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New & Emerging Ministries

The New and Emerging Ministries Team was organized in early 2018 to support members, congregations, and regional conferences of churches as they reach out in new ways, sharing the love of Christ in word and deed, discover where God is already at work, and to invite others to experience community together as we grow in faith, love and hope.

Our 2014 Synod recognized the call of  God “to develop communities of faith and other ministries that are consistent with the mission of the Moravian Church Southern Province, that join the Spirit’s transforming work in this ever-changing world, and reach out in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to our neighbors.”

Synod asked that guidelines be developed for new and emerging ministries that “promote sustainability, offer accountability, and foster collaboration and discernment during periods of transition and for the future.”

This page is where you will find news, information and resources about new and emerging ministries in the Southern Province.

Upcoming Events

Creating a Missional Culture: Re-Imagining the Missional Context for Faith Communities

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Moravia Moravian Church

For Whom: Pastors, Church Educators, other ministry professionals.
Our Featured Speaker: The Rev. Luke Edwards

Luke Edwards is a provisional elder and the founding pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions and campus of Boone United Methodist Church. For the past two years, he has served part-time as the Coordinator of Fresh Expressions for the Western North Carolina Conference. He has also been a part of the Fresh Expressions US team since 2015. Participating in local, regional, and national levels of the Fresh Expressions movement has given Luke a unique perspective into new forms of church in a post-Christian culture. In his work, he has had conversations with pioneers of fresh expressions across the United States and internationally. You can hear Luke’s Story on A New Thing Podcast or read about it on Asbury Voices.

A Space To:

  • Consider the past (acknowledge existing anxiety and loss)
  • Contemplate the present (Where are you and your congregation on the journey toward a reimagined church?)
  • Celebrate our hope in the future (What might it look like to create a missional culture and move into action via next steps?)
  • Learn about resources, tools, and the work of the New and Emerging Ministries Team


Past Events

Jumpstart! Pioneering New Church Communities

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Unity Moravian Church.



NEMs Materials

Friends and Neighbors

Emerging Ministry Networks and Partners


Fresh Expressions

Spiritual Entrepreneurship

Forming Missional Communities

Reports and Statistics

Generational Trends/Context

Moravian Resources