A new view
At the redesigned moravian.org site, visitors can:
- gain a greater understanding of what makes the Moravian Church a welcoming, friendly, spiritual and loving Christian faith tradition;
- see the powerful work going on in our congregations and ministries;
- learn about our foundations of faith, our traditions and customs and the rites and sacraments that form our worship;
- read what’s happening throughout the North American Church and find out more about upcoming events; and
- discover resources that can help nurture personal relationships with God.
Each page of the new moravian.org site shares the Moravian Daily Texts, the oldest continuously published daily devotional that is “new every morning.” The new site also features the weekly bulletin message that’s shared by Moravians across the U.S., Canada and Caribbean, and “Daily Prayers for Moravians,” a special devotional written every week by Moravian Bishop Chris Giesler for use in everyday reflection.
The new moravian.org brings The Moravian Magazine into the digital realm, in both text and interactive formats. As the official journal of the Moravian Church in North America, The Moravian shares the news, faith and life of the Moravian Church in North America and around the globe.
Visitors looking for a Moravian congregation in their area can now use our new Congregation Finder, which allows visitors to search by ZIP Code or state to locate Moravian churches in the U.S. and Canada. The new site also includes links to church agencies, ministries and the Unitas Fratrum to help visitors get a better sense of the worldwide Moravian Church.
And the new site offers an enhanced, easier to use online store, where visitors can find and purchase a broad range of books about the Moravian Church, its history, its theology and its worship. “The new store site allows us to share more about our offerings, including multiple product images and eventually, sample pages of our books,” says Mike. “It also streamlines our ordering systems, making processing orders from the web more efficient.”
The new web site was developed in collaboration with Mosaic Interactive, a web development company in Bethlehem, Pa. “Mosaic’s designers and technicians created the platform and provided us with the tools to build the content,” says Mike. “With this new framework, we have complete control over the content of the site, including when things appear, what topics we want to cover and how often we want to update material. This level of control will greatly improve our ability to share news and information about the Moravian Church in North America in a timely and engaging way.”
The new moravian.org web site is the first step in a larger plan to improve the online presence of the church. “In the future, we plan to offer more online resources for pastors, lay leaders and congregations,” says Mike. “We’re also looking at new information-sharing capabilities and social media connections that will help expand and grow the site’s usefulness over the coming year.”
The Moravian Church in North America web site can be found at www.moravian.org.
From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine