In the seventh episode of the Same Jesus podcast, Russell and A.J. take a look at both shared mission and church mission. Angelus Temple immediately began sending out new leaders to plant churches in the U.S. and preach the gospel around the world as missionary workers. Why does this matter? Listen on to discover why Foursquare is (still) “dedicated unto the cause of interdenominational and worldwide evangelism.”

The Same Jesus podcast is hosted by Russell Joyce and A.J. Swoboda.

Russell Joyce is senior pastor of Faith Center, a Foursquare church located in Eugene, Ore. He is also the director of Foursquare Multiply, which seeks to train, network and multiply the next generation of Foursquare churches across the U.S.

A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Bible, Theology and World Christianity at Bushnell University. He has written several books, and he planted and pastored a Foursquare church in Portland, Ore., called Theophilus that continues to worship to this day.

Thanks to our special guests Janelle Ibaven + Nate Poetzl. Janelle is a Foursquare chaplain serving on the campus of Harvard University; Nate is senior pastor at Faith Center, a Foursquare church in Billings, Mont.

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Additional Resources
Foursquare’s Identity Keystones

Foursquare’s Global Distinctives

Thinking in Tongues by James K.A. Smith

Aimee: The Life Story of Aimee Semple McPherson by Aimee Semple McPherson