Our reason for existing
Foursquare Europe, as part of Foursquare churches worldwide, exists to glorify God and advance His Kingdom in obedience to Jesus Christ’s mandate to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations/peoples (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19). We are therefore ”Dedicated unto the cause of interdenominational and worldwide evangelism.” We also believe that “how” we represent Christ is as important as “what we do” in His Name. Therefore, we are called to serve in a Spirit of love, unto God and our fellow man. (John 13:34, 35). “Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness” are among our chief values.
The Fellowship of European Foursquare Churches (FEFC) was created to provide for the cultivation of Christian love, respect and unity among member nations and their leaders; to share resources; for mutual encouragement; and to cooperate in our missional intent to fulfill the Great Commission in Europe. The fellowship’s heart will be to encourage each other as we pursue that call and mission. In that spirit, a charter was adopted, featuring the goals, of providing a context for spiritual integration, identity and ministry, while protecting cultural distinctives, national sovereignty, and integrity.
Knowing that the unity of the Spirit is one of the strongest evidences of the presence of God in our midst, we are committed to periodically coming together for mutual encouragement, refreshing in the Spirit and prayer, dialog and communication of relevant information.
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is "Dedicated to Interdenominational, Worldwide Evangelism..." Jesus Christ is to be the incarnate Word to this age. The task of the Foursquare Church is to present Him in the language, culture and understanding of every man, woman or child and in every nation.
In fulfillment of our biblical purpose we are called to present Jesus Christ, God’s Son, as ”the Savior, the Healer, the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and the coming King ” and to establish healthy, culturally relevant, reproducing churches. Therefore, we are dedicated to the development of churches which are infinitely reproducible, making possible the continuous spread of the gospel to those yet unreached.
In addition to its aim of worldwide evangelism, the Foursquare Church seeks to make disciples. We seek to see developed in our members a Spirit-filled, Christlike character, attitude and obedience to Biblical principles, - being his witnesses in the world. When the local church comes together, it offers praise to the Creator/ Savior, celebrates our redemption through grace and communicates the daily mercies of our Lord. The worship pattern of each congregation will be as diverse as its local setting, ethnicity, culture, language, taste in art form and the spiritual development of its members. While adhering to the preeminence of Christ-centered worship in the life of its congregations, the Foursquare Church encourages freedom of form, musically and creatively.
Believing that through His suffering, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has provided hope for the whole person, Foursquare Churches and their members are encouraged to be active in meeting the social needs within their communities. Such ministries have included social services activities such as food for the needy, emergency aid, care for the suffering, acceptance of the rejected, and responding to the despair of those who have experienced distaster. There have also been counseling and support groups provided to those who have unique needs. The overarching spirit of the Foursquare Church around the world is that of a family, rich in relationships. Above all, the Foursquare Church seeks to maintain Biblical soundness while remaining open to the Holy Spirit in what He is doing in this moment of time to bring forth a fresh birthing of God's calling within us as a Spirit-filled community, as well as ministry to multitudes of hurting men and women.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)”, is the commission of Jesus Christ to His Church. And, we have been given gifted His presence, power and authority to fulfill this command. But “discipling of all nations ” becomes practicably realistic as countries develop indigenous church planting movements whose goal is not only to saturate their own country with Good-News baring churches, but who also have a vision to send missionaries to those yet unreached with the gospel. Such pioneer missionaries are certainly needed in many of the countries of Europe. Many have never heard or understood the good news of the gospel.
In addition, God’s goal is that none be lost, and that his Son’s name be exalted and honored among all the peoples of the world. This must equally be our goal. For these reasons Foursquare Europe continues to be ”dedicated unto the cause of interdenominational and worldwide evangelism” and to cooperate with one another as a family of churches, and with the Body of Christ, until disciples are made from every nation, tribe, tongue and peoples in Europe.
Therefore we are committed to...
- Planting culturally relevant, healthy, fruitful, reproducible Foursquare Churches;
- Attracting and training church planters;
- Developing a network of relationships that build unity and collective vision for brightening the light of Christ in a dark continent;
- Fostering increased relationships between local and national churches in Europe and in the larger Foursquare family throughout the world.