Connect4LIFE is a member of
The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Connect4LIFE Church is a part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. It is one of the "Pentecostal" organizations in the world. ICFG incorporated in the state of California on December 30, 1927.
Currently the Foursquare Church has more than 1,500 U.S. churches. Globally, the Foursquare Chursh has more than 80,000 churches and meeting places in 140 countries and territories.
The Foursquare name represents the four major emphases of the denomination:
Jesus Christ - THE SAVIOR (The Cross)
"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)
Jesus Christ - THE BAPTIZER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT (The Dove)
"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)
Jesus Christ - THE HEALER (The Cup)
"He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses..." -Matthew 8:17
(Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)
Jesus Christ - THE SOON-COMING KING (The Crown)
"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)
Big or small, traditional or out of the box, one thing is the same: the Foursquare body of believers' call is to preach Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches. Our commitment is to plant national churches around the world led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God's Son.
For more information on the history of The Foursquare Church, visit www.foursquare.org