Moravian Ministries Foundation Resources for Clergy, Trustees & Financial Leaders

MMFA Resources are here 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.

Investment Management

Endowments: Gift Planning Boot Camp, Part 3

Watch Video: "Why to invest and how"

Stewardship Development

  • Small Group Study Guide 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
  • Appeal Letter Tips help you incorporate time-tested best practices and effective phrases into your appeal letters.
  • Fall 2021 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.
Moravian Ministries Foundation in America Steward Sparks 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. EDT

Six Weeks On Money & Freed Up Financial Living

MMFA is pleased to offer partnerships with different financial programs: Six Weeks On Money and Freed Up Financial Living. Each is unique in its focus and approach. Call us to discuss which is best for you.

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/

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.

Webinars

Recording of “Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style” webinar. Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson offers a condensed version of the webinar, recorded on 4/16/21.

Slides from “Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style” webinar on 4/15/21. Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh provide practical suggestions to refresh and reimagine stewardship.

“Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style” Recorded 4/15/21.

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

MMFA’s Laura Watson and Chris Spaugh talk about the Stewardship Services and tools available to your congregation or agency. Recorded 2/4/21.

Discernment about stewardship, ministry, and the economy in the year to come. Recorded 11/20/20.

MMFA Director of Stewardship Services Laura Watson and President/CEO Chris Spaugh talk about the ingredients for successful, holistic stewardship. Recorded 8/13/20.

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. Recorded 5/5/20.

Social Media and General Use 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.”

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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.

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.

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