Philippine Foursquare Church has more than 1,727 local churches as of September 2009

The Foursquare Church in the Philippines has now 1,727 churches as of September 30, 2009! Praise be to God! Thanks to the untiring support from all the national leaders, pastors, and members who are working together for the expansion of Foursquare movement here. In the 2009 Comparative District Summaries released by the National Office of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines, there are 1,727 local churches spread across the country. However, five districts are yet to submit their statistical reports - Pangasinan District, Oriental Mindoro District, Romblon-Aklan District, Agusan-Surigao District, and Northern Mindanao District. So we expect that we have more than 1,727 local churches.

Mindanao area, where there are many Muslim terrorists, has the most number of churches, 766, followed by Luzon with 700 churches, and the Visayas islands has 261 churches. Mindanao is composed of nine districts, Luzon has eight, and Visayas has three.

Among the nine districts in Mindanao, Central Mindanao District has the most number of local churches which is 126, followed by Southern Mindanao District, 111, and Agusan-Surigao District, 103. Agusan-Surigao District has yet to report its statistical report to the national office for October1, 2008-Spetember 30, 2009, so we would be expecting an increase of local churches from 103.

In Luzon, the Southwest Luzon District recorded 149 local churches with some churches located in Metro Manila, followed by the Southeast Luzon District (including some churches within Metro Manila area) with 138 churches, and Northeast Luzon District with 102 churches.

In the Visayas area, the Central Visayas District where Cebu City is located, has 143 establised local churches as of September 2009.

The top five districts in terms of number of churches are Southwest Luzon District, 149; Central Visayas District, 143; Southeast Luzon District, 138; Central Mindanao District, 126; and Southern Mindanao District, 111.

Let us praise God for the phenomenal growth of The Foursquare Church here in our country, and let us keep on praying for the national leadership as Rev. Val Chaves, the CFGP President, serves this rapidly growing work of more than 1,700 local churches. All glory belongs to God!

Fire in the Philippines by Jim Montgomery

Montgomery, Jim. Fire in the Philippines, Creation House, Carol Stream, Illinois, 1975. Retrieved January 4, 2010. http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache%3ACMYCnASuLiYJ%3Aweb.mac.com%2Fembubbacakes%2FiWeb%2FSite%2FAbout%2520us_files%2FFire%252520in%252520the%252520Philippines.pdf+foursquare+church+mindoro&hl=en&gl=ca&sig=AHIEtbQ-3Qag9lfy3YX1baEfDXpLrOHeSQ&pli=1

FOREWORD


Eight years is a long time. It is time enough for things to become stale. It is time enough for the excitement of past events to fade away.

Yet the reflective first and last chapters of the first U.S. edition of this book do not indicate a dampened enthusiasm. Between these two chapters is the account of the author's original research and analysis of the Foursquare Church's burgeoning mission outreach in the Philippines.

This part of the Church relied neither on foreign missionary personnel nor on foreign funds for its success; it relied conspicuously on the Holy Spirit. Therefore the lessons which Pentecostals and non-Pentecostals alike can learn from the Foursquare Church are still viable.

This is why the present edition of this book should be no less exciting than was the first edition published in the Philippines nearly eight years ago.

--The Publishers
 
 
To view the entire article in pdf file, please click the following link, Fire in the Philippines.

CFGP to be the 2nd largest national Foursquare church in the world

Philippines: April 2007, Days 8-11
By Daniel Brown

The event is the 41st National Convention of the Foursquare Gospel Church of the Philippines, a gathering held every two years, of most of their pastors/leaders from around the country. There are nearly 1600 Foursquare churches in this country, and they’re on track to have 2000 (surpassing the US) by 2010! That will make them the 2nd largest national Foursquare church in the world, behind Brazil. Although at the current rate of church planting in Cambodia, it might be a close call which one passes the US efforts first!


Retrieved, http://ctw.coastlands.org/travel-journal/philippines-april-2007-days-8-11/

Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines Photos

4th National Convention of United Foursquare Men, the organization of Foursquare men in the Philippines. Venue: Davao City - May 2009


10th National Convention of United Foursquare Women (UFW), the organization of Foursquare women in the Philippines. Venue: Baguioo City - April 2008

2nd Foursquare Bible College Convention in Cebu City - October 2008


National Leadership Strategy Conference and Retreat, Cebu City - January 2008


9th National Youth Convention of Foursquare Crusaders Youth (FCY) - the organization of all Foursquare youth in the Philippines. Venue: Bacolod City - April 2008


Who We Are


VISION

Our movement will serve as an agent for change through the planting of healthy, harvesting and holistic churches that actively engage their communities in evangelism and discipleship, leadership development and missionary outreach.

MISSION

The Foursquare family in the Philippines has been raised by the Lord as a major player in the task of National transformation through the proclamation of the Foursquare Gospel to all levels of society, in the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

VALUES

Family Spirit/Unity/ Cooperation
Trained Leadership
Zeal for Evangelism
Prayer & Fasting
Celebration of Worship & Fellowship
Development of Emerging Leaders
Faithfulness in Difficulties
Church Planting as Catalyst for Change
Signs & Wonders
Innovative Approach to Challenges
Lay Mobilization
Holistic Approach to Life & Ministry
Active Youth Sector
Anointing Ministry
Integrity & Excellence

OUR NAME

"Foursquare" is a Biblical term used of the tabernacle in the Book of Exodus, of the Temple of the Lord in Ezekiel 40:47, and of Heaven, as described in the book of the Revelation. The term "Foursquare Gospel" was given in the inspiration of revival to the denomination's founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, during an evangelistic campaign in Oakland, California, in 1922. It represents that which is equally balanced on all sides, established and enduring. Such confidence in the power of the Gospel is also expressed by the verse, Hebrews 13:8, displayed in Foursquare churches proclaiming, "Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever."

The name represents the four-fold ministries of Jesus:

The Savior
"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him..." –Isaiah 53:5 (Titus 2:14, Is. 55:7, Heb. 7:25, Is. 1:18)

The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit
"For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit... you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." –Acts 1:5,8 (Jn. 14:16-17, Acts 2:4, Acts 8:17, Acts 10:44-46, 1 Cor. 3:16)

The Healer
"He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses..." –Matthew 8:17 (Mk. 16:17-18, Mt. 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)

The Soon-Coming King
"For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout... the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord." –1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (Titus 2:12-13, Mt. 24:36-44, Heb. 9:28, Lk. 19:13, Lk. 12:35-37.)

OUR FOUNDER


Aimee Semple McPherson

The early 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, was a pioneer of women in religion. Having experienced a profound religious conversion at age 17, Aimee began preaching across the United States and later, the world. In 1918, she established her base in Los Angeles, Calif., where in 1923, the 5,300 seat Angelus Temple was dedicated and became the center of her revival, healing and benevolent ministries. She was the first woman to own and operate a Christian radio station. Her sermons were the first to incorporate the contemporary communications of that day into her preaching of the Gospel. From Angelus Temple she performed an extensive social ministry, providing hot meals for more than 1.5 million people during the Great Depression. She summarized her message into four major points known as "The Foursquare Gospel," and founded a denomination called The Foursquare Church.

