11 Things to Learn from Early Moravians of Herrnhut

The Moravians were launched a global movement that would not only transform their Herrnhut community, but the entire world.

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Last month on my YouTube Channel I posted another episode of This Week in Mission History. This post took us back to the year 1732 , when the Moravians were about to launch a global movement that would not only transform their Herrnhut community and unreached people with the gospel, but would shift the paradigm of Great Commission activity for generations to follow.

In this video you can to learn more about the early Moravians, where they served, and what they did as they followed the Spirit into the world! In 1732 the early Moravians shifted the paradigm of Great Commission work and launched a global movement when they commissioned and sent their first team to the West Indies to serve slaves. In less than 30 years after Leonard Dober and David Nitschmann departed, 200 Moravians were sent to remote places on the planet to reach the unreached.

Who were the Moravians? What did they do? What can we learn from them? I attempt to answer these questions in my 9-minute YouTube video:

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This article on the church-planting Moravians of Herrnhut originally appeared here, and is used by permission.

(J. D. Payne serves as professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University.  Prior to this, he was the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama.  Before moving to Birmingham, he served for ten years with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism in the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting. He is originally from Corbin, Kentucky.)
JD Payne
J. D. serves as the pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He has pastored churches in Kentucky and Indiana, and served for a decade with the North American Mission Board and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books on the topics of evangelism and missions.