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Set Limits for Optimal Leadership Health

By Paul Kuzma

Being aware of your limitations can go a long way in helping you keep your personal life and ministry healthy and strong. Pastors should revel in the freedom of not having to be, do, have, or even give, everything, shares Paul Kuzma.


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The Power of the Spoken Word: Karen Heimbuch

By Karen Heimbuch

Ordained Foursquare Evangelist Karen Heimbuch has traveled across the country and overseas, sharing the gospel in a uniquely profound way: Having memorized the Book of Revelation and setting it to a dramatic musical score, Karen performs live readings of the Scripture that have moved audiences to discover how truly powerful the Word of God is.



Four Vital Habits of the Healthy Leader

By Dr. Marcel Pontón

What facilitates the success and longevity of a leader in ministry? With experience in psychology and ministry, Dr. Marcel Pontón answers this crucial question. Maintaining health on a variety of levels is key, says Dr. Pontón, who is an associate clinical professor from the University of California Department of Psychiatry in Los Angeles.



Keys to Setting Effective Boundaries

By Kimberly Dirmann

Church leaders are constantly bombarded by people and issues calling for our attention. If we aren’t careful, we’ll be distracted from what God really wants us to do and run ragged. Here are three keys to setting up boundaries that will guard your life and your calling.



Slowing Down Can Lead to Healthy Lives and Leadership

By Serafín Contreras Galeano

As pastors, it’s easy to fall beneath ministerial pressure. But how can we find success in maintaining healthy lives, leadership and families? In this bilingual (English and Spanish) message, Dr. Serafín Contreras Galeano shares practical steps to maintain balance and health.



Learning to Love Learning

By Courtney Hall

We’ve all learned something in school at some point, but have we ever truly learned to love learning, whether in our course work or simply in the course of our lives? Courtney Hall, national church education coordinator for The Foursquare Church, examines how learning in the Lord can become a lifetime love.



How to Get Your Congregation to Read God’s Word

By Dave Barr

Foursquare Pastor Dave Barr was bummed when he found out only 20 percent of his church was reading the Bible regularly. So he and his leadership team embarked on a mission to change that, and came up with a practical strategy—and numbers of people reading the Bible dramatically increased. The tips he shares here are reproducible by churches of any size.


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Serving God With Purpose: Marcus McCloud

By Marcus McCloud

In 2008, Marcus McCloud was facing homelessness and had no idea what he was going to do. When his sister took him in and invited him to her Foursquare church, a new journey began for Marcus. He found joy in his relationship with Christ, met the woman who would become his wife, and discovered purpose in serving others.



Life Advice for Leaders From the Book of Micah

By Dr. Henry Cloud

We asked Dr. Henry Cloud how he learned to live well. For this renowned leader, the answer resides in his life verse, Micah 6:8. In the conclusion to our “Live Well” series, the author, executive coach and speaker gives insight from Micah 6:8 about pursuing a life well lived.



Foursquare Leaders Share Ways to Find Balance

By Allyson Siwajian

God rested after His creation work, setting an admirable standard for us. But how do we pull back, slow down and achieve balance in our lives? In this segment of our “Live Well” series, Foursquare leaders share tips on setting healthy boundaries, working well and maintaining positive relationships.

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