We give all thanks to the Lord, "for he is good; his love endures forever" - Psalms 118:1

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Kent Foursquare Gospel Church started precisely on 10th October, 2010 (10-10-10) in a small sitting room with two families (four adult and one teenager) in attendance. Thereafter, other notable families who were part of this vision from conception put everything aside, and together, we became co-laborer, and the evidences are what we see today to the glory of God.

 The Lord has been good to us on all sides, He is the sole owner of His Church and decides over our affairs. His Sovereignty is supreme.

Within few years, we recorded notable achievements; Spiritually, Numerically, Financially and Materially. We hosted; Leadership Conference that brought workers/leaders from within and outside Foursquare family in U.K, Foursquare GB Family Fellowship and other Conferences, with many notable men of God such as; Rev. & Rev (Mrs.) Felix Meduoye, Pastor Ken Baird, Pastor Surekha Hulugalle, Late (Rev) V. Lawani, Rev. E.O. Oluwagbesan, Pastor Ade Adesina, Pastor Akin Soroye, Rev. Ademola Davies and Rev. Samson Alawode to mention but few, ministered to us powerfully.

We registered as Charity Organisation in U.K with the Charity Commission within our first year of existence and also with the H M Revenue & Custom for Gift Aid scheme. Our Church is also a recognized member of the Evangelical Alliance in Britain and we have good relationship with other Pentecostal Churches within the community. 

 We have embarked on Strategic Evangelism and the Lord is blessing our efforts despite our limited resources. Recently, we pioneered a branch of Foursquare Gospel Church in Dagenham, Essex and hope to spread throughout other Counties in due course.

KENT FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH U.K is blessed with dedicated leaders, workers, members and worshipers who are determined to make a difference to the glory of God. The Leadership Structure presently comprises of;

·        Five Trustees, 

·        Five Council Members, 

·        The Pastorate, 

·        Ministry Heads, 

·        Workers and the Membership.

TENET OF FAITH (What we believe)

Below is an abbreviated Foursquare Declaration of Faith, as drafted by Foursquare founder Aimee Semple McPherson;

(1) THE HOLY SCRIPTURES - We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

(2) THE ETERNAL GODHEAD - We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).

(3) THE FALL OF MAN - We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).

(4) THE PLAN OF SALVATION - We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).

(5) SALVATION THROUGH GRACE - We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).

(6) REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE - We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9).

(7) THE NEW BIRTH - We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

(8) DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING - We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).

(9) BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER - We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25).

(10) BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).

(11) THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE - We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).

(12) THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).

(13) MODERATION - We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).

(14) DIVINE HEALING - We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).

(15) THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST - We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

(16) CHURCH RELATIONSHIP - We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).

(17) CIVIL GOVERNMENT - We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).

(18) THE FINAL JUDGEMENT - We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).

(19) HEAVEN - We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).

(20) HELL - We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).

(21) EVANGELISM - We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).

(22) TITHES AND OFFERINGS - We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).

MISSION STATEMENT of KENT FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH U.K

Kent Foursquare Gospel Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom. Jesus Christ's command is to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19). Therefore, we are "Dedicated unto the cause of inter-denominational and worldwide evangelism."

 

 These words express our spirit and our focus.

- Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and coming King.
- Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches.
- Our commitment is to plant 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.

* These dedication statement is boldly engraved on the cornerstone of Angelus Temple, the first Foursquare church started January 1, 1923.

OUR NAME:


"Foursquare" is a Biblical term used of the tabernacle in the Book of Exodus, of the Temple of the Lord in Ezekiel 40:47, and of Heaven, as described in the book of the Revelation. The term "Foursquare Gospel" was given in the inspiration of revival to the denomination's founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, during an evangelistic campaign in Oakland, Calif., in 1922. 

It represents that which is equally balanced on all sides, established and enduring. 

Such confidence in the power of the Gospel is also expressed by the verse, Hebrews 13:8, displayed in Foursquare churches proclaiming, "Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever."

The name represents the four-fold ministries of Jesus:

(A) THE SAVIOR
"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)

(B) THE BAPTIZER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
"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)

(C) THE HEALER
"He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses..." –Matthew 8:17 (Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30)

(D) THE SOON-COMING KING
"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.)

VISION(What keeps us looking forward)

The vision of Kent Foursquare Gospel Church U.K is to present Jesus Christ, God's Son, to every person in every culture and nation as; The Savior, The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, The Healer and The Soon-Coming King.
Since the founding of the Foursquare Church in 1923, that vision has been realized through evangelizing the lost and establishing local congregations world-wide; through the nurturing and training of believers into leadership on all levels of church life, and in cooperation with other members of the body of Christ at large in the fellowship of the Gospel and the fulfillment of the biblical mandate to be "light" and "salt" on the earth.


STRATEGY: (How we're going to accomplish our vision)
The strategy of  our Church is to follow the pattern of church development found in the New Testament. The Holy Spirit led the Early Church in this development. The pattern has four stages. It helps us understand where we are in the growth process and where we need to go. Each stage is different but connects closely with the others.


Stage 1: Pioneer
The plans for our Church dated back to January, 2009 but became a local congregations on 10th October, 2010. The goal is of a responsible disciples who evangelize and reproduce themselves. The church at Thessalonica in Greece started this way (Acts 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10).

Stage 2: Establish
We are growing stronger, as workers give practical Christian teaching and train leaders. The goal is responsible, reproducing leaders who serve their families and the local church. Like The church in Titus 1-3

Stage 3: Empower
Kent Foursquare Gospel Church organizes to support herself and to do its own evangelism in a way that is sensitive to local cultures. The goal is responsible local congregations that plant other churches. The church at Ephesus in Turkey developed and multiplied this way (Acts 19-20).

Stage 4: Send
We shall reaches out to people of other cultures and languages. Our goal is responsible churches that send and support workers who serve other cultures and countries. In obedience to the Holy Spirit, the church at Antioch in Syria became such a church when they sent Paul and Barnabas (Acts 13:1-4).

OUR VALUES: (The why, what and how that shapes our lifestyle)

Kent Foursquare Gospel Church U.K embraces the following concepts and behaviors in pursuit of a community of believers that is bound together with a common belief system and ethic:

·        We value praying.

·        We value relying upon the Scriptures as God’s infallible word.

·        We value striving for balance in doctrine and practice.

·        We value practicing sensitivity and awareness.

·        We value practicing compassionate justice.

·        We value having concern for a lost world.

·        We value being Spirit-led into unfamiliar paths.

·        We value embracing diversity (generations, genders, ethnicities).

·        We value teaching people about God and how to live.

·        We value caring for leaders.

·        We value cultivating a relational family.

·        We value releasing people into their God-ordained ministries.

·        We value managing our resources with excellence.

·        We value practicing creativity and innovation.