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Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber in Benin

(16.12.2010) Zurich. On the third Sunday of Advent this year, the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, found himself in the West African country of Benin. In the country’s capital of Porto Novo he ordained a new Apostle for the Ivory Coast in Konan Jules Kouadio (49), along with two District Elders and four District Evangelists. He wished them all rich blessing in their new tasks. more ...

Rüdiger Krause is the new District Apostle in Northern Germany

(07.12.2010) Hamburg. Last Sunday brought a change in leadership for the New Apostolic Church in Northern Germany: the name of the new District Apostle is Rüdiger Krause (49). He was ordained in a festive divine service conducted by the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber. At the same time, the District Church also received a new Bishop in Thorsten Beutz from Wilhelmshaven. more ...

Historical Weekend for the Canada District

(23.11.2010) Kitchener. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber travelled to Canada on the weekend of November 20th and 21st, 2010, in order to retire District Apostle Leslie Latorcai as head of the Canada District and ordain a new District Apostle, namely the former District Apostle Helper Mark Woll. The service was conducted in the Kitchener Central church where nearly 1,300 members attended from the Tridistrict of Kitchener, Hamilton and Toronto. It was also transmitted to 71 other church locations throughout Canada. more ...

The New Apostolic Church and ecumenism

(16.11.2010) Zurich. An article published in our May 2001 edition of “Our Family” already dealt with this subject: The New Apostolic Church and ecumenism. We reported on the activities of the Ecumenism Project Group, established by Chief Apostle Richard Fehr in October 2000. In the past decade, numerous contacts have come about. Where do we stand today? more ...

The liturgy of the New Apostolic Church as of the first Sunday of Advent 2010

(08.11.2010) Zurich. The liturgy is what orders and governs the sequence of music, prayers, Bible readings, the sermon, and the dispensation of the sacraments within the divine service. With the start of the new church year, a reform will come into effect (we reported) in the New Apostolic Church. The celebration of Holy Communion in particular is to be structured in even more dignified fashion through the enriched liturgical elements. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the international Church leader, explained that the new liturgy is intended to bring greater solemnity to the sequence of the divine service. more ...

New Statutes of the New Apostolic Church unanimously approved

(28.10.2010) Zurich. The International Apostle Meeting on 21 May 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa unanimously ratified a revision to the Statutes (Articles of Association) of the New Apostolic Church International, or NACI for short. In addition to many smaller changes, a so-called Delegates’ Meeting was introduced in order to reduce the costs of these gatherings. In the meantime the revised statutes have been registered with the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. more ...

Raúl Montes de Oca is the new District Apostle in Brazil

(16.10.2010) Brasilia. The Brazilian capital was the focal point for New Apostolic members - both live on location and via satellite transmission - as Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber ordained a new District Apostle for the South American District Church: Raúl Montes de Oca accepted this new assignment in joy and humbleness. more ...

Thanksgiving Day service with Chief Apostle Leber in Frankfurt

(05.10.2010) Zurich/Frankfurt. The Thanksgiving Day service in the New Apostolic congregation of Frankfurt-West with Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber was adorned with several special accents all at once. On the one hand, the international Church leader drew attention to the special festive day on the church calendar: Thanksgiving Day. On the other, he commemorated one of his predecessors in ministry, the long-serving Chief Apostle John Gottfried Bischoff, who had resided in Frankfurt and had led the Church for over thirty years. more ...

Succession plan in the New Apostolic Church of Northern Germany

(30.09.2010) Zurich/Hamburg. On the second Sunday of Advent, 5 December 2010, the international leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, will conduct a divine service in Hamburg for the entire District Apostle district of Northern Germany. In this divine service, District Apostle Karlheinz Schumacher (66) will be retired and his successor ordained. The congregations in the District Church will be informed of this development by way of a letter this coming Sunday. more ...

Divine service for European ministers 2010: Serving means making yourself available to the Lord!

(13.09.2010) Zurich/Leipzig. Once each year the incumbent Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church conducts a divine service for all the ministers of Europe. This time, the special divine service took place in Leipzig, and all active and retired ministers, together with their wives, were invited to attend in the various locations. A new feature this year was the sequence of the divine service: Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted the divine service in accordance with the revised liturgy that will be in effect after the start of the new church year. more ...
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