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Why Honoring One Another Is So Important

By Marcus Ellington

Marcus Ellington, assisting minister at The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., discusses why honor is important to God, why we need to honor others—even when we don’t want to—and how we can put showing honor into practice.

 
 

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Family Relationships: Global Distinctives (Part 4)

By Marysol Ramos

Marysol Ramos shares how the Foursquare family has made a difference in her life and leadership, in Part 4 of our Global Distinctives feature series. The Global Distinctives, agreed on by nearly 240 leaders at the 2012 Global Summit, are six unifying principles that bind our whole Foursquare family in doctrine and culture.

 
 

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Creating a Globally Minded Catalytic Culture

By Ted Vail

How can your church create a globally catalytic culture that reaches far beyond your walls, neighborhood and even country? Foursquare Missions International Director Ted Vail shares practical ideas for creating a culture in your church that will reach the world.

 
 

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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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It’s About His Power, Not Our Control

By A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D.

When God uses us, as pastors, to minister to someone, we can sometimes feel entitled to that person’s service in our church. God gives us the spiritual power we need in ministry—but that power doesn’t give us the right to control people. Like the apostles in Acts 2, we need to be able to release people to serve where God is calling them, even if that takes them away from us.

 
 

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Keith Jenkins Gives Up His Independence

By Andy Butcher

Keith Jenkins was pastoring an independent congregation when he realized the lack of covering and community wasn’t healthy. His relationship with Foursquare pastors drew him in to the movement, and he brought his church into Foursquare. Today he pastors New Life LA (West Adams Foursquare Church) in Los Angeles.

 
 

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10 Tips for Successful Ethnic and Immigrant Ministry

By Ted Vail

Ministry to the diverse people groups in the U.S. doesn’t just happen. We have to be intentional about it. Our local Foursquare churches have unprecedented opportunities to impact the world with the gospel, right from our very doorsteps. Here are 10 tips for successfully ministering among the ethnic and immigrant groups in your own neighborhood.

 
 

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Top 11 Things You Need to Know to Get Ready for Summer Camp

By Chris White

Summer is almost here, and it’s one of the best times of the year for reaching young people. Across the country, Foursquare camps will be providing a venue for powerful ministry to youth. Is your church ready? Here are the top 11 things you as a youth leader can do to get ready for summer camp and the fantastic ministry opportunity it offers.

 
 

Devotionals

Today Is a Day of Possibilities

By Sterling Brackett

The apostle Paul reminds us in Galatians 6 that today is a day in which we can choose to invest in others. Our investment may change a person’s earthly life, but it could also change his or her eternal destiny, shares Sterling Brackett, chief operating officer and corporate secretary for The Foursquare Church. We never know the difference that one small act of kindness will make to a desperate person.

 
 

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Showing God’s Love to the LGBT Community: Stephanie Singer

By Stephanie Singer

Foursquare church member Stephanie Singer, from a Foursquare church in Southern California, had found acceptance in the LGBT community. But the church loved her anyway, and she later found freedom and restoration in Christ. Now she challenges church leaders with ways to love the LGBT community into wholeness and relationship with God.

 
 
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