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NAC Talks: doctrine, faith, life

...Apostle Michael Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo... ...Michael Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo West)... ...has little to offer—even if you... ...a very special offer! In contrast,... ...is completely different. Of the eleven... ...joyful and full of enthusiasm. In... ...the second book of Acts. The... ...in the homes of families who... ...both a gift of God as... ...well as man’s profession of faith... ...The Apostles’ doctrine, of which we... ...in verse 42 of Acts 2,... ...authority.” “The image of breaking the... ...Jesus did that often, he continued.... ...became a kind of identifying feature... ...of His. Even... ...precise, and full of praise and... ...Chapel, just outside of Washington, is... ...The first speaker... ...to take to the podium was... ...happy with what they have. Life... ...than kind to them. He knows... ...with crutches for the longest time,... ...was shorter than the other. Working... ...and participate in the Cape Town... ...did not do the entire marathon,... ...but he participated! The District Apostle... ...appealed to the many listeners:... ...his work in the Congo. Under... ...the title “NAC... ...Life in the Congo –... ...rural” he showed the big differences... ...many villages in the country, there... ...is no electricity. There are no... ...and no Internet. The villagers love... ...to sit together, and they... ...offer! In contrast, the situation in... ...the Congolese capital... ...completely different. Of the eleven million... ...people in the city, 350,000... ...huge city alone. The challenges here... ...are quite different: there are not... ...managed to baffle the audience. The... ...as big as the USA, but... ...New Apostolic congregations. The distances are... ...to manage. Yet, the members are... ...Germany spoke about the Pentecost theme... ...“And they continued …”... ...from the second book... ...of Acts. The first Christian... ...have a building. The members met... ...in the homes of... ...become Christians. In the beginning, they... ...still attended the services in... ...the synagogues, but... ...before long they developed their... ...for example. Since then, it has... ...become the gateway to... ...being a Christian, the theologian explained.... ...as Jesus did The Apostles’ doctrine,... ...was not something the Apostles had... ...come up with themselves. “They passed... ...on what they had learned... ...which is why they enjoyed such... ...special authority.” “The image of... ...breaking the bread means... ...of His. Even the Risen Christ... ...“Wherever Christians meet, they break the... ...prayer. “Jesus is the one who... ...Praying like Jesus therefore belongs to... ...the Christian congregation. The Lord’s Prayer,... ...not only for the first US... ...but also for the divine service... ...On Saturday afternoon, the Christian event... ...centre hosted the exhibition NAC... ...Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo West) provided... ...work in the Congo. Under the... ...Life in the Congo – urban... ...situation in the Congolese capital is... More


The preparations take time”

...Deppner from the Democratic Republic of... ...from the Democratic Republic of the... ...about the location of the conference... ...at the head office of the... ...important in view of the divine... ...to Canada. Instead of a concert... ...afternoon, which is often the case... ...in the context of a District... ...exhibition, the first of its kind,... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... ...the theological consultant of NACI, will... ...early church. All of this will... ...Erich Senn, head of administration at... ...the international offices in Zurich,... ...The first thing... ...Senn says. Since the District Apostles... ...and their assistants meet... ...happens to be the American capital.”... ...The District Apostles... ...are informed about the location of... ...the conference a... ...and make any other arrangements that... ...be made. “During the District Apostle... ...Vienna last year the Chief Apostle... ...takes place at the head office... ...of the Church in... ...equipped conference centre there,” the administrative... ...seat and at the lectern, two... ...projectors for the two conference... ...various monitors. For the South American... ...into Spanish, and the accompanying slides... ...a monitor for them. “Good air-conditioning... ...says. After all, the participants are... ...any hotel across the world. “The... ...location is therefore really secondary,”... ...is important for the Chief Apostle,... ...considered one after the other. This... ...in view of the divine service... ...always held on the Sunday. In... ...this way, the Chief Apostle... ...can reach all brothers and sisters,... ...his visit in the respective country... ...Washington Washington is the location this... ...Not only will the District Apostle... ...here, but also the Pentecost service.... ...There will not... ...this year, however. The service will... ...be transmitted across the USA and... ...which is often the case in... ...the context of... ...special idea. Under the title “NAC... ...Talks”, the Church in... ...the USA has... ...planned an exhibition, the first of... ...members from across the country are... ...invited. Among the many activities... ...by visiting ministers. The District Apostles... ...Michael Deppner from the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo, and... ...Evangelist Reinhard Kiefer, the theological consultant... ...short lecture on the congregational life... ...in the early church.... ...take place at the Hylton Memorial... ...an ideal venue. The Pentecost service... ...place here. As the motto says,... ...“And they continued …”... ...“The preparations take... ...time” “The Chief Apostle... ...has the last word,”... ...of administration at the international offices... ...Republic of the Congo, and Raùl... More


