Rooted is our Sunday morning Children's Ministry. We believe at Gig Harbor Foursquare that there is no Jr. Holy Spirit and that our children have the same ability to come to know Christ as any adult does. So, we never just babysit kids; every opportunity we have with children we look at as a mission, a chance to tell them that God loves them so much He gave His ONLY Son so they may live forever in relationship with God.
Bring your children and allow us to confirm and strengthen their knowledge, understanding and relationship with Jesus.
Are you interested in helping at Rooted? Complete the form below and we will contact you back.
the GH4² YOUth
geared towards those in 6th - 12th grades
we are dedicated and excited to challenge each other in leadership skills while following the will and call of god!
Join us in our relentless persut of god!
The 4th sunday each month, we meet in the multi-purpose room for a study that is just for us! Otherwise,
we are serving in one of the many ministry areas in the church, or learning in the main service.
We have youth Events monthly, please click on the links below to get more details of the ones that are coming up!
Troop Meetings are Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Starting May 4th)
Trail Life is for boys in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade
Our vision is to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens.
Our mission is simple and clear: to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure.
Colossians 1:10 “… that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;…”
On my honor, I will do my best To serve God and my country; To respect authority; To be a good steward of creation; And to treat others as I want to be treated.
Have a question? Complete the form below.
Interested in joining Troop 4242? Complete the form below.
Ladies' Bible Study, Tuesdays 10AM-12PM here at the church!
If you are unable to join us on Tuesdays, you can do the same study on your own. The First5 app is available at the Google Play Store or the App Store. Once you download the app, all of the First5 Bible studies are available.
You need to complete a printed registration form available at the church.
Any questions contact Kari at email@example.com
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Men's Ministry is an important ministry in this day and age. Guys, DON'T GO AT IT ALONE! The Word says, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another". We truly believe that men find their greatest victories in life when they have linked arms with other believing men.
The next time you visit GH4² ask about our Life Transformation Groups. These groups are a great way to get to know other men and find accountability as we walk out life together in a Godly manner.
Checkout the events link above and come join us at our next Men's event.
Missions are a very important part of Gig Harbor Foursquare. We believe Missions are a key part of the Great Commission, "Go into all the earth preaching the gospel..." Mat.28:19. We complete our role by "going", by sending and supporting missionaries all around the world. Please take the time to click around and see the different works that we support. If you would like to give towards these missions look for the giving link located on each missionaries page.
Sandy Bayer serves as our Mission's Director at Gig Harbor Foursquare.
Chris & Sandy are the founding pastors of GH4². They pastored the church for nearly thirty years. On April 1, 2015, Chris went to be with the Lord after a five-year battle with brain cancer. Chris & Sandy worked diligently to love their community and have left a legacy of "Hear the Lord's voice and do what He says".
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosinel Michel is a Foursquare Pastor in Haiti. Rosinel has recently planted a church in Cabaret, a small village on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. There are many needs in this area. Take a moment to watch the video below and hear Rosinel's vision for this community.
Ministering in Central Europe since 1986
Resident Missionary in Poland since 1996
Called to be a person in whom Christ dwells, who exhibits His unfailing love & faithfulness, while making my home among the Polish people. (based on John 1:14)
I have been ministering in Poland & Central Europe since 1986. In the beginning I visited twice a year encouraging the believers I had met on my first short term mission trip with my local church. As time went on I found myself sharing in churches & youth camps, smuggling Bibles, teaching parenting & marriage courses, & coordinating small humanitarian projects. When communism fell it changed the whole face of missions in Central & Eastern Europe. It was during this time that a number of my Polish friends began to ask me to come to Poland to stay. To be honest it hadn’t really crossed my mind to be a full time missionary. As I prayed about it & sought God’s confirmation it became clear that the 10 years of “commuting” to Poland had written Poland & her people deeply on my heart. Although I was still physically living in Kirkland, WA my mind & heart had already relocated.
As Poland has changed and adapted to being part of the free market world, NATO and most recently, the European Union, so has my focus evolved. My primary goal is to be Christ’s vessel of unfailing love & faithfulness through modeling integrity & truth, while teaching & empowering others to minister God’s love, hope & power in everyday life. For the many people I interact with every day, I am the 1st if not the only evangelical they have ever met. Today I am the pastor of a church plant in a suburb of Krakow (Nowy Targ). My church is registered under Church of God in Poland. In June of 2012 we showed the film “Fireproof” & have started going through the “Love Dare” journal as a church. We also have many outreaches in the neighboring village(s) of Czorstyn. So far in 2012 we have: St Patrick Day outreach 75% were from outside the church, 2 baseball outreaches in the village, children’s pen pal exchange, women’s meeting “understanding your value as God’s creation”, a public showing of “Fireproof”.
