Section 2. National Church
2.1 Mission, Vision and Values
- Mission - Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who live by the truths of the Foursquare Gospel.
- Vision - Our vision is for an expanding network of healthy Foursquare churches; served by pastors who lead by example; filled with believers who are actively growing and sharing their faith.
- Values - We value being interdenominational in spirit, inclusive in leadership, dependent on the Holy Spirit’s power, balanced in doctrine and ministry, relational in our methods and global in our reach.
o We value being inclusive in leadership because we believe that God calls men and women, the young and the old, and people from every race to lead his church. As it says in Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
o We value being dependent on the Spirit’s power because if the disciples who were trained directly by Jesus needed this power, then how much more do we need it today. We express our dependency through prayer and we minister with an expectancy that the Holy Spirit will operate spiritual gifts through us.
o We value being balanced in doctrine and in ministry because we believe that knowledge must be balanced with experience, doctrine must be balanced with the fullness of God’s word and ministry should never be expressed through an extremism that turns people away from Christ. We believe that Foursquare doctrine reflects a balanced position on biblical truth.
o We value being relational in our operations because relationships are bridges for ministry and opportunities to express Jesus’ love. This value leads us to embrace a culture of honour and to invest in building, preserving and restoring relationships.
o We value being global in our reach because Jesus’ desire was for us to make disciples of all nations. We have gifts to share with the world and our global interactions also allow us to receive from the gifts of believers in other lands. Investing beyond ourselves also helps us to grow beyond a self-centered approach that would only contribute where we could see gain for our own ministries.