One Good Question Changed My Life

One Good Question Changed My Life

Iʻve got a small group of brothers where we are committed to complete confidentiality, meeting every two weeks unless we are traveling, to care and love one another without condition, and to live without judgement, shame, or fixing each other. 

On the day that I am assigned to share, I will bring an issue to the group and they will use the whole hour plus to hear me out and ONLY ask me questions.  We have agreed no offers answers, no prophecies, nothing other than asking questions.  Each member asks one question even if they have follow up questions.  A facilitator is helpful to guide us as they each take turns to ask questions until all questions have been exhausted. This process is so good that I will not make a major decision about anything unless I take it before my group.  All are men of God and we always pray before and after a presentation.  I pray now that every one of us pastors (and our spouses) has a trusted small group who asks good questions.  

I remember one good question changed my life!  It unravelled all of my confusion, all my distorted thinking, all my sacred cows and long held improper beliefs.  The question gave me a whole other perspective, even new opportunity and possibility.  So I offer this…

Instead of asking “How do we grow our church?” 

What if we asked: 

“How do we impact our city or community?”     

Pastor Mike Ward is an Area Pastor who has a son Adam who is asking a  question in Columbus, Ohio.  Adam, an engineer who loves to solve problems, started a non-profit called the “What If It Was True” movement.  Check it out here.  Because Adam knows more about the spiritual condition of his city than anyone else, and knows the pastors, their churches and their beliefs and culture, he can direct ANYBODY in any spiritual condition to a church that would fit them…all from asking one life changing question.  

Foursquare Multiply Leader Brad Williams spoke to us at our recent District Conference.  And he asks:  “Why are we NOT Multiplying?”  Listen here to hear a funny and thoughtful answer.   

If you have any questions about the small group technology, or anything about Foursquare Multiply, call or write me.  Next planters cohort starts February 2020.    

Serving HIM together.


808 561-5967

Reach More in the Third Space

In our PSW District, we are seeing and participating in a growing movement called Foursquare Multiply.  People are preparing to plant the gospel in new cities and communities.  The training is intentional, specific and strategic.  At the same time it is deconstructing church forms and culture and distinguishing between “planting a church” and “planting the gospel.”  The training is also FUN, creative and enlivening!  We are witnessing great fruit as we release people to choose new possible models to deliver the gospel.  In short, many (not all) in the next generation are choosing models very different from their parentsʻ church in a box.

In the cohort we talk about the Third Space.  Besides the 8 hours of sleeping and 8 hours of work, what are people doing in the third 8 hours of time we call the Third Space?

There are hundreds of examples where the Body of Christ are holding sports camps and summer camps, and vacation bible schools.  You are a blessing to schools by helping teachers with supplies and classroom prep and cleaning.  Some of your churches are saving elementary students by the Good News clubs and Jesus Clubs and after school care, even running full preschool and elementary schools.  I am hearing about Cross Fit gyms and holy yoga studios, triathlon and marathon training, camping ministries, surf and canoe clubs, wine and beer tasting, food ministries to learn how to cook, food ministries that distribute to those without.  I am not exaggerating to tell you we have pastors in our district who are driving Uber whose purpose is to bless and save the lost; there are pastors who run AirBnBʻs and are showing hospitality to reach and care.  Pastors who are teaching teens and young adults how to care for themselves with makeup, hair, manicures, pedicures, massage, modeling and singing to create reasons for connection.  For the first time some in the cohort realize that coaching AYSO is a “mosaic,” a gathering of many different pieces/people for the gospel.  Marketplace leaders are now seeing their companies as the mosaic they pastor, leading prayer, bible studies, counseling, discipling, and saving the lost. 

These small circles and affinity groups can turn into home groups and/or larger gatherings, growing then to become an assembly of the faithful!  This is what we call living Godʻs mission.  Partners in the Great Co-Mission.  To be Godʻs sent ones.  In this next Foursquare Multiply Cohort, 54 couples are planting the gospel as His Sent Ones.  Who is in your Third Space?  Will you be a Sent One?  Letʻs plant a church together in your mosaic!

