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Who We Are

Planted in 1994, our church has a passion to share the love of God with every person in the greater Salem area and seeing them become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We look forward to connecting, growing and serving together.

Our Mission

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.

 

 

Our Model

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.

 

Scripture
Getting a word from God from the Word of God is essential to the life of a Jesus-follower. Don’t know where to start? No worries... try our reading plan. It’s easy to get into at anytime.

Groups
We know that life was not meant to be lived alone and that Christianity is not a solo sport. Groups are a great way to go deeper relationally and spiritually. Our groups typically run seasonally.

Serving
Whether volunteering at WSFC, or getting involved with a ministry beyond our church, we are convinced that serving not only meets the needs of our community, but is a great way to spread the love of Christ!

Our Mindset

At West Salem Foursquare, we strive to make sure everything we do is Simple, Caring, Positive and Real.

What We Believe

The Eternal God
We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Fall of Man
We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience.
(Romans 5:12)

The Plan of Salvation
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)

Salvation Through Grace
We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God's grace and our faith ‚ not by our good works.
(Ephesians 2:8)

The Holy Spirit
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)

The Spirit-filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit
(Ephesians 4:30-32)

The Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life
(Galatians 5:22)

Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith
(James 5:14-16)

The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
(Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

Church Relationship
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)

Civil Government
We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when things oppose the will of God.
(Romans 13:1-5)

The Final Judgment
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)

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

Hell
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)

Evangelism
We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer.
(James 5:20)

Tithes and Offerings
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)

The Bible
We believe that the Bible is God's Word, and not only contains truth but is truth.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17)

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians.
(1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

Repentance and Acceptance
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)

The New Birth
We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)

Water Baptism
We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:19)

Daily Christian Life
We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God's Word.
(James 1:22)

The Lord's Supper/Communion
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)

Moderation
We believe that a believer's daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism.
(Philippians 4:5)

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.