Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp

and Conference Center has raised over $3,000,000 in the past decade with the help of Morning Star Campaign Services. How can Morning Star help your ministry grow?


What Will Your Legacy Be?

Through God’s grace we are given the things in life for which we are the most grateful. Our GiftLegacy program can help you extend that grace by supporting the ministries you care about most – now and in the future.


Ephraim Moravian Church

has used their Moravian Common Fund investment returns to renovate their parsonage, plant trees in their cemetery, participate in mission trips, and more. What can Investing Where You Believe help your church or agency do?


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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Ending the Year Well

Get a head start on your year-end tax planning by considering these worthwhile strategies before December 31st.

Giving Retirement Assets

We have good news. You can provide for your loved ones and the Moravian ministries you care most about while avoiding unnecessary taxes. Do you have a qualified pension plan, profit sharing plan, 401(k), 403(b) tax sheltered annuity, IRA, or stock option plan? Congress never meant for these plans to be passed on to heirs. These assets are considered "Income in Respect of Decedent or IRD", and someone has to pay the tax on them. By leaving them to someone other than your spouse, you can subject your heirs to significant taxes on their inheritance.

MMFA Welcomes Kara Yates

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kara Yates as the Moravian Ministries Foundation's new Business and Financial Services Manager. Kara earned her Bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University's Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. She then served as the Assistant Director of Stewardship Operations at Wake Forest. In this role, Kara managed the backroom accounting and donor services functions of Wake's impressive fundraising program. Kara's unique combination of financial management acumen and fundraising operations makes her a perfect fit for the Foundation.

The Missing Peace

Truth be told, I am by nature a pretty selfish person. It’s not that I have a cold heart. I’ve always been able to make friends and consider myself a basically good person. But growing up as the last child in a family split by divorce, I wasn’t really taught how to be nurturing. Instead, I learned early on that the best way to get by in life was to keep to myself, make straight A’s, and not to expect a lot from people.

A Cheerful Giver

Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

If I’ve ever known a truly cheerful giver it was the late Helen Sams Peterson who entered the more immediate presence of her Savior in September of 2015. Helen’s whole life was defined by giving. Whether it was giving of herself attentively in conversation, helping financially support a church project, or generously sharing with someone less fortunate, Helen seemed to thrive when she was able to give.

Resources for Congregations

Good Things Take Time

About this time last year, conversations with Jeff Coppage, pastor of Covenant Moravian Church, York Pennsylvania, were really beginning to point in the direction of a capital campaign. We actually started talking in 2014, dreaming about a plan to celebrate the congregation’s renewed interest in mission and outreach. And a very important 50th anniversary would occur in 2015. In 1965, two congregations of modest means, Bethany and Olivet Moravian Churches, joined to form a new congregation, Covenant, a name to reflect their shared commitment.  

Learning to Lead

This past Saturday, Laura Watson and I attended the Board of Cooperative Ministries’ “Leadership Focus 2016”.  Held at Fairview Moravian in Winston-Salem, this all-day event entitled “Living the Essentials”, attracted Moravian pastors and laypersons from across the Southern Province. After the keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Jill Crainshaw from Wake Forest School of Divinity, we could chose from eleven different workshops focusing on leadership for a variety of areas: music, mission, church communication, governance and much more.

Gift Planning

This week we're pleased to share the following from Michael Reeves, one of the authors of Creative Giving.

While the concept of estate planning is a relatively new idea, the principles of managing the assets God provides to us are biblical. Although it is not a biblical statement, the following comment, attributed to Andrew Carnegie, is certainly congruent with these principles: The man who dies rich dies disgraced.