“I had enough religion!”

This summer has been an interesting one as I have had an unusually high number of conversations with young people about what they believe.  I am surprised by how many high schoolers and young adults were raised in the church, including Foursquare churches, who have said, “I donʻt believe in God,” and  “I had enough religion!”  

My response is hopefully surprising to them too when I say, “Me too!  I had enough religion too.”  After asking a bunch of questions, I see so much of what has turned them off was a set of rules that dictates how they should behave.  All they got from church and enforced by their parents is “the law.”  

When I grew up I felt guilty not following the law, so I performed to be accepted and loved by my parents and projected this same relationship on God.    

If I behaved then God will love me, which often translated into Iʻll never be good enough for God to love me, or at some point God will just give up and leave me.  These foundational beliefs affect my thoughts, my emotions and my behavior.    

Pastor Nick Gough says we are in a “meta modern not post modern world.  For all people, but especially young people, meta is very experiential.  Experience is very relevant for this generation.”  Iʻve been praying for more ways to give this next generation an experience of God.  A word of knowledge for them is a surprising way to open the door.  I told a kid last week at a park, “God saw you laying in bed and crying out to him.”  That shook him up, and he received Jesus.  Another fruitful way is healing miracle.  Sometimes itʻs a physical healing, but more often lately for me, it is a deep emotional healing starting when they hear God for themselves.   And this always opens the door to relationship with Him not religion.     

Letʻs be people of grace who multiplies believers, by blessing them, by asking lots of genuine questions, by inviting others to a personal relationship with the Father through Jesus.  And after we pray, and baptize them in water and the Holy Spirit, invite them to the PSW District Conference in Escondido, CA!       

Where are all the Church Planters?  

Evangelical churches across America are looking for people to start churches.  Many will say the most difficult reason we are not planting more churches is that we are “tapped out” of church planters.    

I wholeheartedly disagree and challenge the notion that we are “tapped out.”  In this article I offer three relatively untouched areas of abundant resources for leaders, disciples, pastors familiar with APEST, and promising church planters.

Local Bible College, Bible University or Seminary: 

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of Bible trained, passionate and eager leaders, disciples, promising pastors to be.    At a recent graduation for Pacific Rim University in Hawaii, of the entire graduating class, the large majority are overlooked as leaders, disciples, pastors, chaplains and church planters.  We incorrectly assume that these graduates are already identified as leaders in their respective churches, already in a process for licensure and leadership; but this is surprisingly NOT the norm.  Consider visiting Life Pacific College, Pacific Rim University, New Hope Christian College and the dozens of Bible Colleges, Universities, or Seminaries just in our Pacific Southwest District alone.  Adopt a student, find an intern (and pay them good money!), engage a prospective scholar/athlete toward the ministry.  I have found graduates who are young, but trusted and mature enough to completely run a church right now as a pastor or chaplain.  Bible Colleges, Universities and Seminaries are an overflowing reservoir of talented, hard working NextGen leaders and church planters.  

Marketplace Leaders Ministry: 

This Ministry has produced hundreds of able, willing and capable leaders, council persons, pastors and church planters.  Many are waiting for you to invite them.  These leaders are already experts at team building and people skills, adept at finances and generators of ideas and income, some even bible trained.  One leader I know was the president of a large bank and top notch theologian who was not used except for his knowledge about finances.  Completely trustworthy, he became a pastor and is living a dream teaching weekly bible studies to a packed audience.  Marketplace Leaders Ministry is a seed bed for pastors and church planters as they are calculating risk takers, entrepreneurial in spirit, and proven competitors who can win in both task and people.  

