Pentecostal Church in Poland
Kościół Zielonoświątkowy w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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Pentecostal Church in Bydgoszcz
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationPentecostal
BishopMarek Kamiński
Districts7
AssociationsWorld Assemblies of God Fellowship
LanguagePolish
HeadquartersWarsaw
TerritoryPoland
Origin20th century
Congregations240[1][2]
Members24,000[1][2]
Official websitehttps://kz.pl

The Pentecostal Church in Poland (Polish: Kościół Zielonoświątkowy w Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) is a Pentecostal Christian denomination in Poland. It is the largest Pentecostal denomination in Poland and a part of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship,[3] and the second largest Protestant denomination in Poland. The Pentecostal Church in Poland is a member of Pentecostal European Fellowship and Biblical Society in Poland. Headquartered in the city of Warsaw.

History

The Pentecostal Church in Poland had its origins in the first bible college opened in 1929 by the Assemblies of God in the United States.[4] The Church was forced join the United Evangelical Church of Poland during communism in 1947.[5] The Pentecostal Church in Poland was founded in 1987.[6]

It had 24,000 adherents and 240 congregations.[1][2]

It has three Bible schools with extension programs training about 150 students and facilitates several ministries.

Administration

The church is divided into seven districts:

References

  1. ^ a b c Halina Dmochowska i in. (2016). Mały Rocznik Statystyczny Polski 2016 (PDF) (in Polish). Vol. LIX. Warszawa: Główny Urząd Statystyczny. p. 115. ISSN 1640-3630.
  2. ^ a b c (in Polish) Kościoły i związki wyznaniowe w Polsce 2010-2013
  3. ^ (in Polish) Nadzwyczajny Synod Kościoła Zielonoświątkowego
  4. ^ Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2013, p. 100
  5. ^ Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2013, p. 101
  6. ^ William Kay, Anne Dyer, European Pentecostalism, BRILL, UK, 2011, p. 228