Laura joined the Foundation in April of 2012. A native of Winston-Salem and member of Home Moravian Church, she has worked in the Florida school system, at Salem College, and as Assistant Director of Laurel Ridge, the Southern Province’s camp and conference center. When she’s not busy with stewardship for the Foundation, Laura enjoys running and fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), as well as traveling with her husband, Mark. She has served on the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees, the Salem Academy Alumnae Board, and the Triad JDRF Board of Directors.

Christian Educators Unite!

In March I had the pleasure of participating in the Board of Cooperative Ministries’ virtual Leadership Focus conference. One of the sessions I attended was “Collaboratively Creating Virtual Faith Formation,” which shared how a group of Christian Education leaders worked together to create virtual Vacation Bible School and Sunday School content during the pandemic (and…

Steward Sparks

Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EDT on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore what scripture tells us about both our identity and how we live as God’s stewards. Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and hopefully spark new ways of living…

Should we pass on the plate?

In his book A Better Offering, Rev. Donald Smith invites us to consider our long-held practice of passing an offering plate during worship. He writes: “In today’s modern world, I believe that passing an offering receptacle during worship is a practice that no longer represents the depth and breadth of the offering. It no longer…

Caring for all of creation

When I worked at Laurel Ridge, one January day it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed. I had never seen anything like it. After the storm passed, the sky was a brilliant Carolina blue and the sun was shining, so my husband and I decided to go for a walk. I will never forget…

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

Spring has sprung so it’s time to wash the windows, get rid of winter clothing that hasn’t been worn in a while, and give the refrigerator a good scrubbing. What about in our communities of faith? What would it mean to “spring clean” our stewardship? How do we determine what needs a fresh coat of…

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A ladle or a spoon?

In their article, “16 Creative Ways to Think About Stewardship and Generosity,” the ReImagine Generosity team introduces the idea of “spoon vs. ladle thinking.” By this they mean looking at our lives and asking how much we are serving ourselves (spoon) and how much we are serving others (ladle). They write: “When we give up…

Moravian Ministries Foundation in America Steward Sparks 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. EST

Steward Sparks

Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EST on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore what scripture tells us about both our identity and how we live as God’s stewards. Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and hopefully spark new ways of living…

Forming faithful stewards

Forming faithful stewards, together

“For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” Ephesians 2:10 Stewardship is about much more than money, and it’s more than what we do through our church. It’s a way of life; it’s our identity. God created us…