Matthew 25 invites the PC(USA) to boldly live out Christ’s call
Matthew 25:31–46 is calling the Church to come together and get actively involved in serving our local communities and the world to care for people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. Jesus tells us to be fearless and purposeful as we work to eliminate the root causes that create an unjust world.
At a time when some people feel that mainstream denominations have lost touch with the world, embracing the Matthew 25 invitation is a way for PC(USA) congregations, presbyteries, synods and worshiping communities to become relevant again and unite in a common purpose to serve as true Christian discipleship requires.
The May/June issue of Presbyterians Today explores the Matthew 25 vision and its three areas of focus — building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, eradicating systemic poverty. Learn how many Presbyterian churches are already doing this great work — and find ideas and suggestions to inspire and energize your own congregation for faithful mission.
Also in this issue: Reaching our forgotten veterans; Presbyterians address the cash bail plight; summer camps teach children spiritual disciplines; what Presbyterians believe about the devil; starting a “Jesus Fan Club” chapter