Sister Bay Moravian Church

is one of the almost 100 Moravian churches and agencies who invest in the Moravian Common Fund. Every dollar invested strengthens our shared Moravian values. If this sounds like a good idea to you, let's talk about it.


Moravian Ministries Can Shine Forever

but they need your support. Our GiftLegacy program can help you give to what you care about most - now and in the future.


Kernersville Moravian Church

has changed their conversation about money and ministry by focusing on Grace, Generosity and Gratitude. Let us help your church do the same.


Let's talk honestly about money and the church

THE MORAVIAN MINISTRIES FOUNDATION helps Moravian individuals, churches, and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to their faith.  We do this through investments, gift planning, and stewardship development.

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Moravian Common Fund: Q4 Report

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. It is truly an honor to serve you and your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America. 2017 is in the books and it was a great year for the markets. We encourage you to review your fourth quarter statements and certainly let us know if there are any questions. We have also developed a one page performance summary for each investment model. These summaries include an easy reference to the asset allocation of each model, as well as, the performance of the model for the quarter.

Important Tax Opportunities for 2017

The tax legislation now before Congress will impact most taxpayers. It may also present unique opportunities for 2017 end-of-year giving. 

  • While only about 30% of taxpayers itemize deductions today, the proposed tax reform increases the standard deduction. Even fewer individuals will itemize in 2018. If you are unlikely to itemize your deductions under the proposed new law, consider increasing your 2017 gifts.

Moving Ministries Forward, Together.

We're still the trusted partners we've always been. But we have a new focus and a new image for the future. "Moving ministries forward, together" is our commitment to you that we will be your partner. Our team will work with you individually to maximize the impact of your giving and help you understand the benefits from a tax viewpoint. We also partner with churches and ministries to strengthen their impact through our stewardship and development services.

Moravian Common Fund: Q3 Report

I certainly hope that this note finds you all doing well.  This quarter we are trying something new and our investment performance is in a different format; please click here to download it. We hope you find it easy to navigate, we invite your feedback on it, and, as always, please let us know if you have questions.

Donor Advised Fund Basics

The Moravian Ministries Foundation (MMFA) is excited to help individuals, couples, and families create Donor Advised Funds to benefit the Moravian ministries and other causes they care about most. When you create a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) through MMFA, you make an irrevocable gift and retain the privilege of making grant recommendations over time. You are eligible for an immediate charitable income tax deduction upon funding the account based upon the tax rules for gifts to a public charity.

Resources for Congregations

Raising the Next Generation to be Grateful and Generous

Children are one of God's greatest gifts. We strive to raise them to be compassionate, appreciative, and kindhearted. As a church we promise to love and nurture them in Christ. One of our responsibilities as communities of faith is to teach our children how to recognize God's abundant gifts of grace, to be grateful for what they have been given, and to be generous. Here are a few ideas to help as we develop the next generation of stewards.

1. Help children see that God has given them many blessings. (This also teaches good self-esteem.)

Step Up Generosity in 2017

We recommend to pastors and church leaders that you take the time to "step out" your congregational giving this year. Using a chart like the one in the photo (from Herb Miller's Grow1 Stewardship Program), you can easily see how people are supporting the church as well as challenge members to consider moving up a step. Many congregations share the concern that only a few members are generating most of the church's gifts; at a recent conference we heard from a pastor whose church has 10% of the members giving 45% of its budget.

The Giving Autobiography

What is your earliest memory of giving and of receiving? Mine involves my grandmother; she took me out to lunch every year on my birthday, letting me pick the restaurant (as a kid that was usually McDonald’s or Arby’s), and then we went shopping and I got to pick out whatever I wanted as long as it was under a certain limit. As an adult I can appreciate that her giving was how we all should give….selflessly. She didn’t make me eat where she wanted to eat (most likely the K&W Cafeteria or the Carriage House), and she didn’t give me something she thought I should have; she let me choose.