Statement of Faith
The credibility of one’s faith is based upon the object of that faith. The term ‘Foursquare’ has reference to balance in doctrine as well as in lifestyle. Being a ‘Foursquare Gospel Church’ means… holding a Bible-based foundation for our faith, as well as a Holy Spirit-anointed walk in faithfulness.
Foursquare Doctrinal Statement
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God-inspired
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
2 Corinthians 13:14
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection
The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him
John 3:16; Romans 5:8
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God
I John 1:9
The New Birth
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one
2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20
Daily Christian Living
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith
Baptism and The Lord's Supper
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine
I Corinthians 11:24-25
Baptism with The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days
The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life
I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent
I Thessalonians 4:16-17
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Values central to the life, mission and vision of The Foursquare Church.
We prioritize joyous worship, honoring the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we extol the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We hold to the creeds asserting Jesus as God’s virgin-born Son--His sinless life, atoning death and literal resurrection providing salvation (Acts 4:12). We focus a Christ-honoring, grace-based preaching and teaching ministry rooted in the authority of God’s eternal Word, the Holy Bible (2 Timothy 3:16). Church Health and Biblical Balance. We prioritize a personal and church lifestyle of vital joy and hope as Christ and His kingdom are described in John 10:10, Romans 14:17 and 15:13.We promote creative personal and church ministry that spreads the Gospel meets human need and multiplies life-begetting ministries (Phil. 1:9-11). We prioritize passion with order in worship, biblical grace with obedience in lifestyle, with liberty, wisdom and charity in all things (1 Corinthians 13:13; 14:40). We embrace all who love Christ, pursuing our distinct sense of mission and values, while affirming the whole church beyond our ranks (Philippians 2:1-10).
We prioritize the apostolic plan for discipleship as in Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-6, calling believers to decisively open to the Holy Spirit’s fullness and fruit. We acknowledge the distinct and ongoing gift-giving ministry of the Spirit and instruct in how to minister in His power to Christ’s glory (1 Corinthians 12-14). We pursue faith-filled prayer, intercession and spiritual warfare with Holy Spirit enabled power and discernment as in Ephesians 6:10-20 and 1 Timothy 2:1-6.
We prioritize the apostolic convictions in 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15; being constrained by the love of Christ knowing eternal souls are at risk, and commissioned by the grace of God since all who believe may be saved. We are constant to our founding call to worldwide, interdenominational evangelism, proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-Coming King (Acts 20:27).
Fellowship and Ministry
We prioritize planting and growing local churches as in Acts 9:31 and Ephesians 3:14-19, that believers may be grown, nurtured and equipped for ministry. We cultivate every-member ministry as in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Christ’s will being that His church be the living evidence of His love and power to the world. We honor the Holy Spirit’s call to and giftings of church leaders under Christ’s commission and lordship, irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity (Acts 2:17-18).
We prioritize the Gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s power unto salvation for all, begetting works of compassion, justice and human aid (Matthew 5:13-16). We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of biblical marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah 56:7; Philippians 2:15-16). We accept the timeless purpose of God through his ancient people Israel, and reject anti-Semitism and all ethnic discrimination (Romans 11:11-27; Acts 17:26).