Joyful, expectant, full of hope

The year 2018 has more to offer than work, the daily grind, and to-do lists. Many congregations are preparing for small and big events. There is a hive of activity. And there is joy, enthusiasm, and hope—something that is quite becoming to Christians. More

Steady growth in membership

The membership of the New Apostolic Church grew slightly in the year 2016. This is indicated by the most recent membership statistics. The figures hold a few surprises. More

Cultural wealth in a logo

One faith, one doctrine, and a big cultural diversity. “Faithful to Christ” is the 2018 motto of the New Apostolic Church. Creative minds around the world have designed logos to reflect the new motto. More

Changes in the circle of the Apostles

Twenty-two Apostles were ordained in the past year by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, and eighteen went into retirement. Three active Apostles passed away in 2017. More

Real people, real opinions: the 2018 poster series

New year, new posters. The year 2018 brings a fresh set of posters for the display cases of the congregations in Europe. It is a proven recipe: people like you and me, who underpin the annual motto of the New Apostolic Church with authentic statements. More

The New Apostolic map is being redrawn

The New Apostolic Church is changing at the global level, not only from a doctrinal point of view, but also from a structural point of view: succession plans have been developed and District Churches are merging. Here is a brief look back at the year 2017 and an outlook on the immediate future. More

Interim update on the concept of ministry

The concept of ministry was one of the high priority topics of 2017—with a very special emphasis: the Chief Apostle himself gave an interim update on the ongoing efforts on this new doctrinal understanding. Following are some insights into the developments to date. More

Luther 2017: a new Bible translation arrives

Martin Luther left his mark on both church theology and the German language with his translation of the Bible. A revised edition appeared on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Starting in 2019, the 2017 Luther translation will be the official German-language Bible of the New Apostolic Church. More

Charting the course for a joint future

The two independent District Apostle Areas in South America will merge in 2019. This announcement was recently made by the Church leaders. More

Kinshasa: people build their own churches

Seventeen-hundred congregations and ten Apostle districts in one city alone. A look at a New Apostolic stronghold which the Chief Apostle will visit this coming weekend. More

A look ahead: International Youth Convention 2019

The District Apostles were given a tour of the exhibition grounds where the International Youth Convention (IYC) will take place in 2019. Before the tour, the District Apostles—who had convened for their fall session—were informed about what the participants would see, hear, and do at the Youth Convention. More

World Magazine Day: countless publications

Magazines have been around since the eighteenth century. Their precursors were pamphlets or chronicles—printed matter. Today publications also come in digital and online formats and as apps. The New Apostolic Church is doing its share of publishing. More

District Apostle Meeting kicks off with topics relevant for Africa

The International District Apostle Meeting is in session. This is the first time since the initial resolutions concerning our concept of ministry were communicated. There are still many open questions, but this is not the only interesting subject. More

“My praise shall be of You in the great assembly”

The congregation you have spent the greater part of your life in is going to be closed. “That is painful!” Jean-Luc Schneider says. Not even the Chief Apostle is spared from such heartache. How does he deal with it? More

Do not fear: God will be with you!

Being a living example and making sure that the congregations are provided for … These are two of the five tasks given to the newest District Apostle Helper. More

Congregation: everyone belongs

The international head office of the New Apostolic Church is flying the NACI flag to make its guests feel welcome. The European District Apostle Meeting has convened its fall session. More

Helping people before they are forced to flee

“Building bridges” is the motto NAK-karitativ has given its 2016 annual report. The focus of the charity is on aid not only for those who have been displaced, but also for people in their homeland so that they do not have to leave in the first place. More

Sharing joy and sorrow

We not only share the same goal with our sisters and brothers but we also share our joys and sorrows with them. This week too there is sad and happy news to share from around the world. More

“We are not going to turn our Church upside-down!”

The New Apostolic Church’s concept of ministry is taking shape: Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider explained some of the key points today at a divine service for ministers that was transmitted throughout Europe—and also provided an outlook on open questions. More

A distinction: ministry and hierarchy

The new concept of ministry has begun to have some concrete implications, a point that the Chief Apostle made clear at today’s divine service for ministers, which was transmitted throughout Europe. A Special Edition of the Divine Service Guide is now being issued. The most important points from it follow in brief. More