a documentary

Due to the pandemic, a new documentary is postponed until late 2024. For now, here’s an older movie that shares our vision and desire to pioneer.

history & vision

How we started and what we hope to see.

Founded with one pioneering team in Manchester, England 1992. It was led by Paul Clayton Gibbs, who had the vision to help his church reach its community. 30 years later, Pais has sparked a movement that is now active on 6 continents.

Our vision is that one day, the primary mission of every Christian will be to advance the Kingdom of God and be equipped to do it the way Jesus modeled it. For this purpose, we provide Kingdom-centric tools and teams to advance God’s Kingdom.

We serve churches worldwide as missionary outfitters, mobilizing and empowering the leaders and congregations. We provide teams, training, and tools. we also equip networks, schools, and businesses with the tools they need to build something good together.

statement of faith

We started with one pioneering team in Manchester, England 1992. It was led by Paul Clayton Gibbs, who had the vision to help his church reach its community. 30 years later, Pais has sparked a movement that is now active on 6 continents.

Our vision is that one day, the primary mission of every Christian will be to advance the Kingdom of God and be equipped to do it the way Jesus modeled it. For this purpose, we provide Kingdom-centric tools and teams to advance God’s Kingdom.

We serve churches worldwide as missionary outfitters, mobilizing and empowering the leaders and congregations. We provide teams, training, and tools. we also equip networks, schools, and businesses with the tools they need to build something good together.

Paul is known for mobilizing the many not just the few. Currently impacting six continents with his books, Masterclasses, consultancy, and The Pais Movement, Paul has a slightly different perspective on things. He combines ancient methods of discipleship with a communication style that is creative and fun. He is an award-winning author and his books provide handbooks with practical principle applications to help people build something good together in their world.
Paul is a gifted speaker, teacher, and author of several books who spends much of his time producing resources to train and mentor Christian leaders. He also travels throughout the world, speaking and teaching.

Experience
Paul has planted churches, repurposed churches, and served as an associate minister with churches both in the UK and USA.

He has served a denomination as part of their National Youth Department.

He has written short courses for various Bible Colleges in both the USA and UK on various topics.

After leaving school, Paul received training in Retail Management and worked to build teams across Manchester UK for five years.

Masterclass Suite
He is the Founder of the Masterclass Suite, a collection of interactive training events that provide both teaching and practical templates. Paul has traveled to every continent multiple times in order to help churches, businesses, and organizations ‘mobilize the many not just the few’.

Books
Paul has authored several books, many of which have been translated into various languages including German, Portuguese, and Romanian.

The Shapes Test®
Paul has a passion to help people understand themselves, understand others, and make themselves understood in order to build something good together. Based on a simple personality test which takes 2 minutes to complete, participants can discover their Shape and receive various connected teaching on the following topics:

Strengths, Weaknesses, Conflict, Stress, Goal-Setting, Change, Language, Motivation, Demotivation, Collaboration, and more.

The personality test itself is accompanied by a book, a journal, a Masterclass, and a developmental tool that can be used by churches, businesses, and organizations.
It is a phenomenal resource to help couples, parents, and leaders.

Other Facts
Paul has been married for 34 years and has two sons and three grandkids.

Paul immigrated to the USA in 2005.

Paul is an avid fan of outdoor pursuits such as sailing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.

25 years ago Paul prayer walked across England. In 2021 he did it again!