German Pentecostal Church Planting 1945–2005 (Doctoral Project)

Implications for Intentional Mission in the 21st Century

Paul Clark

Here read or download: Clark Pentecostal Church Planting Germany 

Here read or download: German Language version

Overview and Acknowledgements of Paul Clark’s doctoral project

What factors led to the successful founding of Pentecostal congregations in Germany? This historical and cultural study of Pentecostal church planting since World War II provides insights for social scientists, German church planters, and missionaries. The researcher indentifies key principles that will propel successful church planting endeavors in the twenty-first century by exploring the dynamics of intentional mission in a post-Christian European setting and observing the various methodologies and approaches of Pentecostal church planting,

 “Dr. Paul Clark brings together academic research, historical reports, and the biographies of Pentecostal church planters in Germany. Clark presents the heritage of our Pentecostal movement in a meaningful way by coupling Biblical church planting principles with a perspective for church planting initiatives of the future.”

-Roman Siewert, former Superintendent of the Federation of Free Pentecostal Churches (BFP) in Germany 

“Out of the ashes of war and in the midst of skeptical hostility, more than 500 German Pentecostal churches have been planted and thousands of new believers brought to Christ. Dr. Clark provides the historical context for the birth of Pentecostal Christianity in Germany and offers the reader insights concerning the challenges and successes of Pentecostal church planting.”

-Dr. Charlie Self, Associate Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri

This book has been translated into German and is available online free of charge.

A hardcopy version of the book is available by sending an email to:  info (a)