Ministries

Comenius Learning Series

The Comenius Learning Series provides opportunities for all Moravians to think, learn, and grow. The 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.

He wrote that education must “illumine the intellect, direct the will, and stimulate the conscience. . . it is impossible to separate those three ornaments of the soul — erudition, virtue, and piety.” With this series, we honor his life, legacy, and understanding that we are to “make the whole of life a school.”

The Southern Province of the Moravian Church has a rich history of offering meaningful religious education for members through its Lay Seminary program. Together, we’ve grown in our faith and made an impact on those searching for a deeper relationship with God. This series responds to requests for more events that deepen our understanding of the spiritual, cultural, and historical perspectives of the Moravian Church and Christianity as a whole. We also focus on ideas regarding practical aspects of congregational leadership and faith life.

The Board of Cooperative Ministries is committed to enriching the growth of lifelong learners, both clergy and laity. It is our hope that The Comenius Learning Series will further support and strengthen the faith of our members by providing faith formation, Biblical study, and religious education that makes a difference in the life of individual members.

Upcoming Events

2019 Comenius Learning Series
Moravian Faith Communities Past and Future
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
The Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, The Rev. Andrew Heil, featured speakers
Location TBD | Registration opens soon

Previous Events

2018 Comenius Learning Series

Called in Faith to do What? The Bible & Ethics
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
The Rev. Dr. Frank Crouch & Dr. Audrey West, featured speakers
Ardmore Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View this event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

2017 Comenius Learning Series

Leading the Way: Women in the Moravian Church through the Centuries
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Dr. Katherine Faull, featured speaker
Calvary Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View this event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

2016 Comenius Learning Series

Our Beloved Community: Exploring a New Moravian Community
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 7:00pm
Dr. Jon Sensbach, featured speaker
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View Dr. Jon Sensbach’s talk from the event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

Moravian in America: Original Visions, Long-Term Costs
Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
The Rev. Dr. Riddick Weber, featured speaker
Trinity Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.
View this event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

2015 Comenius Learning Series

Martyrs, Exiles, & Missionaries: Making Bold Choices for Christ
Saturday, November 2, 2015 | 9:00am-3:00pm
The Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, Dr. Thomas Fudge, The Rt. Rev. Sam Gray, featured speakers
Clemmons Moravian Church, Clemmons, NC.
View talks from this event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

2014 Comenius Learning Series

Be The Church: The Followers of Hus in a New Generation
featuring the Rev. Dr. Daniel Crews, Archivist
November 15, 2014 | New Philadelphia Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC
View the event on BCM’s YouTube channel.

2013 Comenius Learning Series:

CLS Summer Conference: Comenius for a Complicated World
July 5-7, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood &
Dr. Diane Lipsett | Laurel Ridge Conference Center, Laurel Springs, NC.

From Fear to Hope: Where is God Calling Us?
November 8-9, 2013 | Featuring the Rev. Dr. Riddick Weber & the Rev. Dr. Bill Leonard |
Fairview Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC.