What is Foursquare?

New Hope is a part of the Foursquare family of churches.  The term Foursquare was given by inspiration 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 proclaiming, “Jesus Christ is the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever.”

The term Foursquare represents the four-fold ministry of Jesus:

Jesus Christ, the Savior

Jesus Christ is the only hope of humanity. Jesus loved us and died to save us from the dreadful penalty of our sin and rebellion. The salvation He brings begins with making a decision to put our faith in Him. That decision opens a lifetime of being healed, restored, delivered from oppression and set free to stand in spiritual, emotional & physical wholeness (Luke 4:18).

Jesus Christ, the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit

Some of Jesus’ last words to His disciples concerned empowerment. Jesus charged His disciples to carry on the good works He modeled for them. He promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to give them the power to spread the good news about Him. On the Day of Pentecost, in Acts Chapter 2, the disciples experienced the presence and power of God as they became witnesses of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, the Healer

Jesus went about “doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him” Acts 10:38. Jesus draws us to Himself in love and then touches us with healing power. He perpetuates that healing power by promising that signs and wonders would follow his followers as they went out to minister (Mark 16:17-18).

Jesus Christ, the Soon-Coming King

As Jesus ascended into Heaven, the angels declared that He would return to take His Church to live with Him forever (Acts 1:10-11). This is the great hope of those who believe in Jesus as their Savior. (John 14:1-3).

For more information on The Foursquare Church, visit their website at www.foursquarechurch.org.

Click below to watch the video clip “We Are Foursquare”.

We Are Foursquare from The Foursquare Church on Vimeo.