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Global Easter divine service with the Chief Apostle

Zurich. A special offer in difficult times: Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will personally conduct the divine service on Easter Sunday—and it will be transmitted around the world for the benefit of all Church members. It was his desire to address the believers personally, he said.

Easter Sunday is the most significant event in the Christian calendar. Easter without a divine service is inconceivab…


6 days ago | nac news in International (English)

“Trusting in God during these difficult times”

An interview with Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider on the implications of the corona crisis

Zurich. The topic on everyone’s mind over recent days has been the corona pandemic. Every day, the reports bring us more bad news. What does the Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church have to say about this? He turns to his brothers and sisters with an appeal to trust in God.

 

Chief Apostle Schneider, th…


13 days ago | nac news in International (English)

Corona pandemic: uniform measures throughout Europe

Zürich. Einen umfangreichen Maßnahmenkatalog zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie besprachen Stammapostel Jean-Luc Schneider und die Leiter der neuapostolischen Landeskirchen in Europa am Montagmorgen in einer Telefonkonferenz. Hier die wichtigsten Ergebnisse.

Bis zum Donnerstag, 2. April 2020, werden alle Gottesdienste und sonstigen kirchlichen Angebote in allen Bezirken und Gemeinden europaweit aus…


2 weeks ago | nac news in International (English)

Apostle Paul Ufuoma Ogboru has passed away

Zurich. “We take leave of our friend and Apostle Paul Ufuoma Ogboru,” wrote Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Scheider in his letter of condolence on 21 February 2020 to all the Apostles of the world. After a lengthy battle with illness, the 61-year-old Apostle passed away on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Paul Ogboru was born in Eku, Nigeria on 20 March 1958. As a young man he became acquainted with the New Apo…


5 weeks ago | nac news in International (English) | 2 members like it

"Christ makes free" — Motto for the year 2020

Freedom — this is a sublime and precious commodity! There is only one who can provide true freedom: Jesus Christ! "Christ makes free"—this is the motto for the year 2020. The Chief Apostle explains its content in his address for the New Year.   

The New Year's address on video

Text in English


3 months ago | nac news in International (English)

God’s kindness and love for mankind

But when the kindness and the love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy … (Titus 3: 4–5a).

Let us respond to God’s kindness, His love for mankind, and His mercy by following Jesus Christ and proclaiming His great deeds in both words and actions.

Those who follow Jesus Christ will reject the following:

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3 months ago | nac news in International (English)

District Apostle Meeting concludes in Zurich

Zurich. Once again the District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers of the world came together in Zurich. It was in the NACI Conference Centre that the last District Apostle Meeting of this year took place on Thursday and Friday. And once again, there were quite a few items on the agenda.

One topic was the further development of the New Apostolic concept of ministry. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schnei…


4 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Tragic accident leads to fatalities

Luanda/Zurich. “Unfortunately, I have some sad news to share with you.” So begins a letter from Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider to all the District Apostles around the world, informing them of the death of Apostle Capote Misselo and two other ministers from Angola—the result of a tragic car accident. 

His District Apostle, Rainer Storck, describes the Apostle as a deeply believing, humble, and zea…


5 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

Prayers for peace in the world

Zurich. On 21 September of each year, the United Nations—together with the World Council of Churches—calls for prayers for peace in the world. The congregations of the New Apostolic Church also participate in these prayers.

The New Apostolic divine services on 18 and 19 September 2019 all centred on prayers for peace. The international Church leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean-L…


6 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Prayers for peace in the world

Zurich. On 21 September of each year, the United Nations—together with the World Council of Churches—calls for prayers for peace in the world. The congregations of the New Apostolic Church also participate in these prayers.

The New Apostolic divine services on 18 and 19 September 2019 all centred on prayers for peace. The international Church leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean-L…


6 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

Divine services in the South Pacific

Zurich. The journey by airplane from Zurich to Samoa takes two whole days. The islands in the archipelago in the middle of the Pacific are a good 16,000 kilometres away from Zurich. Over the past weekend, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider’s Pacific journey began there with two divine services. For the members in this part of the world, it was a tremendous experience.

Over 100 people attended the div…


6 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

From now on there will also be assignments to services and duties in the congregation

Zurich. There are some congregational duties exercised over the long term that have special significance within the congregation owing to their high pastoral content. From now on, such services and duties will be publicly conferred by way of an assignment.

The New Apostolic Church will take this decisive step on 1 September 2019: sisters and brothers who are not ministers will be sent into the cong…


6 months ago | nac news in International (English)

United again: New Apostolic Church South America

Zurich/ São Paulo. Some 500 participants experienced the handover of the office of District Apostle Raúl Montes de Oca to District Apostle Enrique Minio during the divine service in São Paulo (Brazil). From August 4, 2019 on, the district apostle area of Brazil and Bolivia will be integrated into the large district of South America.

For 47 years District Apostle Raúl Montes de Oca served his Church…


7 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Changing of the guard in the heart of Africa

Zurich/Lusaka. Retiring after serving as a District Apostle for fourteen years—on Sunday, 21 July 2019, Charles Ndandula was given a festive retirement. The new District Apostle for the national churches of Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe is Kububa Soko (50).

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, the international Church leader, travelled to Zambia last week in order to conduct two divine services. In his…


8 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

Changes in the concept of ministry enter into effect as of Pentecost 2019

Zurich. The effective date for the New Apostolic Church’s modified concept of ministry is Pentecost 2019. This means that in future, only three levels of ministry will be ordained, and five levels of leadership function will be appointed. As of 1 September 2019, official assignments to assistant functions will also enter into effect.   

In a video transmitted around the world at the start of April, t…


9 months ago | nac news in International (English)

The Holy Spirit works powerfully

Zurich/Goslar. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow … the Holy Spirit works powerfully, and can comfort in suffering and need. This is what the Chief Apostle told the worldwide congregation in the Pentecost service.

About 100 countries across the continents were set to receive the divine service from Goslar (Germany) on 9 June 2019. The sermon was based on 1 Corinthians 12: 13: “For by one Spirit we were…


9 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

The big world in small: The IYC was an impressive event

Düsseldorf/Zurich. The International Youth Convention 2019 of the New Apostolic Church in Düsseldorf (Germany) will go down in history as a joyful, sunny feast of faith. The organizers draw a positive balance: Some 30,000 young people from all over the world shared a joyful community of faith for four days.

More than 250 events, around 300 hours of information and entertainment: The IYC 2019 offere…


9 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

Pentecost in Goslar: Around the world in a few seconds

Zurich/Goslar. Some 140,000 kilometres in just a few seconds—various satellites will make this possible. This year’s Pentecost service will take Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider to Goslar, Germany. All New Apostolic members around the world will celebrate with him.

Pentecost is generally felt to be the birthday of the church. It was on the occasion of Pentecost that the Holy Spirit fell upon the as…


10 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

“Please accept and support the new District Apostle”

Zurich. For fourteen years he served as District Apostle for the New Apostolic Church Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. At the end of July, he will retire. Charles Ndandula will then have been a minister for a total of 35 years, including 32 as an Apostle.

The day of the official handover is 21 July 2019. “Our new District Apostle will be Kububa Soko,” District Apostle Ndandula wrote yesterday in a cir…


10 months ago | nac news in International (English) | 1 members like it

Easter: What we see and understand is—by far not—all there is!

“Easter? That means no school!” says little Laura. Mind you, she also knows that Easter is more than a holiday, but also a high feast of the church. It is the day when Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead.

Children understand this better than adults. Faith feels right at home in places that rational thought can no longer access. And a human being has no choice but to exercise faith when it comes…


11 months ago | nac news in International (English)

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