The Matthew 25 Challenge

15 - 22 May 2022

A week-long, all-ages discipleship experience that will engage your congregation through a daily text challenge bringing to life Jesus’ call in Matthew 25.

Engage your church in a whole new way.
Through small, sacrificial challenges, you’ll step out of your comfort zone and engage in God’s love for “the least of these brothers and sisters” of ours, who Jesus calls us to care for in Matthew 25.

How the challenge works

How the challenge works

The experience will open your congregation’s eyes to the realities many people living in poverty face every day, and will transform the hearts of your people for our brothers and sisters around the world.

For one week, your congregation will experience God’s word in community through a daily text challenge delivered by World Vision. The family-friendly, all-age challenges, include things like giving up a meal, giving up all drinks except water and reaching out to someone going through a difficult time.

At the end of the week, come together to celebrate God's love for the least of these, and call on your congregation to continue living out Jesus' call in Matthew 25 by sponsoring a child.

"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

- Jesus (Matthew 25:40, NIV)

Register your church to take the Matthew 25 Challenge in May 2022.

Complete the form below for more information for how your church can take part in May 2022.

How World Vision will support your church's journey

How World Vision will support your church's journey

Daily text messages: Each day World Vision will send participants text messages with the daily challenge, prayer points, and impactful videos and stories of children around the world.

Promotional tools: We have planning guides, posters, slides, a social media toolkit and more to get your church excited about this unique experience.

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

Family activity and Small Group resources: Resources for families and small groups to dive deeper into the challenge through discipleship that moves them to action.

“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…”

- Jesus (Matthew 25:35, NIV)