being a matthew 25 congregation

Matthew 25 is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) rooted in Jesus’ admonition to his followers to care “for the least of these” (25:31-46). Being a Matthew 25 congregation means that CENTRALongmont is committed to acting boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned, or poor. 


All Matthew 25 congregations pledge to undertake ministries which, in their own communities, address one or more of the following: dismantling structural racism, eradicating systemic poverty, and building congregational vitality.


CENTRALongmont has ministries and mission initiatives addressing all three.


More information about the Matthew 25 initiative can be found here, at the PC(USA) Presbyterian Mission website.

Session set as one of its goals for 2020 to guide CENTRALongmont to becoming a Matthew 25 congregation.  One facet of that effort is the goal of dismantling structural racism.


Here is how the PC(USA) defines that goal: “Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.” 

Collection of Resources to Open the Heart:

From PC(USA):





Podcasts/YouTube/TED Talks/Blogs:


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