Activate your church with the Matthew 25 Challenge

A disciple-making experience for families in your church to get out of their comfort zones through a daily sacrificial challenge.

“There’s never been a week like it in the Church.”

– Pastor Steve Greene

“There’s never been a week like it in the Church.”

– Pastor Steve Greene

Bring scripture to life with Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 25

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

– Matthew 25: 35-40 (NIV)

Tell me more!

Tell me more!

What is the Matthew 25 Challenge?

The Matthew 25 Challenge is a week-long text message experience for churches. For seven days, families and individuals in your congregation will step out of their comfort zones through a daily sacrificial challenge, bringing to life Jesus’ call in Matthew 25. During the week, participants receive text messages with a daily challenge, stories of children around the world, and family discussion and prayer points.

What are some of the daily challenges?

Daily challenges help open people’s eyes to the realities that many children and communities around the world face. Challenges are family-friendly and include activities like giving up your bed and sleeping on the floor like many refugees do around the world, skipping a meal like hungry children do every day, and only drinking water for one day as you learn about the global water crisis.

How does the Matthew 25 Challenge Work?

Launch Weekend

Use 7-10 minutes at the start or end of the service to invite your church to join the Matthew 25 Challenge.  Share your heart, play this video, and invite everyone to take out their phones and text to join the challenge. 

One Passage for One Week 

For one week, your congregation will focus on a passage from Matthew 25. Each day, they’ll receive text messages with their daily challenge, stories of children around the world, and family prayer and discussion points. 

Celebration Weekend 

After your church has completed the week-long challenge, celebrate together and call your congregation to continue their discipleship journey by sponsoring a child.

Can you help me plan my churches Matthew 25 Challenge?

Yes! After you fill out the sign-up form, we’ll get in touch and help you plan your event. We’ll even send you all the materials and resources you’ll need to have an incredible experience! These include free access to all our awesome tools like Family Activity and Small Group Guide, and promotional resources.

What if everyone in my church doesn't have a smart phone?

For the best experience, congregants will opt into the experience by signing up on their mobile phone. People who do not have a smart phone can opt into the experience via email.

Testimonies

See how the Matthew 25 Challenge changed hearts and discipled families.

Hear the Kramel family’s Matthew 25 experience

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“I believe this challenge has the potential truly to transform our faith.” Steve Greene, Lead Pastor at The Point

“The conversations with my middle school kids were amazing.” Jonnell, a congregant in St Louis

“World Vision was professional and took care of everything – top of the line.” Reverend Sterling, Kettering Baptist Church

Testimonies

See how the Matthew 25 Challenge changed hearts and discipled families.

Hear the Kramel family’s Matthew 25 experience

View more

“I believe this challenge has the potential truly to transform our faith.” Steve Greene, Lead Pastor at The Point

“The conversations with my middle school kids were amazing.” Jonnell, a congregant in St Louis

“I’m a perfectionist, and World Vision was professional and took care of everything top of the line.” Reverend Sterling, Kettering Baptist Church

Testimonies

See how the Matthew 25 Challenge changed hearts and discipled families.

Hear the Kramel family’s Matthew 25 experience

View more

“I believe this challenge has the potential truly to transform our faith.” Steve Greene, Lead Pastor at The Point

“The conversations with my middle school kids were amazing.” Jonnell, a congregant in St Louis

“World Vision was professional and took care of everything – top of the line.” Reverend Sterling, Kettering Baptist Church

Sign up to learn more about bringing Matthew 25 to your church today!

Sign up to learn more about bringing Matthew 25 to your church today!

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.