Announcement: New decision on requirements for teachers of Confirmation Instruction

Nice. The District Apostle Meeting in Nice on 22-24.09.2004 has decided on new requirements for teachers of Confirmation Instruction. Previously this class was exclusively taught by priestly ministers, but in future it will be possible for all types of instruction in the New Apostolic Church to be taught by both men and women.

What had already been the norm for Sunday school and Religious Instruction will now also be valid for Confirmation Instruction. A change has been made to the Guideline for Ministers to allow deacons or capable brothers and sisters to teach Confirmation Instruction along with priestly ministers.

Further information on this issue will be published in the "Word of Life" and in an article of the "Our Family" Church magazine.


22 October 2004