This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Ps. Ruth Hasselgren

(2022 Conference Task Force, Deputy director for Europe Swedish Pentecostal Mission, Pastor Pingstkyrkan Eskilstuna)


2.00 PM Grand Opening – Rev. Pelle Hörnmark, Pastor Niklas Piensoho & Rev. Daniel Alm (Speaker)

3.00 PM Coffee break

3.30 PM Track Sessions *

6.00 PM Supper

7.00 PM Revival Night – Praying for Peace and God’s kingdom in Europe – Speakers: Rev. Leonid Biruk (Belarus) & Rev. Mykhailo Panochko (Ukraine)


9.00 AM PEF General Assembly and Elections

10.30 AM Coffee break

11.00 AM Plenary Session 1 – PYE – Wake up call for the next generation
           with Stephan Christiansen
           with the Pentecostal Youth of Europe leadership team

12.30 PM Lunch

2.00 PM Track Sessions (*)

5.30 PM Supper

7.00 PM Revival Night – Dr. William Wilson


8.30 AM Plenary Session 2 – EPTA – Panel Discussion chaired by Dr. Simo Frestadius, on the theme “Wake up to contemporary challenges in Europe.” 

9.30 AM Coffee Break 

10.00 AM Plenary Session 3 – PEM“Wake up for the unreached” – Speakers: Rev. Daniel Costanza & Rev. Max Chismon.

11.00 AM Closing Communion Service: “Wake up Europe” – Speaker: PEF new Chairman

“Wake Up Europe” invites you to stay an extra day for the Interface Seminar with Max Chismon, featured speaker at the PEM/PEF conference, on September 2nd and 3rd.

Join the INTERFACE Seminar in Stockholm!
Venue: “Citykyrkan”
Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 10
walking distance from Filadelfia. 

*Conference Tracks

PEF Track

  • Wednesday
  1. Immigrant churches in Europe
  2. East West Europe challenges – Facilitator: Rev. Marek Kaminski
  • Thursday
  1. The Post-Covid Church – Facilitator: Rev. Oystein Gjerme
  2. Balkans Challenge

PEM Track

Wake Up, Let’s Work Together: Deepening Cooperation in Mission

Moderation: Jasmin Ovaska

Speakers: Harri Hakola, Gheorghe Ritisan, Georg Taubmann, Angelo Gargano

We are stronger together. To fulfil the Great Commission we need to work together in cooperation and in unity with each other. The different speakers will tell about practical examples and will give testimonies from their own lives how cooperation with different mission partners has impacted their work and ministry. These will inspire us how cooperation makes missions even more effective and fruitful.

Wake up for the Unreached

Moderator: Stefan Ross – PEM

Speaker: Max Chismon NZ – Simply Mobilizing International

We are facing great challenges in Europe, but on the other hand we have also great opportunities. There are over 748 million people living in Europe ( of whom more than 700 millions are lost! In many European nations Evangelicals are below 1% of the population. Besides this staggering numbers there are Hundreds of ethnic people groups still Unreached with the Gospel. Millions have never heard the Good News about Jesus. How can they hear? The key is to mobilize the whole church for this spiritual war. We need to wake up and mobilize every believer, every pastor and every church to reach the Unreached! In this workshop you will hear how to inspire and mobilize the church in Europe!

Wake up to pray for the Missions

Moderator: Ghita Ritisan

Speakers: Stefan Ross, Ioana & Stefan Balic, Georg Taubmann

One of the most important resources in supporting external missions is focused prayer. Our Redeemer, Lord Jesus Christ, calls us to use prayer to dispose/provide necessary resources for the harvest: „Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Matthew 9:38)

We also resort to prayer when it comes to empowering and sustaining in the ministry those who already are on the mission field. Thus it is important to create in PEF/PEM a network of intercessors that are consistent in focalized prayer for more missionaries sent by the churches in Europe, for the challenges they encounter in mission and for the people groups unreached with the Gospel.

Through this workshop we would like to invite you to be part of the prayer network that functions within PEM, and to encourage you to develop a prayer group for missions within your own organization.

Wake up for the Future Missions: Training and Next Generation

Moderator: Markku Ovaska – PEM;

Speaker: Juha Lehtonen (Finland) and Andreas Svedman (Sweden)

Statistics tell us that most of the people do their decision to follow Christ as teenagers. The most directions of life are chosen at that age. The Next Generation is our big challenge and a huge valuable opportunity that we should not loose.

We will hear and discuss about the existing training tools and opportunities that are valid and useful in Europe today so that the next generation could catch the vision of missions. They are the key people to reach the rest of the world.

Have we updated our curriculum so that our youth will be part of the call: “Go all over the world”?