A home-grown talent full of vitality

...Church in the Democratic Republic of... ...in the Democratic Republic of the... ...The working area of District Apostle... ...Malawi, is comprised of 1.4 million... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo... ...your typical example of classic New... ...on the name of his teacher:... ...In the congregation of Athlone it... ...in the history of the New... ...give the development of the Church... ...includes the founding of such organisations... ...Charles Ndandula. One of the projects... ...third such bakery of the New... ...generally a lack of notated music... ...musical talents. One of them was... ...“When a choir of more than... ...a lot to offer in the... ...way of musical talent.... ...home-grown talent full of vitality The... ...Church in terms of membership and... ...The working area... ...1.4 million members. The Church in... ...1.1 million. Only the New Apostolic... ...Church in the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo tops... ...work. In many other countries, the... ...This was not the case in... ...African who brought the New Apostolic... ...doctrine into the country: the... ...was born around the year 1900... ...and took on the name of... ...New Apostolic. In the congregation of... ...organisation honours founding father In 1928... ...George Henwood Mkandawire—in the meantime he... ...a Deacon—settled in Northern Rhodesia (modern... ...began to baptise the first souls... ...and thus laid the foundation for... ...the first congregations:... ...first in Livingstone, the country’s capital... ...at the time, and... ...then in Lusaka,... ...today’s capital. The doctrine soon... ...spread throughout the country. In... ...as an Apostle, the first black... ...Apostle in the history of... ...the New Apostolic... ...Church. The Church in... ...commended its founding father in a... ...it Henwood Foundation. The foundation’s declared... ...food security in the region. The... ...programmes, in particular the fight against... ...well known in the New Apostolic... ...1988, not only the first black... ...managed to give the development of... ...the Church in... ...he started out, there were about... ...Apostolic Christians. By the time he... ...more than doubled. The course set... ...by him—which includes the founding of... ...such organisations as the Henwood Foundation—is... ...Ndandula. One of the projects promoted... ...by him is the communion wafer... ...Zambia in 2012, the third such... ...bakery of the New Apostolic... ...Germany. In 2003 then a communion... ...with singing And then there is... ...the music …... ...Right from the beginning, singing... ...big role in the Church in... ...choirs in which the basses sang... ...more volume. Since there was generally... ...notated music at the time, the... ...learned and memorized the various parts... ...and sang them to the... ...would reproduce what they heard. The... ...turning-point for the choirs came... ...in the early 1970s... ...Andrew Fernandes. Among the district leaders... ...talents. One of them was a... ...entrusted with developing the music and... ...the repertoire in the district. Many... ...other good conductors... ...South Africa How the choirs in... ...a circular to the Apostles following... ...spiritual earthquake.” By the way, the... ...will sing during the Pentecost service... ...2,500 voices strong. The New Apostolic... ...to offer in the way of... ...four-year-old, is leading the choir and... ...orchestra in Lusaka. The clip was... ...full of vitality The New Apostolic... ...year’s Pentecost celebration. The District Church... ...is the second largest... ...in the New Apostolic... ...an African. And then there is... ...Republic of the Congo tops that.... More


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A birthday serenade and tons of love

