Women in Leadership Ministry
This booklet is to assist readers toward understanding a biblical principal honored by the fellowship of The Foursquare Church. Since its very inception, this church movement has held steadfast to the priority of empowering and releasing women to serve in the church leadership roles, including pastors, missionaries, evangelists and wherever Christs calls them. This has not only been a practice among us, but a treasured and widely held value.
These pages while refusing to be contentious, demonstrate that complete equality in ministry is nothing less than heart-felt obedience to what the Bible commands.
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (The Foursquare Church), founded by Aimee Semple McPherson in Los Angeles in 1923, is “foursquare” in the full meaning of the word: “Firm, steady, unswerving, and marked by boldness and conviction.” We emphasize the four essential ministries of the Lord Jesus: A Savior— (John 3:16, Acts 4:12) The Baptizer in the Holy Spirit— (Mark 1:8; Acts 2:4) The Healer—(Hebrews 13:8; James 5:14-15) The Soon Coming King—(John 14:3; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
The Foursquare Church, born in revival and continues to proclaim the message of Holy Spirit-filled renewal, currently has more than 50,000 churches, throughout the world, with more than 6 million members and adherents.