World Vision Churches

Activate your church with the Matthew 25 Challenge

A unique challenge to help your church live out Jesus’ call

The Matthew 25 Challenge is a week-long discipleship tool for your congregants to step out of their comfort zones and engage in Jesus’ love for “the least of these brothers and sisters of mine.”

How the Matthew 25 Challenge Works

Launch Weekend 

Invite your church into the Matthew 25 Challenge. This would be a 7-10 minute focus at the start or end of the service. 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 Matthew 25. Each day, they'll receive text messages with the daily challenge, impactful videos and 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 them to continue living out Matthew 25 by sponsoring a child. 

Hear what this family had to say
about the Matthew 25 Challenge

“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…” 

- Matthew 25:35 (NIV)

Your Service Experience  

Get access to our 7-minute in-service Matthew 25 video, with story cards to create a prayerful and reflective experience.

Family and Small Group Resources  

New resources for families and small groups to dive deeper into the challenge through discipleship that moves them to action.

Promotional Tools 

We have planning guides, posters, signs, promo videos, social posts and more to get your church body excited about this unique week.