Zurich. All District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers of the New Apostolic Church are expected in Zurich for the second international District Apostle Meeting of this year, which is scheduled to take place on 19 and 20 October. The agenda includes questions of doctrine, strategic subjects, and organisational matters. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, international Church president, will chair the meeting.
The District Apostles and their Helpers from around the world gather for the District Apostle Meeting twice each year. As one of the official boards identified in the Church’s statutes, it operates as a decision-making body whose function is to advise the incumbent Chief Apostle in all Church matters, and together with him bear responsibility for the unity of all District Churches. You can read a detailed description of the District Apostle Meeting on our website, under the heading "Decision Boards".
During its fall session, the District Apostle conference will discuss a number of doctrinal subjects that are of significance for the production of the new catechism of the New Apostolic Church. It will also address issues related to the Church’s understanding of itself and the sacraments. Part of the agenda will also focus on matters of Church strategy.
District Apostles who lead a District Church on the African continent will already meet on 18 October 2006 for an early session. The District Apostle Meeting Africa will discuss matters of particular significance for the District Churches in Africa.
The participants of the District Apostle Meeting will remain in Zurich until Sunday, 22 October 2006. On that day they will take part in a festive divine service in the congregation of Zurich-Seebach, during which—as reported—Apostle Rudolf Schneider and Bishop Hanspeter Nydegger will be retired after many years of service.
27 September 2006