“Zinzendorf’s Challenge to Moravians in the 21st Century”
September 26th – 28th at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center.
Zinzendorf is one of the most famous names in the Moravian Church. He is famous for being the great patron of the Moravians who provided protecttion to the illegal immigrants who arrived on his estates in the 1720s. He is celebrated throughout the world as one of the founders of Protestant glob-al missions. And Moravians love to retell stories about Zinzendorf on August 13 or November 13. But for most Moravians, Zinzendorf is just a name or a picture on a wall in the pastor’s office. In this workshop we will look at Zinzendorf as a theologian and visionary. He was one of the most controversial and creative theologians of the 18th century, and he shaped the ministry and mission of the Moravian Church during its most expansive period.
Nearly 300 years later, Zinzendorf’s theology remains vibrant and challenging. In this workshop we’ll look at some of Zinzendorf’s most important ideas and how they shaped Moravian history. And we will see if his teachings about faith, redemption, and the Holy Spirit can inspire us as we seek to live into the reality of Christ’s saving work in the world.”
Hosted by Moravian scholar and Seminary professor the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, this workshop explores the foundation of Moravian theology and tradition. The cost for the workshop is $50, which includes weekend meals and lodging at Mt. Morris. Travel reimbursement for those traveling more than 100 miles is also available.