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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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. For information about our next gathering or project, please […]

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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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Upcoming Events

    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!   […]

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The Resource Center

 

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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!

 

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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 Sunday School class or small group?fotolia book stack
  • Need some new ideas for next summer’s Vacation Bible School? 
  • Would you like to find a more dynamic, engaging children’s bible? 
  • Are you searching for more relevant and fun youth program options? 
  • Looking for inspiration for your own spiritual growth? 
  • And, how do you make sure that all these great resources are Moravian-friendly and appropriate for your family, group, or congregation? 

Visit the Resource Center! We have thousands of books and videos to meet nearly every need. 

A searchable library of resources is now online! 

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Aging Well Team

fotolia Sr friends intro webSenior 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.

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Leadership Development

MLN Logo webThe 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

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Roots & Wings

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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
Moravian Bishop
The School of Infancy, written 1633

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Comenius Learning Series

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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.

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Get Involved!

emmagrace festival cropWhere 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! 

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Moravian Daily Texts

09/21/2018

Friday, September 21 — Psalm 108:6–13
1 Samuel 13; John 1:43–51

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. Genesis 2:15

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

Creator of the universe, what a privilege you have gifted to us! You have entrusted us to care for the beautiful world that you have created. May we be worthy of that trust. May we tend your garden well. Teach us to be wise stewards and to care gently for the earth and all her creatures. Amen.

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