Is money on your mind?

Did you know most polls find that nearly three-fourths of Americans are worried about their finances? Yet we know God wants something better for us than fear and doubt, and we experience great joy when we’re able to use money to support God’s work in the world. If you are concerned about your finances or yearning…

Financial freedom is possible!

On April 19 your Moravian Ministries Foundation began our first virtual Freed Up Financial Living class; we have participants from North Dakota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania and are excited to journey together over the next five weeks. During the first session we talked about: What financial freedom looks like to everyone Our “money motivators” (security,…

Caring for creation

In his book Every Good Thing, Dr. David Jones shares four reasons that followers of Christ should care for this planet we call home. The one that resonated with me the most was: “We care for creation because it reveals God’s character.” Dr. Jones goes on to write: “We should also be motivated to engage…

Array of sunshine at Union Cross

The future’s so bright, they’ve gotta wear shades! Imagine being able to supply all the power your three-building church campus needs plus more AND leading the way in environmental stewardship at the same time! That’s exactly what Union Cross Moravian Church has been able to do with their solar array. Financial stewardship The return on…

Get Freed Up!

Did you know there are more scriptures in the Bible about money than faith and prayer combined? Jesus knew money could not only cause stress and harm relationships, but it could also separate us from God. Luckily it doesn’t have to! Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is excited to partner with a new faith-based money management…

3 Keys for Stewardship Success

Join us virtually for our first stewardship webinar of 2022! It’s easy to relegate stewardship to a once-a-year financial focus. But as faithful and generous disciples, we know God wants much more for us as we steward all He has entrusted to us. This means our communities of faith MUST teach, preach, and celebrate stewardship…

Keeping Christmas well

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been a favorite of mine for years. I remember reading the book for the first time as a kid, and then having Scrooge come to life on screen when I saw George C. Scott play the role in the 1984 adaptation. Each December, I watch The Muppet Christmas Carol…

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…

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…