The next generation needs to understand the meaning of missions to be ready for revival.

EPTA Track

Wednesday 31 August at 15:30-16:30
Torbjörn Aronson, “Pentecostalism in Sweden: History and contemporary challenges”
After defining “Pentecostalism”, the presentation explores five major periods of Pentecostalism in Sweden: (1) Fire from Azusa – Classical Pentecostalism begins and expands in Sweden, 1906–1950; (2) Maranatha! Transitory movements, crisis and conflicts – Healing revival and Latter rain in Sweden, 1950–1970; (3) A new day – Charismatic Renewal, Jesus People and growth of Classical Pentecostalism, 1970–
1985; (4) Another Jesus? Word of Life in conflict, expansion and reconciliation, 1986–2006; (5) Migration and international Pentecostalism changes the scene, 2007–present. The presentation also offers some reflections on Pentecostalism from Sweden: missions and churches in Latin America, Africa, Asia and former Soviet Union.

Torbjörn Aronson is Professor of Church History at Scandinavian School of Theology, Uppsala, Sweden, and Professor-at-large at Southeastern University, Tampa, Florida. He has taught and conducted research at several universities during the last three decades. He is married to Lena. They have one daughter, Maria, and
the family lives in Uppsala.
Wednesday 31 August at 16:50-17:50
Harri Koskela, “The current situation and challenges of the Finnish Pentecostal Movement and the Pentecostal Church of Finland”

This presentation first briefly discusses the history of the Finnish Pentecostal Movement (Helluntaiherätys) and then outlines the current state of the Movement.
Arguably, the two main distinctive principles of Finnish Pentecostalism have historically been the independence of local churches and opposition to theological education, especially within universities. However, in recent decades there has been a growing appreciation of theological education, and in 2002 the Pentecostal Church of Finland was established as a state registered religious denomination. Other organizational, spiritual and ethical changes have also taken place in recent years, which will be noted in the presentation.

Harri Koskela has worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), a visiting
professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (Hong Kong), and a pastor in the Finnish Pentecostal
Church. He holds a doctorate in practical theology, and is currently studying for a PhD in psychology (on
the relationship between religiosity and subjective well-being) at the UEF. Harri has two adult kids with his
wife, Hanna.

Thursday 1 September at 14:00-15:00    
Rakel Ystebø Alegre, “Renewal and discernment in Norwegian Pentecostalism: Learning from our past as we look towards the future”

The Pentecostal revival started in Norway in 1906 under the leadership of T. B. Barratt and a vibrant Pentecostal movement was soon formed. From the 1950s different renewal movements influenced Norwegian Christians and led to new organizations and denominations. In this presentation, I will argue that some of the key challenges Norwegian Pentecostal-Charismatics have faced can be analysed through the lens of discernment. Looking at how different leaders have attempted to discern the genuine manifestations of the Spirit from the counterfeit, what institutions and structures best facilitate the work of the Spirit, and how to contextualize Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in Norwegian society, may give new insights as we attempt to discern what the Holy Spirit is leading us towards in the future.

Rakel Ystebø Alegre (PhD, Regent University) is associate professor of church history at the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology, Oslo, Norway. She wrote her dissertation on T. B. Barratt as apologist for the Pentecostal revival and is interested in global Pentecostal history. She lives in Bergen, Norway, with her husband and two children.

Thursday 1 September at 15:30-16:30
Leif Petterson, “Where is Danish Pentecostalism?”

The presentation analyses the current Pentecostal/Charismatic landscape in Denmark. Although Pentecostalism has been relatively influential in other Scandinavian countries, the movement is often depicted as a minority movement in Denmark. However, in this presentation I argue that it is better to employ an inclusive definition of Pentecostalism and highlight the influence of Pentecostal spirituality in other Christian denominations. While this adjusts the publicperception of Pentecostalism as a minority religion, we still need to “wake up” and understand our challenges and opportunities.

Leif Petterson is the Principal of the Danish Pentecostal Bible College (Mariager Højskole), a Bible teacher, and a former pastor. He is also a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, where he is researching the orality of Danish Pentecostalism. Leif has two adult kids with his wife, Birgitte.

PYE (Youth) Track

1. Local Church Youth ministry in Europe after the pandemic
PYE TEAM and National Youth Leaders

2. Strategies for evangelising the youth of Europe – Schools, universities and media.
PYE TEAM and National Youth Leaders

3. Jesus to the Youth of Europe – the Pentecostal Youth of Europe on a joint mission
PYE TEAM and National Youth Leaders

4. Leading the next generation – personal growth and renewal
PYE TEAM and National Youth Leaders


Evening Plenary Revival Sessions do not require registration!

Wake Up Europe 2022