Official Announcements

Media offer 2015: nak.org is the website of the Church leadership (Part 2 von 7)

(09.12.2014) Zurich. For those who desire official church information, nak.org is the correct address to visit: As of spring 2015, the site will mostly publish announcements of international management and doctrinal texts. Future publications include changes in the Apostle´s circle, statements from the international working groups and project groups as well as news of the Chief Apostle. more ...

The church is expanding its media programme from 01.01.2015 (part 1 of 7)

(05.12.2014) Zurich. nac.today – that’s the name of the brand new news magazine which is going online at the start of 2015. With this magazine the New Apostolic Church International (NACI) is increasing its web presence, providing even more information. At the same time the church’s Apps will be updated, as will NACI’s official website, nak.org, in the spring of 2015. more ...

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 ...

The name of the new District Apostle is Rainer Storck

(24.02.2014) Dortmund/Zurich. “We praise God and give thanks to His servant”—it was with this simple statement that the international leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, opened Sunday’s divine service in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle. With emotional words he retired District Apostle Armin Brinkmann, who had served in ministry for many years, before going on to ordain his successor, the new District Apostle Rainer Storck. more ...

A change in store for the New Apostolic Church of North Rhine-Westphalia

(21.02.2014) Dortmund/Zurich. This Sunday, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will conduct a divine service in Dortmund, Germany in which he will retire District Apostle Armin Brinkmann, who has served the New Apostolic District Church of North Rhine-Westphalia for many years. His successor as District Apostle and Church president will be Rainer Storck (56). The divine service will be transmitted to many hundreds of congregations via satellite. more ...

More than 35,000 participants going to the Church Convention

(17.02.2014) Munich. Not only the planning and preparations for the first International Church Convention in Munich over the Pentecost weekend are running at full speed – the registrations for the coming "feast of faith" are also increasingly gaining pace. more ...

Previous resolution concerning retirement of ministers more precisely formulated

(19.11.2013) Zurich. In principle, a minister of the New Apostolic Church is ordained by an Apostle and also retired by an Apostle. The retirement takes place within the framework of a divine service. As a rule, this moment arrives when a minister turns 65, but in individual cases the responsible District Apostle can, in consultation with the minister in question, decide to extend his ministerial activity. In any event, however, the retirement has to take place before the minister turns 68. more ...
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