Press releases

New training programs in Africa

(10.10.2012) Zurich/Herzliya. New training programs for ministers and musicians in the congregations—these are only two of a whole series of interesting items on the agenda of the District Apostle Meeting Africa. All District Apostles and Helpers who work on the African continent participate in this meeting. The first item on the agenda was a report on the new Communion wafer bakery of the New Apostolic Church in Lusaka, Zambia. [leggi]

District Apostle Bernd Koberstein will now also lead the District Church of France

(02.09.2012) Zurich. Jean-Luc Schneider has led the District Church of France since September 2004 as District Apostle. Now he is to be relieved of this task in order to dedicate more of his time to the tasks of a Chief Apostle Helper. Succeeding him as District Apostle in France is District Apostle Bernd Koberstein. A corresponding letter was read out this morning after the divine services in the congregations of France and the European congregations of District Apostle Koberstein’s working area. [leggi]

Rainer Storck to be appointed District Apostle Helper

(23.08.2012) Zurich /Dortmund. District Apostle Armin Brinkmann will soon receive assistance: Apostle Rainer Storck will in future stand at his side as a District Apostle Helper. The appointment is scheduled to take place during the Thanksgiving service on 7 October 2012, when the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, is expected in Duisburg. A letter to this effect will be read to the congregations of North Rhine-Westphalia and other District Churches this Sunday. [leggi]

Pentecost 2012: Jean-Luc Schneider appointed Chief Apostle Helper

(27.05.2012) Zurich/Cologne. After many years, the New Apostolic Church once again has a Chief Apostle Helper. In the Pentecost service on 27 May 2012 in Cologne Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber appointed the French District Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider with this new commission. He will in future provide support to the Chief Apostle and also take on some of his travels. “The transition is to proceed in as continuous a manner as possible,” said the Chief Apostle. He himself is already looking toward his own retirement, he explained, and is working early to address the matter of his succession. [leggi]

Pentecost 2012: A high point of faith

(27.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. It was a high point of the church year for New Apostolic Christians around the world: Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted the Pentecost divine service in Cologne on 27 May 2012. The spiritual leader of all New Apostolic Christians called out to the believers with a special Pentecost message: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” The sermon revolved around the question as to how children of God are to lead their lives in our time. What is important is to keep faith, always be willing to make peace, subordinate our will to God’s will, and draw strength for daily life from the resurrection of Christ. [leggi]

Pentecost 2012: Bring on the Sunday!

(23.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. This year the pivotal Pentecost divine service conducted by international Church leader Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber is being organised by the District Church of North Rhine-Westphalia. A total of 45 Apostles from all over Europe, together with all nineteen District Apostles and nine District Apostle Helpers, are expected in Cologne for the special event. [leggi]

Pentecost 2012: Divine service for a large congregation on all continents

(21.05.2012) Cologne/Zurich. This weekend, more than 1.5 million New Apostolic Christians in over 100 countries on all five continents will experience the Pentecost service via either live or delayed transmission. It will be conducted in Cologne by Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber on 27 May 2012. For the first time ever there will also be a delayed broadcast of his sermon throughout Germany. [leggi]

New Chief Apostle Helper to be appointed on Pentecost 2012

(23.03.2012) Zurich. In the divine service on Pentecost Sunday, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber will appoint a Chief Apostle Helper. “I would like to set an early course for the future,” stated the international Church leader, who will turn 65 this year. The date when he himself will retire remains open—perhaps in 2013 or 2014—however the work of a Chief Apostle Helper will already lighten his load quite perceptibly now. [leggi]

District Apostle Kitching set to retire at the end of January

(16.10.2011) Johannesburg/Zurich. Today District Apostle Johann R. Kitching informed the members in the District Church of South East Africa about his planned retirement. In a broadcast on the Church-owned television channel known as “NAC-TV” the District Apostle stated that Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the international Church leader, will conduct a festive divine service at the end of January 2012 and transfer the task of leading the District Apostle district of South East Africa to a successor. [leggi]

Jörg Leske is the new managing director of NAK-karitativ

(29.09.2011) Dortmund. The relief organisation known as NAK-karitativ now has a new managing director. Bernd Klippert, who has served the organisation for many years, will retire from his duties on 30 September 2011. Nevertheless he remains a member of the board of directors. The name of his successor is Jörg Leske (58), who has been a member of the board since its founding and has served as chairman since 2007. [leggi]