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Foursquare Leader Magazine (2017)

By The Foursquare Church

Each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine is jam-packed with encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The magazine releases annually in February, May and October and is available to all Foursquare pastors and church leaders. more»


Foursquare Leader Magazine (2016)

By The Foursquare Church

In each issue of Foursquare Leader magazine, you’ll find encouragement and insight for your ministry through special features, inspiring stories and current news. The pages are packed with content that will help you and your congregation as you serve on the front lines of ministry. more»


Empowered to Rest: A.J. Swoboda

By The Foursquare Church

Have we gotten stuck in the worship of time, and the false idea that our ministry world depends on us? Are we trying to out-work God? Pastor A.J. Swoboda speaks on the importance of Sabbath rest in this compelling video from Foursquare Connection 2016. more»


Healthy for the Long Haul

By The Foursquare Church

In this video presentation from Foursquare Connection 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Chuck Shoemake, Tammy Dunahoo and Paul Kuzma update Foursquare leaders on what our movement is doing to care for those on the front lines of ministry, and share about transitioning from a reactive care model to a proactive care plan. more»


Sending Healthy Leaders: Studio 11 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

Ministry leadership can be an exhilarating and exhausting call. If leaders are not healthy, they will reproduce unhealthy patterns and face significant, avoidable problems. Learn how to make space to invest in yourself and your family, and join fellow leaders who want to finish the race with strength and joy, in this Studio session from Connection 2015. more»


Foursquare Leader Magazine (2015)

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare ministers, church leaders and local volunteers will be encouraged, challenged and better connected to the Foursquare family with every issue of “Foursquare Leader” magazine. Download this publication today to discover all the latest updates, inspiring stories and helpful resources The Foursquare Church has to offer. more»


Multiply Empowerment: Connection 2014 Main Session With Marion Ingegneri

Encourage spiritual vision in the leaders of your church with this message by Foursquare Pastor Marion Ingegneri, shared at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas. Our churches, our leaders and the lost in our communities are counting on us to have seen with spiritual vision, so that we may lead them to Jesus. It is not an option. It is a necessity. more»


Multiply Disciples: Main Session With Francis Chan

In this main session recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014, renowned pastor, author and speaker Francis Chan challenges leaders to step away from busy schedules and build intimacy with God. This prophetic message could turn many pastors around, away from the disaster of a race run without God’s power, presence and leading. more»


Transform Ministry Productivity With ‘What’s Best Next’

By Matthew Perman

With his new book, “What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done,” Matthew Perman has given the church a major advancement not merely in systems of effectiveness, but also in foundational principles that ensure the right system is applied to the right work for the right reasons. more»


Crash the Chatterbox

By Steven Furtick

We are barraged by voices that demand our attention and distract us from the voice of God that communicates our innate value and the immeasurable worth we have in Jesus Christ. Sometimes, the most distracting voice is the one in our own heads. Steven Furtick shows us how to overcome destructive thinking in his latest book, “Crash the Chatterbox.” more»


Leading by Being and Doing

By Sam Rockwell

In his book “Leading by Being and Doing,” Gateway District Supervisor Sam Rockwell helps church leaders reach their full potential by discovering who they are personally and how that intertwines with ministry. Relating his personal experiences in ministry and sharing practical biblical principles, Sam communicates with a clarity and wisdom that are sure to help every pastor. more»


The Power of a Half Hour

By Tommy Barnett

Every pastor wants to live and lead more productively, and Tommy Barnett’s new book, “The Power of a Half Hour,” will show how this can be done. The secret? Learning how to live your life in half-hour blocks of time. Pastors will find the biblical principles discussed and practical advice helpful and inspiring. more»


Priorities of a Leader’s Heart

By The Foursquare Church

“Ministry is not about bringing validity to our lives as leaders,” says Southwest District Supervisor Kimberly Dirmann. “Ministry should be an outflow of a vital and personal relationship with God.” In this video from Connection 2013, Kimberly explains how she found the meaning in this principle and how, in the process, she experienced God’s transformation of her as a leader. more»


The Legacy Builder

By Rod Olsen

In a clever work of fiction that communicates crucial real-life leadership principles, author, speaker and leadership coach Rod Olson tells the story of Lance, a leader who is overworked, overstressed and out of focus. Sound familiar? Church leaders will appreciate this easy read that outlines clear, practical principles that will help them lead well. more»


Finishing Well, Healthy and Whole

By The Foursquare Church

Are you overworked and stressed out? Do you lack energy and the physical ability to do your job? De Rockwell, care and family health facilitator for the Gateway District, says you are not alone, even among Foursquare ministers. In this Quick Talk recorded at Connection 2013, she shares what they have done in the Gateway District to help leaders live healthier, happier lives. more»


Transformative Encounters

By David W. Appleby,George Ohlschlager

Counselors and pastors alike will appreciate “Transformative Encounters,” a practical guide to counseling and pastoral care edited by David W. Appleby and George Ohlschlager. Comprehensive and including many contributors, the book highlights a variety of approaches to counseling, utilizing techniques that have been successful both in church and clinical settings. more»


Taking Time for a Leadership Checkup

By The Foursquare Church

Ministry leaders often get so busy that they forget to take care of themselves, which can lead to personal disaster, say Robby Booth and Chuck Shoemake, directors of Foursquare’s Centers for Spiritual Renewal. General Supervisor Tammy Dunahoo notes that it is a priority of The Foursquare Church to care for our pastors so that this does not happen. more»


Crazy Busy

By Kevin DeYoung

Maxed out, stressed out and burned out? Has adding one more item to your to-do list put you over the edge? Help is on the way. In his new book, “Crazy Busy,” author and pastor Kevin DeYoung takes a look at why we get overly busy, and offers insight on how we can get our lives back in order—before we pull our hair out. 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»


Connection 2012 Learning Track: Administrators and Executive Pastors

By The Foursquare Church

Recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2012 in Phoenix, the Administrators and Executive Pastors Learning Track features a panel of expert guests who address specific strategies and practical advice for leaders serving in these unique roles. Topics addressed include student ministry, finances, mission statements, conflict management, human resources, legal issues, social media, communications and facilities management. more»


Building Below the Waterline

By Gordon MacDonald

In his new book, “Building Below the Waterline,” seasoned ministry leader Gordon MacDonald does a masterful job of taking leaders through a journey that begins with addressing the very core, or soul, of a leader, and then systematically works outward through a leader’s motivations, character, disciplines, relationships, time management and ministry practices. more»


Catalyst West 2013

Catalyst West is coming to Orange County in Southern California April 17–19. This groundbreaking conference will focus on the making of a leader and the process of character building, with the goal to “restore and refine who you were created to be, and what [God] has called you to do.” more»


The NINES: A Leadership Network Online Experience

The Leadership Network is offering an online leadership conference on Tuesday, September 27, called the NINES—featuring 9 topics, 99 speakers, and spanning 9 hours. The focus will be on practical insights about how to do ministry leadership better. Best of all, it’s completely free. more»


I Quit!

By Geri Scazzero,Peter Scazzero

Geri Scazzero, teaching pastor and director of marriage ministry at New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York, shares her personal journey of discovery and how she learned to stop pretending everything was fine when it really wasn’t, and quit the practices that were hindering emotional, relational and ministry health. more»



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