The personal and close contact to the ministers is the prerequisite to having a sense of well being. To accomplish this, one needs the activity of all participants. Pastoral Care is therefore a primary objective of the work of the New Apostolic Church. Pastoral Care is offered in the two divine services per week, on Sunday morning and Thursday Evening, along with additional regular group meetings, special offers for different age and interest groups. Additionally all members have a right to personal pastoral care. The Ministers of the New Apostolic Church do pastoral care voluntarily and without charge, next to there normal day to day responsibilities in family, society and work. Most of the ministers have- like in the original christian churches- no studies of theology or other religious credentials.