What We Believe
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that 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).
WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion in water is
an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19;
Rom. 6:4). We believe in commemorating the Lord’s
Supper by the symbolic use of bread and fruit of
the vine (1 Cor. 11:24, 25).
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 (Heb. 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 (Rom. 13:1-5).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God for believers
to walk in progressive sanctification, growing
continuously in the faith (Heb. 6:1).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ
to heal the sick in answer to prayer offered in faith
We believe that the church’s primary responsibilities
are taking the gospel to the entire world and
making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20).
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
(2 Cor. 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man is created in the image of God but,
by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection—thereby
imbuing humanity with sinfulness (Rom. 5:12).
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon
Christians (1 Cor. 12:1-11) and that we should show spiritual
fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Gal. 5:22-25).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of
born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all
who reject Christ as Savior (Rev. 20:11-15).
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is God-inspired (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).
THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe every person will one day stand before the
judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death
(Rev. 20:11-15; Heb. 9:27; 2 Cor. 5:10).
We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the
extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and
moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Phil.
4:5, KJV; Col. 3:12, 13).
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that a genuine change takes place in people
who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to
be lived through them (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20).
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a
wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified
before God (Rom. 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).
THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION
We believe that, while we were sinners, Christ died
for us—pardoning all who believe in Him (John
3:16; Rom. 5:8).
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
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
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is
personal and imminent (1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11-
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we daily
walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30-32).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe the method ordained by God for the
support and spread of His cause is giving tithes
and offerings (Mal. 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:7).
Our Name: The meaning behind it
“Foursquare” is a biblical term used of the tabernacle in the Book of Exodus; of the temple of the Lord in Ezekiel 40:47; and of heaven, as described in the Book of Revelation. The term “Foursquare Gospel” was given in the inspiration of revival to the denomination’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, during an evangelistic campaign in Oakland, Calif., 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, Heb. 13:8, displayed in Foursquare churches proclaiming, “Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever.”
The name represents the four-fold ministries of Jesus.
JESUS THE SAVIOR
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon Him …” –Isa. 53:5, KJV (Tit. 2:14, Isa. 55:7, Heb. 7:25, Isa. 1:18)
JESUS 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, NKJV (John 14:16-17, Acts 2:4, Acts 8:17, Acts 10:44-46, 1 Cor. 3:16)
JESUS THE HEALER
“He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses …” –Matt. 8:17, NKJV (Mark 16:17-18, Matt. 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)
JESUS 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 Thess. 4:16-17, NKJV (Tit. 2:12-13, Matt. 24:36-44, Heb. 9:28, Luke 19:13, Luke 12:35-37)