The Apostolic History Network is an independent initiative for researching the church history of the apostolic communities. This includes all those groups that – directly or indirectly – were founded based on the calling of modern apostles in the vicinity of July 14, 1835 (Catholic Apostolic Church), or trace themselves back to it in a broader sense. The network was and is financially independent and lives on the contributions and donations of its members and friends of apostolic church history.
Due to the increasing activities of the network, which was founded in 2008, it was decided on Sunday, September 5, 2010 in Bielefeld to found the non-profit charity “Netzwerk Apostolische Geschichte e.V.”. Mathias Eberle (Bielefeld, first chairman), Sebastian Müller (Kabelsketal, second chairman) and Volker Wissen (Düsseldorf, treasurer) were elected as the board of this association. In 2012, 2014 and 2016 the board was re-elected unanimously. The next board elections will take place in 2020.
The association coordinates the activities of the Apostolic History Network and forms an organizational basis for research projects and events. It is recognized as a non-profit organization and also supports the Brockhagen Archive on Apostolic Church History. Another focus is the publication of research papers and the denominational research of the apostolic communities.
An application for membership in the research network is open to all interested parties.