The Board of World Mission is supported in a variety of ways: through the provincial giving by local congregations, Society for Promoting the Gospel of the Northern Province, the Mission Society of the Southern Province, the Larger Life Foundation, and through investments. Together these sources cover roughly 70% of the Board’s ministry, covering the Board’s personnel and administrative costs as well as a significant portion of the grants we make to our partner provinces and other organizations with which we partner. However, another vitally important source of support are donations made to support the new initiatives the BWM is now implementing to strengthen the Moravian Church’s self understanding as a “mission movement – we send people!”
Therefore we offer you the following opportunities to donate to the Board of World Mission mission work:
General — a donation here allows the Board the greatest flexibility to insure that particular initiatives in need of funding to expand, will receive it.
Likewise AIDS Ministries — a donation here helps to expand the Moravian Church’s strong and active commitment to AIDS work in various provinces of the Unity.
Adopt-a-Village – Please contact the BWM office directly at 610-868-1732 to find out more specific information regarding this program.
The Antioch Project — a donation here helps to grow the capacity of the BWM to give to our young people mission opportunities that will shape their leadership skills in the coming years. This particular initiative in time will provide the leadership foundation necessary for the North American Moravian Church to be a vital witness in the 21st century.
Moravian Volunteer Resources — Many individuals get involved in missions through short-term volunteer teams, and local mission endeavors. Help support the BWM as it equips, trains provides support to short-term teams originating in our congregations.
Moravian Disaster Response — A donation here insures that the BWM can respond effectively to disasters nationally and internationally, especially where these disasters occur within the Unity.
Second Mile Projects (Gifts of Change) – These projects are offered to individuals, groups and congregations above and beyond common ministry funding as a way to support our partners in ministry. See the current opportunities on the Second Mile page. 2nd Mile
To access the “Gifts of Change Brochure,” please go to the following link:
Additional Gifts of Change – A donation of $200 for one month’s rent is needed for a church building for the Cruz de la Esperanza Moravian Church in Chiclayo, Peru.
Designated Fund Giving – The BWM has several funds that are designated for specific work. Consider contributing to these funds as a way to build an investment for the future. More information can be obtained at the Northern Province office – 610-868-1732.
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If you wish mail in your donations, please send them to:
Board of World Mission
PO Box 1245
Bethlehem, PA 18016-1245
In the memo line and any attached correspondence please clearly write to which of the above programs you are directing your donation if you would like to designate it. We also greatly appreciate general donations which help us to be flexible and respond where need is greatest.
Thank you for your generosity in helping the Board of World Mission to be better able to serve your efforts to engage in God’s mission!