The Name: What’s “Foursquare” Mean?
Our name reflects the unchanging ministry of Jesus Christ and our mission to declare it worldwide. The four squares of our logo represent the four scriptural roles of Jesus as Savior, Baptizer With the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King.
What We Believe:
We believe that the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
We believe that God is Triune:Father, Son and Holy Spirit(2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that man is created in the image of God but that by voluntary disobedience fell from perfection,thereby imputing sinfulness to all human beings (Romans 5:12).
We believe that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross; salvation is God’s gift to us(Ephesians 2:8).
We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God(Romans 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).
We believe that a very real changetakes place in people who acceptChrist as Savior; believers allowChrist’s life to be lived through them(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith (Hebrews 6:1)
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of bread and the fruit of the vine(1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4).
We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-32).
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians(1 Corinthians 12:1-11), and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life(Galatians 5:22-25).
We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes off anaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Philippians4:5, KJV; Colossians 3:12, 13).
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent(1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11-13).
We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers (Hebrews 10:24, 25).
We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death (Revelation 20:11-15; Hebrews9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior (Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings(Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).