Zurich. The Coordination Group (CG) not only monitors and steers the work of the various Project Groups and Work Groups of the New Apostolic Church, but also ensures that the Chief Apostle is presented with conclusive and timely work results. After having been evaluated by the CG, work results are forwarded to the District Apostle Meeting. Six months after his retirement, the now retired Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has also been relieved of his work in the Coordination Group.
The current members of the CG include incumbent Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider, District Apostles Armin Brinkmann (North Rhine-Westphalia), Michael Ehrich (Southern Germany), Leonard Kolb (USA), and Bernd Koberstein (Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland), as well as Project Manager Daniel Brenner (NACI). Chief Apostle Schneider paid tribute to his predecessor for the years of work he had invested in the group. “I thank you very sincerely for your commitment to this important body of Church leadership,” emphasised the Church leader at the end of the group’s last meeting. In the process, he also pointed out that Wilhelm Leber had himself assumed the chairmanship of the CG from District Apostle Klingler at the start of 2011, which had increased the group’s efficiency. He wished the former Chief Apostle all the best and presented him with a small souvenir of his many years of commitment and dedication.
The Coordination Group
In the New Apostolic Church there are many multiregional and international Project Groups and Work Groups which operate under the mandate of the Chief Apostle. With all of these different activities, it is essential to provide consistent and uniform direction. Beyond that, it is necessary to steer and coordinate the work of the various subordinate bodies, as well as review their work results. This is the task of the Coordination Group. In order to fulfil these tasks, its members meet on a regular basis for a few days each time. Their meeting results are recorded in the minutes of their meetings, and urgent topics are treated by telephone conference or circular letter. These results are also recorded. In order to further increase their efficiency, the care of the various groups is divided up within the CG, and each of the CG members has been assigned as a consultant to specific Project Groups and Work Groups. This also provides these bodies with a personal contact within the CG.