Local Church Summer Camp: 

The National Basketball Association, National Football League and Major League Baseball organizations are finding talent and drafting these student athletes out of high school…why can’t we do the same? Consider visiting our youth camps to encourage, exhort and prophesy over these NextGen leaders.  They are out in full force as campers and leaders at the camp which I call a cradle or nest of leadership.  A strong majority of current pastors found their calling at Summer Camp.  There are so many benefits of serving at Cedar Crest or other Summer Camp:  Your youthful zeal is rekindled, there is great opportunity to transform a life,  you can identify the special, talented, and gifted early.  

Rather than “tapped out” I believe that these reservoirs, seedbeds, cradles and nests are virtually “untapped springs” for leadership, pastors and future church planters.  Let’s have eyes that see!      

IMAGINE has a vision of a Global Church

 IMAGINE has a vision of a Global Church

This month we feature Justin and Janae Klatt, new church planters and pastors of IMAGINE Church. They completed gospel planting training called Foursquare Multiply, and found Foursquare is not model specific: meaning we have the Holy Spirit’s freedom, creative genius, and his IMAGINATION to reach the lost.  Here is their story!


Ephesians 3:20 & 21: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or IMAGINE, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

IMAGINE has a vision of a Global Church.  How do we reach the globe across various time zones?  How do we engage an audience who are passively watching on line? How do we create community for people who are apart from family like students and the incarcerated; or how about those constantly traveling like musicians, athletes, truckers, RVers? How can we create transparent and authentic community virtually and locally? 

After a series of starts and stops, we began a STUDIO CHURCH in December of 2018.  The purpose of our studio location and studio team is to create a community focused inter-active message, fashioned with the local/virtual community in mind.  We speak directly to the camera, even if we have live attendance in the studio, because we want our communities to feel like the priority. We weave “Community Time” throughout the message, where our communities stop and talk to each other. We believe that cultivating “Community Discipleship” throughout every message is critical to our mission.  And we have chosen to have worship at the end of every message, giving room for our communities to host local/live worship within each individual community.

In 12 weeks we have had people in IMAGINE Communities from 3 countries (USA, Canada & South Korea), 22 States & 65 Cities.


Over the last 3 months (Soft launch service February 2nd2019), we have seen God do incredible miracles throughout our church. Communities are growing & multiplying, salvation is taking place and we are seeing new people join our local and virtual communities every week. People are connecting and doing church together from all over.  In 12 weeks we have had people in IMAGINE Communities from 3 countries (USA, Canada & South Korea), 22 States & 65 Cities. One of our greatest joys is seeing people like full time RVers, truckers, musicians and bands etc. who do not have consistent church community, in the traditional sense, participate on a weekly basis in a Global church community.   

Even if your dream may be far off, seemingly bizarre, or completely foreign to those around you, be encouraged. We serve a HUGE God who is the creator all things, big, small and beyond our wildest imaginations. He is looking for risk takers and innovators; men and women who will step out in bold faith. Men and women who will refuse to measure their accomplishments based on the world’s view of success, but rather on the bravery it took to go after their God-given dream and destiny.  God is always faithful to take our simple steps of obedience and do more than we could ever ask or IMAGINE.


We believe that God is on mission to bring all people into relationship with Him, using any means available and necessary.  He desires for us, you and me, to reach the world.

Justin & Janae Klatt | 805-320-0715 |

Instagram: @justinrklatt
Instagram: @imaginechurchglobal 

Fractal Leadership

Jethro says to his son in law Moses:  ”What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?…What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice…select capable people--people who fear God, trustworthy people who hate dishonest gain--and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens…”   Exodus 18:14-23 NIV.  


Pastor Wayne Cordeiro at New Hope teaches “fractal leadership.” A fractal is a repeating pattern found in nature and is one way that God multiplies and replicates.  The smallest part looks like the biggest part structure.  The structure works no matter how big the organism or organization gets.       

Benefits of Fractal Leadership

1.  Creates natural discipleship groupings

2.  Develops and empowers leaders in a safe environment

3.  Leadership roots grow horizontally and vertically

4.  Builds leadership continuity

5.  Can produce motivated, responsive and agile team


The simple fractal above shows one over two repeating where New Hope Churches will generally use one over four.  There are military chains of commands in disaster relief that use as many as one leading seven.  The point here is the “sphere of influence” must be limited to grow. 

