Transnational Nigerian Pentecostal churches, networks and believers in three Northern countries
Due to migration and mission endeavours
Pentecostal churches in Germany are increasingly winning influence.
In the last decades countless new churches cropped up in Nigeria.
These churches intend to spread out and likewise evangelize the
The research project examines the
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in the German migration
context. It concentrates on its connection to the Nigerian mother
church and its history, organizational structure and religious life
in Germany. Furthermore its theological identity and concept of
reverse mission are studied. The research analyses the RCCG within a
broader network of Nigerian initiated churches in Germany (such as
the Christ Apostolic Church and the Mountain of Fire and Miracles)
and investigates the way it negotiates German society.
As part of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent), it includes a comparison with similar research in Britain and the Netherlands.
The project is funded by NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Co-operation in Europe), a partnership between twelve European national research councils, including the German Research Foundation (DFG), to increase co-operation in research and research policy in Europe. NORFACE receives core funding from the European Commission's 6th Framework Programme. The theme of the first NORFACE programme is "Re-ermergence of Religion as a Social Force in Europe?"
Project researcher: Anna Donata Quaas
Conference of the European Research Network on Global Pentecostalism (GloPent) at the University of Heidelberg on February 1-2, 2008
- Transnational Nigerian Pentecostal churches, networks and believers in three Northern countries
- EU-NORFACE Forschungsprojekt, Laufzeit: 1.4.2007-31.3.2010