The Big Picture:

A View of Modern Moravian Theology

Fall Lay Seminary 2012

More often than not, when we discuss Moravian theology, we turn to the 18th century or earlier. Join us as the Rt. Rev. Wayne Burkette surveys Moravian theological thought of more recent, "modern" formulation, specifically developments in the North American Moravian Church since 1957.

We’ll review & discuss:

  • The only amendment made to the Ground of the Unity since 1957;
  • Statements prepared by the Interprovincial Faith and Order Commission and approved by Provincial Elders Conferences North and South; and
  • Synod-approved statements of a doctrinal or theological nature.

Why study theology?

Modern Moravian theology is important for today’s Moravians. Most of the critical issues of our day, which include topics ranging from war and peace to human sexuality, are informed by our understanding of God and the Scriptures, and how we interpret them. That's what theology is all about.

The Rt. Rev. Wayne Burkette, Presenter

Wayne retired as President of the PEC in 2010 and will serve as Interim Pastor at New Hope (NC) through September 2012. Prior to election as PEC President in 2006, he was Vice-President of Salem Academy and College and Head of the Academy. Wayne served at Salem for 16 years. Pastorates in the Southern Province included Olivet, Home, and Fairview. He was elected and consecrated a Bishop of the Unity in 2002.

Fall Lay Seminary @ Fries Moravian

Friday, Nov. 9th 2012 at 7pm to Saturday, Nov. 10th 2012 at 3pm

251 Hawthorne Road North

Winston-Salem, NC


$35 per person (includes Saturday lunch and materials)

To Register:



Friday, November 9


Saturday, November 10


Board of Cooperative Ministries

Moravian Church in America, Southern Province

500 S. Church Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101