Delight over success and progress

Life and faith always involve change: sometimes you take a step backwards, sometimes you make great strides ahead. Here is an overview of some happy news from recent days.

Young Christians receive their confirmation blessing

In many countries around the world—for example, in the Philippines, Germany, Ghana, and Nigeria—young Christians stepped up to stand in front of the altar for their confirmation…

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A glimmer of hope beyond the diamond mines

Angola is booming — and yet the gap between the poor and rich is still growing. Many people still lack the bare necessities. Some, however, are finding new prospects in a project organised by two New Apostolic relief organisations.

After the end of a 27-year civil war, which ended in 2002, this country in Southwestern Africa has experienced a powerful economic turnaround. This is thanks in no small…

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Seeing both God and man the right way

Jesus Christ died so that mankind may live. “Did anyone necessarily need to be punished so that God could be well-disposed to us again?” asked the Chief Apostle. We find the answer in the Bible—and it is rather surprising.

“And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.” — This Bible text from 1 John 3: 5 was the basis for the divine service in Dessau, German…

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Hitting the road for the IYC in Düsseldorf

Twenty-two cyclists between the ages of 17 and 49 from Pforzheim in Germany … Their destination: the exhibition grounds in Düsseldorf. A four-day pilgrimage by bike to the International Day of the Youth.

Why walk a pilgrim’s path if you can do it by bike? Most of the cyclists are from the southern part of Germany, or more precisely, from the church district of Pforzheim. But more will be joining th…

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Spotlight 08/2019: Rich as a disciple of Christ!

Wealth, completely independent of living conditions and bank account. In our Spotlight series, District Apostle Leonard R. Kolb (USA) mentions seven riches which every Christian has in his possession.

Once again, the motto for the year will prove to be an abundant resource of spiritual thought and consideration. Already in the opening-of-the-year divine service, we learned of the wealth of God the…

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I AM – a look back at the future

Words and miracles of Jesus will be staged at the IYC: the pop oratorio I AM will have its premiere in English at the youth convention. Some 3,400 singers are involved. Enjoy this mix of video clips from the rehearsals in 2019 and the premiere of the German musical in … torage/master/file/21351537/10847606.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/721490.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />…

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An Alphorn in the church and other peculiarities

Every country, every region, and every congregation has its own peculiarities. And this is exactly what makes our worldwide fellowship so diverse and rich. Here is a medley from New Apostolic life.

Alphorn meets organ …

This is how the New Apostolic Church Switzerland captioned an article on a benefit concert in our church in Zürich-Albisrieden given to raise money for TIXI, a transportation service…

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In the land of moose and islands

From deep in the south to high in the north: following his visit to South Africa last weekend, the Chief Apostle will stop off in Sweden this coming weekend, a country that can easily compete with Philippine archipelago.

The Swedes are easy-going

“The Swedes are very easy-going, which is quickly summarised in two sentences: “Det ordna sig!” which translates as: “Everything will be fine!” and “Tar de…

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Family, a model worth striving for?

Family was yesterday. Today, everything is more modern. Really? Where does family begin, where does it end? Is it precious or maybe obstructive? What good is a family? There are many answers to such questions. Here is a look at the family on International Day of Families.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 15 May as International Day of Families. Some say that the observance of…

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The unity of the church: a sign for Jesus Christ

The sincere celebration of Holy Communion could solve problems. This view was taken by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider in a divine service in Colonia (Uruguay). Holy Communion is more, much more, than mere liturgical routine.

“You know, I don’t understand this. They have celebrated Holy Communion so often, but it has achieved so little. Their problem should have been solved long ago,” the Chief Ap…

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From a mere appendage to the central event

In the one hundred years since its introduction the communion wafer has hardly changed. There have, however, been changes in the understanding of Holy Communion in the New Apostolic Church, particularly in its relationship to forgiveness of sins.

There is immense wealth in Holy Communion. Already the various designations testify of this: the Last Supper in the circle of the disciples, the thanksgiv…

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DOTY spells action

About 600 young people in Uruguay took a journey through time. The motto was: “God was, is, and always will be present.” And that was only one of the action-packed events at the Day of the Youth (DOTY) in Colonia. Enjoy the short … torage/master/file/21197714/10770110.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/719351.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" /> vod…

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Faith in life: sisters and brothers in their element

Ways that lead over water, big band sounds in the church, and four rows of confirmands … This is what our weekly panorama sweep across the New Apostolic world has come up with—this time in video … torage/master/file/21188645/10764540.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/719286.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />…

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The world gathers at the IYC 2019

Whether via video stream or live in Germany, young people and District Churches from all over the world will be gathering at the International Youth Convention (IYC). Here is a glance at the schedule of events and the hall plan.

A virtual trip across the world will be offered by the IYC organisers on Saturday, 1 June, starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Arena. The motto of the evening show is #HereThereEv…

2 weeks ago | nac news in (English)

Free will rather than obedience: “I exercised my freedom.”

Obedience? Freedom! “I don’t want to be obedient any longer,” the Chief Apostle said and described a better way of following Jesus Christ. A divine service about the power of free will.

A total of 4,500 participants followed the youth service on 15 March 2019 in Colonia (Uruguay), which was transmitted to congregations in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The sermon was based on John 15: 10…

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Keeping busy in Lesotho: “I have stopped making plans”

Jan Schalk has a doctorate in agricultural sciences. He is presently employed as a development worker for Bread for the World, a German aid agency. His current base of operations is Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho. We interviewed him recently.

Dr. Jan Schalk, would you please introduce yourself briefly?

I was born in Bielefeld (Germany) on 15 November 1978, and it was also there that I grew up a…

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Spotlight 07/2019: A life for Jesus Christ

Aligning one’s life with the example of Jesus, being there for one’s brothers and sisters in faith … Many commit themselves to the cause of the Lord and even put their own needs aside. District Apostle Edy Isnugroho from Indonesia tells us about Jonathan, a District Elder, who regards this as his personal wealth.

Jonathan was born on 25 September 1951 in Kebumen, Java (Indonesia). His parents raise…

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Recorders echo throughout South Africa

Poverty, violence, and unshakeable faith: this is what best describes the place the Chief Apostle will visit next weekend. The fate of two young women says a lot about the life of the people … torage/master/file/21115320/10724609.jpg" controls> … /smil:nacfiles/717542.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" />" />" />


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It takes a whole village to raise a child

Children are not only the future of the Church. As a matter of fact, the focus is on them already in the present, and a whole “village” looks after them: teachers, ministers, brothers and sisters, and of course, their families. Examples from three continents.

Nurture the child

The New Apostolic Church Southern Africa has declared 2019 as the Year of the Child. It started on a musical note with a big…

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Preserving memories (5) – Preparation is the magic word

A change in perspective is important for good pictures. But how if a photographer is not supposed to walk around constantly. The solution: short distances. That requires knowledge of the premises and a plan.

Crucial for a photographer in a divine service is a good seat: it should be so central that the important subjects—altar, musical performers, as well as the exit—are as close as possible. The s…

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