

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Yaseer Handall: Called to Native Americans

By Yaseer Handall

Yaseer Handall had a thriving ministry to the Hispanic community—and then God called him to leave that, step out in faith, and minister to Native Americans. He and his wife, Monique, have been able to work with tribes in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico and North Dakota.

 
 

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Reach the World This Thanksgiving

By Foursquare

One of the most effective outreaches your church could ever do this Thanksgiving can be done right from members’ homes, by inviting foreign exchange college students over for a holiday meal. Members from El Monte Valley Community Foursquare Church in Southern California share how being hospitable opens doors for showing the love of Christ.

 
 

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Sent to Family: Foursquare Foster Care Workers

By Jimmy Stewart

Foursquare Credentialed Ministers Norma Perez-Morin and Rosalinda P. Vint both left secular careers so they could make a difference in the lives of foster kids and families. Every day, they reach out to children raised in foster care, from little babies to troubled foster youth who end up in the prison system.

 
 

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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.”

 
 

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Sent to Entertainment: Juan Alfonso

By Anabel Muñoz

When Juan Alfonso moved from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. as a child, he had no idea what God had in store. Now 32, he’s a working actor in Hollywood and sees the entertainment industry as his mission field. As a member of Media City Church in Burbank, Calif., he credits the church for helping him step out in faith and trust God in his unique calling.

 
 
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