Who are the Moravians?

Moravian Beliefs

The Moravian Church is Christ-centered, emphasizing community, the person and teachings of Jesus, and simplicity in doctrine and lifestyle. Our relationship with Jesus Christ provides the basis for our relationship with each other and inspires us to serve. We also look to the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide our daily lives.​

The Moravian Church’s official motto is
“Our Lamb has conquered. Let us follow Him.” ​


In addition, Moravians are guided by these words:
“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, love.” 

Today’s Moravian Church strives to live the “essentials” of
a Christian life: God creates, God redeems, and God sustains. We respond to God’s actions with faith, love and hope.


The Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in America, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and Winston-Salem, N.C., count more than 35,000 members in nearly 140 congregations in the U.S. and Canada. The worldwide Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) consists of 24 provinces with more than1 million members, the majority of whom live in Africa.