Moravian Church in North America

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South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Western District Fall District Conference: Zinzendorf’s Challenge

“Zinzendorf’s Challenge to Moravians in the 21st Century”

September 26th – 28th at Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center.

zinzendorfforwebZinzendorf 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.

To register and for more information, download the Zinzendorf Workshop Brochure. For more info, contact Karen Buchholz at 715.423.0180 or

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, January 19 — Psalm 14
Genesis 22; Matthew 8:5–22

The promises of the Lord are promises that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6

You will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. Philippians 2:15–16 (NIV)

Lord, you never promised us that life would be easy. However, you did promise to be with us through it all. May our trust in your promise witness to the joyful hope that we have in you. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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