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Steadfast in prayer

Divine services involve more than merely hearing the word of God, celebrating Holy Communion, and enjoying fellowship. There is something else: the communal prayer of the congregation. And this is really powerful stuff. Seven reasons why we should fold our hands together.


4 hours ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 1 comment - last comment 2 hours ago | 5 members like it

The centenary of the combo-wafer – beyond Bielefeld

Something has to happen when the machines run twice as quickly as originally planned. But even elsewhere, baking wafers is anything but child’s play. This is the story of production facilities beyond Bielefeld.


one day ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 1 comment - last comment 8 hours ago | 4 members like it

Dying to live: when the seed grows

To die with Christ means to resurrect with Christ. And this is not something that will happen eventually. It is happening here and now. But no one has to suffer the fate of a martyr for this. On the contrary, this new life is a matter of growth.


2 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 2 comments - last comment 12 hours ago | 14 members like it

About a fig tree bearing no fruit

A green fig tree is worth a mint! People in the ancient world already knew that. Its large leaves provided pleasant shade. But what use was the tree and its beautiful leaves if you were hungry? A fig tree without any fruit does not fill bellies.


3 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 10 comments - last comment 6 hours ago | 23 members like it

Democratic Republic of the Congo: land of hope

Between joy and fear. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been in the grip of war and violence for years. The Chief Apostle knows the fears as well as the hopes and makes a point of addressing these issues twice on his trip there. Join us for part three of Peter Johanning’s travel diary.


5 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 3 comments - last comment 4 days ago | 24 members like it

Democratic Republic of the Congo: on the up and coming

Vibrant and touching … The Church spokesman, Peter Johanning, experienced a very unique divine service for children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But the children are not the only ones who captured his heart. Join us for part two of his travel diary.


6 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 20 comments - last comment 2 days ago | 24 members like it

Democratic Republic of the Congo: land of dreams

Ever been in the Congo? “I would never have thought that this country being shaken by such violent political unrest would exert such a fascination on me.” The travel diary of the Church spokesman, Peter Johanning, in three parts.


7 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 4 comments - last comment 6 days ago | 19 members like it

Ade-san in retirement

He was national district rector of the New Apostolic congregations in Japan. For nearly half a century he served the Church in a number of ministries. Sunday a week ago, District Apostle Urs Hebeisen placed Wolfgang Ade into retirement.


8 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 25 members like it

Professing Jesus Christ

Without witnesses to the resurrection there would be no church of Christ today. “We hope that many people can still come to Christ,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said.


9 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 33 comments - last comment 5 days ago | 24 members like it

Upcoming changes at the top in Australia

Peter Schulte is the name of the new man in Australia who will succeed District Apostle Andrew Andersen next year. For Australia this is a new era and for District Elder Schulte a new challenge.


10 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 112 comments - last comment 2 days ago | 23 members like it

Maiden visit to the roof of the world

They are numbered among the highest New Apostolic congregations in the world: Ghankula (2,151 metres) and Naugaon (1,435 metres) in the Himalayan foothills. Day-to-day life, getting around, and divine services—this is another world.


12 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 16 comments - last comment 5 days ago | 26 members like it

New churches and a digital hymnal

There is no question about it, a Church has to move forward and keep up with technology. This week we look with pride at new churches and a technological innovation that is being used in India.


13 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 7 comments - last comment 11 days ago | 24 members like it

Living a Christian life today

The Old and the New Testaments are very different from each other: one speaks of the law, the other of grace; one of punishment, the other of love. How can Christians today model their lives on the principles of the New Testament? Answers from a recent divine service by the Chief Apostle.


14 days ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 29 comments - last comment 2 days ago | 30 members like it

Euthanasia and the right to die with dignity

Active euthanasia, helping someone to commit suicide, supportive care of the dying … the New Apostolic Church takes a stand on human dignity, self-determination, and palliative care.


2 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 237 comments - last comment 15 hours ago | 40 members like it

Work to rule? Not for us!

Ready to help, support, and to share … serving our neighbour has many aspects. Chief Apostle Schneider calls upon all of us to put our gifts and talents at the service of our neighbour and not only think about ourselves.


2 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 8 comments - last comment 14 days ago | 31 members like it

“God, give me patience, but hurry!”

Patience, loyalty, goodness, and truth—four Sundays, four virtues. They all have one thing in common: they are fruits of the Holy Spirit. And this is precisely what the divine services will be about in the month of August: the fruits of the Holy Spirit.


2 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 18 comments - last comment one day ago | 25 members like it

Violence is never the answer

“The New Apostolic Church rejects any form of violence!” These were Chief Apostle Schneider’s opening words in a divine service in Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo) on Sunday, 16 July 2017. Violence is still the order of the day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


2 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 4 comments - last comment 14 days ago | 33 members like it

Help for the homeless: sleeping mats from milk bags

A group of Canadians have been busy with a special project: weaving sleeping mats from recycled milk bags.


2 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 55 comments - last comment 13 hours ago | 24 members like it

The centenary of the communion wafer — More than mere confirmation

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.


3 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 6 comments - last comment 2 weeks ago | 13 members like it

A powerhouse of strength

We have to be strong so that the evil one cannot rob us of eternal life: that is the mission of believers in the twenty-first century. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider mentions five sources of power which Jesus already used.


3 weeks ago | nacworld Team in nacworld | 3 comments - last comment 13 days ago | 29 members like it

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