Matthew 25 Invitation - Resources
Our PCUSA website has a vast array of worship and educational resources to help our congregations live into being a Matthew 25 church.
Additionally, through The Presbyterian Outlook a Confirmation Curriculum is available. According to the Outlook, “Commissioned to Change the World: Confirmation for the Matthew 25 Congregation, written by Mark D. Hinds, marries adolescent confirmation with the theological focus of “serving the least of these.” The curriculum affirms teenagers as God’s beloved children, anointed for ministry in the context of a covenant community of mutual encouragement and accountability. Order today for $35.”
For more information: https://pres-outlook.org/2022/02/matthew-25-congregation-confirmation/?utm_source=Presbyterian+Outlook+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=44cee62f44-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_12_06_03_24_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b2a9be72d0-44cee62f44-412013541&mc_cid=44cee62f44&mc_eid=153a786645
The themes of the Matthew 25 invitation are grounded in the gospel. Jesus calls us to serve with and for “the least of these” — not as a group to be pitied, but as people who are deeply loved by Jesus. There are already PC(USA) congregations that identify themselves as Matthew 25 churches. We aim to help multiply this loving commitment to radical and fearless discipleship by partnering with mid councils and congregations to help them embrace one or more of these three focuses:
• Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community, seeing new disciples engaged in ministry and longstanding believers develop in faith as the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared in word and deed.
• Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
• Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans