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Transcript of Foursquare Church
International Church of Foursquare is a nation wide nonprofit organization made up of over 66,000 churches in the world and 1700 in the United States
The Northwest District is made up of over 160 churches in Washington, northern Idaho, and a few in Oregon
Dave Veach (District Supervisor)
Gabe Barreiro (Missional Pastor)
Excitement about and focus on the mission
Increased church planting
Development of young leaders
Reaching younger generations
Some churches lose focus on mission
3 most urgent challenges
The Foursquare National Office:
$30 million a year and"Live within the tithes"
$40.9 million total revenue
$1.2 billion assets
$39.4 million expenses
Northwest District Organization
Oversee the functions of the Districts
District Advisory Board
Meets twice a year (once in person and once on Skype or conference call)
Oversee fiduciaries and create a district budget
Members can nominate new candidates to join the board, and Dave will ultimately decide who joins
4 Stage Model to Accomplish Vision
• Founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in 1923
• The idea of foursquare came from chapter one of Ezekiel:
o Man, lion, ox, eagle
• Today’s foursquare symbols:
o Cross, cup, dove, crown
o Jesus the Savior, Healer, Baptizer, and Soon-Coming King
• Leadership passed to Aimee’s son (Rolf) in 1944
Overview of Jobs
Dave Veach- Serving as the district supervisor for the past five years
Gabe Barreiro- In his fifth year serving as the director for multi-cultural ministries.
Length of time at Foursquare
Both Dave and Gabe have been with Foursquare for more then twenty years.
Raising and equipping new, good, young, leaders
Figuring out how to stick with the national mission while remaining unique
Finding ways to reach a variety of different ethnic groups
The Northwest District Office
Receives $600,000 annually
Include conferences & programs, total $900,000
Planting churches-$30K Matching program
$234,000 on Pastor's salaries and benefits
$870,000 on total expenses
Stage 1: Pioneer
Stage 2: Establish
Stage 3: Empower
Stage 4: Send
5 Targets of Foursquare
1) Leader Support
2) Healthy Churches
3) Reaching Nations
4) Diversifying Leaders
5) Resourcing Leaders
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.
Dave and Gabe feel that though the mission of the church is important, it is flexible. Dave mentioned that structure can help or hinder the movement.
Transformational church assessment tool
Annual marriage retreat
Emotional health and intelligence tests
Developing good leaders
Glenn Burris Jr. (President)
Mission and Vision
National Foursquare organization and leadership
3 Urgent Challenges
• "A Woman Ahead of Her Time." The Foursquare Church.
N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <http://www.foursquare.org/>.
• "Thenwd.org / The Northwest District / The Northwest District."
Thenwd.org / The Northwest District / The Northwest District. Web. 27
Jan. 2014. <http://thenwd.org/#/the-northwest-district>.
• The Foursquare Church 2011 Financial Report
• "The Global Religious Landscape." Pew Research Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS.
N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2014. <http://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-exec/>.
• U.S. Religion Census 2010: Summary Findings
• "Summary of Key Findings." Statistics on Religion in America Report..
Web. 25 Jan. 2014. <http://religions.pewforum.org/reports>.
• Worth, Michael J. Nonprofit Management. 3rd ed. Print.
Board of Directors
Meet 4-5 timers per year
Responsible for philosophy and ministry
Made up of 13 committees (ex bylaws, mission, finance)
Includes chief operating director, president, general supervisor, missions director, and chief financial officer
Responsible for receiving reports, giving council on ministry, and nominating/selecting president
Comprised of the Cabinet, district supervisors, and divisional superintendents
Meets at least once a year to approve the business to be presented at the annual Foursquare convention
SWOT ANALYSIS (CONT.)
Cross Cultural Evangelism
Collaboration among churches
New Church Plants
Disinterest in church as a nation
Decreased revenue due to economic downturn
If anyone is interested in starting a church with Foursquare, contact Gabe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, comments, concerns?