We are a Matthew 25 Congregation

Exploring our call: past, present and future

What is Matthew 25?

In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus asks us to live our faith by serving and actively engaging with people who are marginalized and in need. In the past few years, our world has greatly changed. We have become more aware of injustices, inequities and suffering in our community. We are called now, perhaps more than ever, to be disciples to ALL of Jesus’ people.

Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), invites us to become a Matthew 25 church as “we recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. And we rejoice how our re-energized faith can unite all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: our common identity to do mission.” When we actively engage in the world around us, our faith comes alive, and we wake up to new possibilities. By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, we become a more relevant presence in today’s world. At Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, this embodies our mission statement: to be passionate disciples, ministering in a changing world, together.

Matthew 25 Resources

Learning about the vision

An extraordinary amount of work has gone into the process of exploring, deliberating and deciding to become a Matthew 25 congregation. The following are some resources from the process: 

SAPC Matthew 25 Task Force Proposal & Frequently Asked Questions

On May 18, 2022, the Session of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church unanimously passed this proposal, formally accepting the denominational-wide invite to become a Matthew 25 church. The proposal also includes a set of frequently asked questions on page 3.

Media Release

This media release provides some important context around the decision. You can find the PDF version here. Alternatively, visit sapc.com/Matthew25-announcement.

The Committee for Social Justice

The Committee for Social Justice has put a great deal of time, effort and study into this decision. You can find out more about this group here.

Mission and Outreach

The Mission and Outreach Committee engages the Saint Andrews community through its existing partnerships. You can learn more about this committee here

Our Existing Mission Partnerships

We believe our existing partnerships provide us with some immediate, great ways to engage the Matthew 25 vision. For a list of our partnerships, click here

Matthew 25 Connection Team

A secondary motion, passed alongside the main proposal, established the Matthew 25 Connection Team, which will serve as a resource for various committees and groups around Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church to deepen their connection with the Matthew 25 vision. You can find this proposal, passed on May 18, 2022, here.

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