Who We Are

Working Groups

The Board of Cooperative Ministries carries out its mission through a 4-person staff and its working groups, made up of Board members and other volunteers. BCM reorganizes itself periodically as church and society changes. Members identify which groups they want to affiliate with by asking themselves the following focusing questions:

  • Where do your passions and interests lie as it relates to the mission of BCM?
  • What gifts, talents, and experience do you bring to the work of a group or team as we head toward the future together?
  • Who else should we bring to the table to help carry out our vision?

Our working groups include Moravians from all across the Province. Where do your interests lie?

  • Adaptive Leadership Group
    The group serves as support for clergy, educators, and lay leaders, and provides a space for discussion about adaptive change, leadership, and the changing nature of church.
  • Adventures in Ministry (AIM)
    A space for clergy and educators to offer support for each other and share best practices for ministry at the congregational level.
  • Aging Well Team
    Mission/Purpose: To help congregations provide meaningful programing and resources for their older adult members.  Plan older adult retreat and fall rally. Convener: Joy Cole/Pam Prevatte.
  • Children, Family, and Youth Task Force
    Mission/Purpose: To celebrate and encourage children and youth in the life of our church and support faith communities as we fulfill the promise of baptism for our Moravian families. Convener: Paula Hall.
  • Creative Arts Team
    Mission: To encourage creative activity (drama, music) as a ministry, both provincially and in local congregations. To coordinate opportunities for musical and dramatic performances.
  • Environmental Stewardship Task Force
    Mission/Purpose: To find ways to connect Moravians with resources related to care for creation, including an annual event, presentations to congregations and other opportunities as they arise. Anyone with a love for nature, working with youth and stewardship is welcome! Convener: Greg Keener.
  • Friends of the Resource Center
    Mission: To support the ministry of the Resource Center. The Friends of the Resource Center committee meets four times a year usually in late afternoon with the first hour spent working in the Center to tidy up and then the second hour to talk about ways we can promote the Center, market the center, etc.
  • Living the Essentials Resource Team
    Mission: To design creative strategies that engage and inspire individuals, lay and clergy leaders, small groups, congregations, regional conferences, and provincial organizations. Listen to and learn from others, explore possibilities, and compile and develop diverse resources to help Moravians live the essentials.
  • Mental Health Team
    Mission: To provide education and advocacy for congregations and RCCs in order to support those experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.  Conveners: Peggy Dodson/Sue Bennett.
  • Small Group Ministry Team
    Mission: To develop, support, promote, and educate members about small group ministry opportunities, including the Gemeinschaft and Living Faith models. Convener: Michael Terry
  • Young Adult Ministry Working Group
    Mission: To serve as a resource to enhance the young adult ministry in our congregations. How are congregations ministering to their young adults? How are our congregations not ministering to the needs of young adults? What can be done?