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“They are here!”

(20.05.2010) Cape Town. Wednesday 19 May 2010: The first of the larger groups of apostles have arrived yesterday with some 25 apostles from the African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Benin. Thereafter smaller groups of 5 and 7 apostles put in an appearance, these men coming from as diverse origins as the Philippines and Australia to Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. Interspersed between the arriving apostles were also some personnel from New Apostolic Church’s International office and Verlag Friedrich Bischoff coming to cover the event. more ...

Pentecost 2010: Some 1.2 million believers will participate live

(10.05.2010) Zurich/Cape Town. Tafelsig is the largest church building of the New Apostolic Church anywhere in the world. The congregation is located in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is there that the central Pentecost service conducted by Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber will take place this year. The divine service will be transmitted to 100 countries on all continents. Approximately 1.2 million believers will be able to enjoy it live. more ...

A prayer at the grave of the English Apostles

(07.05.2010) Zurich/London. During the afternoon of their first session at the European District Apostle Meeting, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber and the European District Apostles made an excursion to Albury. This small town in the county of Surrey, some 50 kilometres outside of London, was the hub of the Catholic Apostolic movement at the start of the nineteenth century. The Church leaders gathered for an emotional prayer at the grave of Apostle Carlyle. more ...

Concentrating on what is essential

(06.05.2010) Zurich/London. From Wednesday to Friday, the European District Apostles will be in London for their annual spring meeting. Their gathering began with a divine service in the congregation of Camberley, where some 120 members and guests were happy to welcome the Chief Apostle and the District Apostles into their circle. The message for the evening was: “Let us concentrate on what is essential!” more ...

Membership figures of the global Church as at the end of 2009

(03.05.2010) Zurich. Some 10.5 million people around the world profess the New Apostolic faith. This is approximately 400,000 members, or 3.7 percent, less than the previous year. The reason: in some countries (predominantly in Africa) too few deaths were accounted for over the years. This was determined by means of detailed analyses based on the official death rates in the affected countries. more ...

nacworld for every age group

(03.05.2010) Zurich. »nacworld«, the social networking website of the New Apostolic Church will become available for all age groups on 20 May 2010. An optimized design and additional features will also be introduced. With the removal of age restrictions, the service becomes usable for children, young adults, middle-aged adults, and seniors from all over the world. more ...

District Apostle Meeting concludes with numerous resolutions

(25.03.2010) Zurich/Dortmund. A number of District Apostles were still busy in various Project Group meetings up until Tuesday of this week. They had come to Germany over the previous week in order to participate in the first District Apostle Meeting of the year. The first topics up for discussion on Wednesday dealt with the Church’s activities in Asia, while the topics on the agenda for Thursday and Friday were of an international scope. The New Apostolic Church’s understanding of church and of Holy Communion featured prominently in the extensive deliberations of the meeting. In preparation for the new Catechism, both concepts were specifically defined both in terms of content and language. more ...

“To believe means to leap upward!”

(22.03.2010) Zurich/Dortmund. The festive divine service of this past Sunday marked the close of the spring meeting of the international leadership of the New Apostolic Church. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, who had come to the large congregation of Herne-Wanne-Eickel together with 18 District Apostles and 11 District Apostle Helpers from around the world, explained his definition of belief to the over 1,000 attendees in the divine service. “To believe means to leap upward - to the Lord!” said the Church leader. more ...

District Apostle Meeting Asia opens spring meeting

(17.03.2010) Zurich/Dortmund. The three-day discussions of the first International District Apostle Meeting of the year have begun today with topics concerning the Asian continent. District Apostle Urs Hebeisen presented the new District Apostle district of South East Asia, a good year after its establishment. more ...

Bischoff Verlag: Strategic Reorganization for 2015

(16.03.2010) Frankfurt. Bischoff Verlag, a publishing house belonging to the New Apostolic Church, is setting new objectives. Its new mission statement was presented to the company’s employees today: “We help people live their lives in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The publishing house plans to introduce new product lines based on this philosophy in order to reach new target groups. more ...
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