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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 ...

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 ...

A new official Church liaison for Rainbow-NAC

(08.01.2014) Zurich/Stuttgart. Rainbow-NAC has a new official point of contact in the New Apostolic Church. The Project Group (PG) Marriage, Family, and Cohabitation will now be the official liaison between the leadership of the Church and the initiative of homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual New Apostolic Christians. This change is intended to integrate the group more closely into the decision-making processes of the Church. The Committee for Special Affairs (CSA) had served as the group’s official liaison to the Church over the previous ten years. more ...

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. more ...

Chief Apostle Leber takes leave of the Coordination Group

(04.12.2013) Zurich. The Coordination Group (CG) not only monitors and steers the work of the various Project Groups and Work Groups of the New Apostolic Church, but also ensures that the Chief Apostle is presented with conclusive and timely work results. After having been evaluated by the CG, work results are forwarded to the District Apostle Meeting. Six months after his retirement, the now retired Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has also been relieved of his work in the Coordination Group. more ...

A copy of the Catechism for the Pope

(23.11.2013) Rome. Pope Francis regularly receives many believers for general audiences in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. Recently a Priest from Argentina took this opportunity to hand him a Spanish edition of the Catechism of the New Apostolic Church. Concerning this, Argentine District Apostle Norberto Passuni writes: “It is advantageous for us as Argentines that the Pope comes from our country.” more ...

The International District Apostle Meeting in Canada is at an end

(12.10.2013) Zurich/Niagara. Three days of meetings are now at an end: the District Apostle Meeting for Africa convened on Wednesday, and the International District Apostle Meeting followed over the next two days. It was the first meeting of national Church presidents under the leadership of Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. At the beginning of the meeting he prayed especially for the ministers of the Church around the world: “Lord, give them strength out of the Holy Spirit, so that they may serve joyfully in their congregations!” Two District Apostle Helpers, namely Joseph Opemba Ekhuya (Uganda) and Victor Bezgans (Russia) were unable to attend due to problems in obtaining a visa. more ...

Meeting of all District Apostles of the world begins in Canada

(10.10.2013) Zurich/Niagara. “Even though we are sinful human beings and our work is sometimes flawed, You have given us many beautiful congregations in Africa”—with an emotional prayer of thanks, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider opened up the Africa conference of the District Apostles in Niagara, Canada. The agenda included many items for discussion, among them an update on the distribution of “African Joy”, the magazine for African readers. more ...

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. more ...

No summer lull at nacworld: new functions, increased convenience, and exciting doctrinal topics

(06.08.2013) The nacworld team has taken advantage of the hot summer days to make the network of the New Apostolic Church more convenient, more innovative, and easier to use. more ...
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