What We Believe

What We Believe

 

We are a member of the Foursquare Church of Western Australia, with connections to the Foursquare International Church.

We are a member of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel (WA).  We are a vibrant Pentecostal church with a vision to reach families in our community, city, state and beyond. If you are looking for a church to attend that has a real family friendly atmosphere please come and visit us

This We Believe

  • JESUS CHRIST is Our SAVIOUR
  • JESUS CHRIST is Our HEALER
  • JESUS CHRIST is Our BAPTISER with the Holy spirit
  • JESUS CHRIST is Our SOON COMING KING

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13.8

The name “Foursquare” represents the four-fold ministries of Jesus:

  1. The Saviour
    “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, Isaiah 55:7, Hebrews 7:25, Isaiah 1:18)
  2. 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 (John 14:16-17, Acts 2:4, Acts 8:17, Acts 10:44-46, 1 Corinthians 3:16)
  3. The Healer
    He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses…” –Matthew 8:17 (Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)
  4. 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, Matthew 24:36-44, Hebrews 9:28, Luke 19:13, Luke 12:35-37.)

What guides us

The Foursquare Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Jesus Christ’s command is to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19). Therefore, we are “Dedicated unto the cause of inter-denominational and worldwide evangelism.” These words express our spirit and our focus.

Why Foursquare

The Future
Every local Church needs the advice and support of a wider group of people to encourage the next generation of leaders.

The Present
We also need to have a sense of real accountability which provides a safeguard for our Church family.

World-Wide Family.

Foursquare operates in every continent of the world with 5+ million members in 50,000 Churches spread throughout 147 Nations. Oceania is a very real mission field and Foursquare is meeting this challenge head on, resulting in a growing family of Foursquare Churches reaching out effectively with the gospel message. Being part of such a family keeps the perspective of the world-wide Church always before us. It also means that we can benefit from the ministry from others as well as being a service to others.

Third Generation.

Foursquare is a movement that is still growing even in its third generation. This shows that there is life within and the passion and heartbeat of the founder is still alive and thriving and indeed has been increased by the Lord moving in each new generation. The blessing of God is clearly upon this movement with new leaders constantly being developed. Those involved in its overall leadership are often not as well known as some individual ministers within the movement. This speaks of a disinclination to be pushing for senior posts and a putting back of priority into the fruitful local church ministry.

Interdenominational Evangelism.

It is vital to be a part of a movement that both acknowledges and promotes interdenominational evangelism. Foursquare encourages the local church to be at the forefront of developing structures for unity and closer working relationships within the wider body of Christ.

Maintaining Radical Middle Ground.

With all the excesses and extremes that are prevalent in the charismatic movement today, it is vital to be a part of a movement that values the middle ground. The heart of a movement needs to be balanced and noted for its moderation whilst actively seeking to be biblically based and open to all of the Holy Spirit’s work.

Embracing Men & Women in Leadership & Ministry.

Humanly speaking, the Foursquare movement was initiated by a woman and there has always been an acceptance and encouragement of women in active leadership and ministry. Couples are encouraged to work together and people are recognised for their gifting and not prejudiced according to their gender.

Primary Focus On The Gospel.

The freshness in the Foursquare movement is maintained by its passion for preaching of the gospel message. It has not become side-tracked by other issues of church life, valid as they might be, but has maintained its central stance on the work and person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The emphasis is firmly upon Jesus as being The Saviour of the world, The Healer of our sicknesses, The Baptiser with the Holy Spirit and The Soon Coming King. This emphasis is a continual reminder of the need to be sharing the gospel news. There is a primary concern for local church planting to be a fruit of this.

Family.

The movement is not a hard-nosed authoritarian system but a family of people who want to work together and are committed to one another. There is freedom for each local church to express its own identity whilst maintaining the family likeness and the principles of life engendered within the Foursquare movement.

Thank you to The Foursquare Church of United Kingdom for it’s permission to repost this page from www.foursquaregb.org

 

Links

Foursquare Church Western Australia    http://www.foursquarewa.org

Foursquare Gospel Church Australia      http://www.foursquareaustralia.org