UIMM Historical Information
WHAT IS UIMM?
Note: UIMM is not affiliated with the Unitas Fratrum nor a member of the Moravian Worldwide Unity. When we use the term "Moravian" it simply says where we are from.
THE UNITED INTERNATIONAL MORAVIAN MINISTRY (UIMM) vision is to strengthen and grow Moravian Heritage Churches and Fellowships, everywhere the Spirit of God leads. UIMM exists as a Holy Spirit led organization, which uplifts Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord, and Chief Elder of the Church.
March 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, during Governor Walker's prayer breakfast, a UIMM Evangelist had a vision of a "sleeping giant" in Alaska waking up and unfurling an undefiled flag for all the world to see. UIMM's leadership felt confirmation from this vision as to its purpose! And recognized that UIMM indeed has a mission of fulfilling the Great Commission, making disciples, and to bring the message of John 14:6, and that the Church must remain “holy and undefiled” (Ephesians 5:27).
Truly, as a fulfillment of the Sleeping Giant vision, historically the Spirit of God was moving through the Spiritual Feast/Revival services in the southwestern villages of Alaska. Also God was also moving through the difficulties, which the Anchorage Moravian Church (UIMM's home Church) experienced for its stand on God's Holy Scriptures. UIMM's embracing of the Holy Spirit and its scriptural responses to inner difficulties gave birth to a statewide, national, and international movement that continues today! This movement is documented in a book published in late November 2018, entitled "Alaska Moravian Heritage Church Awakening: Rise of the World Fellowship of Moravian Revival Churches.
A big celebratory event, which strengthened UIMM's influence in Alaska occurred in December 2017. At this time, 16 new UIMM ordained pastors "called by Christ" were consecrated by Bishop William Nicholson. All of these pastors had Churches, Fellowships, and were doing Evangelistic Outreaches. Three more individuals were ordained into the ministry February 2, 2018. In November 2021, Pastor Carlos Marin in Arizona was reaffirmed including Pastor Leon Kiana in December 2021, both who join the UIMM ministry team. The aim of UIMM's leadership and clergy is to catapult the gospel to the villages of Alaska, Canada, every state of America, as well as to the nations.
A Brief Historical Overview:
UIMM (formerly called United Alaska Moravian Ministry) was a Moravian Group recognized by the Unitas Fratrum on November 2012. In August 2016 during the "once every seven years" Worldwide Moravian Unity Synod in Jamaica, UIMM was officially excluded from fellowship with the Moravian Unity. Set on a course of full religious freedom of expression, UIMM is recognized as a Moravian heritage Church that is exploding in power and influence throughout the world. This is affirmed by Bishop Emmaus Mwamakula, President of The Moravian Revival Church in Tanzania, located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is also affirmed by Allied Mission Church, Churches in the Philippines and Cambodia having Moravian heritage.
MORE ON UIMM'S VISION:
Indeed UIMM as an organism of God's love. It's vision and mission is to fill the skies by winning lost souls throughout the world for Christ’s Kingdom. The aim for UIMM's leadership and its Churches and Fellowships is to work at Church planting until Christ's comes! And to functionally be a "Living Church” in relationship with Christ that follows the entire counsel of God's word, prays daily, preaches the gospel and allows the presence and power of the Holy Ghost to move in every area of the congregational life.
UIMM is logistically and strategically placed in Anchorage, Alaska, which is “the gateway to the world”. It has been prophesied that Alaska's "all tribes" shall participate in an end-time sending forth for harvest to the world to bring awakening and revival to America and around the globe. Because of this vision UIMM was a major financial contributor for the creation the World Fellowship of Moravian Revival Churches, which is in over 7 countries. It order to strengthen its worldwide efforts, UIMM has also contributed significant funds to help building projects in Honduras and Africa.
In September 2017, Brother Dean Carl of Seward, Alaska, received approval by UIMM to construct a non-traditional Training Institution on his property. Soon after, foundation was laid for a 16 house guest house, Conference Center, and Bible School/Seminary called New Herrnhut Holiness Bible Training Institute. Moravian history and heritage are among the subjects shared.
In late 2020, UIMM now has an emphasis/mission to interest young people to the gospel. In order to make a bigger impact UIMM received title deed to 15 acres of scenic land on a lake 98 miles north of Anchorage, where plans are afoot to build a young retreat center beginning in autumn of 2021.
UIMM's General Conference (synod) follows an approved Organizational Handbook based upon the Word of God. In 2014, UIMM was incorporated as a Corporation with the State of Alaska. In 2016, UIMM received 501c3 status under the Internal Revenue Service tax code of the United States government.