matthew 25

Being a Matthew 25 Church:
Actively engaging in the world

Matthew 25:31-46 calls all followers of Christ to be actively engaged in the world. The Matthew 25 Initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) invites churches to act boldly and compassionately to see our neighbors through Jesus eyes and serve those who are marginalized or in need – people who are hungry, thirsty, naked, sick, imprisoned, strangers, poor or oppressed in other ways.  

As a Matthew 25 church, CPC has committed to three bold goals:  
• Building congregational vitality by challenging members and friends in our congregation to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world.
• Dismantling structural racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
• Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.