Press releases

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. [leggi]

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. [leggi]

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.” [leggi]

International Church Convention: Global transmission of the Pentecost service

(23.05.2014) Zurich. The divine service which Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will conduct on Pentecost Sunday on the occasion of the International Church Convention of the New Apostolic Church will be transmitted to over 100 countries on all continents with the help of satellites, fibre optic cables, and radio broadcasters. His sermon will first be interpreted into English at the altar phrase by phrase, and then interpreted simultaneously into over 20 other languages. [leggi]

New Finance Committee begins its work

(07.04.2014) Zurich. The first District Apostle Meeting of this year initiated several projects. Among others, the District Apostles resolved to create a new Finance Committee (we reported). It is to aid in bringing about greater transparency for the financial resources expended by the Church in order that the responsibilities for significant operations in the Church can be governed in accordance with the best available knowledge and practices. [leggi]

ICC Guide available for download: more than 250 events in three days

(03.04.2014) Munich. The programme for the International Church Convention of the New Apostolic Church, which will run from 6-8 June 2014 in Munich’s Olympiapark, has now been finalised and can be downloaded online as of right now. A total of 250 individual events have been planned. The printed programme guide will be delivered to all participants with a little welcome package by the start of May. [leggi]

International flare in Zurich and Winterthur

(25.03.2014) Zurich. With the exception of District Apostle Helper Victor Bezgans from Russia, all District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers of the New Apostolic Church gathered in Zurich for their annual spring meeting over the past week. Many different points were on the agenda of this District Apostle Meeting. On Sunday morning, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducted a divine service with all of the participants in the congregation of Winterthur. [leggi]

The anniversary year of the New Apostolic Church comes to an end

(31.12.2013) Zurich. The past year 2013 was an anniversary year for the New Apostolic Church. It was celebrated with numerous national and international events. Having emerged in 1863 from a small Catholic Apostolic congregation in Hamburg, Germany, the New Apostolic Church today numbers over ten million members around the world. New Apostolic Christians gather to worship in over 60,000 congregations. Following are some excerpts from a year in motion. [leggi]

An appeal for global prayers for peace

(04.09.2013) Zurich. “God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace.” So reads the motto for this year’s Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling on its members to set a special accent with global prayers for peace. The New Apostolic Church will once again participate in this effort, and will also offer up prayers for peace in all its congregations around the world on Sunday, 22 September. [leggi]

The name of the new Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church is Jean-Luc Schneider

(19.05.2013) Hamburg/Zurich. As of this Pentecost Sunday 2013, the New Apostolic Church has a new spiritual leader: Jean-Luc Schneider is the new Chief Apostle and successor in ministry to Wilhelm Leber, who retired from ministry on this occasion. It was a special highlight when the new Chief Apostle discharged the previous Chief Apostle from his ministry with the words: “In our hearts you will remain our Chief Apostle!” [leggi]