Tackling typhoon damage and supporting education

The Philippines is one of the five countries most frequently hit by natural disasters. This is the part of the world in which NAC SEA Relief is active, the charity of the New Apostolic Church South-East Asia.

Twenty typhoons every year, five of which are category 5 storms (dubbed “super typhoons”), more than 10,000 earthquakes since 1970, and six of the most active volcanoes worldwide … These facts…

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Where is God in suffering and hardship?

Where is God now? This is a question many people ask when disaster or misfortune strike. How can we help such people? Certainly not with the wrong answers. In a recent service, the Chief Apostle offered an alternative.

“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them” (Psalm 145…

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IYC highlights in the works

Your personal IYC highlight could be a chance encounter, a moment from the divine service, or the sensation of being together with 30,000 other like-minded individuals. One project group has been working hard so that the big events at the International Youth Convention 2019 (IYC) contribute to this experience.

All of the major events will take place in the Arena, where everyone will come together a…

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Spotlight 06/2019: A somewhat puzzling motto

District Apostle Mark Woll’s ideas on this year’s theme are a little jumbled. The Canadian District Apostle bundled his thoughts into a crossword puzzle. Have fun! The solution will follow next week.

Photo: NAC Canada

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Glory to God in the Highest

Praising and glorifying God—when better to do so than on resurrection morning? “I can but marvel, and marv’lling rejoice,” runs the text of the music video from an Easter divine … torage/master/file/20886661/10608180.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/712143.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />

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From symbol of torture to sign of love

Just imagine there was this religious community that would gather regularly around a rack. The focus of their devotions would be an electric chair. And whips would hang from the walls of their place of worship.

Who among us would not have serious doubts about the mental health of such a religion’s devotees? The reaction would probably be similar for people of Jesus’ time if they were to set foot in…

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The city is spic and span and ready for the IYC

Community clean-up campaigns have become the thing. Every year, the city of Düsseldorf in Germany appeals to its citizens for help in ridding the city of its litter. Now the city is ready for the International Youth Convention 2019.

Germany. How can you clean an entire city, and especially a big city, and rid it of dirt and litter? Answer: with a concerted action involving more than 11,000 particip…

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Our concept of ministry: more than a structural change

On Pentecost 2019 our new concept of ministry will come into effect. In the same week that the video presentation took place, information events began. It became clear that there is more to it than merely a structural change.

It was one of the first, if not the first, information event on this subject across the global Church: last Saturday about sixty ministers hit the books, so to speak, in our c…

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Jesus offers eternal life

When does Jesus help? What’s the purpose of the gospel? What are good works good for? There are many ideas about this and some misconceptions. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider clarified what really matters.

“Christ offers eternal life to those who believe in Him and who orient themselves to His image,” Chief Apostle Schneider said in summing up the divine service. And he added, “We are responsible…

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When the substance changes

The groom slips a metal object on his betrothed’s finger. Someone authorised to do so pronounces a few words. What exactly is the woman wearing on her finger? A piece of jewellery, a wedding ring, or a symbol? And what, if anything, does this have to do with Holy Communion?

Bread and wine in one—this has been the standard in the New Apostolic Church for a hundred years. The question in which form t…

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The beginning of something new

Jesus entered Jerusalem, and of all things on the back of a donkey. For many of those who witnessed this, it was outrageous. After all, the people had been expecting the Messiah, who had been announced as a king. And now this!? By the end of the week, Jesus Christ will have been killed.

Passion Week is a very eventful week in the church calendar: the Lord’s Supper, the foot washing ceremony, the Lo…

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Our concept of ministry met with a big response

Everybody is talking about it: our new definition of ministry. And most of the reactions are positive, although there is some criticism. Here is a look at the general trend.

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider is currently addressing the Church members across the globe in a video address. South Africa and Europe started this past Tuesday. Australia and Argentina followed suit. Subject of the presentat…

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Rebuilding shattered lives

Blue skies and green meadows … A holiday photo? Far from it. Until recently, there was still a village here. “There is devastation everywhere,” Bishop Alwin Witten says. The New Apostolic Church Southern Africa dispatched him to Beira for a week.

Beira is the big port in Mozambique with a population of half a million people where Cyclone Idai made landfall in March. The cyclone swept across the cou…

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Knowing what’s important

Was everything in the past wrong? Absolutely not! New knowledge is not there to replace the tried and tested teachings, but to complement them—provided it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Impulses from a divine service with the Chief Apostle.

“Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish awa…

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Our concept of ministry: the Chief Apostle’s video address

Although there will be no new ordinations into the ministries of Evangelist to Bishop as of Pentecost 2019, these ministries will not be abolished. Why, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider explained in his video … torage/master/file/20700447/10506340.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/706975.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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The video address, black on white

Anyone who would like to read what the Chief Apostle said in his video address can do so. Click here to download the text.

Photo: Oliver Rütten

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“A significant change to our tradition”

A reform to our definition of ministry … Why is this necessary? What’s the point? And how is it supposed to work? The Chief Apostle’s video address provides the answers. Here are the most important aspects in a nutshell.

Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider sees plenty of reasons to revisit the subject of ministry: there are gaps in the Catechism, which were left in order not to delay its publication…

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Spotlight 05/2019: Wealth requires investments

Those who trust in God are willing to make a contribution without really knowing what to expect. However, they can be sure that they will not be disappointed. Thoughts on our 2019 motto from District Apostle Rüdiger Krause (Northern and Eastern Germany).

In order to become rich in God we must bow under God’s will. However, this presupposes that we are willing to trust God and render a kind of advan…

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Our concept of ministry to go on the air

Explaining the changes in our definition of ministry: the Chief Apostle has declared this a top priority. Anyone who cannot watch his video message will be able to find it online with time delay.

The official website of the New Apostolic Church International ( describes the upcoming changes as “a significant change in our tradition”. However, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider is “absolutely…

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Giving voice to the gospel together

A handshake between the chairman and the delegates sealed it: the New Apostolic Church has been awarded associate status in the Council of Christian Churches in Germany.

The admission as an associate member was the second reason for the ecumenical service that took place at a Protestant church in Hofgeismar (Germany) yesterday, Thursday. The first item on the agenda was the introduction of the newl…

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