In 1997 the General Convention established an official dialogue with the Moravian Church in America. A steering committee met in 1999, with a Moravian counterpart group, and prepared a report for SCER suggesting goals, personnel and a timetable for the dialogue. The goals derived from the 1997 General Convention resolution establishing the dialogue: “…to reaffirm those things we hold in common, to explore the possibilities of full communion, mutual recognition of ministries, and shared mission and evangelism.”
At its initial meeting, the dialogue established its goals: “The goal of our dialogue is common Christian mission through full communion in faith, life and witness.” In 2002, the Provincial Synods of the Moravian Church in America approved a proposal for Interim Eucharistic sharing, which was in turn approved by the 2003 General Convention. A proposal for full communion, “Finding Our Delight in the Lord,” was presented to the 2009 General Convention and approved by both houses. The Synods of the Moravian Church, meeting in 2010, considered and approved an identical proposal bringing us into Full Communion. A copy of the Full Communion text may be found in Appendix B.