Come And Worship

A Moravian worship ministry and community in Winston-Salem, NC

Come and Worship is a new model of Moravian worship, ministry and community.

We offer a safe, inviting, relaxed and open atmosphere for worship and fellowship. Here, you will find Christian worship opportunities that combine traditional and new forms of worship in both informal and interactive ways. We focus on historical Moravian principles of simplicity, devotion to Christ, fellowship and music.

The Moravian Church

… where love and compassion flow freely from God through people.

The Moravian Church is a warm, friendly, accepting atmosphere in which to grow in your relationships with God and people.

We believe God created us for relationships – for solid, meaningful, loving relationships with God and people. This kind of relationship doesn’t just happen in a vacuum or in a harsh environment; it needs a nurturing environment where people really accept people, where warmth shines and radiates, where friendliness is a genuine and natural outcome as our relationships grow and mature.

The Moravian Church is a down-to-earth approach to faith and life that seeks to emphasize Christian faith, hope and love and de-emphasizes doctrines and creeds.

Paul said: “Freedom is what we have – Christ has set us free!” (Galatians 5:1 TEV) Freedom of faith expression is a hallmark of who we are as Moravians. We don’t dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s; we don’t greet you at the door with a list of prescribed beliefs or a statement of doctrinal purity; we don’t have an official creed. The Moravian Church accepts the historical creeds of Christianity and have never said that we were the best or the only way to experience Christ’s love. We have truly had a freedom of faith expression.

The Moravian Church is a living witness to our motto: “In essentials unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, love.”

This old motto, while not original to the Moravian Church, has served as a reminder that love is the real spirit of acceptance, that love is the bottom line of our life together. We are most Moravian when we dare to make this motto our living witness, when others look at us and say, “Hey, that motto is more than just catchy words, more than a nice poem; it is a description of faith and life in the Moravian Church.”

The Moravian Church is a Christ-centered church with an active congregational fellowship and service.

The roots of our congregational life are in Christ. Moravian churches are gatherings of believers who take seriously these words of the Apostle Paul to the Colossians: “Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him and become stronger in your faith.” (Colossians 2:6-7 TEV).

The Moravian Church is a regular Protestant denomination that has been serving Christ since 1457.

Regular is one of the key descriptive words. We are regular Protestants, in the mainline; moderate, committed to the Reformation principle of keeping our focus on serving Christ in the world. And we have been serving Christ for a long time – since 1457.The Moravian Church is known as the oldest Protestant church to be organized, older than Lutherans by more than 60 years.

The Moravian Church is a worldwide church

Although small in number – only slightly more than 900,000 people – our denomination is truly an international church, with congregations in North America, Central America, South America, Africa and Europe, in addition to specialized ministries in Palestine, India and Nepal. Moravians have a reputation for bringing the gospel of Christ to people in places where others were either unwilling or unable to go. Moravian history is a story of missionaries going above and beyond to bring the Word of God to the world.

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