Aimee was born October 9, 1890 on a small farm near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada and was the only child of James and Minnie Kennedy. While a student in high school, she attended a revival service conducted by Robert Semple. By her own account, she stated that at the time she was "cold and far from God" and began questioning the truths of the Bible. During this revival meeting, the message of "repentance" and a "born again experience" pierced her heart with conviction. When Robert began talking about the baptism with the Holy Spirit, it disturbed her so much that she left the meeting. But the Holy Spirit continued to grip at Aimee's heart, and for three days she struggled with such conviction until finally, alone in her room, she threw up her hands and said, "Lord, God, be merciful to me, a sinner." Immediately the burden was gone and the glory of the Lord filled her heart. She had been born again.

As she continued to attend the revival services, she learned that God had even more for her and so she began to seek the baptism with the Holy Spirit. After a time of prayer and seeking the Lord, she was gloriously filled and began speaking in her heavenly language and praising God. Aimee would describe that time by saying, "Each moment I could feel myself drawing nearer, nearer into His presence," and her heart cried out, "Take me, use me, have Thine own way. I am only a school girl. I live on a Canadian farm, but such as I am I give myself to Thee." Aimee said that, with the incoming of the Holy Spirit came a love and compassion for souls that melted her heart with longing for Christian service.

Her desire for serving the Lord seemed perfectly fitted to Robert Semple's evangelistic work and when he asked her to marry him, she quickly responded with a "yes." The two were married and this longing for service was first fulfilled when, before her twentieth birthday, she and her husband of less than two years, embarked on a missionary trip to China. Aimee would have been content to live out her days in obscurity. But what started out as a glorious adventure and fulfilment of God's calling ended with the tragic death of her husband three months after their arrival. Penniless, and alone with a one-month-old daughter, Aimee returned to the United States.

Shortly after returning home, Aimee met and married a businessman, Harold McPherson, with whom she had a son, Rolf. She tried to settle down to a "normal" home-life, but the call to Christian service remained constant. God continually knocked at the door of her heart and said, "Now will you go?" Growing weaker and weaker from sickness, Aimee, while on her deathbed after her second operation within two years, answered "yes" to God's call. Almost immediately thereafter, she was healed.

Knowing that she had to keep her promise to the Lord, she began evangelizing and holding tent revivals, first by traveling up and down the eastern part of the United States, then expanding to other parts of the country. She eventually held meetings in all parts of the world. People began coming in ever-increasing numbers to hear this remarkable lady evangelist. When not in a tent, she would need to find the largest auditorium in town in order to hold the record number of people that would come to her meetings. Often times she would have to share the time with whatever "event" was happening in the town. Like, on one occasion she met in a boxing ring, but had to hold her meetings before and after the boxing match. Once in San Diego, the National Guard had to be brought in to control the crowd of over 30,000 people. People would often stand in line and wait many hours for the next service to begin in order to be assured a seat.

Aimee's charismatic personality was a God-given gift used to draw people to hear her message. Her sermons were not the usual "fire and brimstone" messages given by contemporary evangelists, but ones which showed the face of a loving God, with continual outstretched arms. It was a message about heaven, as a place you wanted to be, and serving Jesus, as the only life that offered true fulfillment.

With Aimee, all were called and all were welcomed. God was no respecter of persons and neither was Aimee. She evangelized when segregation was rampant in the South. Although she invited all to come to her meetings, often times she would go to the "black" parts of town and hold meetings after the main meeting was over. She broke down racial barriers such that one time at Angelus Temple, some Klu Klux Klan members were in attendance, but after the service, many of their hoods and robes were found thrown on the ground in nearby Echo Park. She is also credited with helping many of the Hispanic ministries in Los Angeles get started, and there was even a great Gypsy following, after the wife of a Gypsy chief and the chief himself had been healed in a Denver revival meeting. With Aimee Semple McPherson there was no color, ethnic, or status separation line.

While holding a revival meeting in San Francisco in April 1922, Aimee became the first woman to preach a sermon over the radio. Being intrigued with the possibilities of this medium, Aimee purchased a radio station herself, thus making her the first woman to own and operate a Christian radio station. Through the wonder of radio, Aimee's voice became the most recognizable voice around the world. Since there were not many stations in Los Angeles at its inception, one could walk down the street, especially on a Sunday morning, hear the entire message from one open window to another, get to the destination, and not miss a single word of the sermon.

Weary of constant traveling and having no place to raise a family, Aimee rejoiced when in 1918, God called her to Los Angeles. This was to be her base of operation. God told her He would build her a house in Los Angeles and He did—one for her family and one for His people. For several years she continued to travel and raise money for the building of Angelus Temple and on January 1, 1923, Angelus Temple was dedicated. The church held 5,300 people and was filled to capacity three times each day, seven days a week. In the beginning, Aimee preached every service. It became the spiritual home for thousands of her followers and a base for her evangelistic ministry. What grew out of a desire to have a base of operation to preach the Gospel, quickly evolved into a church organization—supporting and sending out missionaries, providing commissary and community services that were more reliable than the city's own relief programs, as well as a full program of church ministries.

Aimee was famous inside and outside the church. Every city where services were held usually had in attendance civic leaders, as well as pastors representing the local churches of every denomination. She made sure that Angelus Temple was represented in local parades and entered floats into the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena. Her illustrated sermons attracted even those from the entertainment industry, looking to see a "show" that rivaled what Hollywood had to offer. These famous stage productions drew people who would never have thought to enter a church, and then presented them with the message of salvation. Aimee believed that the Gospel was to be presented at every opportunity and used worldly means at her disposal to present the Gospel to as many people as possible.

She was a woman in a man's world, and single at a time when women her age were suppose to be married. But she was willing to go, when God called, and was not limited by what she saw, but believed in the God who called her to fulfill the greatest call of all—the winning of souls.

Aimee once wrote:
"You don't need to be an orator. What God wants is plain people with the Good News in their hearts who are willing to go and tell it to others. The love of winning souls for Jesus Christ sets a fire burning in one's bones. Soul winning is the most important thing in the world. All I have is on the altar for the Lord, and while I have my life and strength, I will put my whole being into the carrying out of this Great Commission."

Sister McPherson, as she was affectionately called by her constituents, went to be with the Lord, September 27, 1944, while conducting a revival service in Oakland, Calif. Memorial services were held on her birthday, October 9th, at Angelus Temple.

From its beginning at Angelus Temple, The Foursquare Church has now grown to include more than 55,000 churches worldwide. There are currently more than 10 million members in 149 countries around the globe. It presently ranks as one of the three or four most distinguished branches of Pentecostalism.




* Vision, Mission, and Values sections are taken from the official website of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines.
* Our Name and Our Founder sections are taken from the official website of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

Copyright 2010. Marlon B. Raquel

Southeast Luzon District

About Southeast Luzon District (SELD)

Southeast Luzon District is composed of 138 Foursquare churches grouped into 11 divisions from the Southeastern part of Metro Manila, including Rizal, Cavite, Quezon provinces and Bicol region.

With the leadership of Rev. Reynaldo Lucion, the District Supervisor, together with the Divisonal Superintendents, SELD Foursquare family is committed to empower leaders and establish and maintain healthy churches for the transformation of the nation as reflected in its vision and mission statements.



