Moody Center’s Mission

view from Moody Center, Northfield, MA

At Moody Center, we believe that space matters. The idyllic property in Northfield, MA, is not just the place where Moody happened to do his ministry. It was part of the ministry itself. After hearing the word of God preached and worshipping together in song, young women and men would stroll the property in prayer and conversation, often ending up on Round-Top. It was on Round-Top that many of those who attended Dwight L. Moody’s summer conferences gave themselves over to the Lord’s work and went out from Northfield to the ends of the earth to proclaim the gospel.

Moody Center’s mission is to provide a space for people to be inspired and prepared to follow Christ through reflection, interaction, learning, and spiritual renewal as in the life and ministry of D.L. Moody. We are committing to create spaces where God’s people can slow down, remove themselves from the hustle and bustle of life and ministry, and find the time to pray, to worship, and to rest. Many of those who come to Moody Center are Christians in need of time for refreshment, fellowship, worship, and peace in order to faithfully pursue the work God has set before them.

We desire to see Moody Center become a place where God’s Spirit moves powerfully among his people as they join together in prayer, worship, and the proclamation of God’s word.  While we are right to feel a sense of urgency to proclaim the gospel to a world that needs to hear it, we are wrong if we think that the deliberate, patient acts of prayer, worship, study, and retreat are not appropriate expressions of such urgency.  It is through such acts that we are better able to listen to the Holy Spirit.

Join with us in prayer as we seek to bring God’s people together and to spur on the next Great Awakening in New England and beyond!

JAMES SPENCER, PHD is President the D.L. Moody Center, an independent non-profit organization based in Northfield, MA, and author of Useful to God: Eight Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody and Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind