President Jim J. Adams | March 26, 2018

By: Jim J. Adams, Ed.D., LPC President

A Foursquare minister told me the other day how much Life Pacific’s MASL program has meant to his adult son, also a Foursquare minister. “He has a new lease on life since joining the graduate program,” the dad told me. “He is excited about the ministry and furthering his education and shows more passion today as his effectiveness in ministry continues to grow!”

"Our shared goal is to substantially increase the pipeline for young ministers, and also the-not-so-young who are answering the call of God to change careers and begin a life of ministry."

Basking in the glow of such a positive testimony, it occurred to me why this young man had experienced such genuine life change. Our educational programs are built upon the principle of transformation through relationship. These are not just buzzwords to us, but rather they are the essence of fruitful leadership. This is why we value our near-100-year-old relationship with The Foursquare Church.

Chapel Speaker, Justice Coleman, LPC Alumn

Life Pacific is committed to supporting, strengthening, and serving Foursquare ministers, churches, and congregants. Our shared goal is to substantially increase the pipeline for young ministers, and also the-not-so-young who are answering the call of God to change careers and begin a life of ministry.

"The Foursquare Church has all the characteristics and dynamics of a healthy, growing family. We enjoy diversity of perspective and experience that helps offer a balanced, Spirit-filled approach to learning and transformation."

One of the privileges of the office I hold at LPC is to serve as a member of the Foursquare Board of Directors and the Foursquare Cabinet. Representation on these bodies is a great honor for me personally that allows me to view firsthand the excellent leadership at the helm of the Foursquare family. As a case in point, I am impressed by the unity and vision among our Foursquare leadership during discussions and planning for the selection process of our next Foursquare president.

The Foursquare Church has all the characteristics and dynamics of a healthy, growing family. We enjoy diversity of perspective and experience that helps offer a balanced, Spirit-filled approach to learning and transformation. To that end, LPC chapel services often feature Foursquare ministers as speakers allowing our students diverse representation within the continuity of our Foursquare tradition.

Livestream Chapel

We also offer livestream of our chapel services for leaders in the field who want to participate in the wonderful worship experiences our students enjoy each week. All are welcome, students and not-students alike. A little known fact about our campus is that local Foursquare ministers serve as associate chaplains to our students offering personal ministry during chapels and throughout the week as needed.

"We are pleased that the Foursquare Board has designated Life Pacific as the flagship educational institution of The Foursquare Church."

New academic programs are being launched at Life Pacific and others currently are in development that will help us meet additional educational goals of Foursquare ministers and congregants. We are in the midst of one of the most aggressive development phases in our institution’s history offering new degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It’s a wonderful season at Life Pacific College, soon-to-be University! 

Transformation, relationship, and leadership indeed go hand-in-hand at Life Pacific College. We are pleased that the Foursquare Board has designated Life Pacific as the flagship educational institution of The Foursquare Church. As such, we are committed to doing everything possible to effectively partner with Foursquare leaders at the national and local levels to be a means of strengthening The Foursquare Church now and in the future.