Welcome to the virtual church

For the longest time, part of our congregational and church life moved online because of COVID-19. Here is a look at some of the means used and what online offers were available and are still available this coming Sunday in terms of divine services.


Apostles and Bishops came together in video conferences and so did ministers at the congregational and district level. Travel time was noticeably reduced thanks to online meetings, and cross-border exchanges were also easily possible. Examples from Germany, Angola, Portugal, Lithuania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo prove this.

Religious education

In many congregations, young Christians had online lessons: Sunday School classes were held via YouTube or video conferences, while religious instruction and confirmation classes were done by video chat. In many places this is still the case.


There were numerous virtual choirs at the regional level, but also across national borders. There were online choir rehearsals as well as many small and big music projects which people put their hearts into. With over 1,600 participants from around the world, the International Virtual Choir, for example, gave a touching finale at the Pentecost service in 2020.

Divine services

There will also be a wide selection of online services again this coming Sunday: 32 live streams on five continents in 16 languages spread over various time zones. Since the start of the pandemic, excuses such as “It’s too far away” or “inconvenient time-wise” are outdated.

Sunday is the day dedicated to the worship of God. It is and remains the day of rest for the soul prescribed by God. In-person and online service offers of the churches make this possible, and everyone can hear God’s word and receive blessing.

Live streams on Sunday, 13 November 2022

Digital library of the New Apostolic Church

The New Apostolic Church International has an extensive digital library with clips from divine services by Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider and musical events from recent years on https://nac.today, as well as on its English, Spanish, French, and German YouTube channels.

221113 Streaming Divine Services_EN.pdf Link
221113 Streaming Divine Services_DE.pdf Link
221113 Streaming Divine Services_FR.pdf Link
221113 Streaming Divine Services_ES.pdf Link

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Oliver Rütten
Media, Divine service