What is a Matthew 25 church?

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, … [we are challenged by] the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.

Welcome to the survey. We appreciate your faithful participation in this important process of discernment. Please submit your responses by April 24th.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Matthew 25 Task Force: Brian Case, Cindy Dugan, Jeff Ritter, Tedd Roos, Cinda Gorman.

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* 1. How long have you been a member of LPC?

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* 2. What is your age range?

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* 3. What programs and ministries have you been involved with at LPC (please select all that apply)?

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* 4. Other involvement (please list):

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* 5. Thinking about issues, please rank five of the following forms of prejudice, discrimination, or racism that are of greatest concern to you, 1 being of greatest concern:

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* 6. Other not mentioned:

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* 7. How do you see the congregation and current committees of LPC possibly engaging in these issues of racism?

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* 8. Again thinking about issues, please rank five of the following issues related to poverty that are of greatest concern to you, 1 being of greatest concern:

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* 9. Other not mentioned:

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* 10. How do you see the congregation and current committees of LPC potentially engaging in these issues of poverty?

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* 11. What do you think are some ways the current committees of LPC can support the Matthew 25 initiative and the areas of concern you prioritized above?

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* 12. How have you/your family served or are serving your/our community outside the church?

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* 13. Are there ways you would like to invite others from the congregation to join you in these efforts?

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* 14. Are there ways LPC can support you in these efforts?

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* 15. Considering the ministries LPC is involved in now, what are efforts you think you and the congregation might want to:

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* 16. What are concerns you have or suggestions for ways LPC can better serve

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* 17. What support do you think our congregation would need to make some of these changes?

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* 18. What might get in the way of these changes?

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