Not that long ago a young pastor asked for some help to grow his church.  He could not get past 100 in congregation. After a quick inventory and mapping his leadership structure, the pastor could see that he had a sphere of influence of twelve.  He said, “No wonder I am burning out!”  In essence, he was Moses in the middle of the wagon wheel as he made all the decisions in the church.    

Jethro says: appointing trustworthy leaders “will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.  If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.”  If I can be of help to talk through church structure leading to growth and multiplication, I am at your service.  Kiha Pimental (808) 561-5967.  

Strategic Leadership Multiplication

Dear Ministry Leader,

 As a ministry leader I hope you find this helpful to engage creative thinking as you identify, resource, and ultimately multiply ministry leaders within your sphere of influence. My life work is dedicated to the empowerment of leaders because I am passionate about the expansion of the Kingdom of God. It is my conviction that as we actively engage in the multiplication of ministry leaders the end result is a greater harvest of souls.

 As a senior pastor over a network of three churches in Arizona, I found that leadership multiplication is not only important but it is not negotiable. I encourage you to implement a strategic process specific to your church to:

1. Develop an intentional plan to identify ministry leaders.

2. Implement a leadership discipleship process addressing

     a. personal leadership effectiveness

     b. leadership theological perspectives

     c. leadership health,

     d. development of leadership skills.

3. Establish a consistent pathway for credentialing ministers. 

Looking outside the walls of my own network of churches, it is an honor and joy to discover, encourage, network, and catapult leaders I meet to new levels of fruitfulness. It is always a delight to resource and empower a church planter, a pastor, or a ministry leader.  In order to accommodate the growing need of both male and female ministry leaders, I provide webinars, seminars, personal consultations, and tailored ministry leadership experiences such as tours to Israel, Greece, and Jordan. Additionally, I offer to all women of influence serving in ministry leadership a specific opportunity to join a six-month intensive Ministry Leader Cohort.

For more information, join me on a scheduled Ministry Leader Experience webinar or video conference call. Please also feel free to reach out to me personally.

Partnering Together for a Greater Harvest,
Marion Ingegneri, M.A.

How God Multiplies

I grew up in a church where I did not read the Word, but heard stories of prophecy like the Angel Gabriel talking to Mary about Immanuel.  It wasn’t until I was in college did I have an experience of someone who had a word for me. Darin told me that God told him to pray for me.  I did not know Darin before this encounter, so I am blowing my mind.  I never heard anybody talk like this.  Darin told me that God had heard my secret prayer and hope as I was struggling with finances.  He asked me if I knew Jesus.  I answered, “Yes, I went to church every Sunday.”  Darin said “Oh, you know Jesus like you know the President?” I was confused. Darin asked, “Can you pick up the phone and call President Reagan?”  (Don’t get sidetracked by my age.)  I was stumped.  In the weeks that followed my eyes were opened to the Word like never before.  Nobody I knew talked to God so intimately.  It changed everything.  And yes I believed.  I now had a relationship now not just a set of rules, behaving and religion. And yes the prophecy proved true about a college scholarship.  (Fun fact: this same Darin Maurer was a ʻ79 Punahou graduate, teammate and best friends to Barry Obama.  Darin really could call both God and the president!)   

I’ve met so many of you who are pastors today because of a prophetic word spoken over you when you were younger.  Amazing and miraculous stories a prophecy and then you witnessed God do something to confirm that He is real, and He knows you and is for you, and He is for those around you.  The Bible also records many stories of how God has used the prophetic to encourage, prepare, define and prosper a future leader.  

