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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Workshops & Presenter Info for Aging Well 2017 Conference

Workshops & Presenter Info for Aging Well 2017 Conference April 22, 9am – 2pm | Friedberg Moravian Church   View or print the paper registration form: (link to PDF registration form) Online registration at PlanetReg.com/AgingWellConference  Common Sense Tips for Caring (Session #2 – F) In our time together we will explore common sense tips for showing […]

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The Resource Center

Spark your imagination. Share your wisdom. Enrich your ministry. Moravian-friendly print, curricular, web, DVD and other resources to enrich all areas of your ministry!   Visit Us Today!  Teaching Resources. Church Curriculum. Biblical Studies. Spiritual Formation. Leadership Resources. Stewardship. Youth Ministry. Group Studies. Congregational Life. Worship Resources. Devotionals.  Looking for a new book study for your […]

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Mobilize

Get Involved! Where is God calling you? If you feel the call to Provincial service, be it helping in our Resource Center, writing blog posts or special curriculum, assisting with special events, or serving on one of our many teams and task forces doing the work of ministry, please let us know! Latino Ministries  View […]

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Connect

Upcoming Events There are always exciting events on the horizon! Get information and find out how to register here.     College Ministry It’s hard to stay connected to family, friends, and the church once you head off to college. Our Director of Youth, College and Young Adult Ministries (Doug Rights), college fellowship groups, and […]

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Build

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. Read more… Congregational Life Congregational life is about […]

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About

Our Mission “The Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM) engages and supports congregations and RCCs in their ministries as together we grow in faith, love and hope, following Jesus in serving the world.”      The Board at Laurel Ridge Conference Center for their annual planning meeting, February 2016.       We serve individuals, families, […]

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Curriculum Orders

We are pleased to offer you a way to order all your curriculum from one convenient location. Consider placing a standing order with us for your Sunday School or small group curriculum for the upcoming church year! A standing order is the easiest and most cost-effective way for congregations to order curriculum. Simply place an annual […]

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RCC Toolkit

Regional Conferences of Churches Members of one body. . . working for a future with hope. Fifty-six congregations and nine fellowships form the foundation of the Moravian Church, Southern Province. Each of these belong to one of 12 Regional Conferences of Churches, a small cluster of congregations and fellowships that meet together to enable communication, build […]

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Healthy Congregations

The Special Synod of 2009 approved a new structure and a new focus for our Province, centering on eight interrelated characteristics of healthy congregations. In 2010, Synod created directional statements for each characteristic, as well as some specific directives. Each year, the PEC provides suggestions and direction for congregations to ensure health. Here’s a complete […]

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Event Resources

Comenius Learning Series Fall Event (November 2016 Moravian in America: Original Visions, Long-Term Costs (PDF file of Weber Slide Presentation) Cost of Racism to White America – John H. Bracey (YouTube video) Winston-Salem’s African American Neighborhoods: 1870-1950 by Langdon Opperman (PDF file) How Highways Wrecked American Cities (YouTube Video) Foodways & Roadways (How urban renewal […]

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Ministry

The Processes Through Which We Learn and Grow as Individuals and in Community to Care for Ourselves and Serve Others

fotolia ministry webThe congregation is committed to the agenda of God including a clear understanding of, and strong conviction about, the purpose of the church.

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Growth

Increasing Participation, Attendance and Membership

fotolia growth webThe members, boards, pastor(s), and staff of the congregation have a positive attitude toward growth. There is an intentional process leading to growth.

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Relationship with Christ

Bringing Individuals and the Congregation into a Greater Harmony with God with a New Sense of Faith, Love, and Hope

fotolia christ webWe trust and glorify God. We are aware of the nature and presence of God within the congregation. Because of God’s empowering presence, we seek to find out what God wants. We know that God is working in the lives of members and in the life of our congregation.

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Cooperation

Bringing Church Members into Greater Harmony with One Another to Build Community

fotolia cooperation webWithin the congregation, there is a spirit of community and mutual love and a caring about one another. The congregation operates as an authentic community with a strong and growing sense of belonging.

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Worship

Proclaiming God’s Word through Scripture, Preaching, Music, and Sacrament

fotolia worship webWorship is the center of congregational life. The pastoral leadership ensures a genuine worship experience that is God-exalting, Spirit-filled, vital, inspiring, meaningful and nourishing.

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Leadership

Ensuring Wise Direction, Administration, and Accountability for the Community

fotolia 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.

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Stewardship

The Effective Use of Individual and Community Time, Talent and Treasure

fotolia stewardship introIn a healthy congregation, stewardship and generosity are nurtured. There is a positive approach for teaching, modeling and encouraging stewardship. A well-organized laity understands, demonstrates and uses total stewardship practices.

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Congregational Life

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Congregational life is about ministry . . . and much more! Do you ever need help with . . .

outreach?

mission?

worship?

spiritual growth?

connection?

congregational care?


We are here to help you strengthen and transform the life of your congregation, through c
onsulting and training, hands-on ministry support, programming, and resources, in areas such as:

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Young Adult Moravians

Life as a young adult is full of opportunity and challenge, new beginnings and heartache. It takes a lot to manage friends, family, faith, and the future.The Young Adult Moravian community (YAMs) provides support, encouragement, and Christian love and fellowship as you  navigate this increasingly complex world. We are now in the organizing phase and […]

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New book brings archivist’s research and words to life

haidtbookeintroJohn Valentine Haidt (1700-1780) was the official painter for the Moravian Church, an eighteenth-century religious community that unlike many other Protestant groups did not reject the use of art in their church life. Over the years of his involvement with the Moravians in Germany, England and Pennsylvania, Haidt painted many biblical, historical and allegorical paintings, as well as hundreds of portraits; many of his works survive in collections around the world.

This fall, the Northern Province Moravian Church Archives published the first comprehensive biography of Haidt, based on extensive archival research in Germany and America. The book includes a translation of Haidt’s original autobiography as well as of his Treatise on Art.

 

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Spiritual Growth

fotolia spiritual growth intro“We realize that our Christian faith must continually be nourished if it is to remain living and vital. Therefore, we desire to grow in our Christian lives through family devotions, personal prayer and study, and the opportunities for spiritual development offered by the church.”

The Moravian Covenant for Christian Living, Article 8. 

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Moravian Daily Texts

11/20/2017

Monday, November 20 — Psalm 129
Daniel 6:19–7:22; 3 John

You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 4:2

Jesus said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.” Luke 8:21

Lord, it is so easy to interpret your holy word with our own biases and miss the point you were trying to make. Guide our hearts and minds to understand your calling for us and to act on that calling. Amen.

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