In his final report as president of The Foursquare Church, Glenn Burris Jr. takes a personal approach to looking back over 28 years serving the corporate side of the Foursquare family. He offers lessons from his observation of “our family in motion” that will “stay with me for a long time.” He says the journey has been marked by God’s love and faithfulness, and it has been supported by the love, godly prayers and kingdom partnership of ministers around the world.
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Tammy Dunahoo reports that 103,032 people made the decision to follow Jesus through U.S. Foursquare ministry in 2019. That number increased with an additional 2,971 decisions for Christ at Foursquare camps. There were 13,399 reported water baptisms and 10,228 Holy Spirit baptisms. She is particularly excited about the 26 different language groups that self-identified in Foursquare churches in the U.S., accurately reflecting that “the world is at home in our neighborhoods.”
Foursquare Missions International celebrates that 2019 was a record year for sending workers. “This isn’t the result of slick recruiting tactics or ‘lowering the bar’ on our part, but rather the response to prayers we’ve all been making that the Lord of the harvest would send workers out,” Ted Vail says. “More people than ever are going to the least reached and marginalized.”
Nearly 80 administrative employees serve The Foursquare Church under the leadership of Adam Davidson. This team stewards the systems and processes that provide the organizational foundation so that missional opportunities from the heart of God may thrive in our local ministries.
In 2019, Ron Thigpenn reports The Foursquare Church experienced another year of God’s financial blessing as net assets increased by $16.5 million. This increase included a 2.4 percent rise in member church extension tithe revenue, from $32.9 million to $33.7 million. For the fifth year in a row, over $6 million of extension tithe was returned to local churches to be used for missional purposes in expanding the kingdom.