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; Matthew 28:19). Therefore, we are “Dedicated unto the cause of inter-denominational and worldwide evangelism.”* These words 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 coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to plant national churches around the world 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.
Living Way Foursquare Church is honored to be part of the Northwest Foursquare District. Living Way Foursquare church is one of the oldest Foursquare churches in the Northwest being founded in Ballard in 1936. Since then the Foursquare movement has grown from several hundred church worldwide to currently over 70,000 churches with 97% of those being outside the USA. The US Foursquare churches are divided into 14 Districts with northern Idaho and Washington making up the Northwest District.
* The dedication statement on the cornerstone of Angelus Temple, the first Foursquare church started January 1, 1923. (Taken From the Foursquare Website) © 2013 The Foursquare Church
Global Distinctives Of The Foursquare Church
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We will work alongside other Christians and churches. We will be a distinct movement, but will also hold a collegial spirit and maintain a helpful and cooperative posture with whom we can partner in mission.
The Declaration of Faith of The Foursquare Church will guide our practice, church polity, and call of believers into the work of the kingdom. It will be a biblical statement, apply to all members, and be the Declaration of Faith for all churches and all member nations.
EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP CULTURE
According to God’s gifting and calling, we will intentionally prepare and release men and women across generations and cultures into all positions of leadership and areas of ministry.
FOURSQUARE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
We will relate to each other with love in our global Foursquare family. We acknowledge that relationships are at the heart of God’s kingdom and will extend grace to fellow believers through ministry, cooperation and mutual submission in our global church.
As a Spirit-filled movement, we will consistently minister the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and teach and encourage believers to fully express the gifts of the Spirit in their daily lives. We totally submit ourselves in obedience to the Spirit’s use of our lives and His miraculous works in our day.
We will focus our mission and ministry efforts on multiplying disciples, leaders, churches and national movements. Holding to God’s passion for the lost, we will seek a movement of evangelism, mercy ministries, contextualized church planting and mobilizing indigenous believers in ministry among all peoples.
(Taken From the Foursquare Website) © 2013 The Foursquare Church