What is the Matthew 25 Challenge?
For one week, you and your students will live out the verse "For I was hungry, you gave me something to eat..." through daily challenges. For example, students will be challenged to camp out on the floor one night and sleep in solidarity with kids who don't have beds. These moments will be shared in class and we'll give you discussion points as students reflect on their experiences throughout the week.
Invite your students into the Matthew 25 Challenge. Use our pre-packaged chapel outine to explain what Matthew 25 is, play the video, and invite students to decorate a personalized invitation for their parents.
Our hope is that families will engage in the challenge together and form a deeper bond with your school.
Then hand out cards with the daily challenges listed so students can prepare their hearts for the experience.
Matthew 25 Challenge Week
Teachers will receive a planning guide to help them bring the challenge to life in their classroom without disrupting the school day!
Parents who opt-in will receive text messages with the daily challenge, impactful stories of children around the world, talking & prayer points for families, and engaging elements like videos and activities so they can journey along with their kids.
Student Led Prayer Service
After your students and families have faced the challenges and stepped out of their comfort zones, this is a great time to call them to action.
The week concludes with a Friday night, student led prayer service.
Families will pray for children living in poverty and if they choose, to live into Jesus’ call by sponsoring a child.
Why 6K? The distance is significant.
Six kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles – or 15 laps around a track) is the average distance people – usually women and girls – walk to get water for their families in the developing world. Often, the walk is dangerous, children miss school, and the water is dirty. With God's love, every step your students take is one they don't have to.
Your school can take on the miles of children just like them by hosting a Global 6K for Water. Every participant's run or walk provides clean water for one person for life!
You will receive lessons on the global water crisis, a planning guide and other resources to help make this a turn-key event. This one-day event culminates in a medal ceremony where students and families have the opportunity to celebrate their impact and if they choose, continue the relationship with the child on their bib through child sponsorship.
Put feet to your faith and sign up to host the 6K!
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.