Guide for Ministers

12 Implementing the Mission of the New Apostolic Church

The Mission of the New Apostolic Church states the following:

“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.”

In principle, the gospel calls upon all Christians to profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Already in their conduct of life, but also in their conversation, true Christians will continually endeavour to bring their relationship with Jesus Christ to expression in their surroundings. They will not try to impose their faith upon anyone, but they will not hide it either.

In particular, the New Apostolic ministers are called upon to be an example of their faith in their surroundings, both in word and deed. It should be a priority for them to lead people to God wherever possible and to tell them about their conviction of faith. Beyond that, the ministers support and promote the endeavours of the members of the congregation to implement the Mission statement.