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community 4/2021: What really matters in life

There is so much that competes for our attention, and we have to set priorities… But what really matters? Here is an answer from Chief Apostle Schneider. The new issue of community also features aspects of the Church’s teachings, people who share our faith, and congregational life around the world. What is truly important in life? Chief […]

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Essential for Salvation

The question of what really matters often crops up in the course of a human life. And often the following recommendation is given: let’s concentrate on the essentials. Even the disciples had to learn this: if the message they were proclaiming was to reach the people, they would have to focus on the essentials. They […]

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Representation

When athletes take part in the Olympic Games, they also represent the country under whose flag they are competing. The symbols of the different nations are omnipresent, especially at the awards ceremonies. For many this is a huge additional motivation not only to train and compete for their own success but also for their country. […]

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An Obligatory Event?

In a very familiar passage and one that has been set to music many times over the psalmist writes: “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and […]

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God Cares for Us

These are unusual times: sometimes we have divine service, sometimes we do not; sometimes we celebrate Holy Communion, sometimes we do not celebrate it. This raises questions, in fact, so many that I cannot even answer them all. One of these questions is: Is Holy Communion no longer as important as it used to be? […]

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Community 03/2021: Unity in Diversity

“It is the same everywhere, only different,” Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler once said many years ago. Life and faith differ greatly in the congregations around the world, yet there is so much we have in common. community presents some of these commonalities in its latest issue, 03/2021. The same faith: focus on Jesus Christ “As Christians we […]

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Status Update on The Subject of Women in Ministry

The ordination of women—this was the other big item on the agenda of the most recent District Apostle Meeting. What resolutions have already been passed? Which decisions remain to be made? The Chief Apostle answers these questions in the second part of our 2021 annual interview. Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, how are the discussions going […]

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Fellowship is both the way and the goal

Training in the fellowship of the believers for our eternal fellowship with God: this is how the Chief Apostle understands salvation in Christ and our preparation for it. What this means in practice he explained in his annual interview 2021. District Apostle Meeting, Pentecost service, and now a newly published interview: this topic is really important to […]

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Allowing the Holy Spirit to Lead Us

“We cannot celebrate this feast of Pentecost in a usual manner. And I must admit, last year I couldn’t imagine that we would have another, to celebrate it in this way.” The Chief Apostle began his ministry from our church in Seebach, Zurich (Switzerland) at the Pentecost service, Sunday, May 23, 2021. As a basis […]

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Pentecost 2021: Hundreds of thousands to join divine service

To capture the spirit of Pentecost, hundreds of thousands of members of the New Apostolic Church will be gathering this coming Sunday in one large congregation. The international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will be conducting the traditional central divine service in Zurich (Switzerland), which will be broadcast throughout the world. Believers in many […]

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