In this unfriendly environment toward evangelicals it is difficult to win the right to be heard…or even exist. The small group of young, faithful, believers that I serve have eagerly joined me with a BIG vision to reach our community with hope. We have a desire to create a center of HOPE where the church will serve the community. There are 4 aspects to this center:
1. Café: Starbuck’s style. To provide legal work & a workplace that respects its workers & the workers work as onto the Lord
2. After school program for latchkey kids: Most Polish families both parents work long hours & the kids are left on their own as fewer & fewer parents can leave their kids with grandparents. These programs will include:
a. Study Skills & tutoring help
b. Sports, crafts & games
c. Self discovery for the purpose of deciding what to study at university
d. Community service projects
3. Workshops & seminars to serve the needs of the community:
a. Parenting support
b. Teacher training
c. Youth programs
4. A place for the church to meet that is public but safe from being evicted.
We have found a building that we are believing for. It is vacant & in a great location for what we would want to do. There is a “strip” park down one side of the building: 2 playgrounds for small children, a basketball court & a skate park. There are 11 blocks of apartments that are on either side of the building & a technical high school across the street. The estimated cost of the basement, plus 2 floor building, ground & remodel is $500,000.
Mark and Lisa Jones
Region: Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia (MENACA)
Mark and Lisa have deployed to the MENACA region for language learning and to establish cross-cultural relationships.
Mark and Lisa are establishing relationships and are networking with people in the Middle East. They are learning the language and are learning more about the culture. They are looking and praying for open doors to teach and serve the people and refugees there.
We ask for prayer for wisdom, discernment, favor, protection, divine appointments, on-going financial and prayer support, and prayer for our family in the U.S.
Contact Mark and Lisa by email at email@example.com
Their giving site can be found at: http://www.foursquaremissions.org/donate/people/jones-mark-and-lisa/
Gary and Paula Hays
Gary and Paula Hays
FMI Missionaries to Thailand and beyond
Founders/Directors, thinkSMALL Foundation
"Making New Young Followers of Jesus to Transform Nations!!"
Thailand is 1% Christian. Many of the 22 million children there areabused, trafficked, orphaned, poor, or addicted to drugs. They are open to Jesus and His transformational love!
"…Jesus said: Let the children come to me. Don't stop them!..." Romans 19:14
Since 2007, over 120,000 children have prayed to receive Jesus, and about 80% have entered discipleship through thinkSMALL ministry. Praise God!
Thank you for your prayers and support on behalf of these children!
Tom and Diane Terry
Welcome! We have been in Christian media since 1983 working in radio, television, and the Internet in Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Turkey, and Mongolia. Now the Lord has given us a ministry with the Jesus Film Project that has us involved in showing the Jesus Film on television stations worldwide.
How can you reach people for Christ in countries where the population may be indifferent or even hostile to the Gospel? Media is the answer. Media is a powerful tool that enables millions of people to discover God’s love and how they can have a personal relationship with Jesus.
The Jesus Film is already the most watched film in history. Billions of people have seen the Jesus Film. Nearly a quarter billion people have come to faith in Christ through this motion picture. Now that the film has been restored and re-released in HD, millions more will see the story of Jesus through new broadcast efforts to share Christ through television worldwide.
Our past ministry work has helped bring thousands of men and women to Christ in the US, the Muslim world, and Mongolia. Tom is a Broadcast Specialist, having worked in talent and administrative positions in radio and television for more than 30 years. He has helped build and train staff of Christian radio and TV stations in three countries. Most recently, he served as President of Eagle Television in Mongolia, that nation's first independent TV station after the fall of communism. While in Mongolia, he also hosted the number one rated television program,Together Through The Bible, and authored more than 30 Bible studies used by the ministry to teach discipleship to more than 25,000 Mongolians nationwide.
Tom's previous media work includes serving as producer of the nationally syndicated radio program, Connection, hosted by Skip Heitzig, and as head of marketing and development for three syndicated radio properties hosted by the late Dr. Bill Bright. He also served as Operations Manager for KVOI (Tucson, Arizona) and KLYT (Albuquerque, New Mexico).
Diane works with volunteers at Cru headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Her work includes putting together ministry packages used by staff across the country to help them share their faith and lead students to Christ.
Partnership & Investment
In today’s challenging world, fulfilling the Great Commission is a task that no person or organization can do alone. Reaching the world for Christ requires ministry partnerships and financial investments designed to bring the love of Jesus through practical means to people who long to know the truth about God and how they can know him personally. We need your partnership in our ministry to enable us to do just that. Would you please consider taking a step of faith with us by financially investing in our ministry?
