NACI News

New members in the Coordination Group

(03.12.2014) Zurich. The composition of the Coordination Group (CG) of the New Apostolic Church has changed. District Apostle Rüdiger Krause (NA Northern Germany) and District Apostle Rainer Storck (NAC North Rhine-Westphalia) are the newest members in this important body. In turn, retired District Apostle Armin Brinkmann (North Rhine-Westphalia) and District Apostle Michael Ehrich (NAC Southern Germany) are leaving the group. more ...

Statement of Reconciliation

(29.11.2014) Zürich/Düsseldorf. „Die Apostolische Gemeinschaft und die Neuapostolische Kirche möchten ihr Verhältnis zueinander klären und miteinander versöhnt und in gegenseitiger Wertschätzung in die Zukunft gehen“, lautet der erste Satz einer gemeinsamen Versöhnungserklärung beider Kirchen. Das historische Dokument wurde am heutigen Samstag, 29. November 2014, im Rahmen einer Feierstunde im Gemeindehaus der Apostolischen Gemeinschaft in Düsseldorf von Vertretern beider Kirchen unterzeichnet. more ...

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider: “The thought of reconciliation is front and centre”

(31.10.2014) Zurich. As already announced, a Statement of Reconciliation between the United Apostolic Church and the New Apostolic Church is to be signed at the end of November. This is an historic moment for both churches, after nearly 60 years of separation. We asked the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider about some of the background. more ...

Ceremony planned for Statement of Reconciliation

(31.10.2014) Düsseldorf/Zurich. Several meetings between representatives from the United Apostolic Church and the New Apostolic Church have taken place over the last few months. The content of these discussions centred on the events that led to the separation between the United Apostolic Church and the New Apostolic Church in the year 1955. In an open exchange, these events were analysed from today’s point of view. By mutual agreement, both sides expressed the desire to settle their relationship with one another and go into the future in reconciliation. more ...

Changes to the ordination and retirement of Bishops

(17.10.2014) Zurich. The international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, has announced a change with respect to the ordination and retirement of Bishops. Following a lengthy discussion, the District Apostle Meeting, which is presently convening in Berlin, passed a resolution stating that, as of 1 January 2015, the Chief Apostle will, as a rule, delegate the ordination and retirement of all Bishops to the responsible District Apostle. more ...

District Apostle Meeting in Berlin begins with Africa

(15.10.2014) Berlin/Zurich. Another sunny day in Berlin begins. All 28 participants of the International District Apostle Meeting have arrived, namely the Chief Apostle as sponsor and chairman, along with nineteen District Apostles and eight District Apostle Helpers. Also among them is District Apostle Helper Enrique Minio from Argentina. He just received his new commission two weeks ago in the Thanksgiving divine service in Buenos Aires (we reported). more ...

New team, new media, new content: Church to bundle journalistic forces

(14.10.2014) Zurich. The New Apostolic Church international (NACI) is reorganising its communications structure. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider has not only given the green light to the new communications concept but also to the establishment of a new department. In terms of both content and staff, his intent is to explore new ways to provide more international information to the Church’s members, whether online or in the various magazines. more ...

The New Apostolic Church draws a positive conclusion: the ICC was a successful festival of faith!

(10.06.2014) Munich/Zurich. The first ever International Church Convention of the New Apostolic Church came to an end on Sunday evening. Blessed with beaming sunshine and, for the most part, high summer temperatures, Christians from many parts of the world celebrated their faith with great enthusiasm over the space of three days. Some 50,000 participants assembled in Munich’s Olympia Park for the International Church Convention, which took place over the Pentecost weekend from 6-8 June 2014. Organisers have concluded that the event was a great success. more ...

Pentecost 2014: “It is more blessed to give than to receive”

(08.06.2014) Munich/Zurich. A divine service from Munich transmitted around the world by satellite—millions of New Apostolic Christians on all continents witnessed the Pentecost service conducted by their Church leader, Jean-Luc Schneider. In the Olympia Stadium in the Bavarian capital alone there were 50,000 believers. In his Pentecost message, the Chief Apostle called upon the believers to become even more active in love for God and their neighbour, emphasising that “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” more ...

“Loving one’s neighbour as he is”

(07.06.2014) Munich/Zurich. “Let love—mutual love—prevail!” This was the appeal given by international Church leader Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider at the International Church Convention of the New Apostolic Church in Munich. Beforehand, he took the time to address some “hot topics” at a panel discussion at the fully occupied Olympia Hall. more ...
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