BLUE DIVISION
1. Cavite City Foursquare Church
2. Malagasang Foursquare
3. Imus Foursquare Church
4. Jesus Cares Foursquare Church
5. One Way Foursquare Church
6. Jesus Christ Lord of Hope
7. River of Life Foursquare Church
8. Trece Martires City Foursquare Church
9. Tres Cruses Foursquare Church
10. Jesus the Savior Foursquare Church
11. Living Word Foursquare Church(Gentri)
12. Cuadra Foursquare Church

CROSS DIVISION
1. Alabang Foursquare Church
2. Muntinlupa City Foursquare Church
3. Soldiers' Hills Foursquare Church
4. Hope in Jesus Foursquare Church
5. Pacita Foursquare Church
6. United Bayanihan Foursquare Church
7. Morning Breeze Foursquare Church
8. Elohim Foursquare Church
9. Kaligtasan Foursquare Church

DIAMOND DIVISION
1. Jesus Christ the Lord of All Ministries
2. Lighthouse Foursquare Church
3. Lord of the Harvest Center
4. Tumana Foursquare Church
5. Riverside Foursquare Church
6. Olandes Foursquare Church
7. House of Faith Foursquare Church
8. Agape Foursquare Church
9. Bagong Pag-asa Foursquare Church
10. Balubad Foursquare Church
11. Hillside Foursquare Church
12. The Call Worship Center
13. Sitio Payong Foursquare Church
14. Door of Hope Foursquare Church

EAGLE DIVISION
1. First Adonai Foursquare Church
2. Charis of God Foursquare Church
3. Living Streams Foursquare Church
4. First Adonai Foursquare Church (Bulacan)
5. Jesus, Rock of Salvation Foursquare Church
6. Shield of Faith Foursquare Church
7. Francisco Homes Foursquare Church
8. Sauyo Foursquare Church
9. Christ Vessel Foursquare Church
10. North Fairview Foursquare Church
11. Interville Foursquare Church
12. Heart of Jesus Foursquare Church
13. Grace of God Foursquare Church

GOLD DIVISION
1. Teresa Foursquare Church
2. Light of Life Foursquare Church
3. Living Witness Foursquare Church
4. Salt of Life Foursquare Church
5. Antipolo City Foursquare Church
6. La Unica Foursquare Church
7. FVR Foursquare Church
8. Sanctuary of Living Witness
9. Cupang Foursquare Church
10. Mt. of Zion Foursquare Church
11. Lagundi Foursquare Church
12. Crown of Glory Foursquare Church

LION OF JUDAH DIVISION
1. Living Word Foursquare Church (Makati)
2. City of the Lord Foursquare Church
3. Living Word Foursquare Church (Paranaque)
4. Faith in Jesus Foursquare Church
5. Christ our Hope Foursquare Church
6. Glorious Hope Foursquare Church
7. King's Way Foursquare Church
8. Pinagkaisahan Foursquare Church
9. Signal Village Foursquare Church
10. Living Word Foursquare Church (Tanyag)
11. Living Word Foursquare Church (GreenHills)

PURPLE DIVISION
1. Rivers of Joy Foursquare
2. Capitol City Foursquare Church
3. Luzon Ave. Foursquare Church
4. Tagumpay Foursquare Church
5. Botocan Foursquare Church
6. Masambong Foursquare Church
7. Mendez Foursquare Church
8. Sonlight Foursquare Church
9. Batasan Foursquare Church
10. Kapalaran Foursquare Church
11. Renewed Foursquare Church
12. Palayan Foursquare Church
13. Glorious Lord's Foursquare Church
14. Gravel Pit Foursquare Church

SCARLET DIVISION
1. Life in Christ Church (Pasig)
2. Blessed Hope Foursquare Church
3. Glorious Hope Foursquare Church
4. Grace Foursquare Church
5. Christ our Life Foursquare Church
6. Life in Christ Church (Mand.)
7. Cornerstone Foursquare Church
8. Angono Foursquare Church
9. Lifeway Christian Ministries
10. Blessed Mount Foursquare Church
11. Taytay Foursquare Church
12. God Loves You Foursquare Church
13. Mapalad Foursquare Church
14. Lord's Tower Foursquare Church
 
CUP DIVISION
1. Lord of Glory Foursquare Church
2. Dolores Foursquare Church
3. Callejon Foursquare Church
4. Lucena City Foursquare Church
5. Manggahan Foursquare Church
6. Tiaong Foursquare Church
 
CROWN DIVISION
1. Landmark Foursquare Church
2. Sorsogon City Foursquare Church
3. Matnog Foursquare Church
4. Last Days Foursquare Church
5. Juban Foursquare Church
6. Irosin Foursquare Church
7. Gubat Foursquare Church
8. Family of God Foursquare Church
9. Everyhome Foursquare Church
10. Christ Harvest Center
11. Acts Christian Center
12. Jibong Foursquare Church

DOVE DIVISION
1. Daraga Foursquare Church
2. To the Glory of God Foursquare Church
3. Oas Foursquare Church
4. Camalig Foursquare Church
5. Inarado Foursquare Church
6. Ligao City Foursquare Church
7. Maramba Foursquare Church
8. Bacacay Foursquare Church
9. Malilipot Foursquare Church
10. Pili Foursquare Church
11. Naga City Foursquare Church
12. Daet Foursquare Church
13. Panganiban Foursquare Church
14. Rapu-Rapu Foursquare Church
15. New Hope Christian Fellowship
16. Legaspi City Foursquare Church

International Foursquare Convention 2010 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Foursquare Connection 2010

Foursquare ministers and members from around the world are gathering in Atlanta May 31-June 3 for the denomination’s annual international convention.


January 1, 2010

The Foursquare Church is gathering in Atlanta May 31-June 3, 2010, for the movement’s annual convention, also called Foursquare Connection.

The theme of Connection 2010 is “The Power of One,” focusing on how:

One hand reaching out can change a life.
One church training people can change a city.
One movement sending believers can change the world.

As one hand, one church, and one movement, Foursquare members will reach the lost, train them as disciples and send them out into the world. It’s the gospel unleashed, and it’s going out from Atlanta.

In addition to selecting the next president of The Foursquare Church, gleaning wisdom from leaders on the cutting edge of what the Holy Spirit is doing today, and enjoying the presence of God in powerful moments of prayer and praise, this year’s annual gathering will provide the opportunity to serve and learn together while connecting in worship, prayer and ministry.

Meet members of the Foursquare family from across the nation and around the world. Develop new friendships and rekindle old ones. Find mentors—and even become one. Foursquare Connection 2010 will leave a tangible mark not only on Atlanta, but also on the lives of pastors, leaders and lay members who attend—not to mention the churches and communities that those who attend call home.

The “Power of One” is going to Atlanta—make plans to attend today. Register by Feb. 4, 2010, and save $90 with the super early bird rate. Visit http://www.foursquareconnection.org/ to register and get more information.

Foursquare Church by Conrado Lumahan

3.3 Foursquare Church*


In 1949 the first foreign missionary came to the Philippines, but by that time Filipinos converted by the ministry of Foursquare founder, Aimee Semple Mcpherson had already planted congregations in Cavite, Iloilo City and elsewhere. By the same year Foursquare churches increased to thirteen churches in various parts of the country. The 1960s and 70s were times of rapid growth, both in quantity and quality. Bible colleges and Christian schools were instrumental in the massive growth. This impressive accomplishment was widely known through Jim Montgomery’s New Testament Fire in the Philippines. The Foursquare Church is one of the most prominent classical Pentecostal denominations in the Philippines today.


