Matthew 25 Initiative

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At our Winter Stated Meeting, ruling and teaching elders took a step of faith to become a Matthew 25 presbytery. Since that day, Kirkwood Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville has been the first congregation in our presbytery to become a Matthew 25 church! Will your church accept the invitation to join in this journey of faith?

Becoming a MATTHEW 25 congregation begins by embracing our Presbyterian belief that we are “saved to serve” those who need God and the radical love of Jesus. You begin by embracing ONE or more of these three focuses:

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

Matthew 25 is an opportunity to rediscover, celebrate, and share the good work that we are doing and that God is calling us to do in our congregations and in our presbytery. As this initiative unfolds, we look forward to sharing your Matthew 25 stories and photos as we bring alive our commitment to join Christ in “serving the least of these” in our community.