The Matthew 25 Challenge

Bring Matthew 25 to life in your church and community

“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)

What is the Matthew 25 Challenge?

Awaken hearts and deepen discipleship

A week-long text message experience for churches, the Matthew 25 Challenge is an immersive way to connect with those living in poverty.
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. Text messages with a daily challenge, stories of children around the world and family discussion and prayer points provide tangible actions throughout the week.

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 sleeping on the floor as many refugees do around the world, skipping a meal as hungry children do every day and only drinking water as you learn about the global water crisis.

This is a great opportunity for your congregants to live out their faith in ways that positively witness to their friends and neighbors.


The Matthew 25 impact

Experience God’s Word in your community.

The Matthew 25 Challenge gives churches a new opportunity to experience God’s Word, opening their eyes and hearts to the realities of poverty that so many people face each day. This challenge encourages and teaches God’s people to respond with the love of Jesus.

A World Vision Staff discuss Matthew 25 Challenge to a church member during a Sunday celebration at  Brown Missionary Baptist Church.

How do I get more information about The Matthew 25 Challenge?

The Matthew 25 Challenge is a week-long challenge that will help you and your family step out of your comfort zones and engage in God’s love for “the least of these brothers and sisters” who Jesus calls us to care for in Matthew 25:35-40.

Sign up for more information today, and one of our Church Reps will be in touch to provide further information on the challenge.

You can also sign up to receive a DEMO version of The Matthew 25 Challenge by texting DEMO to 807-787-4625.

Are there different versions of The Matthew 25 Challenge?

Yes! We wish to customize this experience specifically for your church, so there are two versions of The Matthew 25, including a version focused on Refugees and Fragile Contexts. Sign up for more information and a World Vision Canada Church Representative will help ensure The Matthew 25 Challenge is set up for maximum impact for your congregation!

Can you help me plan The Matthew 25 Challenge for my church?

Yes! After you fill out the form below, we’ll get in touch to share more about The Matthew 25 Challenge and help you plan out this life-changing experience.