Would you be open to allowing the Holy Spirit to use you to encourage those around you?  Tell them what God says and thinks and feels about them.  Tell them what he says about their future.  Invite them to hang out with you to see what it is to have this walking, talking relationship with the God who is With Us.  I believe if you ask, God will reveal to you the future pastors, missionaries, teachers, prophets, apostles, gospel-planting evangelists that are right around you.  You and your prophetic voice are a key to releasing them.  Be an Angel Gabriel for someone today.  

PS.  If you find a gospel planter let me know.    

Multiplying Across Our District

If you are in Hawaii, we are multiplying healthy marriages in a fun and funny way.  


New Hope Oʻahu is hosting marriage seminar comic Mark Gungor.  They promise that husbands will love him!  See Mark in Action:

Sign up at:


We are multiplying Women in Leadership!

Metro Christian Fellowship and Cornerstone Christian Church are hosting Essential: District Womenʻs Conference.  Visit for early bird:  

Lastly, we are Multiplying Churches!


Our next cohort begins in February!  There is no cost for this training.  So many have said, “I wish that they had this training when I planted, it would have saved so much heartache.”   If you or someone you know would like to check out this first class training, click here for more info: email us at, or call Kiha at (808) 561-5967.    


Celebrating New Church Plants


Congratulations to the newest graduates of the Foursquare Multiply West Coast (FMWC) Cohort.  John and Vera Wagner, Justin and Janae Klatt, John and Rhonda Cabello, Joey and Hanna Sallas.   FMWC is our District Church Planting Training for those desiring to plant the gospel in a new community of faith.  

John Cabello says: “Here I learned the heart of our denomination. I believe every pastor, especially the newly licensed, should experience this cohort.  It redefined my thinking.  It went from all about numbers to it is all about the transformation of my community.”   

Jon Wagner:  “I recommend all pastors to go through this, be they young, old, experienced, inexperienced.   We need to be continuous learners to help us navigate the trials and challenges-- to expand the kingdom instead of ourselves.”  

Our next cohort begins in February!  If you or someone you know would like to join us click here for more info: email us at, or call me at (808) 561-5967.    

Take the Pressure OFF!

In cutting edge sports psychology, there are two ways to define winning. One definition leads to pressure, and the other leads to great freedom. In the SCOREBOARD definition, focus is on who has most points on the board, talent and strength of the opponent, and making mistakes are never OK. In the MASTERY definition of winning, the focus is on learning, giving great effort, and bouncing back quickly (resilience) after mistakes.

The studies show that In the SCOREBOARD view, people feel growing pressure, lose confidence, and experience anxiety. In the MASTERY definition, it is fun and free to play. Whatʻs the difference between the two? The simple answer is Control. In the SCOREBOARD definition, the player cannot control the score, or the talent of the opponent, or not making mistakes. In the MASTERY view, learning, effort and bouncing back is always under the playerʻs control. This is why we hear a lot of professionals athletes say, “Focus on what we can control.” Wait there’s more! The studies also show if we take our eyes off of the clock, opponent and scoreboard and focus on MASTERY, the scores begin to turn in our favor anyway!

We have just come through the Momentum District Conferences and conversations about Multiplication. If you are feeling pressure to perform, you may be focussed on things that are not in your control. Let’s take our eyes off how many attended service and focus on how many we can invite to church this weekend. Let’s take our eyes off number of hands raised for Jesus and focus on how do we care for them with a welcome bible and an invite to small group. Let’s stop comparing ourselves to other churches and instead focus on inviting more to become servant leaders, looking for and training potential pastors, and encouraging potential church planters. Let’s not validate or invalidate ourselves on numbers and instead let’s focus on the Master and MASTERY!

Multiply Believers! 

An amazing event is coming to the PSW starting in Hawaii. The one and only Nick Vujicic is coming to Hawaii and will pack our Foursquare churches to the brim. Nick is going to broadcast live and then simulcast to every Foursquare church. A couple of years ago Nick did an outreach at the Aloha Stadium, and while hundreds gave their life to Jesus, very few found a church and are disciples today. Well Nick’s idea is that if we simulcast to all churches in a time zone then the people saved in your church will stay in your church!   Check out this video:

You can do it in five easy steps:

1. Sign up your church right now:

2.  Secure a sight for six nights. Then make sure there is internet to your site. Best if you have a wired connection to your computer/tv and/or projector. Doors open at 6:30 and program starts right at 7pm. 

