Since Pentecost 2005, Wilhelm Leber has been the chief
apostle of the New Apostolic Church. As such he leads the Church from
its head offices in Zurich, Switzerland. Wilhelm Leber is a German
national, and the eighth chief apostle since the founding of the Church.
His position can be compared to the one Peter had 2,000 years ago in the
circle of the apostles.
District Apostles Responsible for Regional
Those working closest to the chief apostle are the
district apostles. They are responsible for the different regional
churches and are assisted by other apostles. Together with the chief
apostle they provide global unity in church doctrine and in pastoral
International Conferences foster
The chief apostle and the district apostles meet
regularly to consult each other on church matters of international
significance. Every three years all apostles gather for an international
Further Ministries assist the
Bishops, district elders and district evangelists assist
the apostles in fulfilling their regional duties. The congregations are
the centre of religious life. They are in the care of shepherds,
evangelists or priests commissioned by the apostles. These rectors of
the congregations are assisted by priests and deacons.
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