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.

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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.

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Kernersville Moravian Church

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

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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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Shining Brighter with Morning Star

The Moravian Ministries Foundation helps Moravian individuals, churches and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to our faith. We do this through investment management, gift planning, and assisting with stewardship development and capital fundraising.

Since its inception over sixteen years ago, Morning Star, our campaign service, has helped churches and agencies build cultures of generosity and gratitude as well as raise over $7,000,000 for capital projects and change the conversation about money and ministry.

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.

Honor Roll of Investors

The Moravian Ministries Foundation helps Moravian individuals, churches and agencies grow and sustain the ministries that are central to our faith. We do this through investments, gift planning and stewardship development. As an agency of the Moravian Church in America, our sole purpose is to help grow funds for Moravian ministries. We do not raise money for our own operations; instead, we help Moravians identify the work and values they most want to support and provide proven, sensible options for achieving their goals.

Taking Stock

According to Barlow Mann, Chief Operating Officer at Sharpe Group, "In spite of a global economic slowdown, Brexit, terrorist attacks at home and abroad, a contentious presidential race and a general atmosphere of uncertainty, the U.S. stock markets reached new highs in August. The Dow, NASDAQ and the S&P set new records this summer."

Moravian Common Fund Ranks Number One

The Annual Peer Group Study of the investment performance of faith-based and community foundations is a way we measure and evaluate the efficacy of the Moravian Common Fund. The study, along with other tools, helps us determine if we are doing the best we can to serve the Church in the areas of money for ministry.

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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 $20 or less. 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.

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.