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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Ensuring Wise Direction, Administration, and Accountability for the Communityfotolia leadership webThere is strong, effective leadership by the pastor and boards that is team oriented, empowering, inspiring, strategic, and risk-taking and which sets and leads the direction of the congregation toward becoming and remaining healthy.The pastor’s skills have been matched to the real needs of the congregation. The pastor’s leadership style results in positive relationships between clergy and laity and between the official boards and the congregation. All members have access to leadership.

Board members are active participants in the congregation’s offerings and understand the real needs for mission and ministry. The congregation has an efficient process for identifying and evaluating needs, developing approaches, and making decisions.There is transparency and honesty in decisions and actions; and, communication is open so that everyone has the same information. Existing and new lay leadership resources are nurtured and developed. Servant leadership development exists to cultivate leaders and members. Pastors identify and lead those individuals who show potential for becoming ministers of the Gospel. There is a continuing process for conferring leadership responsibility to a wider group of members including younger members; and, new leaders are encouraged and supported in their positions. Members exhibit a responsibility for the congregation, its fellowship and its outreach, understand and support the priorities and directions set by leaders, and actively participate as leaders and workers.

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Moravian Daily Texts


Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Watchword for the Week — Trust in him at all times, pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Sunday, January 21 — Jonah 3:1–5,10; Psalm 62:5–12
1 Corinthians 7:29–31; Mark 1:14–20

I give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything. Psalm 138:2

Jesus prays: “I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:26

Blessed Redeemer, on this holy day may our worship of you spill out of the sanctuary and into every aspect of our lives. May all that we do give testimony to your unifying love. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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