*Lumahan, Conrado. Facts and Figures: A History of the Growth of the Philippine Assemblies of God, Master of Theology thesis, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, 2003. Retrieved January 4, 2010, http://www.apts.edu/aeimages//File/AJPS_PDF/05-2-CLumahan.pdf

Foursquare Ministers' Code of Ethics

FOURSQUARE MINISTERS’ CODE OF ETHICS*

As an ordained or licensed minister or Christian worker, I subscribe in full to the contents of the Declaration of Faith as compiled by Aimee Semple McPherson, founder, and to the creedal statement of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and declare myself in harmony with and bind myself to the objects, purposes and provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines, Inc.

I further dedicate myself to the faithful performance of the ministry to which I have been called and will at all times strive for harmony, Christian unity and accord.

Should I desire further training, I will first ask the advice of my District Supervisor.

Should I desire to publish books, tracts, or literature, etc., bearing the Foursquare name, I will first obtain the approval of the Board.
               
When ministering in the pulpit, I will endeavor to wear, if a man, a barong or a long-sleeved shirt with a tie; if a woman, an accepted decent or formal dress.

Should I desire to resign from any office, pastorate or ministry to which I have been assigned, or should I desire a change of appointment, I will address such request in writing to my District Supervisor no longer than sixty (60) days prior to the effective date of such change, and in the meanwhile I will remain in the place of duty until a satisfactory replacement has been arranged by the District Supervisor.

I further understand I am only a volunteer worker and that a credential is not a guarantee of financial support from the Foursquare organization but is an authorization to fulfill my calling within the fellowship of Foursquare churches; I further recognize that the responsibility rests upon me to uphold and maintain the high standards of the ministry and the cause of Christ.

If at any time I am guilty of conduct unbecoming to the ministry or if at any time I am unable to give my wholehearted support to the policies and aims of the organization, I will surrender my credentials in accordance with church discipline and will refrain from taking any action that will cause division or dissension within the ranks of Foursquare ministers and members.

I pledge further, to give the fullest consideration to any fellow ministers and will seek the best interest of the organization and the cause of Christ under and in all circumstances.


  • Article VIII, Section K, Subsection 4, Paragraph B, Sub-paragraph 3, Legal and Ecclesiastical Bylaws, Rules, Regulations, Discipline and Teachings of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines. Published by the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines, Quezon City (2003 Edition).

Biography of Dr. Rolf K. McPherson


Dr. Rolf K. McPherson
2nd President of The Foursquare Church

On Thursday, May 21, 2009, Dr. Rolf K. McPherson, son of the founder and the president emeritus of The Foursquare Church, passed from this life into the presence of the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Carmichael McPherson; his daughter, Alicia McPherson Santacroce; two granddaughters, Heidi Ledesma and Leslie Young; a grandson, Ronald LaRue; a niece, Victoria Salter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorna De Smith McPherson, and a daughter Marlene McPherson LaRue.

Rolf Kennedy McPherson was born on March 23, 1913, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Harold S. and Aimee Semple McPherson. He was only a small child when he traveled to the West Coast with his mother, who evangelized her way across the country to Los Angeles, where she established Angelus Temple.

While he was in his late teens, Dr. McPherson met Lorna De Smith, who helped him realize that, even though he had been raised in the church, he must make a personal commitment to God. In 1931 he and Lorna De were married in a ceremony officiated by his mother. To this union were born two daughters, Alicia Kay and Marlene. Throughout their more than sixty years of marriage and until her death in 1993, Lorna De worked tirelessly alongside her husband to advance the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. In January 1997, Dr. McPherson married Evangeline Carmichael.

As part of his preparation for ministry, Dr. McPherson attended both LIFE Bible College and Southern California Radio Institute. It seemed only natural for Rolf to become involved with KFSG, the radio station his mother had founded in 1924. KFSG was the third station to be established in Los Angeles, and Rolf was responsible for its operation from 1944 until 1988. Under his management, the station became the most prominent Christian radio station in Los Angeles, with the distinction of being the oldest, continuously operating Christian radio station in the world. At the time of its sale in 2000, its value had grown from a few thousand dollars to $250 million.

Upon the death of his mother in 1944, Dr. McPherson became president of the four corporate entities she had established: Echo Park Evangelistic Association, The Church of the Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, and LIFE Bible College. In addition, he became the pastor of Angelus Temple. Even though he was very young, 31, he had prepared for several years to assume these responsibilities. It had been his mother’s wish that he would succeed her in leading the church, and she had spent the last decade of her life training him to assume that leadership role.

For 44 years, Dr. Rolf K. McPherson led the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, expanding its ministry into 63 countries around the world; the number of churches worldwide grew to more than 19,000 (Currently there are almost 60,000 Foursquare churches and meeting places in 144 countries.). The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel quickly became known as a missions-minded denomination, taking the Gospel to remote areas of the world to people who had not previously heard the Good News of the Savior. Dr. McPherson retired from the presidency of the Foursquare Church in 1988, but he remained president emeritus. He was also pastor emeritus of Angelus Temple, having retired from actively directing the affairs of the church in 1997.

The strength and far-reaching influence of The Foursquare Church today are directly attributable to Dr. McPherson’s personal integrity and administrative giftedness. The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, born out of the evangelistic fervor of Aimee Semple McPherson, became firmly established under the leadership of her son, Rolf Kennedy McPherson. His lifetime of service became an inspiring and enduring legacy.

Foursquare’s current president, Pastor Jack Hayford, expressed his gratitude for Dr. McPherson’s long ministry to The Foursquare Church: “Dr. McPherson gave of himself selflessly and faithfully for more than four decades as he carried on the work that his mother had begun. The blessing that we are currently experiencing is due, in large part, to the work that Dr. McPherson accomplished during his presidency. He laid a foundation that made it possible for The Foursquare Church to move forward around the world and take the Foursquare Gospel to many nations. He will be missed, but the legacy that he left will result in eternal blessedness for millions.”

The memorial service will be held at Angelus Temple, but the date and time have yet to be determined.

Foursquare News Service #368

Source:
http://www.foursquare.org/articles/837,1.html

The Foursquare Crusaders Anthem


Foursquare Crusaders Anthem


Motto:
"Once a Crusader, always a Crusader."     


     Foursquare Crusaders Youth are we
     Serving Christ in unity
     This is our song of victory,
     Jesus lives for you and me;
     Christ died on the cross for all,
     Died to save us from the fall;
     On His name we daily call,
     Come and join us one and all!

     We're crusading and we're invading
     In the Savior's wonderful name;


     We lift high the flag of royalty
     Red and purple, blue and gold
     For His majesty;
     We, with Jesus, will onward go,
     We'll conquer every foe;
     Under Christ by faith we see
     We'll crusade to victory

     If you put you'll trust in Him,
     He will save you from all sin;
     Vict'ry you will surely win,
     Jesus is your trusted friend;
     He will set your spirit free,
     When from Satan's snare we flee;
     He gives glorious liberty,
     Lift your eyes and you will see.

Biography of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson


Sister Aimee Semple McPherson
Founder, The Foursquare Church

The early 20th century evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, was a pioneer of women in religion. Having experienced a profound religious conversion at age 17, Aimee began preaching across the United States and later, the world. In 1918, she established her base in Los Angeles, Calif., where in 1923, the 5,300 seat Angelus Temple was dedicated and became the center of her revival, healing and benevolent ministries. She was the first woman to own and operate a Christian radio station. Her sermons were the first to incorporate the contemporary communications of that day into her preaching of the Gospel. From Angelus Temple she performed an extensive social ministry, providing hot meals for more than 1.5 million people during the Great Depression. She summarized her message into four major points known as "The Foursquare Gospel," and founded a denomination called The Foursquare Church.

