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Simple Discipleship: Stan Simmons

By The Foursquare Church

Stan Simmons, pastor emeritus of Faith Chapel (Billings Foursquare Church) in Billings, Mont., offers a refreshing view of discipleship in this video, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»


Making Harvest-Workers: Nate Poetzl

By The Foursquare Church

What will it take to reach the great harvest of souls around us, and how do we multiply the needed workers? It will only happen if we focus on discipleship, shares Lead Pastor Nate Poetzl in this video, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2016 in Honolulu. more»


Sent to Multiply Disciples

By The Foursquare Church

There are a lot of different tasks in our work to fulfill the Great Commission, and we can sometimes think we need a million different tools to do a million different jobs. In this video, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015, Jerry Dirmann asserts that our confidence should be placed in God’s power and His Word to bring freedom and life to all people. more»



By Tom Hughes

For anyone with questions about life as a follower of Jesus, “Curious” by Foursquare Pastor Tom Hughes is an insightful and helpful guide. The book is directed toward those who want to grow in their own understanding of life as a Jesus-follower, and those who want to influence and help others in that journey. more»


The Monday Morning Church

By Jerry Cook

In “The Monday Morning Church,” Jerry Cook offers inspirational and practical coaching to help believers catch the vision for being the church outside the walls of the buildings they meet in on Sunday mornings. The Monday morning church, Jerry writes, needs to be “open and ready for business.” more»


The Divine Mentor

By Wayne Cordeiro

In his book “The Divine Mentor,” Wayne Cordeiro, senior pastor of New Hope Oahu in Honolulu, shows believers how to discover the joy of reading God’s Word every day and hearing His voice through the Scriptures. Packed with great analogies and anecdotes, this book gives practical insights that will encourage any believer’s walk with God. more»


God in the Mirror

By Miles McPherson

“God in the Mirror” by Miles McPherson, former professional football player and senior pastor of Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., shows believers how to discover who God has created them to be, and how to live up to the potential they have been given in Christ. A companion DVD and discussion guide are also available for small-group study. more»


Love Does

By Bob Goff

In his bestselling book, “Love Does,” author Bob Goff inspires readers to live an incredible life of joy-filled faith. His funny, winsome, inspiring and intriguing life-stories will draw you to the heart of Christ, and his humble but powerful testimony will leave you with a hunger for more of God and the life of love He calls us each to. more»


Operation: Solid Lives

By Jerry Dirmann

Operation: Solid Lives (OSL) has already been used around the world to effectively raise up disciples who multiply other disciples and reach their communities for Christ. Developed by The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Anaheim, Calif., the OSL program is available to pastors desiring to create a fully integrated culture of purposeful discipleship in their churches. more»


Multiply Transformation: Connection 2014 QuickTalk With Tammy Toft

Tammy Toft shares how God is using her to reach exploited women in Estonia, and give them new hope and purpose in life, in this QuickTalk from Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. In this inspiring video, Tammy encourages us to really look at those we might tend to overlook and see them as God sees them. more»


Cross-Cultural Discipleship: Connection 2014 Interview

In this interview, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Foursquare leaders Jerry Dirmann and Fernando Castillo Sr. talk about partnering together across cultures to spread the gospel and disciple believers, and how breakthrough can come through ministry collaboration. more»


Multiply Disciples: Multiply Track With Francis Chan

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, this Multiply Track with popular pastor, author and speaker Francis Chan challenges church leaders on the topic of discipleship. The way it has often been approached in the past, he asserts, is dead wrong. We need to ditch some of our well-intentioned but ineffective programs and systems, and get back to the basics of making disciples who know how to disciple others. more»


Total Life Pursuit

By Terry Miller

Terry Miller, a Foursquare pastor and certified fitness trainer, helps leaders create an environment that will facilitate discipleship in the most important areas of life. His new book, “Total Life Pursuit,” paints a clear vision of health and fitness spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally and financially. more»


Multiply Ministry: Connection 2014 Main Session With Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson challenges leaders to dream big to reach their cities in this video session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. From the necessity of apprenticeship, to when to launch leaders, to empowering every member of the church for ministry, we need to grow in the deliberate ways of multiplying churches and releasing missional people. more»


Luis Molina: QuickTalk at Foursquare Connection 2014

In this QuickTalk, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, Foursquare Pastor Luis Molina shares how being available to mentor athletes in his son’s school led to opportunities to share the gospel and disciple young people. One soul at a time, Luis is seeing the dream of his heart to reach his community become a reality. more»



By Preston Sprinkle

Preston Sprinkle’s new book, “Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us,” isn’t a stale theology textbook. It’s a fresh look at the real meaning of grace throughout the entire biblical record, and how that applies to our lives today. Humorous and sometimes shocking, the author’s words challenge us to take a look at our broken human condition in light of God’s grace. more»


Multiply Churches: Ed Stetzer

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas, this audio session features pastor and researcher Ed Stetzer as he outlines seven practical recommendations to Foursquare churches that want to plant churches but are struggling with the “how.” more»


