The Board of World Mission is seeking an intern for 10-12 weeks in the summer of 2018.
The following is a statement sent out by the Moravian Unity on January 15, 2018 in response to comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding countries in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.
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Written by Executive Director Justin Rabbach
The Church as a Community of Service: Jesus Christ came not to be served but to serve. From this, His Church receives its mission and its power for its service, to which each of its members is called. We believe that the Lord has called us particularly to mission service among the peoples of the world. In this, and in all other forms of service both at home and abroad, to which the Lord commits us, He expects us to confess Him and witness to His love in unselfish service. (The Ground of the Unity)
“If you want things done right, do it yourself.” That is a common phrase, and I admit describes how, at times, I have a hard time completely handing off projects. This is true when I have a particular vision and a particular way I think something should be done. Still, in my experience, this phrase usually is a reflection of not allotting ample time to adequately prepare the people I am asking to help me. And not a reflection of their ability to complete a task to my satisfaction. In these instances then, this phrase becomes an excuse. I have to do it all, if I want it done in time. Or, maybe I just don’t want to invest the time to help prepare someone with less experience, as in the short term that would be more work.
The BWM has sent Aaron Van Der Linden, a member of Ebenezer Moravian Church in Watertown, Wisconsin, to help coordinate the work as an on site supervisor for 8 weeks beginning in January. Aaron was on site in the fall of 2017, and has been tremendous asset assessing the work needing to be done, and finding places for volunteers of all skill levels to join in the work.