To fulfill its mission the church needs legal, organisational and administratively well regulated surroundings. The fulfillment of this mission calls for pastoral and supporting services and help for those requiring material help. The services are carried out with voluntary offerings of time, money and dedication by church members in Districts and Communities . A back-up service ensures that the offerings are used optimally.
The existence of the headquarters of the New-Apostolic Church Switzerland began with the foundation of the church in Zürich-Hottingen in 1895. The activities then were at a very modest level only made possible by many offerings of free time. The professionally-run Church Administration came into being after 34 years of extraofficial care in 1929 with the first employees in Zürich. At the time there were 15'000 church members in 180 communities. Today the administration has 60 employees (full and part-time) who are responsible for the administrative needs of about 600 communities with ca 57'000 members in 15 countries. However the roots of the functioning services continue to be provided primarily by extraofficial and voluntary work of members and ministers of the New-Apostolic Church.