3.  Use these flyers and postcards to let your community know:

4.  Nick has thought of everything. He’s made a series of videos each a couple minutes to prep you and your team on every part of the event. It’s genius.

Call me for more info.


(808) 5615968. 

Multiply Believers and Disciples!

One of the things I have learned owning a business is that a customer will tell me what they need and want if I ask the right questions.  Before selling a particular product or service, I will ask them a ton of questions about what are they are looking for or dreaming, what is their timeline, what are “must haves” and what are “nice to haves,” how do they prioritize these, and how much they are willing to pay.  I take careful notes to all the answers to these questions, I can give them a product or service or answer that satisfies most of their needs and sometimes even their wants.  I’ve redeemed this approach to help plant, encourage, build or grow faith as well.

Case in point.  I am often asked to bless a home when “weird things happen” on a property.  I begin to ask a ton of questions what they are experiencing.  I get answers like we hear “visitors” walking or talking; sometimes family members can see them, more often the children.  Doors are slamming, tools/things are being moved from one room to another.  I’ve had backhoe was turn on in the middle of the night, another where spirits told the kids “don’t tell your parents,” and I’ve had them sit on me where I could not breathe.  I then ask family members what they believe about what is happening.  In their answers I discern their worldview, and their heavenly view.  They tell me that they are hoping I can pray to “fix” the situation.  Often they have had other priests or “kahuna” but they failed to fix the situation.     

My answer brings me to the title of this article.  For those who have no faith, or a distorted faith, I see it as opportunity to MULTIPLY BELIEVERS.  I tell them that their prayers are just as powerful as mine as they are the “authority” of the place.  I share the gospel, and give them chance to choose and know the risen Jesus as King and Savior.  Now they have the authority to cast out their “visitors” themselves. They ALL run in Jesus name. If people are already believers then I say LET’S MULTIPLY DISCIPLES!  In all cases I teach them how to pray, and how to command the spirits to leave the home and the property in Jesus name. I find that the children love this the most.  It always works.  As they go from room to room, I hear their prayers get bolder and bolder.  (I only agree with what they pray.  Maybe I’ll pray in tongues quietly.)  Every situation is a new exciting adventure.  Let’s ask good questions and listen above and below when we find opportunities to draw families unto the “One who is greater in us than he who is in the world.” 

Serving with you,


Can you feel the Momentum?

Something exciting has been happening over the last few years for us in the Pacific Southwest District.  Under Supervisor Fernando Castilloʻs leadership, there have been new church plants in Aina Haina, Bullhead City, Escondido, Fullerton, Honolulu, Keaukaha, Mililani, North Las Vegas, 3 in San Diego, Wahiawa, Waikoloa and a number more in the pipeline!  We have been in partnership with the Pacific Northwest and the Northwest Districts as they are feeling this same swell.  So we introduce a new church planting movement:

Training Leaders, Planting Churches

If you are even slightly interested consider joining our next Church Planters Cohort beginning August 2018!  Yes thatʻs now!  Itʻs not too late.  

For more info contact: 
Pastor Kiha Pimental
Associate District Supervisor
(808) 561-5967

The Power of Camp in Developing Leaders

One thing every pastor is looking for is leaders. Bill Hybels has said that the local church is the hope of the world, but leaders are the hope of the church. Every pastor desires to train and equip leaders, but many of us struggle to discover and develop those who God has already entrusted to our care. I’d like to suggest that the greatest pool of leaders you have are the ones you’re sending to summer camp.

