Ministry (8): Messengers of Jesus

Not every gift requires a ministry in order to unfold. And not every duty requires a ministry for its implementation. This is always a question of the respective duty—and there are some clear distinctions here. More

Team player rather than lone wolf

Shared leadership and collective decision-making: that is the programme in the New Apostolic Church. And this is not only the way things work in the International District Apostle Meeting, but rather also in the various governing bodies of the District Churches. More

Baking wafers outside 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 – how production started in Africa, America, and Asia. More

Sending a clear message—together

Prevention, education, and intervention—these are the three pillars of the “Awareness” concept in the battle against sexual abuse. In a video interview, District Apostle Michael Ehrich (Southern Germany) explains exactly what is being done. More

Teachers: connected to God and the server

The digital age does not stop at the church door. It is quite apparent when ministers and teachers have modern technology and technical support at their fingertips. Current examples from Canada and Europe. More

In the service of Jesus

A familiar hymn urges: “Of service be to Jesus” and goes on to admonish listeners to be “a fit tool in His hand”. This is a question of what individual Christians can do—both for themselves and for others—even without an official ministerial mandate. More

Getting the picture (9): United in joy and suffering

Whether joyful, sad, or solemn, some services come with special occasions—and thus have a unique set of requirements all to themselves. Here are some things the photographer can do to ensure that the event is a memorable one. More

Preventing violence and sexual assault

It is a burning social issue, and it doesn’t stop at the doors of the church either. Nevertheless, everyone is to know that the New Apostolic church condemns violence and sexual assault in the strongest possible terms. Such actions are violations of human personality and dignity. More

Raising awareness against sexual assault

A certificate of good conduct as a confidence-building measure: District Apostle Michael Ehrich (Southern Germany) explains the concept of awareness in advance. More on preventing violence and sexual assault on tomorrow. More

Given for all: wafers for people with special needs

Not everyone can be so carefree when they partake of Holy Communion: some of the ingredients in the wafers can be harmful for people with certain illnesses. But even here, Germany’s main wafer bakery can provide assistance. More

“A wonderful shepherd of the flock of Christ”

Forty-seven years in the ministry, 16 of these as an Apostle, but it wasn’t the numbers that made District Apostle Raúl Montes de Oca (Brazil/Bolivia) who he is. The Chief Apostle paid tribute to a man with special gifts. Here is a video clip of his retirement. More

Ministry (5): how we arrived at a third level

What sort of ministerial order does the church need? Beyond the apostolate, the New Testament does not give us a clear answer. The structure we consider so self-evident today only developed gradually over generations. More

It has been an honour

When the District Apostle Meeting was in session, he always sat in the first row, there where the Spanish-speakers sat. Because although he is the District Apostle of Brazil—where Portuguese is spoken—he speaks Spanish and is a native of Uruguay. A man with many talents is retiring. More

CTM means “Children’s Teaching Material”

Abbreviations like CTM have the advantage of conveying content without constantly having to repeat a long series of words. To make a long story short, the new textbooks for Sunday School are now also being introduced in Europe. More

Hand in hand with the District Apostle Helpers

The District Apostle Area Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe has a new District Apostle: Kububa Soko (50). Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider appointed him on Sunday, 21 July 2019 in a divine service in Lusaka (Zambia). More

Jesus has done great things through His servant

“We thank God for the great work He could do through His Apostle. We thank Jesus for the great things He did through this ambassador,” Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider said at the retirement of District Apostle Charles S. Ndandula. More

Moving on with team spirit

In the circle of the District Apostles he is considered an experienced person, whose aim was always to achieve conciliation and integration. You could always count on him. Tomorrow, Charles Ndandula will retire after 14 years as a District Apostle. More

Changes in the circle of the Apostles (1/2019)

Currently there are 350 active Apostles. Fifteen Apostles were retired in the first half of 2019. In the same period, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider ordained ten new Apostles. More

Wafers non-stop: a visit to the bakery

Successful recipes are a trade secret—normally. But this is not the case when it comes to the products of the New Apostolic wafer bakery, which are distributed around the world by the billions. Here is a look behind the scenes. More

It’s Sunday again …

This coming Sunday the New Apostolic Church will celebrate the divine service for the departed. This special service not only commemorates the departed, but in it the sacraments are dispensed to souls in the realms of the departed. More