(15.08.2001) Zurich. Approximately 265,000 ministers serve in over 68,000 congregations worldwide in the New Apostolic Church. Over 90 percent of these are Priests, Deacons and Sub-Deacons. This high percentage ensures sufficient care of the individual souls and looks after the congregations.
(26.04.2001) In a letter that was read in all New Apostolic congregations at the end of January, 2001, Chief Apostle Richard Fehr, the leader of the New Apostolic Church informed the membership of the introduction of a new guideline. This established a uniform and binding guideline with the heading "Serving and Leading in the New Apostolic Church" that is applicable to all ministers and brethren entrusted with leadership roles in the congregations.