Welcome To The MMFA Resources Page

We are honored to provide a variety of resources to help Moravian clergy, trustees, treasurers, stewardship leaders, individuals, groups, and communicators better communicate with congregations and fellowships.

If you have any questions about the information here, please call us during office hours.

Resources For Clergy, Trustees & Financial Leaders

Investment Management

Stewardship Development

Theology

Small Group Study Guide on Stewardship 8/31/20. Small groups are a great way to educate and form generous stewards. This resource shares 21 different scripture passages for study, and includes both a discussion guide and printable page for recording answers.

Stewardship Scripture

Stewardship Themes ideas to kickstart stewardship conversations and steps in your community of faith.

Stewardship One-Liners & Quotes: An easy way to provide stewardship food for thought in emails, newsletters, bulletins, prayer and more

Foundations

Year-Round Stewardship Best Practices: Suggestions for making stewardship a part of your church’s life 365 days a year

Church Stewardship Modeling: What does a stewardship church look like? This guide gives you the four components necessary for a healthy stewardship ministry

Suggested Stewardship Readings

Reflections on Stewardship

Webinars

Recording of 2021: What do we know and where might we go? Discernment about stewardship, ministry, and the economy in the year to come 11/20/20

Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 1 Caring for self. Father-daughter team explores the biblical case for self-care on 10/22/2020.

Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 2 Caring for stuff. Group discussion explores what the bible says about greed and materialism recorded on 11/4/2020.

Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 3 Caring for one another. Group discussion explores what the bible says about caring for others recorded on 11/12/2020.

Recording of Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 4 Caring for creation. Group discussion explore what the bible says about caring for God’s creation recorded on 11/19/2020.

Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/22/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Fishing Differently.”

Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/15/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Holy Currencies.”

Slides from Stewardship Shorts on 10/8/20: key ideas and takeaways from the book, “Embracing Stewardship.”

Recorded Webinar 8/13/20StewardTips” Password: #$X5w0Fc   MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson and President/CEO Chris Spaugh talk about the ingredients for successful, holistic stewardship.

Slides from “StewardTips” webinar on 8/13/20. MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson and President/CEO Chris Spaugh talk about the ingredients for successful, holistic stewardship.

Recorded Webinar 5/5/20 Stewardship In The Midst Password: 2U!8JqS@: Hear stories of how congregations are engaging in stewardship, as well as steps to take for healthy stewardship in the midst of a pandemic. Includes group discussion, questions and answers.

Slides from “Stewardship In The Midst” webinar

Financial Stewardship

Appeal Letter Tips help you incorporate time-tested best practices and effective phrases into your appeal letters.

Fall 2020 Financial Stewardship Planning Template includes suggested steps for preparation, invitation, and follow-up for a financial appeal.

Pledging FAQs questions about making a financial commitment that are critical to answer in church communications.

Recurring Giving Promotion helps you share the benefits of scheduled gifts to faithfully fulfill pledges — benefits to both the giver and the church or ministry.

Creation Stewardship

Theology of the Earth 11/29/20: Scriptures used in the series, “Stewardship: A four-part harmony.”

Stewardship of Creation Statements from Documents of the Moravian Church in America. Compiled for the series, “Stewardship: A four-part harmony.”

Stewardship of Creation Activities for Your Ministry 11/29/20. From the series, “Stewardship: A four-part harmony.”

Articles

Count it all joy article by MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson published in The Moravian Magazine October 2020.

Stewardship in The Midst: New Philadelphia helps families in need article

I love to tell the story: How Moravians from across America got creative with stewardship during a pandemic

Washing One Another’s Feet During a Time of Social Distancing: How to steward relationships from afar

Stewardship Development - Accepting Online Donations

Tapping Into Grants

Feasibility Studies & Asset Mapping

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace For Moravians

MMFA is pleased to announce a partnership with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This partnership allows Moravian pastors to take the course online for FREE. If you are interested, email Chris Spaugh, and he will send you a pastor’s code.

U.S. Moravian congregations that wish to engage their members in this financial management program will also be eligible for the exclusive MMFA group rate of only $79 (normally $129.99). The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America helps with the cost because we believe financial discipline is among the gifts God uses to enable ministry.

Identify Trustees and Lay Leaders who would be good candidates to lead the course within your congregation. To participate, email us your congregation’s nominees. We’ll send you a special code to get the $79 price.

Retire Guide: A complete guide to investing in your 20s

Are you a Moravian in your 20s? It’s never too early to start investing for your future. It may seem complex, or even unimportant, but investing is easier and more accessible than ever. This guide explores different investment opportunities, expert tips and the importance of investing young. Click this link for insight for managing debt and saving more:

retireguide.com/guides/investing-young/

Quick review of great books discussed in the Stewardship Shorts series

Watch “StewardTips” webinar now.
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Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 1.

Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 2.

Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 3.

Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 4.

Church Communicators

Use these ready-to-go articles, and images for creating posts, and bulletin Inserts to help you spread the word of Stewardship and Giving.

Articles

Images

Use the images in this section to create Social Media posts, or add to bulletins.

Click on an image on the right to view it.

 

To save an image, simply “right click” on it, and save it to your computer. In some cases, you can “drag and drop.”

Online Moravian Wear Store

Individual Donors & Investors

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is proud to partner with Five Wishes to provide Moravians with tools to develop a Living Will/Advanced Directive.

Five Wishes meets the legal requirements for an advanced directive in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In these states, you can use Five Wishes to express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself, using a document that is easy to understand. All you need to do is check a box, circle a direction, or write a few sentences. Once it is signed and witnessed, your Five Wishes is a legal document.

If you live in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin, inquire about the additional, supplemental or alternative requirements for a legally-recognized advance directive.

To claim your free Five Wishes Online, click here

To claim the MMFA Will Planning Guide, click here

To see individual donor stories, click here

For best gift, calculators, and bequest language, click here

To learn more about giving and donating, click here

To view our Charitable Donation and Tax Deduction Overview document, click here. This matrix shows each type of asset, the income tax deduction, capital gain considerations, effective date of gift, valuation, and substantiation required.

To see FAQs about donating through the MMFA Online Portal, click here

Investment Management

We’re your partner for savvy investment management and administration. Moravian individuals, congregations, and ministries all benefit from the combined power and economies of scale available through pooled investment solutions.

Stewardship: A four-part harmony. Part 1 Caring for self.