WEST SALEM FOURSQUARE CHURCH
The heart and passion of our church is to Make More and Maturing Disciples. We exist so that people can develop a relationship with Jesus, and then see that relationship deepen.
We think everyone is meant to have deep relationship with God and His people. There are a lot of ways to accomplish this, but we’ve simplified it down to three pursuits: Scripture, Small Groups, and Serving.
At West Salem Foursquare, we strive to make sure everything we do is Simple, Caring, Positive and Real.
Check out these Testimonies and stories of Leaders within our Church!
What is Foursquare?
West Salem Foursquare Church is a part of a much bigger global family known as the Foursquare Church. Started in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson, in Los Angeles, Foursquare has grown to over 70,000 churches in 141 countries. Our name reflects the unchanging ministry of Jesus Christ and our mission to declare it worldwide. The four squares represent the four scriptural roles of Jesus as Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and Soon-Coming King.
We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience.
We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins past, present and future.
(John 3:16; Romans 5:8)
We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God’s grace and our faith not by our good works. (Ephesians 2:8)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person and the Power by which assistance and ability are given for serving and for sharing the life of God with others
(Acts 1:8; 2:4)
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit.
We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life
We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith.
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
(Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
We believe that it is a believer’s duty to identify and regularly assemble with other believers in a local church.
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)
We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when things oppose the will of God.
We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death.
(2 Corinthians 5:10)
We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers.
(John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17)
We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
(Revelation 20:10, 15)
We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer.
We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings.
(Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7)
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and not only contains truth but is truth.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians.
(1 Corinthians 12:1-11)
We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and whole-heartily accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God
(2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10)
We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God’s Word.
We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.
(Luke 22:19, 20)
We believe that a believer’s daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism.