A 20/20 Vision

What might God want St. Matthew to be like in 2020?

God has impressed upon us the urgent need to partner with Him in developing vibrant, missional Christ-followers as we move toward the end of this decade. We have only one life on this planet; and the love of Christ is compelling us to do all that we can to follow His lead in “helping people grow closer to and more like Jesus” in fresh, new, and exciting ways.

God moved St. Matthew in the fall of 2012 to embrace a so-called 20/20 Vision:

          By 2020 St. Matthew will be developing vibrant, missional Christ-followers in a post-Christian America

St. Matthew’s Vision Leadership Team (President Matt Jerue, Ray Riggs, Jeff Whitaker, Mark Schafer, and the pastors) prayerfully set the following new 20/20 Strategic Priorities for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Developing vibrant, missional Christ-followers by:
    • Emphasizing and enhancing corporate worship and personal “God-time” (worship in devotions).  This will be the focal point of worship in September.
    • Developing a Young Adult Ministry.
    • Discerning and possibly implementing of the Neighbors Café.
    • Sharing the arts of spiritual conversations.
    • Growing in prayer.  This will be the emphasis in December worship.
    • Other: Filling any staff vacancies and increasing school enrollment.

It is our fervent hope and prayer that God will powerfully work in and through us toward the fulfillment of that 20/20 Vision!