Aimee was born October 9, 1890 on a small farm near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada and was the only child of James and Minnie Kennedy. While a student in high school, she attended a revival service conducted by Robert Semple. By her own account, she stated that at the time she was "cold and far from God" and began questioning the truths of the Bible. During this revival meeting, the message of "repentance" and a "born again experience" pierced her heart with conviction. When Robert began talking about the baptism with the Holy Spirit, it disturbed her so much that she left the meeting. But the Holy Spirit continued to grip at Aimee's heart, and for three days she struggled with such conviction until finally, alone in her room, she threw up her hands and said, "Lord, God, be merciful to me, a sinner." Immediately the burden was gone and the glory of the Lord filled her heart. She had been born again.

As she continued to attend the revival services, she learned that God had even more for her and so she began to seek the baptism with the Holy Spirit. After a time of prayer and seeking the Lord, she was gloriously filled and began speaking in her heavenly language and praising God. Aimee would describe that time by saying, "Each moment I could feel myself drawing nearer, nearer into His presence," and her heart cried out, "Take me, use me, have Thine own way. I am only a school girl. I live on a Canadian farm, but such as I am I give myself to Thee." Aimee said that, with the incoming of the Holy Spirit came a love and compassion for souls that melted her heart with longing for Christian service.

Her desire for serving the Lord seemed perfectly fitted to Robert Semple's evangelistic work and when he asked her to marry him, she quickly responded with a "yes." The two were married and this longing for service was first fulfilled when, before her twentieth birthday, she and her husband of less than two years, embarked on a missionary trip to China. Aimee would have been content to live out her days in obscurity. But what started out as a glorious adventure and fulfilment of God's calling ended with the tragic death of her husband three months after their arrival. Penniless, and alone with a one-month-old daughter, Aimee returned to the United States.

Shortly after returning home, Aimee met and married a businessman, Harold McPherson, with whom she had a son, Rolf. She tried to settle down to a "normal" home-life, but the call to Christian service remained constant. God continually knocked at the door of her heart and said, "Now will you go?" Growing weaker and weaker from sickness, Aimee, while on her deathbed after her second operation within two years, answered "yes" to God's call. Almost immediately thereafter, she was healed.

Knowing that she had to keep her promise to the Lord, she began evangelizing and holding tent revivals, first by traveling up and down the eastern part of the United States, then expanding to other parts of the country. She eventually held meetings in all parts of the world. People began coming in ever-increasing numbers to hear this remarkable lady evangelist. When not in a tent, she would need to find the largest auditorium in town in order to hold the record number of people that would come to her meetings. Often times she would have to share the time with whatever "event" was happening in the town. Like, on one occasion she met in a boxing ring, but had to hold her meetings before and after the boxing match. Once in San Diego, the National Guard had to be brought in to control the crowd of over 30,000 people. People would often stand in line and wait many hours for the next service to begin in order to be assured a seat.

Aimee's charismatic personality was a God-given gift used to draw people to hear her message. Her sermons were not the usual "fire and brimstone" messages given by contemporary evangelists, but ones which showed the face of a loving God, with continual outstretched arms. It was a message about heaven, as a place you wanted to be, and serving Jesus, as the only life that offered true fulfillment.

With Aimee, all were called and all were welcomed. God was no respecter of persons and neither was Aimee. She evangelized when segregation was rampant in the South. Although she invited all to come to her meetings, often times she would go to the "black" parts of town and hold meetings after the main meeting was over. She broke down racial barriers such that one time at Angelus Temple, some Klu Klux Klan members were in attendance, but after the service, many of their hoods and robes were found thrown on the ground in nearby Echo Park. She is also credited with helping many of the Hispanic ministries in Los Angeles get started, and there was even a great Gypsy following, after the wife of a Gypsy chief and the chief himself had been healed in a Denver revival meeting. With Aimee Semple McPherson there was no color, ethnic, or status separation line.

While holding a revival meeting in San Francisco in April 1922, Aimee became the first woman to preach a sermon over the radio. Being intrigued with the possibilities of this medium, Aimee purchased a radio station herself, thus making her the first woman to own and operate a Christian radio station. Through the wonder of radio, Aimee's voice became the most recognizable voice around the world. Since there were not many stations in Los Angeles at its inception, one could walk down the street, especially on a Sunday morning, hear the entire message from one open window to another, get to the destination, and not miss a single word of the sermon.

Weary of constant traveling and having no place to raise a family, Aimee rejoiced when in 1918, God called her to Los Angeles. This was to be her base of operation. God told her He would build her a house in Los Angeles and He did—one for her family and one for His people. For several years she continued to travel and raise money for the building of Angelus Temple and on January 1, 1923, Angelus Temple was dedicated. The church held 5,300 people and was filled to capacity three times each day, seven days a week. In the beginning, Aimee preached every service. It became the spiritual home for thousands of her followers and a base for her evangelistic ministry. What grew out of a desire to have a base of operation to preach the Gospel, quickly evolved into a church organization—supporting and sending out missionaries, providing commissary and community services that were more reliable than the city's own relief programs, as well as a full program of church ministries.

Aimee was famous inside and outside the church. Every city where services were held usually had in attendance civic leaders, as well as pastors representing the local churches of every denomination. She made sure that Angelus Temple was represented in local parades and entered floats into the famous Rose Parade in Pasadena. Her illustrated sermons attracted even those from the entertainment industry, looking to see a "show" that rivaled what Hollywood had to offer. These famous stage productions drew people who would never have thought to enter a church, and then presented them with the message of salvation. Aimee believed that the Gospel was to be presented at every opportunity and used worldly means at her disposal to present the Gospel to as many people as possible.

She was a woman in a man's world, and single at a time when women her age were suppose to be married. But she was willing to go, when God called, and was not limited by what she saw, but believed in the God who called her to fulfill the greatest call of all—the winning of souls.

Aimee once wrote:

"You don't need to be an orator. What God wants is plain people with the Good News in their hearts who are willing to go and tell it to others. The love of winning souls for Jesus Christ sets a fire burning in one's bones. Soul winning is the most important thing in the world. All I have is on the altar for the Lord, and while I have my life and strength, I will put my whole being into the carrying out of this Great Commission."

Sister McPherson, as she was affectionately called by her constituents, went to be with the Lord, September 27, 1944, while conducting a revival service in Oakland, Calif. Memorial services were held on her birthday, October 9th, at Angelus Temple.

From its beginning at Angelus Temple, The Foursquare Church has now grown to include more than 55,000 churches worldwide. There are currently more than 10 million members in 149 countries around the globe. It presently ranks as one of the three or four most distinguished branches of Pentecostalism.


Source:
http://www.foursquare.org/landing_pages/8,3.html

7th ECFC Tripartite Leadership Conference in Cebu City

Cebu City Philippines Holds 2010 ECFC

We are happy to host the next ECFC in Cebu City, Philippines this coming Oct. 19-23, 2010. Around 30 nations will come and participate for this. The venue is CEBU MIDTOWN HOTEL. The costs is $185 (including registration).

