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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…


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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…


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

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…


3 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…


3 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…


3 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…


4 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…


4 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Passion Week: a special kind of journal

The events between Palm Sunday and Easter are full of suspense: a man is betrayed, scorned, accused, arrested, and killed. Jesus goes through hell and reaches heaven. A timeline from the Gospel of Mark.

Palm Sunday

It all begins on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter. People are standing at the side of the road cheering Jesus Christ as He rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. It is a moving sight. Sol…


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

On confirmation: “You mean a great deal to us, and even more to God!”

Zurich. Once again this year, young Christians will stand before the altar in order to make their vow of faithfulness to God. Most of the time they do this in their home congregations, where they are supported in the process by their brothers and sisters. We extend our best wishes to all of this year’s confirmands.

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, the international leader of the New Apostolic Chur…


5 months ago | nac news in International (English)

The New Apostolic concept of ministry as of Pentecost 2019

Zurich. For some time, it has been clear that the international president of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, will address the members of the Church personally in a video address. He will do so in English, French, and German.

“I am aware that this represents a significant change to our tradition.” With these words Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider concludes his video addre…


5 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Video address by the Chief Apostle concerning the concept of ministry

Zurich. On Tuesday, 9 April 2019 Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider intends to personally address the New Apostolic congregations around the world with respect to the concept of ministry in a video presentation. The planned changes to the previous concept of ministry will take effect as of Pentecost 2019.

The International District Apostle Meeting—an important executive body within the Church—has alr…


5 months ago | nac news in International (English)

District Apostle Karnick has passed away

Zurich/Magdeburg. For 47 years, Siegfried Karnick served as a minister in the New Apostolic Church, most recently as an Apostle for nearly 30 years. On Monday, 11 March 2019 he passed away peacefully at the age of 91.

The retired District Apostle lived and worked in Magdeburg for many decades. On 31 December 1972, Chief Apostle Walter Schmidt entrusted him with the leadership of the former District…


6 months ago | nac news in International (English)

Video address on the concept of ministry planned for April

Zurich. As reported on several occasions, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider intends to address the New Apostolic congregations of the world personally in a video address. The changes to the previous concept of ministry are to enter into effect as of Pentecost 2019.

“Thorough and careful communication, especially to our ministers, is very important to me,” expressed the international Church leader as…


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

Rich in Christ - the New Year's message 2018

Let us be rich in Christ! What does this wealth consist of? How can we acquire it? Over the next few weeks and months we will occupy ourselves with this question. I am very curious to learn what ideas the Holy Spirit will awaken in each one of us and in the congregations.

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

Extensive resolutions in Zurich

Zurich. The District Apostle Meeting in Zurich has passed some sweeping resolutions, most of which relate to the New Apostolic Church’s concept of ministry. One of these resolutions was to approve a date for the concept’s global introduction.

Launch of the concept of ministry starting on Pentecost 2019

The District Apostles have come to an important resolution with respect to the concept of ministry…


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

Apostle Zuhuke Hungito has passed away

Zurich. In a message of condolence, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider has informed the Apostles around the world that their fellow servant, Apostle Zuhuke Hungito, has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the age of only 59.

The funeral will be conducted by District Apostle Peter Schulte in Lae, Papua-New Guinea on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.

Zuhuke Hungito was born on 16 April 1959, and became a…


10 months ago | nac news in International (English)

A new District Apostle—and a new Church district

Brisbane/Zurich. A new chapter has begun in the history of the New Apostolic Church in the Land Down Under: District Apostle Andrew Andersen has been given a festive retirement, and at the same time, the Church district that will now be led by his successor has been reconfigured.

“A new chapter in the same book”—it was with these words that the international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Sc…


11 months ago | nac news in International (English)

NAC Western Pacific — a new district Church comes into being

Zurich. A new District Apostle area of the New Apostolic Church has come into being in the southeast region of the globe, namely the New Apostolic Church Western Pacific. The previous District Apostle districts of Australia and South East Asia are being reconfigured, and their responsibilities redefined. 

The New Apostolic District Churches in the previous District Apostle district of Australia (Am…


11 months ago | nac news in International (English)

nacworld.net — reading what you want

Zurich. More choice: that is what nacworld.net, the social network of the New Apostolic Church, is offering as of today—and in a double sense to boot. After all, it isn’t just more reading material, but also greater freedom of individual selection.

With around twenty-four million page views per year, nacworld is one of the most frequently visited sites associated with the New Apostolic Church. More…


12 months ago | nac news in International (English)

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