Matthew 25 Ministries
On Tuesday, June, 23rd 2020 the Session of Southminster Presbyterian Church approved a motion by the Mission Team to become a Matthew 25 Church. Matthew 25:31-46 calls on us all to actively engage in the world around us, and asks us to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.
Matthew 25 ministry asks us to embrace one or more of these three tenets:
- Building Congregational Vitality by challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the world.
- Dismantling structural racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.
- Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.
Follow the link below for more information and resources.
Mission Ministries of Southminster
The Build – an annual three-day house framing in our church parking lot. Southminster and community members, in conjunction with CTBS, cut and frame a house for those in need within our local community.
F.I.S.H. Food Pantry – provides funding, purchase foods, collect food and deliver food to those in need in our community.
Family Nutrition – Provide instructions and prepare low-cost meals to those in need.
The Castle – Provide food for a meal monthly.
Clothes That Work – Collect and deliver professional job interview clothing.
VA Hospital Christmas – Collect, sort and wrap gifts for the veterans at the Dayton VA Hospital.
Emergency Assistance – Provide limited funds and assistance information to congregation members and the community.
House of Bread – Provides funding and collect children’s books for use by Dayton children.
Missionary Support – Provide assistance for church members in theological education and pursuit.
Disaster Relief Offerings – Encourage congregation donations for disaster relief.
Special Offerings – Oversees the special offerings of the church – One Great Hour of Sharing, Peace Offering, Joy Offering, and the Pentecost Offering.
The Church Has Left the Building – Every October, we spend one Sunday morning serving the community in lieu of our regular worship service. It’s a day when we don’t just go to church, we are the church. Teams serve at many of our local mission partners as well as projects that meet specific needs, like tornado recovery.
All of our Mission programs have a place for you and your talents. Church is not where we attend; church is where we participate to glorify God, to nurture each other and to extend God’s love to the world. There is a place for you, too! Contact the church office at 937-433-1810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kevin Dickson, Chair
Reports to Session