...birthday in honour of Jesus District... ...in the district of Lubumbashi-South (DR... ...together in honour of Jesus and... ...celebrated Christmas. Many of the members... ...the fourth Sunday of Advent and... ...information on some of the choral... ...West performed. Some of the songs... ...the fourth Sunday of Advent to... ...gifts. Since many of the residents... ...by the members of the New... ...with the residents of the home... ...because of the pandemic,... ...the fourth Sunday of Advent. It... ...the ethnic diversity of the congregation.... ...marked the conclusion of a campaign... ...whopping 300 kilos of toys. Afterwards,... ...serenade and tons of love Christmas... ...is the feast of love. Believers... ...spread the spirit of Christmas. And... ...Tshitshi Tshisekedi celebrated the Christmas Day... ...a congregation in the district of... ...(DR Congo South-East). The members gathered... ...300 children welcomed the District Apostle... ...songs already before the divine service.... ...Spontaneously, the District Apostle... ...decided that the children should... ...sit in the front rows,... ...sending the adults who... ...were sitting there to the... ...back. The District Apostle... ...did not tell the Christmas story... ...himself, but let the children tell... ...it by asking them questions as... ...he guided them through it.... ...Then a girl... ...Sunday School did the Bible reading... ...2: 1–14. After the service everyone... ...sang “Happy Birthday” together in honour... ...of Jesus and the members in... ...the congregation who... ...were celebrating their birthday that... ...day. At the end, the... ...Apostle treated all the children to... ...juice and cookies. The many other... ...congregations in the Regional Church... ...Christmas. Many of the members spent... ...the whole day... ...in the church, eating... ...together and spending... ...time together. Activities had... ...been organised for the children and... ...the young people,... ...to poetry recitals. The atmosphere was... ...Christmas concerts in the summer Christmas... ...music is not the same and... ...something that the Church members... ...Christmas falls in the summer, singing... ...its comeback in the congregations. For... ...this reason, the sisters and... ...brothers dared to... ...in-person concerts and the orchestra gave... ...virtual concert for the five countries... ...that make up the District Apostle... ...Paraguay, and Uruguay. The virtual concert... ...took place on the fourth Sunday... ...Carlos Granja wished the sisters and... ...brothers peace and... ...joy despite the ongoing restrictions.... ...A presenter guided the listeners through... ...the concert and... ...on some of the choral and... ...instrumental pieces. The choir from... ...12 December and the choir from... ...streamed live for the congregations in... ...Brazil. The choir and... ...orchestra thrilled their audiences, which... ...was all the more amazing... ...because they did not... ...was something that the people in... ...could not imagine either. For this... ...was performed in the congregation Ringinharjo... ...live on YouTube. The members were... ...overjoyed because the pandemic and... ...it difficult to gather even during... ...the Christmas season.... ...However, the brothers and sisters... ...to celebrate Christmas together, says Keefe... ...Edy Isnugroho opened the concert with... ...concert, in which the choir praised... ...His children did. Then the choir... ...instrumental ensembles from the district Yogyakarta... ...performed. Some of the songs were... ...performed live, others were shown... ...year, members from the congregation Morenci,... ...a home for the elderly and... ...disabled in the city after... ...the service on the fourth Sunday... ...Since many of the residents have... ...no family, they always look... ...forward to the visit by... ...the members of the New Apostolic... ...Church and the music and... ...gifts they bring along.... ...This past Christmas, the group was... ...spend time with the residents of... ...the home because... ...of the pandemic, but... ...they quickly found... ...a solution: they sang under... ...the open windows,... ...while the residents hummed... ...along in their rooms. The... ...members from the congregation in... ...reached out during the festive season.... ...They gathered for their annual Christmas... ...celebration on the fourth Sunday... ...music performed by the members. The... ...programme reflected the ethnic diversity... ...of the congregation. A... ...Samoa, and a brother from the... ...a song in their mother-tongue. This... ...several readings and then the members... ...watched a film together. The day... ...marked the conclusion of... ...collect toys for the Toys for... ...Tots programme. The congregation had... ...of toys. Afterwards, the choir visited... ...some carols for the residents. A... ...love Christmas is the feast of... ...this feast for themselves, but also... ...want to spread the spirit of... ...Christmas. And this they did with... ...protocols could keep them from passing... ...of Lubumbashi-South (DR Congo South-East). The... ...Regional Church DR Congo South-East also... ...brother from the Congo each sang... More


Spotlight 2021: Christ, our future

...Deppner from the Democratic Republic of... ...Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of... ...from the Democratic Republic of the... ...of the Democratic Republic of the... ...at the beginning of each year?... ...falls upon all of us, says... ...is the conviction of District Apostle... ...What lies ahead of us? District... ...is the tenor of the New... ...and a group of young boys... ...Therefore, the Son of God will... ...to the future of His church.... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... ...what matters. None of us know... ...Apostle Wolfgang Nadolny of Berlin in... ...it in spite of this. The... ...in a sense of fear and... ...Apostle Tshitshi Tshisekedi of the Democratic... ...Republic of the Congo... ...about God’s plan of redemption, the... ...beginning and end of which we... ...a month’s worth of wages! Unbelievable... ...experience changing phases of cold and... ...is the goal of our faith,”... ...can we implement the motto that... ...the Chief Apostle... ...issues at the beginning of... ...District Apostles across the world gives... ...impulses. The articles are... ...linked on the right. Our... ...shaped now, in the present, and... ...our 2021 motto. The Chief Apostle’s... ...future. This is the conviction of... ...advice from his father that helped... ...lives in Argentina. The past year... ...we deal with them? Have they... ...from Zambia answers these questions in... ...his own way. The idea is... ...simply wait for the future, but... ...it. This is the tenor of... ...the New Apostolic... ...Apostle Michael Ehrich (Southern Germany) explains... ...took compassion on the starving animal.... ...(Western Germany) says. Therefore, the Son... ...will see to the future of... ...Michael Deppner from the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo, who... ...worked for the UN refugee... ...us know what the future will... ...like. And yet there is one... ...tells us about the tasks involved.... ...terrifying events in the Bible. Yet,... ...spite of this. The COVID pandemic... ...services are helping the faithful in... ...their fight against... ...is not about the future in... ...general, but about the future in... ...Christ. There is a... ...Tshitshi Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo says.... ...plan of redemption, the beginning and... ...“future” mean for the individual? While... ...some fret about the future, others... ...yet bitter reality. The only thing... ...circumstances such as these is hope... ...God, which is their future. These... ...Future can mean the next minute,... ...the next year,... ...also true for the future in... ...Christ, our future “The coming Christ... ...is the goal of... ...says. This motivates the believer and... ...an impact on the relationships within... ...Republic of the Congo, who worked... ...Republic of the Congo says. We... More


