Matthew 25 Initiative

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.

Matthew 25 churches are helping the PC(USA) denomination become a more relevant presence in the world. 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.

The Matthew 25 initiative focuses on three main areas:

  • Building congregational vitality
  • Dismantling structural racism
  • eradicating systemic poverty

Matthew 25 Exploration Task Force

Saint Andrews is engaging in an exploration of what it would mean to become a Matthew 25 church. For more information contact Mike Schley at Task force members include:

  • Michael Schley
  • Jeff Adkins
  • Scott Hum
  • Katie Hirscher
  • Elizabeth Lusk
  • Cari Newton
  • Carolyn Brueggeman
  • Scott Pollock
  • Charlotte Sullivan
  • Rev. Dr. Tom Watkins


Matthew 25 resources on PC(USA) website.

Download Matthew 25 Brochure here.