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March 17: Home is… Jesus, Still Lead On

Last fall, Home Moravian Church began a congregational Visioning Process (Strategic Planning) in partnership with the Center for Congregational Health, a ministry of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s FaithHealth Division.

Through a series of congregational discussions, we have been exploring some of our most meaningful moments, learning from local leaders about the existing needs of our community, and imagining new ways to use our gifts and resources, as people of faith, to build community with our neighbors and with each other.

On Sunday, March 17, immediately following worship, we will continue working together, connecting our strengths and discerning a shared vision for the future of our life and ministry. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Contact the church office for more information – 336-722-6171

Betsy Bombick, co-chair – bbombick@gmail.com
Kirk Sanders, co-chair – wksanders@gmail.com


Event Summaries

What Brought us Together: Sharing some of our most meaningful moments

Community Forum: Learning from local leaders about the existing needs of our community

Exploring our Assets: Imagining new ways to use our gifts and resources, as people of faith, to build community with our neighbors and with each other. Document covers ideas generated and potential actions, plus a sorted list of all the assets mentioned.

More about the Feb. 10 Asset Mapping event. 


Home Moravian Church began a congregational Visioning Process (Strategic Planning) in September 2018 in partnership with the Center for Congregational Health, a ministry of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s FaithHealth Division.  Through a series of congregational discussions, we continue to explore the history, present, and future of our congregation. 

There are many opportunities for each of us to engage and to participate in this process as we together chart a vision for the future of our community’s mission and ministry.

Upon completion of this process, members of the leadership team will submit a final report to the congregation that will address the following areas:

  1. Clarification of our unique mission, values and vision for outreach and ministry
  2. Areas of focus to build upon our current strengths and assets
  3. Discussion of future mission and ministry opportunities
  4. Ministry goals and action plans to guide the congregation in fulfilling its calling during the next 3-5 years

Home is… all of us.  And that means you too!  We look forward together in faith that Christ will show us what it means to follow him.

Resources

Video Presentations

Where Are We Now? A Presentation on the Southern Province By David Guthrie

The Essentials of the Ancient Unity by Craig D. Atwood

An Historical Perspective of Moravian Congregations by Craig D. Atwood

Rethinking Mission: Meeting People Where They Are by Rusty Rushing

20 and Something by David H. Kim

Guess Who's Coming: A Case for Reconciliation by Russ May

How Many Moravians Does it Take to Change a Doctrine? by Frank Crouch

 

Reports

Children and Youth Ministries Assessment Report for Home Moravian Church (PDF) by Ministry Architects

Ministry Architects Update: April 2018 by Scott Rhodes

 

Articles

Moravian Witness in Winston-Salem by Bill J. Leonard

The Leading Edge: Space Matters by James P. Wind

Traditioned Innovation: A Biblical Way of Thinking by C. Kavin Rowe

How Serving Its Community Transformed A Dwindling Church by Joey Johnson Mork

How Millenials Gather (PDF) by Stephanie Paulsell

Generation Z: Your Questions Answered by Barna Research

Church is What We Create with Each Other by Erin O. White

 

Stories

Tricklebee Cafe (Milwaukee, WI)

Dinner Church (Akron, Ohio)

Isaiah's Table (Syracuse, NY)

Faith Works: Wings and a Prayer (Paterson, NJ)

El Buen Pastor (Winston-Salem, NC)

Sweaty Sheep (Louisville, KY)

Bare Bulb Coffee (Warner Robins, GA)

 

Other Moravian Resources

The Word of God: God Speaks in Many Ways by the Moravian Interprovincial Faith & Order Commission

Gemeine: Zinzendorf’s Understanding of the Church (PDF) by Arthur Freeman

The Ground of the Unity: A Statement of the Worldwide Church by the Unitas Fratrum

Guidelines for Biblical Interpretation by the Moravian Interprovincial Faith & Order Commission