The process for earning your Foursquare credentials
Do you feel called to formal ministry within The Foursquare Church? Whether you are called to serve at a local church, as an evangelist or even a missionary, here’s what it takes to get credentialed within The Foursquare Church.
- Contact your local district office and request a license application form and recommendation forms.
- Return your application forms to your district with the current application fee.
- Complete Foursquare polity course through online training and printed materials.
- Receive approval from your district to begin the coaching process; your district will then assign a coach.
- When the coaching process is complete, the district will then assemble a licensing panel and conduct an interview.
- Upon the licensing panel’s recommendation, your district supervisor is responsible for giving final approval for licensure.
In order to be licensed, candidates must receive an appointment to serve at a Foursquare church. Candidates who are serving in non-Foursquare appointments may pursue credentialing through Foursquare Association.
FOURSQUARE DISTRICT OFFICES
The Foursquare Church has 14 district offices located throughout the U.S. to serve our local churches. Find your local district office to get your credentialing process started.
The Foursquare Association is a community of ministers in relationship with The Foursquare Church. Foursquare offers training, resources and other discipleship tools to our Association members in our joint efforts to advance the kingdom of God. Joining the Foursquare Association provides the opportunity to network with ministers who sense a common value, mission and commitment.
What does it take to become a Foursquare Association member?
The Foursquare Association includes two groups: community members and credentialed ministers. As a community member applicant, your district office will put you in contact with a local Foursquare minister to help you establish relationships and become better acquainted with Foursquare.
To become a credentialed Foursquare Association member, begin by completing the requirements to become a community member. Then follow the application process to obtain your Foursquare credential.
What can I expect as a Foursquare Association member?
When you join the Foursquare family as an Association member, you will quickly learn why we call ourselves a family. You will be given the opportunity to minister within a nurturing environment where you can flourish, prosper and accelerate your ministry gifts and contributions. You will be welcomed into the fold as we endeavor to build each other up in our efforts to advance the kingdom.
Here are some things you can expect from us:
- Spiritual covering
- A network of discipleship resources and relational opportunities
- Networking with others at the annual international Foursquare convention, as well as local Foursquare leadership events
How Do I Sign Up?
If you are ready to join the Foursquare family of ministers by becoming a Foursquare Association member, request an application through your district. Find and contact your district now here.
Community membership is an informal relationship based on shared values, doctrine and mission. You will have opportunity to network with other Foursquare ministers and participate in leadership training events and times of fellowship. You will be added to the Foursquare mailing lists and invited to both district events and the annual Foursquare international convention.
Credentialed membership is a formal covering, which provides ministerial license for ministers who serve outside of The Foursquare Church.
The Community Member Association annual fee is $75.
The Credentialed Member Association annual fees are as follows:
First year: $335 (includes $85 credential application fee and $175 credential fee) Subsequent years: $250 (includes $175 credential renewal fee and $75 Association annual fee)
Have some questions? Contact your local district office; the staff members there are ready to help.
If you are submitting your application form, use the address listed on the form.