Thank you for your consideration and desire to reach challenging and difficult areas of the world for Christ.
Ken and Linda Stapleton
Ken and Linda Stapleton, ordained Foursquare missionaries are both Seattle/Northwest natives who have been working in the Czech Republic for the past twenty-three years and deployed there since 1997. Their sending church is Living Way/Seattle Foursquare Church pastored by Kaj Martin. They’ve been members there since 1974.
The Czech Republic separated itself from the Soviet Union in 1989 after nearly a half century of communist rule. During that time, Christianity was systematically eliminated from the cultural landscape and Christians were discriminated against, especially in employment and educational opportunities. At least twenty percent of the population were government informers so being secretive, cautious and suspicious became hallmarks of society. That is the field that Ken and Linda stepped into in 1994.
The churches they found were small and weakened and experienced leadership was not easy to find. Ken and Linda arrived amid a small but powerful time of revival only to recognize that new churches were emerging but no one was available with ministry experience to nurture and mentor new pastors. They saw their years of ministry experience as a natural fit for the needs of those young leaders.
As time went on, Ken and Linda engaged in teaching in a Bible Training School, personal mentoring of new church leaders and training Christians in outreach and personal evangelism.
Over the years they have seen their ministry evolve to helping identify and mentor second generation leaders, modeling outreach techniques and practicing incarnational evangelism. Their ongoing work centers on making themselves available to serve and resource local pastors in whatever way they are asked.
Over the past few months they have invested much in making opportunity available for young, aspiring missionaries to come and serve alongside them as interns, trainees and aides. Their heart’s desire is to facilitate releasing the next generation of missionaries into the rich and rewarding field of Central Europe and wherever else God may call them.
WANT TO GO DEEPER IN YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST?
Operation Solid Lives (OSL) is a discipleship program designed to transform lives by saturating attendees with the Word of God while limiting the distractions of the world. Whether you have been a Christian for a long time or recently decided to follow Jesus, OSL is for you. This program can powerfully change any life forever, not because of the classes, but because of the focus on the life changing power of the Lord and personal time with Him.
During the class you will be in the Word daily while journaling using the SOAP method (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer). In doing this it helps us to meditate on the Word and learn to hear from God in a deeper way. You will also be in prayer daily building your personal relationship with God while spending quality time with Him. There are additional teachings to listen to during the week so that you can continue to grow in the Word, time is set aside for ministry and attending church services. While doing all this there is a short media fast so we can take the distractions of this world out of our lives to focus on God and who He is calling us to be.
We offer Level 1 and Level 2 (Operation Solid Lives) periodically throughout the year. Check below for current class being offered. OSL Level 1 is an intense four week discipleship program, with all other Levels being a 6 week discipleship. Check out the videos below. We have room for 16 people - 8 men and 8 women at each class.
In Level 1, we learn not just how much God really loves us, but the price He paid for us. We see throughout the entire Bible where He is trying to show us He is always there calling us to Him. We learn the Good News is really not good news when we don’t understand the Bad News and what true repentance means.
Level 1 | Sundays, April 8th - May 6, 3:00pm-5:30pm
In Level 2, we learn about what blood covenant truly means and how if affects so many parts of our lives. We learn how to understand and receive the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and how much He desires for us to have the gifts He is offering. We also learn how we can help others to receive the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Level 2 | Sundays, January 7 - February 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Worship is so important to us at GH4². We believe that worship is an opportunity for God's people to be unified in lifting up the name of Jesus. It is in our worship that our hearts are softened and our ears are often more attentive to the voice of the Lord. We have seen time and time again worship prepare the way for the Word of the Lord to go deep into the hearts of His people as we focus on Him.
Are you interested in being a part of the worship ministry at GH4²? If so, complete the form below and we will work at getting you plugged in.
At Gig Harbor 4², we believe in membership. Not for the sake of having a "clique" or to lord it over people. We believe that in the early church, seen in Acts, there was a two-way commitment between the pastor and apostles and the body of Christ. They pooled their resources, met together, prayed for one another. We believe that we should have something along the same lines. As a church, we commit to praying for our members, teaching the Word of the Lord, assisting in raising their children to know Christ and so much more. We ask of members to be committed, to be honest and seek the Lord, to tithe and to minster one to another. We truly believe that all of us have a calling and that God has given us our individual callings to use in the body of Christ so that when we are united together we become a tool that the Lord can use to do great things within our families, community and throughout all of the earth.
Interested in membership? We ask that you do the following things:
1. Listen to the two messages found below, "What We Believe" and "We All Have A Role".
2. Complete a Member's Application Form (See below)
3. Complete a Member's Commitment Form (See below)