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A Church of closeness

...of the Democratic Republic of the... ...of the Democratic Republic of the... ...with a handful of members or... ...a crowd of tens of... ...and the south of Germany. About... ...offering and sacrifice... ...the south-eastern part of the Democratic... ...Republic of the Congo... ...travel expenses, none of this would... ...that God blesses offerings and sacrifices.... ...in the person of the retired... ...shaped the faith of the brothers... ...up to each of us as... ...that he is often separated from... ...widely scattered children of God. In... ...Sri Lanka and, of course, Canada.... ...view, Africans are often happier people... ...western world are often so focused... ...In the congregation of Hüntwangen in... ...the western part of the Democratic... ...Republic of the Congo.... ...discuss a number of broader organisational... ...clear in many of the personal... ...and personal care of the individual... ...the serving nature of their ministry... ...come. A Church of closeness Before... ...know the leaders of the international... ...a small sample of the many... ...Whether in a... ...District Apostles, like the Chief Apostle,... ...quick visit. Yet, the District Apostles... ...and the District Apostle... ...are possible. On the Wednesday before... ...the 2024 Pentecost... ...celebrations they were booked... ...in Switzerland and the south of... ...Tshitshi Tshisekedi from the south-eastern part... ...of the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo was... ...Europe’s support for the Church in... ...folded his hands. Then he looked... ...at the congregation and... ...bowed. Whether musical instruments,... ...support from Europe. The congregation in... ...offerings and sacrifices. The District Apostle... ...said that the Church in... ...the Congo not... ...spiritual support in the person of... ...the retired District... ...also worked in the Congo some... ...ago and shaped the faith of... ...the brothers and sisters.... ...Lörrach, Germany, when they started to... ...and volunteer for the Church at... ...gift from God, the District Apostle... ...us as individuals. The young people... ...took to ask them about their... ...from Angola told the congregation in... ...He responded to the impressed reactions... ...relaxed wink and the remark, “Africa!”... ...to provide for the widely scattered... ...Basle in Switzerland the moderators asked... ...When asked about the differences between... ...the cultures, he... ...that people in the western world... ...material things that they have lost... ...their happiness and... ...Jean-Luc Schneider surprised the congregation in... ...Oberwinterthur in Switzerland together with the... ...also socialised with the brothers and... ...sisters after the divine service.... ...In the congregation of... ...Ehrich talked about the recent Church... ...taken place in Southern Germany and... ...even sang in the choir. In... ...Germany, children led the question-and-answer session... ...Michael Deppner from the western part... ...of the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo. He... ...personal situation, about the Church, and... ...in general in the Congo. The... ...brothers and sisters... ...were amazed when the District Apostle... ...told them about the 1,700 congregations... ...Kinshasa alone. In the other congregations,... ...too, the brothers and sisters... ...to experience that the Apostles were... ...passionate about their ministry and... ...work rather than seeing... ...I love Jesus.” They had come... ...to serve ‌The Church leaders... ...organisational issues and theological subjects in... ...the days that... ...in many of the personal encounters... ...around the midweek service... ...personal care of the individual and... ...the serving nature... ...of their ministry are... ...still important to the District Apostles.... ...moved by what they heard and... ...of closeness Before the Pentecost service,... ...in Switzerland and southern Germany had... ...the opportunity to... ...get to know the leaders of... ...the international Church... ...little better during the midweek service.... ...small sample of the many encounters.... ...Republic of the Congo was asked... ...Church in the Congo not only... ...worked in the Congo some time... ...Republic of the Congo. He was... ...general in the Congo. The brothers... More


NAC Talks: doctrine, faith, life

...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”

...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


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Father, doer, and caring minister

...now the Democratic Republic of the... ...with a lot of luggage. In... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... ...saw the poverty of the people... ...his home district of France. “We... ...something the children of God of... ...at the age of 23, shortly... ...for the area of Strasbourg. Getting... ...in the care of the New... ...as he demanded of himself, namely... ...say ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ and... ...laid into each of them,” he... ...have no hope of ever being... ...In Kinshasa hundreds of brothers and... ...the south-eastern part of the Congo... ...Apostle and dozens of District Apostles... ...Apostles took leave of Robert Higelin... ...was a man of action and... ...Whenever the District Apostle... ...on his way there. Every time... ...to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo, he... ...almost empty on the way back,... ...“Robert Higelin saw the poverty of... ...the people and... ...An early start Fatherly, spontaneous, affectionate,... ...and captivating are the terms that... ...He was a father to lean... ...on, something the children of... ...God of the 1970s and... ...early on at the age of... ...shortly after his father, Apostle Josef... ...1957. “Take your father’s place,” his... ...mother said, meaning... ...his chair at the family dinner... ...District Elder for the area of... ...got cracking, leaving the brothers and... ...it says in the district’s chronicle,... ...and organ relocations. The district rector’s... ...home was both the command centre... ...and the company cafeteria.... ...services were from then on conducted... ...in German—as was the case for... ...Zaire, which until then had been... ...in the care of... ...the New Apostolic... ...ahead “Whoever works together with me... ...that he expected the same commitment... ...he intervened at the district or... ...“Anyone who works together with others... ...will recognise in their co-workers the... ...into each of them,” he wrote... ...an article “Working together” in the... ...1991 and cited the author Antoine... ...But through collaboration they get themselves... ...together and become... ...death was sudden The constant stress... ...In July 1995 the District Apostle... ...returned home from the Congo. The... ...Kinshasa hundreds of brothers and sisters... ...gathered for a... ...wake. They prayed and... ...danced the whole night.... ...place all across the south-eastern part... ...of the Congo on... ...March 1996, while the Chief Apostle... ...said: “Merci, Papa!” Father, doer, and... ...action and a father figure for... ...Republic of the Congo, he took... ...home from the Congo. The fatigue... ...part of the Congo on 25... More


The Father’s house is our delight!