Experience the Impossible

By Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., gives practical encouragement, support and exhortation to the church in his latest book, “Experience the Impossible.” He shows believers how to rediscover the power of God’s presence in their everyday lives no matter what challenges they may be facing. more»


Ride the White Horse

By Eddie Donnally

In his book “Ride the White Horse,” Foursquare Chaplain Eddie Donnally openly shares his life story of brokenness, rage, addiction and deep hurt, and the secret side of horseracing. This inspiring story will encourage anyone who feels as though they’ve gone too far to be redeemed, as well as those who care about people who seem like they can’t be reached. more»


Multiply Young Leaders: Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014, this “Multiply: Young Leaders” session with Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., available as a free audio download, offers practical ways to increase your capacity to make disciples and raise up leaders in your church. more»


Everyone Is a Minister

Carolyn Nichols, in her 80s and serving as senior pastor of Southport Christian Center (National City Foursquare Church) in suburban San Diego, shares her strategy for deliberately investing in young leaders and creating a culture where everyone is a minister, in this video recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. more»



By Jennie Allen

In a season when we are reimagining what it looks like to be The Foursquare Church, Jennie Allen’s new book, “Restless,” will be extremely helpful to leaders. The author addresses what it means to be called by God, the intentional focus we need in living the dreams He has given us, and changing the world around us. more»


Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

By David M. Csinos,Ivy Beckwith

In their groundbreaking book, “Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus,” David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith acknowledge how culture has changed and explore ideas of how the church can respond as we serve our youth and children. They contend that the primary and long-term goal of all the church’s ministries should be lasting spiritual formation that outlives structured programs and events. more»


Experiencing Honor’s Reward

By John Bevere

“If we understand what restrains Jesus, we understand what restrains us,” explains author and speaker John Bevere on this video recorded at Foursquare Connection 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. People who understand the biblical meaning of honor and those who truly honor Jesus are able to experience what John calls “honor’s reward.” more»



By Francis Chan

Francis Chan’s book “Multiply” focuses on being a disciple of Christ who actively disciples others. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book covers basic theology, includes insightful discussion questions, and teaches believers what it means to live out what the Bible teaches as an active disciple maker. The book is specifically designed for use in a community context, such as a small group. more»



By Tim Chaddick,Craig Borlase

Tim Chaddick, founding pastor of the fast-growing Reality LA church in Hollywood, explores the meaning of life and the vain attempts people make to find it in his new book, “Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning.” Helpful to spiritual seekers and new believers alike, the book is perfect for personal study and discipleship groups. more»


Embracing Grace

By Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D.

In his new book, “Embracing Grace,” Foursquare leader Daniel A. Brown, Ph.D., offers sage advice and sound biblical teaching to help believers who have become sidelined by destructive guilty feelings find freedom to live in God’s great grace. Insightful and written in an accessible style, this book will prove beneficial to any believer struggling with feelings of failure, and would also be excellent for small-group study and discussion. more»


Your Beautiful Purpose

By Susie Larson

Popular radio show host Susie Larson helps women discover and embrace God’s call for their lives in her new book, “Your Beautiful Purpose: Discovering and Enjoying What God Can Do Through You.” The renowned author and speaker shows how a woman’s gifts and passions help to fulfill God’s unique assignment for her life. more»


Connection 2012: Learning Tracks for Senior Pastors

By The Foursquare Church

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2012 in Phoenix, the Learning Tracks for senior pastors feature Foursquare pastors and leaders discussing how senior pastors can better disciple their congregations and engage their communities. They reflect on ways to connect with the next generation, and share ideas to create a culture of discipleship and community engagement. more»


Tour God’s Word VBS Kit

By The Rizers

Pastors looking for a great VBS program need look no further than the "Tour God’s Word" VBS Kit by The Rizers. The easy to implement curriculum focuses on getting the Word of God into the hearts of kids and helping them live it day to day. The five-day program explores the themes of trust, thanks, love, prayer and praise. more»


Journey Through the Gospels

By The Foursquare Church

Bring home Foursquare’s new devotional book, “Journey Through the Gospels,” and rediscover Matthew, Mark, Luke and John through the lens of Foursquare’s fourfold focus: Jesus the Savior, Baptizer With the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. This inspiring guide is ideal for personal as well as small-group study. more»


The Story Church Campaign Kit

Foursquare churches can receive a special discount on The Story Church Campaign Kit, a church-wide, multi-generational curriculum based on an abridged and chronological NIV Bible. Comprising 31 weeks of materials, the kit includes church planning resources, sample copies of all books for individuals, plus complete curriculums for preschool, early elementary, later elementary, teens and adults. more»



By Daniel Montgomery and Mike Cosper

Many books about the gospel limit its scope, focusing only on one particular aspect of it, such as social justice or missions or worship. But the gospel is bigger than just one thing. That’s why the founding pastors of Sojourn Community Church wrote “Faithmapping”—a comprehensive study that addresses the whole gospel and how it should play out in our lives, churches and communities. more»



By Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson

One of the biggest challenges in pastoral ministry is how to turn people sitting in the pews into active volunteers. In his latest book, “Connect,” church planter and pastor Nelson Searcy draws from his engineering background to identify systems and principles that can help turn first-time guests into fully engaged church members. more»


Unlocking the Gifts in You

By various artists

Just released, “Unlocking the Gifts in You” is a multi-part video teaching series that will help individuals and congregations begin to understand their God-given gifts so that they can be mobilized to more effectively connect people to Jesus Christ. more»


How to Pray / How to Study the Bible

By R.A. Torrey

Pastors, lay leaders and students alike will appreciate this new edition of R.A. Torrey’s classic teachings on the practices of prayer and Bible study. Available in both print and audio formats, “How to Pray / How to Study the Bible” is conducive to individual as well as group study and is sure to inspire any believer’s walk with God. more»


Jesus + Nothing = Everything

By Tullian Tchividjian

Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian says he experienced excruciating turmoil as a discouraged pastor until he revisited the book of Colossians and renewed his faith in Jesus Christ. “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” chronicles his personal crisis and transformed outlook on the gospel. The author reminds us that true freedom and grace are found in Jesus alone. more»


A Radical Faith

By James W. Goll

James W. Goll reminds Christians of the bedrock doctrines that underlie our faith in his new book, “A Radical Faith.” He contends that every believer, no matter how seasoned in Christ, needs a refresher course to keep his or her spiritual foundations strong. This book is a great discipleship tool that calls every Christian to active, living faith in Christ. more»



By Greg L. Hawkins,Cally Parkinson

When Bill Hybels and his team at Willow Creek found that 18 percent of their congregation said they were spiritually stalled, it was time to discover why. The authors of “Move” offer hard facts that may describe the spiritual life (or lack thereof) in your church, too, but they also provide a plan to help pastors increase people’s spiritual growth. more»


Beautiful Outlaw

By John Eldredge

Fan favorite John Eldredge’s latest release, “Beautiful Outlaw,” is a great read for Christians—especially new believers—who want to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. The author masterfully brings to life the biblical stories involving personal encounters with Jesus that show who He really is. This book will help anyone—even pre-Christian seekers—get to know Christ better. more»


Christ-Follower: A DVD-Based Study

By Seacoast Church

Not your run-of-the-mill discipleship course, “Christ-Follower” is artfully engaging and draws the viewer into a new understanding of his or her relationship with Jesus Christ. An adaptive resource that would work as well in the local coffee shop as it would in the church, this DVD-based study is an excellent resource for small groups. more»


Praying for Your Future Husband

By Robin Jones Gunn,Tricia Goyer

“Praying for Your Future Husband” is an excellent resource both for young women as individuals and women’s small groups. This practical book will help any young lady keep proper focus on her relationship with Jesus Christ first as she discovers who she is, who God has meant her to be, and what her perspective of marriage should be. more»


Disciples of All Nations Assessment Workbook

By John L. Amstutz

Foursquare pastor and missions leader John Amstutz has developed the “Disciples of All Nations Assessment Workbook” to help church leaders evaluate their ministries in light of Foursquare’s Four-Stage Development Model. This interactive workbook includes colorful charts to help illustrate a ministry’s forward progress through the four stages. more»


Mobilizing Men for One-on-One Ministry

By Steve Sonderman

Discipling men to become leaders for Christ requires taking a closer look at what men need and what the Bible says about meeting those needs. Foursquare minister and ministry coach Gary Dunahoo believes Steve Sonderman’s new book offers excellent insight on the process. He recommends it to senior pastors and men’s leaders as a step-by-step manual on effective men’s ministry. more»


The Good and Beautiful Community

By James Bryan Smith

In the spirit of his mentor, Richard Foster, James Bryan Smith has written a three-book series on personal spiritual growth that is practical in approach and solid in theology. In the third and newest volume, “The Good and Beautiful Community,” Smith focuses on bringing spiritual formation and community engagement together, in a format perfectly designed for small group study. more»


102 Fascinating Bible Studies

By Preston A. Taylor

Preston A. Taylor, a former pastor and missionary, has put together helpful Bible studies covering a vast array of topics that work well both for personal devotions and small-group discussions. more»


The Ancient Path

By Craig Smith

The Ancient Path is an ebook and music download from Craig Smith. Craig is part of the Foursquare Association and serves as senior pastor at City Christian Fellowship in Fort Smith, Ark. more»


Disciples of All Nations

By John L. Amstutz

The volume details a proven, four-stage developmental process for churches to implement in order to successfully fulfill Christ's command. more»


Building Bridges

By Stan Simmons

A four-part series on building bridges from Stan Simmons. Part 1: Becoming a Bridge Builder. Part 2: Compassion is Contagious. Part 3: Someone's Missing. Part 4: Living in the Love of God.