Bring your independent church into Foursquare

When your existing church joins the Foursquare community as a Covenant church, you will receive the spiritual care, leadership and resources that a worldwide movement can provide.

The Birth of The Covenant Church

The idea of a Covenant church has been in the heart of Foursquare leadership for many years as one option for churches to be part of the Foursquare family through something called the Foursquare Association. The concept of Covenant church was totally recast in 2016 to fulfill a longtime goal of creating new options for local Foursquare churches to own and manage real property, which is a contrast to our historical model for property ownership where title to real property has been jointly owned by all Foursquare churches via our corporate structure.

The Covenant Agreement Adopted

In June 2016, the Foursquare convention body adopted a bylaw revision to provide for a Covenant church to be a local Foursquare church, but with its own corporate existence. The unique feature is the existence of a written covenant agreement, voluntarily entered into by the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG) and the local Covenant church. In the covenant agreement, the local Covenant church pledges itself to adhere to the bylaws of ICFG and to operate fully as a local Foursquare church. In turn, ICFG pledges itself to provide covering and care to a local church.

Interested in becoming a Covenant Church? Here’s how.



consultation between
senior pastor and
district supervisor.



Church reviews
orientation video
and materials
explaining what
it means to be
a Foursquare
Covenant church.



Senior pastor
engages process to
receive a Foursquare
ministerial credential
(if not yet licensed
through Foursquare).



Church completes form
AR-1c & gathers copies
of important documents.



Local congregation
votes to join the
Foursquare movement
as a Covenant


Submit to District

Church submits AR-1c application
form, supporting documents
& signed Covenant agreement
documenting ¾ supermajority
congregational vote and church
board signatures.


Review Application

ICFG Legal and
Insurance Departments
review application and
copies of important


Board Approval

ICFG Board of
Directors issues
resolution to approve
application and receive
new Covenant church.


Sign Agreement

ICFG signs
agreement with
local church


Database Access

Church staf receives
logins to access The
Foursquare Hub



District team welcomes
Covenant church and
invites participation in
camps, conferences
and other regional and
national events.


Covenant Church

The local church board retains
responsibility for property
decisions, but operates as a
Foursquare church per the
Covenant agreement.


Ongoing Support

Foursquare districts and
One Team provide
ongoing support, resources
consultation and care.

Is becoming a Covenant Church the path for you? Let’s get going!

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Not a Foursquare Church but looking to affiliate?

Foursquare Community churches are completely autonomous and independent legal entities. A Foursquare Community Church affiliates with Foursquare but is not a Foursquare legal entity. There are numerous benefits to becoming a member of the Foursquare Association as a Community Church.

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