Social Media and the Church

(Originally published on 11 September 2017 – Before the COVID-19 pandemic) It is with deep interest that we follow the input, from our leaders in the New Apostolic Church as well as Christians, in general, on the impact of social media in our society. We must admit that some of these views come across as … [Read more…]

What is it like to be a Christian in China today? Insights from a New Apostolic Youth Sister in China.

China is the World’s second largest economy and it is expected that China will overtake America to become the next super power of the World. The number of Christians in Communist China is growing steadily and it is predicted that, by the year 2030, China will have more churchgoers than America. I first came to … [Read more…]

District Apostle Noel Barnes: A man totally anchored in God’s work – “Fearless Barnes”, we thank you!

District Apostle Noel Barnes is currently the most senior district apostle in the world. On Sunday, 18th December 2016, Chief Apostle Jean Luc Schneider will place him into retirement, after having served for 30 years as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. Noel Barnes comes from a long lineage of New Apostolic ancestry, as his great-grandfather … [Read more…]

Is UNITY among Chinese and Foreign members of the New Apostolic Church in China ever possible?

Prior to the year 2007, Chinese and Foreign members of the New Apostolic Church in China were allowed, by the church, to associate with one another. This however changed and during 2007 the New Apostolic Church made two important decisions, namely: Dismiss the Chinese Apostle Daniel Wang (Chinese name: Wang Liwei) and stop soul-care for … [Read more…]

What is pastoral care exactly and what does it look like in practice? (Extracted and adapted from an article published in

In a meeting of ministers, Chief Apostle Schneider talked about his conception of pastoral care. 1) Pastoral care is about supporting members without attempting to provide answers for everything. “One of the cornerstones of pastoral care is of course to help those who are experiencing tests and difficulties. That does not mean, however, that we … [Read more…]

The Creed of the New Apostolic Church / 新使徒教会信条

The First Article of Faith /第一条信条: I believe in God, the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth. 我信神,全能的父,创造天地的主。 The Second Article of Faith /第二条信条: I believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius … [Read more…]