The Foursquare Church is called to:
- Serve the body of Christ
- Advance the gospel of Christ
- Cultivate members in Christ
The Foursquare Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Jesus Christ’s command is to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19). Therefore, we are “dedicated unto the cause of interdenominational and worldwide evangelism.” These words, from the cornerstone of Angelus Temple, express our spirit and our focus. Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God’s Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to encourage nations around the world to establish indigenous churches led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God’s Son.
The Foursquare Church, legally named International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, is a worldwide Christian Pentecostal denomination. Founded in Los Angeles in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson, The Foursquare Church now comprises more than 60,000 churches and meeting places, which welcome more than 8 million members in 140 countries (The 2010 Foursquare Church Annual Report). The Foursquare Church encompasses a variety of departments, products and ministries, as well as affiliated institutions and partners, designed to accomplish the vision of The Foursquare Church, and serve local churches and members. The Foursquare Church serves the Foursquare churches located within the United States, as well as resources and assists Foursquare churches and missionaries around the world. Specifically, The Foursquare Church manages licensing, membership and finances, and provides accountability, care and resources for our many pastors, leaders and missionaries.
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