The year 2021 in review: a lingering pandemic with no end in sight

...Zambia or the Democratic Republic of... ...or the Democratic Republic of Congo.... ...the joyful hymn of thanks that... ...District Apostle Helpers of the world... ...Apostles from outside of Europe were... ...which prevented most of the District... ...Romans—was the theme of the divine... ...virtual divine service offer has been... ...to countries outside of Europe in... ...the Democratic Republic of Congo. What... ...was the disappointment of the local... ...Praying for victims of the pandemic... ...The spread of Covid-19 also... ...a great deal of grief in... ...claimed the lives of many of... ...sisters, from my office in Yogyakarta,... ...I invite all of you, wherever... ...at the beginning of the event... ...connected. Little beams of great light... ...a second wave of the pandemic... ...area was closed off to the... ...witnessed the plight of his neighbours... ...donations from all of his friends... ...in Venezuela. Most of the members... ...not lose sight of their eternal... ...masks, the joy of this reunion... ...and many millions of our members,... ...God!” This was the joyful hymn... ...that opened up the Pentecost service... ...2021. The international Church... ...all too gladly gathered all the... ...Apostle Helpers of the world to... ...share the weekend with... ...Zurich due to the restrictions arising... ...from the COVID-19 pandemic.... ...prevented most of the District Apostles... ...and their assistants from... ...to Switzerland. Despite these compromises, the... ...Being led by the Holy Spirit—as... ...his letter to the Romans—was the... ...theme of the divine service,... ...still relevant for the believing congregation... ...blessed In general, the opportunity to... ...a genuine blessing. The Church is... ...channels, or IPTV! The virtual divine... ...is bringing believers together, comforting and... ...inspiring them every week.... ...plan: “I have the tickets! I... ...to Zambia or the Democratic Republic... ...own disappointment was the disappointment of... ...the local congregations. The Chief Apostle... ...could mention many others. There were... ...as to why they had to... ...me. Let us therefore hold fast... ...for victims of the pandemic The... .... It claimed the lives of... ...and consolation to the members his... ...region: “Dear brothers and sisters,... ...and bow before the almighty God,... ...our heavenly Father, in humbleness,”... ...he stated at the beginning of... ...the event on... ...us help one another, hand in... ...he told his brothers and sisters.... ...receiving stations across the large Regional... ...great light But there were also... ..., for example. There too, a... ...second wave of the pandemic had... ...begun to rage. The government had... ...hard lock-down in the so-called red... ...were closed, and the whole area... ...closed off to the outside world.... ...Such measures have the hardest impact... ...Phnom Penh witnessed the plight of... ...he could. In the process, he... ...was struck by the idea to... ...acquaintances on Facebook. They were quick... ...he knew it, the Apostle had... ...Many countries around the world have... ...Fendt reports on the terrible crisis... ...Venezuela. Most of the members were... ...having trouble feeding their families before... ...the pandemic. Owing... ...to the prevailing hyperinflation,... ...buy twelve eggs. Then the pandemic... ...struck, and the already fragile... ...been difficult for them to get... ...medical attention. Nevertheless, the members in... ...wrestling to ensure they do not... ...lose sight of their eternal future... ...with God. As the District Apostle... ...Helper relates, they have not... ...was back on the Church leader’s... ...travel itinerary—and the trip even... ...ended up happening! The Chief Apostle... ...attempts to visit the congregations in... ...the South American... ...7 November 2021, the special divine... ...his sermon on the Bible text:... ...my eyes to the hills from... ...help comes from the Lord, who... ...Buenos Aires. Despite the masks, the... ...every face, said the Church leader... ...happily. The year 2021... ...sight Not even the Pentecost divine... ...as usual! For the Chief Apostle... ...year was yet another difficult period... ...Democratic Republic of Congo. What pained... More