Moravian Church in North America

In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.

Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Comenius Learning Series


The Comenius Learning Series provides opportunities for all Moravians to think, learn, and grow. The name recognizes the profound influence of John Amos Comenius, a Czech philosopher and educator considered the father of modern education, who was also a Moravian bishop of the ancient Unity.

He wrote that education must “illumine the intellect, direct the will, and stimulate the conscience. . . it is impossible to separate those three ornaments of the soul — erudition, virtue, and piety.” With this series, we honor his life, legacy, and understanding that we are to “make the whole of life a school.”

2018 Comenius Learning Series

Leadership Focus: Still Relevant – Being Moravian Today
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Kernersville Moravian Church, Kernersville, NC.

2017 Comenius Learning Series

NO Leadership Focus 2017
The Moravian Southern Province InterSynodal Conference was held on February 17-18. 

Leading the Way: Women in the Moravian Church through the Centuries
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

2016 Comenius Learning Series

Leadership Focus: Living the Essentials
Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View Ignite Presentations from the event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

Our Beloved Community: Exploring a New Moravian Community
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 7:00pm
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View Dr. Jon Sensbach’s talk from the event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

Moravian in America: Original Visions, Long-Term Costs
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

2015 Comenius Learning Series

Leadership Focus: Be the Church: Living Faith in a New Generation
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 9:00am – 3:30pm
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Martyrs, Exiles, & Missionaries: Making Bold Choices for Christ
Saturday, November 2, 2015 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Clemmons Moravian Church, Clemmons, NC.
View talks from this event on BCM’s YouTube channel

2014 Comenius Learning Series

Leadership Focus: Faith for a Lifetime
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friedberg Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Be The Church: The Followers of Hus in a New Generation
featuring the Rev. Dr. Daniel Crews, Archivist
November 15, 2014 | New Philadelphia Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

2013 Comenius Learning Series:

Leadership Focus: Tools & Wisdom for Life & Faith
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 9:00am-3:30pm
Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

CLS Summer Conference: Comenius for a Complicated World
July 5-7, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood &
Dr. Diane Lipsett | Laurel Ridge Conference Center, Laurel Springs, NC.

From Fear to Hope: Where is God Calling Us?
November 8-9, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Riddick Weber & the Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard |
Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.

Visit our Events page for more information on these events and to register. 

The Southern Province of the Moravian Church has a rich history of offering meaningful religious education for members through its Lay Seminary program. Together, we’ve grown in our faith and made an impact on those searching for a deeper relationship with God. This series responds to requests for more events that deepen our understanding of the spiritual, cultural, and historical perspectives of the Moravian Church and Christianity as a whole. We also hope to focus additionally on ideas regarding practical aspects of congregational and faith life.

The Board of Cooperative Ministries is committed to enriching the growth of lifelong learners, both clergy and laity. It is our hope that The Comenius Learning Series will further support and strengthen the faith of our members by providing faith formation, Biblical study, and religious education that makes a difference in the life of individual members.


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Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, March 24 — Psalm 38:17–22
Exodus 29:31–30:16; Matthew 26:14–30

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

And a woman, having learned that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment. Luke 7:37–38

Friend of sinners, thank you for the gift of grace. Cause us to see more clearly the design you have for us to share this grace with all people—including are neighbors and friends. Grant new opportunities today to share and listen for your love. Amen.

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