Please pray about it and start planning and saving for this special gathering. We will have a tour around some historical places like the Magellan Cross, Lapu-lapu Shrine in Mactan Island, Fort San Pedro and other scenic places. We will have lunch at the beach resort of Blue Waters in Mactan Island. and many, many more surprises.

If you have any more questions or querries, please contact Sally Q. Chaves - sqchaves@yahoo.com.ph

Source:
The Official Website of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines
 
Webmaster's Notes:
 
ECFC stands for Eastern Council of Foursquare Churches. It is an association of Foursquare churches in Asia-Pacific Region founded in 1979 in Hong Kong with the initiative of Dr. Leland B. Edwards, the then Director of Foursquare Missions International. The founding members were Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. 
 
The association's primary objective is “to provide for exchange of information such as leadership development, counsel and strategy; the coordination of evangelistic and missions strategy among member countries in relation to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; the encouragement of ministry among Foursquare fields in Asia and the Pacific, and the establishing of new ministries in the region.”

Today, ECFC has 26 members: Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, New Zealand, Buthan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Philippines, Guam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Vanuatu, Korea, Vietnam, Macau, and Western Samoa.

This year, the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines will host the 7th Tripartite Leadership Conference embracing the youth, national leadership, and women sectors. This conference is held once every two years. The last conference was held in Medan, Indonesia in 2008.

United Foursquare Men (UFM)

Vision

United Foursquare Men, an instrument of God's noble purpose living in a Spirit-filled life as an effective witness to our family and other men, sanctified and prepared for men's ministry in reaching lost soulas for Christ.

Mission

To be a man of faith, prayer and love relying on the promises of God. To become effective witnesses to our family and other men; To become channels of blessings, men of integrity, intimacy, and influence; To train and develop men as effective leaders.

UFM Pledge

I believe in Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.
I believe in the Holy Bible as my spiritual and moral guide.
I believe in Christian fellowship and cooperation.
I believe in the teachings and will support the programs and activities of the United Foursquare Men and of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines.
I shall endeavor to live a life as befits an effective witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and His church.

United Foursquare Women (UFW)

Mission Statement


Purpose: United Foursquare Women shall ever be to hold high the blood-stained banner of Jesus Christ. UFW shall endeavor to win their associates and friends to the Lord and His church here on earth. The vision shall be worldwide with tribal works or foreign missions, home missions, and the local church as charge to keep.

Three-fold Purpose: This purpose is expressed in the UFW emblem to bring the women together in three essential areas:

1. For Service
2. For Fellowship
3. For Consecration

The Three-fold Areas of Ministry of UFW:

1. Local Church
2. Home Missions
3. Tribal Works or Foreign Missions

What the UFW can do for your Church?

1. Provide a new outreach for your women.
2. Provide a new avenue of leadership.
3. Create an interest in the physical aspect of the church.
4. Provide much needed fellowship.

Sonshine Kids Club

Sonshine: This word is made up from two English words son and shine. The word Son refers to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The word Shine also refers to the Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world, received by anyone who believes. Each Christian child makes his/her light shine as a witness for the glory of the Lord.


Purpose: The following are the purposes of the club:
1. Evangelism
2. Discipleship
3. Worship
4. Service
5. Fellowship
6. Skills

Theme Verse: Matthew 5:16 "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven."

Motto: "Arise, shine for your light has come!"

Rules of Conduct:
1. Love God - Matthew 22:37
2. Obey God - John 14:15
3. Serve God - Romans 12:1
4. Love One Another - John 13:34, Matthew 2:39
5. Submit to one another - Ephesians 5:21
6. Serve one another - Galatians 5:13
7. Use your gifts to serve others - I Peter 4:10

Password: S H I N E

Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines (CFGP) Officers

Rev. Valentin C. Chaves
President

Rev. Joemarie G. Sulmaca, Jr.
Vice-President

Rev. Delfin L. Corona
General Supervisor

Rev. Raul Ramos
Board Member

Rev. Samuel Pinzon
Board Member

Rev. Mars Rodriquez
Board Member

Rev. Cordello Estabillo
Board Member

Rev. Rodelio A. Javien
Board Member

Mr. Dionisio Espiritu
Corporate Treasurer

DISTRICT SUPERVISORS

Luzon Area (8 Districts)

Rev. Francisco A. Pinzon
Northeast Luzon District (NELD)

Rev. Rodelio A. Javien
Pangasinan District

Rev. Francisco Pinzon
Nothwest Luzon District (NWLD)

Rev. Reynaldo C. Lucion
Southeast Luzon District (SELD)

Rev. Exequiel Servillon, Jr.
Southwest Luzon District (SWLD)

Rev. Jerry J. Casidsid
Occidental Mindoro District

Rev. Noel D. Gaca
Oriental Mindoro District

Rev. Florencio M. Menorca
Romblon-Aklan District

Visayas Area (3 Districts)

Rev. Rewel D. Buctuan
Central Visayas District (CMD)

Rev. Gulliver A. Babor
Eastern Visayas District (EVD)

Rev. Magno Sulmaca
Western Visayas District

Mindanao Area (9 Districts)

Rev. Paterno A. Baguio
Northern Mindanao District (NMD)

Rev. Meneleo C. Boholst
Central Mindanao District (CMD)

Rev. Salvador S. de Guzman
Northeast Mindanao District (NEMD)

Rev. Samuel M. Cereno
North Central Mindanao District (NCMD)

Rev. Romeo P. Madrona
Northwest Mindanao District (NWMD)

Rev. Luciano M. Casumpa
Midwest Mindanao District (MWMD)

Rev. Simon Pili
Southern Mindanao District (SMD)

Rev. Landino Estope
Agusan-Surigao District

Rev. Domingo R. Calisang
ZamBaSul District

Foursquare Symbols


Special thanks to Assistant Pastor Jon Balasbas who created the above for my church (TLC in Maryland, USA). If anyone needs graphics and art work completed for any reason, contact me (Sean_Russell_2000@yahoo.com) and I'll connect you. -Sean

Eastern Visayas District



Eastern Visayas District (EVD)
District Supervisor: Rev. Gulliver Babor
Office Address: Doria Compound, Alegria, Ormoc City
Contact Number: 0916-714-7804


Bethel Division
Superintendent: Rev. Jerry P. Valde

1. Living Waters Foursquare Gospel Church (Tacloban City)
2. Good News Fellowship Foursquare Gosepl Church (Tacloban City)
3. Jabong Foursquare Gospel Church (Tabontabon, Leyte)
4. Hilusig Foursquare Gospel Church (Mahaplag, Leyte)
5. Alang-alang Foursquare Gospel Church (Alang-alang, Leyte)
6. Abuyog Foursquare Gospel Church (Abuyog, Leyte)
7. New Hope Foursquare Gospel Church (Tacloban City)

Bethlehem Division
Superintendent: Rev. Joselito Ostria

1. Victoria Foursquare Gospel Church
2. Jesus Is Lord Foursquare Gospel Church
3. Veriato Foursquare Gospel Church
4. Hilltop Foursquare Gospel Church
5. Bonglasan Foursquare Gospel Church
6. Max Villa Foursquare Gospel Church
7. New Hope Foursquare Gospel Church (Lungib)