The spiritual benefit of sending students to camp is proven. In our own movement, 1 of every 100 people who receive Jesus as their Savior do so at camp. 25% of all reported Baptisms with the Holy Spirit happen at summer camp. Most significantly for this conversation, more teens are called to the ministry each year at camp (+/- 1600) than we have Foursquare Churches in the US. The camp experience is especially significant for girls, reflected by the fact that 2/3 of all women currently serving in senior leadership positions first felt called to servant-leadership as a teen at camp. Camp is the entry point for leadership in the Foursquare movement (the research quoted in this article, “Camp & Call: The Impact of Camp on Foursquare Pastors” is available online by clicking here).

Senior leaders would be wise to make a personal investment in these students. Our PSW NextGen team will be providing each church with the reports of the spiritual experiences of the students you send to camp, including a list of names of those from your church who feel God’s call to lifetime Kingdom service. The question is, what will we do with that information? Here’s a couple suggestions that could be implemented immediately…

  1. Visit camp this summer. Senior pastors are always welcome to come visit and experience camp. You will leave inspired and encouraged when you see God moving in the lives of your students.
  2.  Know the scriptural theme and ministry thrust of camp. After camp, have a follow up meeting with the kids who go to camp and present a devotional on the theme and receive first-hand reports of their experiences.
  3. Develop a leadership training track for young people in your church.

I recently came across an article* from a few years back that continues to help me think through how to maximize the opportunity to release the leadership potential and call in the lives of young people. These insights about developing young leaders are worth sharing: 

  1. Nurture their inner lives. Future leaders will always need an authentic and deep faith to sustain them through the journey of ministering the gospel in a rapidly changing culture.
  2. Focus on their potential. Don’t focus on their current skills, or lack of them; see the leader they could become.
  3. Let them lead (and fail) and lead again.
  4. Encourage innovation and risk-taking. We need those next generation leaders who will charge into new projects and find daring, new ways to present the never changing good news of Jesus.
  5. Think long- and short-term. Investing time in young leaders is a surefire sign that we're thinking about the future and not content with mere short-term success.
  6. Model humility.

The future of The Foursquare Church and our local churches is dependent upon identifying, training, and releasing servant-leaders. God has already placed them in our congregations. God uses the camp experience to ignite them. Let’s not overlook the opportunity that is right before us.


* “Developing Future Leaders” by Scott Thomas. Online at



Why Not Use the Secret Weapon?

Foursquare Chaplaincy International (FCI) “takes the Foursquare Gospel to those who need help, hope and healing in places beyond the typical reach of the local church.” Chaplains are pastors who serve in a variety of environments including military bases, ships, war zones, hospitals, hospices, crime scenes, prisons, workplaces and natural disasters.

Chaplains are a secret weapon waiting to be used.  Here is what I mean.  Schools, businesses, non-profits, and government often set a boundary against pastors.  But a chaplain is given an open door to the very heart of their organizations.  As a specialized chaplain, you are welcomed into the leadership of business (think rotary invocations, ethics counseling), sports teams (think chapel services for high school, college and professional athletes), college campuses, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry (think wedding officiant, chapel services, invocations), homeless shelters and retirement homes, non profits, beach, surf or snow ski events (think invocation before contests), RV parks, motorcycle and car clubs, etc.  Every people group you can imagine outside a church can welcome a chaplain, like special forces infiltrating territory foreign to the Gospel. 

Possible action steps:

  1. Begin to see every people group around your church as a mission field.
  2. Consider the people in your church as “chaplains in training” to their prospective field, equip the saints to become pastors/chaplains, and deploy the secret weapon.
  3. Go to every school or college around your church and introduce yourself as a volunteer chaplain willing to serve as ethicist, counselor, chaplain for sports teams, invoker before events, leader of after school programs like Good News Club.
  4. Offer your services to every business, non-profit and/or retirement home in the area. I know of a chaplain at a car dealership where he has an office and makes himself available to counseling to employees and customers twice a week.
  5. Consider every crisis as opportunity to minister to a people group with chaplains.  AS SOON AS CRISIS OCCURS CALL THE FOURSQUARE CHAPLAINCY, as they can ONLY be deployed with a request from you. THEY CANNOT SELF DEPLOY.
  6. Become an endorsed Foursquare Chaplain.  Train and support your leaders to become pastors, then help Foursquare endorse them to become chaplains.  Deploy them.

