Conference organizers for Matthew 25 are happy to report great attendance and response to a leadership event called The Matthew 25 Gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 27-29, 2017.
Archbishop Foley Beach, will be at the event to teach and encourage the group as they share the love of Christ with the last, the least, and the lost.The M25 Gathering, the second in as many years, is a learning community of workers, leaders, ministers, and practitioners who are actively engaged in justice and mercy ministries in North America.
The M25 Gathering is a pastoral companion ministry to the Matthew 25 Initiative within the Anglican Church in North America. Begun as a vision of Archbishop Beach, M25 is a kick-starter ministry that equips parishes and congregation to begin works of mercy and ministry in their own community in the name of Jesus. Seeded by a million dollar matching fund grant, M25 churches apply for funding from the Anglican Church in North America and then raise their own match to the funds that are granted. Since its founding, over $2 million dollars has been granted, raised, and placed into active ministry.
Recent awards from the Anglican Church in North America include 30 new ministries that are being started across the US and Canada. New ministries that were awarded grants are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the full event.
Organizers have also added a ‘field-trip’ to some of the ministries that are meeting human needs on the Mexican border-town of Nogales, Arizona. Details for this day trip are being made available to all attendees upon registration. Dr. Soong Chan-Rah of North Park University will not be attending as was previously announced.
For more information on Matthew 25 go to: www.matthew25i.org