Galilee Division
Superintendent: Rev. Ludivina Ortega

1. Tubod Foursquare Gospel Church
2. Lundag Foursquare Gospel Church
3. Calag-itan Foursquare Gospel Church
4. Island of Praise Foursquare Gospel Church
5. Bacong-bacong Foursquare Gospel Church
6. Merida Foursquare Gospel Church
7. Tabango Foursquare Gospel Church


Gethsemane Division
Superintendent: Ptra. Elena Aporador

1. Jesus Reigns Foursquare Gospel Church
2. Wangag Foursquare Gospel Church
3. Tabgas Foursquare Gospel Church
4. Word of Life Foursquare Gospel Church
5. Salvacion Foursquare Gospel Church
6. New Life Temple Foursquare Gospel Church
7. Mahayahay Foursquare Gospel Church


Jerusalem Division
Superintendent: Ptr. Dionesio Lopez

1. Almeria Foursquare Gospel Church
2. Tagharigue Foursquare Gospel Church
3. Uson Foursquare Gospel Church
4. Calubian Foursquare Gospel Church
5. Water of Life Foursquare Gospel Church
6. Bunga Foursquare Gospel Church

Judea Division
Superintendent: Ptr. Tirso Llorag

1.Balagawan Foursquare Gospel Church
2. Sap-ang Foursquare Gospel Church
3. Canipaan Foursquare Gospel Church
4. Riverside Foursquare Gospel Church
5. Silago Foursquare Gospel Church
6. Ingan Foursquare Gospel Church
7. Imelda Foursquare Gospel Church
8. Hinunangan Christian Fellowship
9. Pondol Foursquare Gospel Church
10. San Pedro Island of Praise Foursquare Gospel Church
11. Catmon Foursquare Gospel Church
12. Mahika Foursquare Gospel Church
13. Kikilo Foursquare Gospel Church

Foursquare Bible College


Photos courtesy of Foursquare Bible College Facebook page.

10th National Youth Convention


This is an exciting year for all of us. On April 6-9, the Foursquare Crusaders Youth (FCY) Department, the youth arm of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines, will be holding a bi-annual national youth convention in Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City. This would be the 10th national youth convention since Foursquare Philippines has been established in 1987. The theme for this year's convention is "Full Force." Registration is P350.00 only.

I am excited to see young people like me from all Foursquare churches across the country converging for fellowship. Let us all pray that God will provide us with finances. It would be a good idea if we start saving money this month. We still have three months before the convention and I think that's enough for us to save money to cover our expenses. Another thing, and the most important thing that we should do, let us pray that God will prepare our lives and be ready for whatever revelation God may impress in our hearts.

For more information about the convention, you may approach your local pastor or you can send your inquiries directly to the secretariat.


To view related articles, please click the following link.

10th National Youth Convention of Foursquare Philippines

Copyright 2010. Marlon B. Raquel

The Foursquare Logo


The Foursquare Logo

The Symbols: Their Meaning and Significance

THE CROSS - RED
• The cross represents the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross carrying our sins with Him as the perfect sacrifice “having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself” (Colossians 1:20). Red represents the shed blood of Jesus that washes away our sins so we are able to stand before God clothed in robes of righteousness and declared redeemed and justified “being now justified by his blood” (Romans 5:9).

THE DOVE - GOLD
• The dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit as is seen at the Baptism of Jesus by John in the Jordan River, represents the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him” (Matthew 3:16). The gold again is a symbol of the fire of the Holy Spirit as was seen on the Day of Pentecost in the upper room.

THE CUP - BLUE
• The cup represents the anointing oil as we are instructed, “Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up” (James 5:14 & 15).

THE CROWN - PURPLE
• The crown represents the Coming King, with the purple showing the royalty of Jesus Christ who will return very soon to catch His bride away to be with Him forever “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16 & 17). “He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation19:16).

The Proper Order of Symbols

Aimee Semple McPherson, following the revelation she had from Ezekiel chapter 1, placed the symbols of the Foursquare logo as follows:

• Across or down: Cross, Dove, Cup, Crown
• If in a the shape of a box or square: Cross, Cup, Dove, Crown

Source:
The Official Website of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Switzerland

Copyright 2010. Marlon B. Raquel

Foursquare Crusaders Youth Department

Youth Mobilization

To provide leadership support to the churches by mobilizing our youth and empowering them to make plans, strategies, programs and implement the same for the purpose of reaching the vast majority of young people in our country with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ministry Opportunities

Youth Campus Ministry
Discipleship Training in Churches
Youth Leadership Training Program
Missions Training and Missions Exposure
Church Youth Programming
Youth Conventions, Conferences and Camps
Church Evangelism Ministry

The Foursquare Insignia

While Aimee Semple McPherson was ministering in Oakland, California, in July 1922, she received a revelation. Part of that revelation was a picture from the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel had seen a revelation of the Omnipotent One, perceived with four faces. The faces included the face of a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle. These four faces were likened unto the four phases of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sister McPherson observed the following:

• In the face of the man, I saw the Man of Sorrows, One acquainted with grief dying on the tree, Jesus our Savior.

• In the face of the lion, I saw the mighty Baptizer with the Holy Ghost and fire, Jesus our Baptizer in the Holy Spirit.

• In the face of the ox, I saw typified the Great Burden-bearer, Who Himself took our infirmities and carried our sickness, Jesus our Healer or Great Physician.

• In the face of the eagle, I saw reflected the Coming King, our Bridegroom, Who would soon come to catch His beloved bride away, Jesus our Soon Coming King.

It was a perfect gospel, a complete gospel for body, for soul, for spirit, and for eternity. It was a gospel that faced squarely in every direction: North, East, South, and West (The Foursquare Gospel by Aimee Semple McPherson, Page 5).
 

The Face of the Man

We read in John 1:14; “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth". It was necessary for Jesus, in order to rescue men, to become a man, that is to incarnate in the womb of Mary, to participate in our nature and race, as women's seed, meeting Genesis 3:15, with the purposes of : our problems, our illnesses, our pain and our anxieties, to feel, for us, compassion (Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:17,18; 4:15; 5:1,2.) but, more importantly to save us. To save us He needed to take body and to offer it as sacrifice for the sins of men; also needed to be a man(Hebrews 10:10), suffering from pain instead of men, on the cross and outside the cross: work (Isaiah 53:3); physical needs (tiredness, hunger, heat, cold, sleep, weakness etc.). experimentally needed to know and confront our moral and spiritual problems, including face and defeat Satan; needed to suffer, for us, pain, sorrow, riots, sadness, disappointment, loneliness, anxiety and ingratitude; He needed, as a man, in place of sinners, to be held in ridicule, to be rejected, humiliated, arrested, beaten, spitted, insulted, flagellate, mistaken for criminals, scolding, sarcasm, tried, challenged, convicted, crucified and dead physically. But the perfect man, ideal, holy, irreproachable and role model for all human creatures, to be the fair Savior (which justified many) in place of man, in order to save it from eternal damnation.



The Face of the Lion

Jesus took on the task and the face of the lion. He adopted the title of Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). It is known that the animal Lion is the strongest and the king of the quadrupeds.

Having the face of a lion, Jesus is coated with power, being divine, and one of His main tasks was to be the Baptism person in the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist had prophesied that He baptized in the Holy Spirit (John 3:11). In fact Jesus is the Baptism person in the Holy Spirit, giving the Spirit granted by His intercession. (John 14:16).

