Paul Clark This is a question that I have been asked many times? In this article, I would like to describe the process and steps that led to the planting our first church in Austria in the city of Bregenz. Mechthild and I have planted various churches in Germany since 1984. Every church plant was … Read more How do you plant a church in German speaking Europe?
Paul Clark “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” (James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905) I was born with a congenital eye problem which meant throughout school I could not see from my desk what the teacher wrote on the blackboard. To read then, as now, I place my nose closely … Read more Limitations are Opportunities
Paul Clark “Fear looks – Faith jumps!” (Smith Wigglesworth) “Don’t determine what God can do by looking at what you can’t do.” (John Lindell) „20 years ago, I sat in front of the Central Bible School Library talking for hours with my girlfriend Laura, who today is my wife. I told her then, there are … Read more Never say Never – the New Year is coming!
How do you find church planters and/or leaders to train? Over the years, I have worked with both European and AGWM co-workers, encouraging and mentoring men and women in church planting endeavors. Are your students Europeans? Are they formally trained as pastors? Just as in the European German speaking national churches, we find and encourage … Read more Questionnaire for Paul Clark
Paul Clark “Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.” (Paxton Blair) “Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.” (Costa Rican proverb) I read somewhere, that if pastors habitually ignore or avoid resolving conflict situations, it might be better to look for another profession. Without a doubt, conflict resolution, is one of the most unpleasant … Read more When it comes to conflict, I would rather be a Teddy Bear!
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Lynne Chandler Recently, my step-father passed away. Though I was not close to him, his presence in my life from the time I was 6 years old made a lasting impact. I took some ‘down time’ to ponder and process much about him, my family and my family history. There are 10 things that I’ve … Read more What I have learned about Life
Paul Clark “Those who embrace the future are generally happier than those who embrace the past.” (Unknown) “Continually reminiscing about the past means missing out on the future.” (Greek Proverb) Let me say from the beginning that it is imperative to look back and thank God for what he has done in and through my … Read more Always Look Forward!
Paul Clark “It is ironic that one of the few things in this life over which we have total control is our attitudes, and yet most of us live our entire life behaving as if we had no control whatsoever.” (Tim Rohn) “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” … Read more Attitude Check
Mel Grams Read online or download: Knowing God German Version: Klare Schritte um Gott zu kennen Forward by Dr. Paul Clark I met Mel Grams working for Teen Challenge in Wiesbaden, Germany. His “deeper life” teaching captivated my attention as a young person and positively impacted my spiritual formation. Mel’s practical teaching intertwined with his authentic … Read more Simple Steps to knowing God