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 2019-2020 school year:

Developing vibrant, missional Christ-followers by:

  • Begin discerning vision for future [replacing 20/20 Vision]
  • Increase number of people who regularly do personal reflective Bible study and are in a small group or group Bible study  
  • If approved, implement the Neighbors Café when the Wixom Pastor is in place.  
  • Share the arts of spiritual conversations to coincide with a potential start of Neighbors Café, if approved.  
  • Raise up Celebrate Recovery  
  • Develop funding through the Foundation Ministry to provide partial funding for a full-time missionary with a goal of providing support to a missionary within three years
  • Increase safety on our campuses
  • NLSA for school and preschool
  • Fill staff vacancies
  • Develop and implement summer children and youth ministry programs at both campuses  

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