In 2019 the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis voted unanimously to officially become a Matthew 25 church with the following statement:Preview Changes (opens in a new tab)
We do hereby commit to become a Matthew 25 group. We pledge to work on:
Building Congregational Vitality Dismantling structural racism Eradicating systemic poverty
What is a Matthew 25 church?
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.
How the vision unites all Presbyterians
By accepting the Matthew 25 invitation, you can help our 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.
A 3-minute introduction to Matthew 25
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As we live into this We will provide resources and information about how we are and a how we can live into this commitment.