Increasing Participation, Attendance and Membership
The members, boards, pastor(s), and staff of the congregation have a positive attitude toward growth. There is an intentional process leading to growth.
Bringing Individuals and the Congregation into a Greater Harmony with God with a New Sense of Faith, Love, and Hope
We 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.
Bringing Church Members into Greater Harmony with One Another to Build Community
Within 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.
Proclaiming God’s Word through Scripture, Preaching, Music, and Sacrament
Worship 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.
Ensuring Wise Direction, Administration, and Accountability for the Community
There 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 Effective Use of Individual and Community Time, Talent and Treasure
In 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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We are here to help you strengthen and transform the life of your congregation, through consulting and training, hands-on ministry support, programming, and resources, in areas such as:
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. For information about our next gathering or project, please […]
John 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.
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 our college age retreats (one in November and one in May) make staying connected to other Moravians a bit easier.
“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.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Irene: the Adventure Begins Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Two performances: 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Trinity Moravian Church We invite you to join us for this unique exploration of Moravian history! Come see the first ever Southern Province production of the Moravian musical, Irene: the Adventure Begins! […]
Amy Gardin, Communications Coordinator
Heather Stevenson, Administrative Assistant
Ruth Cole Burcaw, Executive Director
Beth Hayes, Director of Congregational Resources & Ministries
As we work to help Moravians live out their faith in an ever-changing and complex world, we realize that we don’t have all the answers. But part of our job is to connect you to helpful organizations, programs, and resources beyond the BCM. We hope these resources prove meaningful for you! From Hus to Us […]
The BCM developed this RCC Toolkit in response to questions and informational requests from RCC members. Here are a variety of resources that might be helpful to RCC leaders and representatives:
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The Board of Cooperative Ministries supports the important work of Sunnyside Ministry through a large financial contribution to their operating budget.
“We believe in the one God who has created the land and sea and heavens and all that is in them; who established a world that was good; who gives to us the task of watchful, and responsible care over it; who is certainty and truth.” -Moravian Book of Worship
The Friends of Moravian Prison Ministry is an independent ministry support group with the Moravian Church Southern Province that seeks to:
Senior Friends Advisory Council
The Senior Friends Advisory Council connects members of congregational senior friends groups with each other, enabling them to share their passion for the Christian life in all aspects of living.
The Regional Youth Council (RYC) brings together youth from our Moravian congregations to plan provincial events, develop themes and programs for summer camp, and enjoy times of worship, fellowship and fun.
The Moravian Leadership Network joins and strengthens current and emerging leaders in the Moravian Church, Southern Province through experiential, group-oriented learning. The goal is to broaden and deepen the pool of Moravian leaders, people who will dedicate themselves to accomplishing worthwhile goals with a sense of vision, purpose, excitement and common good, creating a future of greater possibilities.
“Parents therefore will not fully perform their duty if they merely teach their children to eat, to drink, to walk about, to talk, and to be adorned with clothing. . . the first care therefore ought to be of the soul…”
John Amos Comenius
The School of Infancy, written 1633
For 2013, we unveil The Comenius Learning Series, which will provide opportunities for all Moravians to think, learn, and grow. The new 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.
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!
Members of the BCM are organized into the following Ministry Teams:
- Advocacy & Mission
- Communications & Outreach
- Education & Spiritual Formation
- Leadership Development & Support