Being Matthew 25, a new Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) monthly livestream series, begins on January 20, 2022 to make space for stories, reflections and conversations about what it means to live out the Matthew 25 vision.

The event – scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern Time – will be available on the PC(USA) Facebook page or the PC(USA) YouTube channel during the event and after. Sessions will include guest interviews, case studies, testimonials and Q&A sessions.

“This broadcast creates a sacred space online to explore our shared future as the Church and people of Christ,” said the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

More information about the interactive online event is available in a January 5, 2022 article published by Melody K. Smith via the Presbyterian News Service. 

The invitation to become a Matthew 25 church was issued in April 2019 and, as of January 4, 2022, 1,065 congregations, groups and mid councils have accepted that invitation to help the denomination become a more relevant presence in the world.

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan at its December 07,2021 Stated Meeting voted to become a Matthew 25 mid-council and to encourage 20% or more of its congregations to become Matthew 25 churches that embrace three focus areas:

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