...in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo... ...new church building of the congregation... ...of Barnim, Germany... ...by the members of the congregation... ...also the head of the mayor’s... ...office, representatives from... ...other denominations, employees of the construction... ...as a number of interested neighbours.... ...years, the believers of the congregation... ...of Old Ntronang,... ...services under a roof of their... ...take good care of the building... ...Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo managed... ...at the start of the year.... ...congregations. And as of 20 April... ...2024, one of them has... ...celebrate the dedication of the building... ...the golden anniversary of the church... ...as the basis of the divine... ...a great deal of work and... ...Kirchheim, Germany, some of the members... ...of the congregation... ...necessarily need a roof over your... ...a church building of its own.... ...The foundation stone... ...January 2024 that the foundation stone... ...for the new church... ...building of the congregation of... ...was laid. And the ensuing celebration... ...only attended by the members of... ...the congregation and their district rector,... ...but also the head of... ...the mayor’s office,... ...representatives from other denominations, employees... ...of the construction companies... ...that Jesus is the firm foundation... ...upon which the believers stand,... ...and expressed the wish that... ...the congregation might... ...welcome. For years, the believers of... ...the congregation of... ...Ntronang, Ghana had gathered in the... ...open air for their divine services.... ...26 May 2024 they have finally... ...a roof of their own! Apostle... ...opened and dedicated the long-awaited church... ...ceremony. He urged the believers to... ...good care of the building and... ...Tshisekedi had announced the renovations and... ...approved the financing in... ...divine service at the start of... ...the year. The building contractor... ...commissioned with the project had... ...happy to complete the renovations to... ...the church in... ...a short time. The fifth most... ...2024, one of them has been... ...order to celebrate the dedication of... ...the building with the congregation. A... ...17–18a served as the basis for... ...the divine service:... ...afraid; I am the First and... ...the Last. I... ...who lives.” A further highlight for... ...the congregation was... ...was sealed in the same divine... ...Aureliano Martón dedicated the church in... ...a visit to the congregation and... ...members to celebrate the golden anniversary... ...of the church building... ...with them. The Bible passage... ...that the Apostle chose... ...as the basis of... ...the divine service... ...are very deep.” The Apostle pointed... ...great works upon the Church and... ...the congregation over the past 50... ...on to advise the congregation to... ...reflect upon these works and... ...commitment. For example, the grounds surrounding... ...the church also... ...Germany, some of the members of... ...the congregation met... ...and cleaned up the flowerbeds. Their... ...not only made the church shine... ...again, but also strengthened the members’... ...community spirit. The Father’s house is... ...at congregations on the build around... ...the globe.... ...Democratic Republic of Congo managed to... More


Changes among the Apostles (1/2024)

...(1961) – Democratic Republic of Congo... ...(1972) – Democratic Republic of Congo... ...A total of 237.000 ministers... ...the leadership level of the international... ...the Regional Church of Western Germany,... ...Germany. The leadership of the latter’s... ...February. By commission of the Chief... ...January. By commission of the Chief... ...also by commission of the Chief... ...Guinea. By commission of the Chief... ...Church is comprised of fourteen District... ...– Democratic Republic of Congo West... ...– Democratic Republic of Congo Southeast... ...Apostle Helpers, some of whom are... ...in the circle of the Apostles... ...237.000 ministers in the Deacon and... ...congregations. At present, there are also... ...two go—changes on the leadership level... ...There were some... ...changes in the leadership level... ...of the international Church:... ...who previously led the Regional Church... ...in Rheinberg, Germany. The leadership of... ...the latter’s working... ...District Apostle in the same divine... ...Jean-Luc Schneider ordained the hitherto Bishop... ...service in Hoorn, Netherlands on 14... ...was also by the Chief Apostle... ...By commission of the Chief Apostle,... ...was ordained to the Apostle ministry... ...by the Chief Apostle... ...in Hildesheim, Germany. The Chief Apostle... ...ordained the hitherto District Elder... ...service in Hoorn, Netherlands on 14... ...By commission of the Chief Apostle,... ...by commission of the Chief Apostle... ...By commission of the Chief Apostle,... ...District Apostle areas The New Apostolic... ...District Apostles. Currently these are as... ...Ehrich (1959) – Southern Germany Joseph... ...Krause (1960) – Northern and Eastern... ...Lambert (1964) – Southern Africa Enrique... ...Republic of Congo Southeast Mark Woll... ...(1958) – Switzerland The District Apostles... ...for specific countries. The following Apostles... ...Mkhwanazi (1963) – Southern Africa Helge... ...Mutschler (1974) – Northern and Eastern... ...Zambia Changes among the Apostles (1/2024)... ...and one appointment: these were the... ...Schneider performed in the circle of... ...the Apostles over the past half-year.... ...him in enacting these staffing changes... ...to the apostolate.... ...Democratic Republic of Congo West Michael... ...Democratic Republic of Congo Southeast Mark... More