Concept of ministry to be launched on Pentecost 2019

Our new concept of ministry has reached the priestly ministry. Starting Pentecost 2019, the separation of spiritual ministry and leadership function will also come into effect at this level. This resolution has just been passed by the District Apostle Meeting.

During their most recent meeting in Zurich, the international leaders of the New Apostolic Church unanimously approved Chief Apostle Jean-Lu…

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Street, stage, divine service – Music calls the tune

The 2019 International Youth Convention will be full of vibrant music: during the main event in the arena, during concerts on stage, or spontaneously outside and on the go. What are the plans? How can young people participate? We spoke with Evangelist Jürgen Gerisch of the IYC Planning Committee Music.

Talking about internationality, how are you planning for that in terms of music?

There is going t…

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Staying up to date with

News from around the New Apostolic world is released on every day except Sunday. How do you find out when the articles go online without constantly having to manually check the website for new content?

RSS feed offers an RSS feed. To display RSS feeds, a feed reader is required. Installation is free of charge. Depending on the settings of the feed reader used, the title and lead…

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Silvertown celebrates – Memories between joy and sadness

A divine service for the departed on the congregation’s anniversary? Sure! It is not out place, at least not in Silvertown (South Africa). Joy and grief go hand in hand there.

The Silvertown church in Cape Town is well known as a concert auditorium. This past Saturday, glorious voices accompanied by an orchestra and the magnificent pipe organ filled the 1,600-seat auditorium. This time, however, th…

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Grateful not for suffering, but in suffering

For people who are healthy and happy it is easy to be grateful. But what if illness and distress are the dominant factors in our lives? We can be grateful even then, Chief Apostle Schneider says.

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider conducted the Thanksgiving service on 7 October 2018 in Carcavelos-Sassoeiros, a district of Lisbon (Portugal). He based his sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5: 18: “In everything…

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Venezuelans seek refuge in prayer

The bus trip took five days. If anyone expected a group of tired and maybe even irritable travellers, they had a pleasant surprise coming: the men who entered the seminar hall were joyful and enthusiastic. And this in spite of a devastating crisis at home.

The invitation had been extended by District Apostle Leonard R. Kolb. Because of the strained relations between the USA and Venezuela, neither t…

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Faith or works? Faith!

If God were to judge man solely by his works, most of us would have a problem. But there is hope. The Bible is full of shining examples who were saved because of their faith and perseverance and not because they were the better human beings.

How can sinful man obtain salvation? That is a central question for believers. However, anyone who responds to it with justification through faith is often in…

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Language of the heart – When home beckons

“Forever with the Lord”. With this musical wish, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the New Apostolic Church Argentina tunes us into the divine service for the departed on … torage/master/file/18454406/09408659.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/641203.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />

The well-known hymn, ar…

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A few more votes away from winning

The 43 voices have been making great music for a number of years already. A New Apostolic chamber choir is currently participating in a choral competition and asking for support. All they need are a few more votes.

Support the best choir

The 2018 German Choir Competition is currently being held in Germany. It does not happen very often that a church choir competes against school, jazz, and boys’ cho…

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Happy birthday, nacworld!

For a theologian who wants to explain the kingdom of God, ten years is no time at all. For a social network in the twenty-first century, however, ten years are ages. nacworld has made it! Congratulations!

“Facebook overtakes MySpace” was a headline in 2008 that caught people’s attention. A few weeks later, on 1 November 2008, nacworld was launched, another social networking site. It was in good com…

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A mission from God: well equipped and well trained

An entire divine service in one sentence. “You have been chosen, ordained, commissioned, and authorised to preach the gospel: out of love for God and mankind.” What this involves and why it applies to every believer …

From Isaiah to Jesus Christ, from Apostles to Deacons. This was the spectrum covered by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in a divine service for ministers on 6 October 2018 in Setúbal…

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Unity bridges distance

Lothar Racinowski has a big heart for the people of Mongolia. The now retired District Evangelist was involved in establishing New Apostolic congregations in the country from the very beginning.

Everything started in 1992, he says. His first trip to Mongolia was together with the Bishops Klaus Katens and Ulrich Krause. In the beginning, the men wanted to start with their work immediately despite th…

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Don’t be sad, our future is so promising!

We are approaching what is called “quiet time”. At the end of the church year, Christians should do some critical introspection and draw new courage by considering the prospects of a better future.

We are approaching the last few Sundays of the church year. Soon the season of Advent will ring in the new church year. Before that happens, we will take an intensive look into the Christian future. In N…

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Giving it your best shot

People love nothing more than capturing and sharing memorable experiences. And pictures tend to say more than a thousand words. But taking pictures at church? How can that work? Answers can be found in an e-book that has just been published internationally for the first time.

There are plenty of motifs: the building, the altar, the officiant, and above all the people: the children being baptised, w…

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Giving children space to grow

Children’s services are important, and with an eye on the future, an important offer in our congregations. Children need space, attention, and a great deal of support.

Walking the road together. Two children’s choirs, a rehearsal weekend, two workshop concerts. Music can be so beautiful yet so exhausting. The concerts by the two choirs and the children’s orchestra of North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany…

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Giving God a chance

Simon Züfle from the District Church Southern Germany is one of 18 ambassadors for the International Youth Convention (IYC). In an interview he spoke about his mission, activities, and wishes as an IYC ambassador.

Who are you and where do you come from?

My name is Simon. I am 24 years old and I live in Freiburg. You may know me from the youth convention in Crailsheim or from Instagram.

How did you co…

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The birth of a new district: Western Pacific

Even before his official appointment, Peter Schulte, the designated Australian District Apostle, paid his first official visit to congregations that did not even belong to his predecessor’s working area. There was a good reason.

“Today is a special day.” With this Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider not only meant his latest divine service in Hong Kong (see our report yesterday), but also the changes…

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The truth about reality

One who comforts, explains, and helps, and is always close by? He really exists! Some clues from a divine service by the Chief Apostle about a companion who will never abandon anyone.

The Bible text for this divine service in Hong Kong on 26 September 2018 was taken from John 16: 13–14: “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His…

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The power of sharing: offering online

nac2give is the name of the electronic offering-box recently introduced by the New Apostolic Church Switzerland. Although this is not the first app of its kind, there is something novel about it. More about offering in the twenty-first century …

nac2move is the online magazine published by the District Church Switzerland to keep the members abreast of the developments in the congregations. For four…

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With Jesus Christ you will win all battles

The District Church Western Pacific has a new District Apostle, Peter Schulte. On Sunday, 30 September 2018, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider commissioned him as the new Church leader in a divine service in Brisbane (Australia) … torage/master/file/18313191/09330032.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/637993.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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