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Running because they love their neighbour

Their names are Max and Olga. They are 11 and 87 years old, respectively. And they have more than one thing in common: together with other members of their New Apostolic congregation, they participate annually in a campaign that saves human lives. But that’s not all.


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 20 members like it

The congregation is no country club!

The church pew is half empty, congregations are being amalgamated, and children haven’t been seen in ages—are we to simply sit idly and sadly by and wait for change? How do you bring life into a congregation? And how does a congregation even come into being in the first place?


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 17 members like it

Comfort and suffering that lead into the kingdom of heaven

The bad news: without suffering there is no path that leads into eternal glory. The good news: this is not a matter of human need. And there is also divine help. A divine service about suffering in Christ.


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 16 members like it

Comfort on the long road of grief

Comforting the recently bereaved is anything but easy. It is difficult to find the right words or even to overcome one’s own speechlessness at someone’s loss. Here are some do’s and don’ts in grief counselling.


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 25 members like it

When the joy of faith grows

Cheering, horns, and sirens: Tembo welcomes its special guest for a thirtieth anniversary. Lively rhythms and moving images from the deep south-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 15 members like it

Doing it yourself – a completely different Sunday

Are we a church of consumers who just sit back and allow themselves to served? A group of young Austrians, Slovaks, Czechs, and Hungarians demonstrated just how different things can be at their most recent youth convention: a divine service in the do-it-yourself style.


6 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 22 members like it

Congregation: a place where you can be yourself

What makes a congregation a congregation? The fact of singing hymns together, that our names are in the church register, or because we live in the vicinity of the church? There is much more to it.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 32 members like it

When young people believe, there is joy in heaven

Youth and faith work well together. And if the local culture can still be factored in, all the better. Here is a kaleidoscope of ideas from Asia, Africa, and South America.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 19 members like it

What starfish and humanitarian aid have in common

Why is humanitarian aid needed in a country with a booming economy? The answer is given in the NAC SEA Relief Fund’s annual report for 2017.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 19 members like it

Changing one’s focus and learning

It has been a few thousand years since the Israelites’ wandered through the desert, and still there are people who moan and become impatient when things gets difficult. Here are five strengths that will make it easier to move forward.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 24 members like it

Spotlight 15/2018: Sometimes things only turn out well in the end

To trust the Lord in difficult times and endure is not always easy, District Apostle Helper Edy Isnugroho says. He is the designated District Apostle of Indonesia. He recently spoke to a Priest who is going through a very difficult time.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 33 members like it

World religions: forged in a fiery furnace

They lived in a foreign land and stubbornly refused any form of integration. Today they are acclaimed for this. With their stubbornness they have written a chapter of world history. This is the background to a recent midweek service based on a Bible study theme.


7 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 24 members like it

Breathing new life into silent pipe organs

Apostle Jorge Luis Franco from Argentina is an organ and harmonium builder. Viviana Aloy, our nac.today correspondent in Argentina, met up with him in the Church’s own workshop.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 23 members like it

Knowing where to look

You can’t know everything, so it really helps if you know where to look for things. In the past, we used to read up in books, now we trawl through the Internet. Here are some useful links.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 13 members like it

The Church’s social media policy

Trolls, hate mail, cyber bullying: Internet rage has become common. And who of us has not lost her or his temper? But there is a way we can contribute in making the Internet a better place.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 26 members like it

Chosen to help build the temple

Building a temple is not so easy. Especially when the term temple stands for our own spiritual edifice. In a divine service in Kinsangani, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider explained how this enterprise can succeed.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 20 members like it

“I’m not limping, I’m walking without crutches!”

These photos are no works of art, but they tell a touching and an encouraging story, and send a beautiful message: make the best out of what you have.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 30 members like it

By young people for young people

Not quite a year from now, the Church will be celebrating its International Youth Convention 2019. For the young people—who are in the process of graduating, starting their first jobs, or moving in with their first roommate—this is still a long time. But for the organisers, who are doing their best to plan an event that is to thrill some 30,000 participants, time is short.


8 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 12 members like it

Small streams make big rivers

Tomorrow, as every year on August 19th, is World Humanitarian Day (WHD). The First World gives money and food to feed the Third World. That’s how many people see it. What a dreadful perspective!


2 months ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 21 members like it

At home worldwide: a photo safari

For the District Apostles around the world, this slogan says it all. For many weeks out of a year, they live out of a suitcase in order to be close to those entrusted to their care. Join us on a photo safari around the world.


2 months ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 18 members like it

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