For more information visit or call Kiha Pimental at 808 561-5967.  

A Church in a Pub?

Our Foursquare church planting movement is “non-model specific” giving us great freedom to follow Jesusʻ mandate to make disciples.  There are traditional churches that follow the “attractional model.”  Many know this as “church in a box” or a gathering in a house of worship.  In this model it is common to have churches that gather in a home, in a school cafeteria, in a warehouse, or in a church building.  On the other hand, the “missional model” looks like the Oregon Public House where a planter looks to “exegete” the community to meet and reach them where they are.  This particular Oregon community values microbreweries and non-profits.  Check out this story of Pastor Ryan Saari and the Oregon Public House.  

Keep an eye out in Westminster California, where Noelani and Ed Jai will be launching a non-profit coffee house/boba tea company with a learning center to bless that community. Their church called Jesus House will hold worship services in space from the non-profit.

What does your community value?  How could Jesus plant the gospel there?  Call or write me if youʻre inspired!

Kiha Pimental (808) 561-5967.  

Multiply Foster Churches! 


Recently, a young couple I know chose to be foster parents to an infant and a couple of toddlers.  They knew heartbreaking ordeal it would be after attaching and bonding to these beautiful children, they chose to release them back to moms and dads.  All children need parents, and if they don’t have their own, foster parents are heroes that fill this need.  I assert that this is the same with Church Planters who need Foster Parent Churches.    

We have seen Church Planters start and survive on their own, but it is so much more healthy when they covering of a Parent Church.  Like a child, a Planter can benefit from systems, structure, resources, love and relationships already in place by a biological or foster parent.  God gives us parents so we can learn from their mistakes!    

Our district needs more Foster Parent Churches to adopt current and future Church Planters.  Heroes like Mark Slomka and Larry White who are committed to leading Foster Parent Churches to planters without a cover.   Mark is Foster Parent to three couples who have planted.   Another hero is Scott Shiroma who has raised three pastors in his church hoping pass leadership to them.  Each of the three went on to pastor other active churches that needed a lead pastor.  Mark and Scott and their churches feel the heartbreak (and walletbreak), but they still choose to do it for the sake of the Kingdom. 

There are more of you heroes out there.  If you would like to be a Foster Parent Church or have pastors ready to care for other churches please email me at or call 808 561-5967, or if you are really burdened, come visit me in Hawaii!   Kiha Pimental 

Multiply Pastors


Multiply Pastors!  I lead with this title because many pastors see multiplication and immediately assume it means multiplication of churches.  And most churches are not in a position to plant a church, so pastors will stop reading this article after seeing multiplication.  Please read on!

Anybody can release potential leaders into ministry with a word, a conversation, a prophecy, or by boldly sharing a dream about their future.  Encourage the next generation by letting them shadow you so they can see the possibility for themselves.  Let’s all raise youth to become youth leaders and youth pastors.  Find, mentor and support students while in high school, college (bible or not) and seminary.  Redeem the gifting and success of marketplace leaders for the pastorate.   Only a Senior Pastor can initiate the pastoral process for this new leader.

Let us help you Multiply Pastors by emailing me at or Tim Abe at

Has God planted a church in your heart?


Let’s help you release that dream!  In the Pacific Southwest we recommend the Church Planting Roadmap that you can find on the PSW website under Multiplication.  One stop on the Roadmap is joining a Church Planter Cohort (CPC).  CPC for 2018 begins in the first week of February.  Yes that is right now!   The next Cohort begins August 2018.  For more information on the Church Planter Cohort see the Pacific Southwest Church Planting Cohort. 


For more info contact:
Pastor Kiha Pimental
Associate District Supervisor
(808) 561-5967