Furthermore, as lion, Jesus gives His power to all who need to preach the Gospel (Matthew 28:18 -19). And as a lion, Jesus faces, attack and defeat the false lion-devil (I Peter 5:8) which is accusing us and our brothers (Revelation 12:10) and also defends his servants when they sin(I John 2:19). Therefore, we received from him, powerful Jesus, power and assistance, and his armor (Ephesians 6:11) so that we can be strengthened and protected, and we can chase the false lion (James 4:7) and we can expel the demons in the name of JESUS.


The Face of the Ox

Jesus took the side of the Ox. This animal is strong, gentle, useful, and an obedient servant. The ox accepts, takes, supports and leads the light or heavy loads, without ever complaining. Similarly spiritually, Jesus took the side of the ox, for, as a DOCTOR and LIBERATOR, take, accept, support, help and take, on himself, the loads of children of God. On the cross He took upon himself, not only the heaviest, which were our sins, but also our illness and pain, for we did not need to take them (Isaiah 53:4, I Peter 2:24). Even today and whenever, he takes from us and carries on the same loads. We can throw on Him our loads, because He is and will be the big, powerful and famous physician and liberator who had come to heal, cure and in fact fulfilling its mission (Luke 4:18,19 ; Matthew 11:4-6). Jesus cured and cures ills of body, mind and spirit. Directly and indirectly, personally or through his disciples and churches.

Healing will continue as long as there are patients because their treatment is necessary and indispensable (Matthew 12:11,12; Luke 13:15,16) for building genuine and full of faith (John 4:48) and for evidence and confirmation of the same faith (Mark 16:17,18). Jesus said that when he did anything, it was only and always the will of God. (John 4:34; 8:39). In fact, one of the things that He was always doing, devotedly, was healing. Therefore, we believe and affirm that Jesus is the desire to heal, as Jesus himself said to the leper in Matthew 8:2,3. And this powerful Jesus, full of love, which has the face of an ox and takes our loads, is immutable in its purpose, power, love, program, works and promises (Hebrews 13:8).


The Face of the Eagle

Jesus took on the face of an eagle to perform the mission of the eagle. It is known that the eagle is the queen of the air and the birds, inhabits the highest cliffs with their young, but handle flight, and haughty ,sovereign in all directions, in the highest. With his eyes scan the infinite space. And sometimes facing terrible storms and the sun unmerciful. But, other times, down to the lowest parts of the earth. In similarity to the eagle, Jesus, who is the "King of kings and Lord of lords," has the sky as housing in Heaven and Paradise, in the company of the ones saved and already risen. For now reigns spiritually. With his look and spirit includes the children of men, sees the entire universe at his feet. One day, in the past, declined which eagle, regions sky to earth, to embody it, lived here, to bless and save sinners. After he returned in glory to be, again, to the right of the Father, but soon will return to earth until the clouds, to make the first resurrection of the saved, which, together with live processed, will be collected by him, in rapture and taken to the Father, which celebrate the wedding of the Lamb. And after that, soon after, He will return to earth in the company of the saved ones, coming down Him and the redeemed, in the territory of Israel, on the Mount of Olives. In that time many nations are in regiment and war, surrounding Israel. But at the time Jesus falls, with the flame of your eyes, the presence and glory will destroy fulminous all its enemies. Obtained this resounding victory, He will sit on his throne, before which all nations will gather to be judged, in whose time the creatures are divided into two big groups: the saved to the right, and sentenced to left. Then, as King of the Kings, Jesus orders the imprisonment of the devil and his angel’s demons, and begins His reign which covers all the earth, above all kingdoms, nations, people, languages, reigning with an iron rod, a kingdom blessed, glorious of justice, love, truth, peace and great joy. Earth will pass directly for total and remarkable renewal and revitalization in nature, and all evil and evil elements are removed. The knowledge of God will be a general and global reality. The subjects will have fun on joy, peace, immortality, wisdom, holiness, hardworking skills and perfect health. The poor, who were rejected in the trial, will be confined in Hades, where he will be in torment until the final day of the trial, when they will be tried and punished, if their names are not written in the Book of Life. After the millennium will follow, so the final verdict, but the saved will be free of any conviction. And then the redeemed of the Lord will live in the new Jerusalem, their final and eternal home.


 
Source: 
The Official Website of Lapa Foursquare Gospel Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Official Website of  The Foursquare Church in Switzerland

Copyright 2010. Marlon B. Raquel

Preach the Word

Preach the Word

Copyright, 1934.

Hold the Foursquare Fortress,
'Tis the testing day.
The enemy on ev'ry hand
Presseth hard the fray.
Lift the blood-stained banner high,
It must not touch the ground.

Preach the Foursquare Gospel with a certain sound!
On ever'ry hand,.....
Throughout the land,.....
The enemy is stirred.
But on we go......
Despite the foe,....
Till ev'ry man has heard.

Preach the word,
Preach the word,
Till the nations all have heard,
Preach it here,
Preach it there,
Till ev'ry land is stirred.

Preach the word,
Preach the word,
Marching up the Foursquare way.
We'll hold the Foursquare Fortress 'till the crowning day.

Behold the Foursquare faithful come, Day of Jubilee.
Marching up the blood bought way.
The Lord has set us free.
Songs of praise are ringing clear,
Darkness all is past.
Dawn is on the hillside, day is come at last!

Unto the north,.......
Unto the south,......
Sound the Foursquare message clear.
Unto the east,........
Unto the west,......
Till ev'ry man has heard.

Preach the word,
Preach the word,
Till the nations all have heard,
Preach it here,
Preach it there,
Till ev'ry land is stirred.

Preach the word,
Preach the word,
Marching up the Foursquare way.
We'll hold the Foursquare Fortress 'till the crowning day.



Source:
The Foursquare Crusader, 6 July 1938. A magazine published by The Foursquare Press, Ltd.
Retrieved from http://www.thehousefoursquare.org/Crusader/1938%2007%2006%20new/1938%2007%2006%20p08.pdf

Foursquare Statistics 2008

Philippines:


6,067 Decisions
3,394 Water Baptisms
29 New Churches
1,6690 Total Churches
71,464 Members


Worldwide:


Salvations 4,252,415
   * U.S. 120,770
   * Non-U.S. 2,470,219
   * Foundation1,661,426
Water Baptisms 643,919
Holy Spirit Baptisms 806,545
Members and Adherents 8,439,618
Churches and Meeting Places 59,620
Ministers 70,029
Countries & U.S. territories with a Foursquare Work 144


Asia


Countries: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Mongolia, Cambodia, Guam, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Cook Islands, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand


Decisions: 976,322
New Churches: 36
Total Churches: 979
Total Membership: 172,405


North America


Countries: Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti, Grenada, St. Croix, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, French Guiana


Decisions: 2,926
New Churches: 13
Total Churches: 219
Total Membership: 16,009


Latin America


Countries: Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua


Decisions: 1,310,943
New Churches: 810
Total Churches: 10,411
Total Membership: 748,358


Francophone/African Nations


Countries: France, French Guiana, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Mali, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Vanuatu, Mauritius


Decisions: 68,746
New Churches: 242
Total Churches: 1,021
Total Membership: 126,224


Europe


Countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Norway, Romania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Russia


Decisions: 2,226
New Churches: 10
Total Churches: 232
Total Membership: 15,968


Source:
http://www.foursquare.org/
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