New Apostolic Church

The New Apostolic Church (NAC) is a Christian church active worldwide. Its doctrine is based on the Holy Scriptures. With about 345,000 members in Germany, it is the fourth largest Christian church after the Catholic Church, the Protestant Church and the Orthodox Churches. Around nine million Christians worldwide profess the New Apostolic faith.


New Apostolic Christians belong to a District Church which is responsible for their place of residence. As a rule, several District Churches are grouped together in one District Apostle District. The entire church comprises a total of 18 District Apostle Areas worldwide. As the name suggests, these areas are headed by District Apostles. The entire Church is under the direction of the Chief Apostle as the supreme spiritual authority.

The New Apostolic Church has been headed by Jean-Luc Schneider since Pentecost 2013. As Chief Apostle, he leads the Church from its headquarters in Zurich.

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New Apostolic Christians believe in the triune God, in Jesus Christ as God who became human, in His sacrificial death, His resurrection and His return, in the Church as an institution for salvation, in the sending of the apostles, and in the sacraments as God's gifts of salvation.


The vision of the New Apostolic Church is a church in which people feel at home and, inspired by the Holy Spirit and their love for God, align their lives to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and thus prepare themselves for His return and eternal life


Reaching out to all people in order to teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ and to baptise them with water and the Holy Spirit, providing soul care and cultivating a warm fellowship in which everyone shall experience the love of God and the joy of serving Him and others.