IYD 2019: Goose bumps, anticipation, ideas

“We have already accomplished a great deal,” summarises Rainer Storck, the hosting District Apostle of the International Youth Day (IYD). “We have a rough outline of events and have defined the participant groups.” More

Reconciliation is a process

“Reconciliation is not so simple,” Apostle Rolf Wosnitzka from Erfurt in Thuringia (Germany) says. Together with others he was instrumental in bringing the reconciliation process between the New Apostolic Church and the Apostolic Community forward. How did this come about? More

Reconciliation after 96 years

In 1921 they separated, in 2017 they reconciled: a reconciled co-existence was at the core of the prayer service attended by both the Apostolic Community and the New Apostolic Church. More

A new chance: Masakhe gets children off the street

Love your neighbour as yourself! Gladly. But how do you do that in a place that is ruled by drugs and violence? A project in our Leiden Central church in South Africa shows how. It not only offers children a safe haven but also helps them with their education. More

Impending changes in South-East Asia

He was ordained as an Apostle in 1982. In 2009 he became a District Apostle for the numerous District Churches in South-East Asia. At the end of 2018, Urs Hebeisen will go into retirement. The course for the future is being set already now. More

Know what you say, do what you can

Education and church go together well. After all, the doctrine that is brought to the congregation in the sermon or to the children in the various classes has to be learned. And to help this process along, the New Apostolic Church in South-East Asia has just opened its own academy. More

Our growing news network

Reach, use, response—a significant upward trend everywhere: the media network of the New Apostolic Church has continued to increase in importance in the year 2016. But some things have also shifted. More

Working, deciding, and blessing together

Jürg Zbinden has been appointed a District Apostle Helper for the District Apostle Area Switzerland. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider commissioned him on New Year’s Day to assist District Apostle Markus Fehlbaum. More

Changes in the circle of the Apostles

Currently, there are 345 active Apostles around the world. Following is an overview of the retirements, ordinations, and appointments that took place in the second half of the year 2016. More

Between ministerial authority and leadership function

It was the top subject of discussion for the District Apostles and Apostles over this rapidly closing year: work on the new concept of ministry. What is so important about this, and where will the journey take us? Following is a brief review and a look ahead. More

A new team for Southern Africa

“We always preach that it is not about glory or our person,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said to District Apostle Patrick Mkhwanazi. “And sometimes one man shows what this means. Today you are this man.” More

A man with deep faith

District Apostle Noel E. Barnes has retired. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider relieved him of all his active responsibilities as a District Apostle on Sunday, 18 December 2016 in our church in Silvertown (South Africa). More

Opening doors with a big heart

He has changed his church: it has developed from a closed group to an open community in the middle of society. Sunday next week marks the end of an era with the retirement of District Apostle Noel. E. Barnes (Cape). More

Listening with the eyes

Although fully concentrated, they sit in divine service without understanding a word. When central divine services are broadcast by satellite, some brothers and sisters go home almost the same way they came, because their world is the world of Signed Language. But things are changing. More

A divided chancel and a design with a history

“You don’t even have an altar.” Members in our church in Hanover-South often hear this sort of thing. Why this is the case and why this is not true … Here is a look at the congregation the Chief Apostle will be visiting this coming Sunday. More

The Church in the world: an eye on global risks

Not of this world, but in this world … A Church is also exposed to world events and needs to think about what all can happen in the event of conflicts, wars, and disasters. Is there a way to prepare for something like this? More

Neighbouring districts to merge 2018

“Not only in Africa are there plans to merge neighbouring church districts, but also in Germany.” This is how, the official website of the New Apostolic Church, announces a pending third merger. More

Setting the future course in Switzerland

Switzerland will shortly be taking vital steps for the future: Apostle Jürg Zbinden has been chosen as Helper to assist District Apostle Markus Fehlbaum, who is planning to retire in June 2018. More

Building up the Church together

A youth convention without borders and music for the up-and-coming generation: these are two of the topics currently being discussed by the European District Apostles. They are meeting in Zurich (Switzerland) for their final conference of the year. More

Southern Africa: the birth of a new district church

On his visit to Cape Town on 18 December 2016, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will create a new District Apostle Area: Southern Africa. This will be comprised of the current districts South East Africa and Cape. The new District Apostle will be John Leslie Kriel. More