Our Joint Vision in Canada
Willow Creek Canada and World Vision Canada are pleased to partner together to leverage our respective strengths around training Christian leaders and delivering holistic solutions that serve the world’s most vulnerable people. Together, we will call and inspire the global Church and its leaders to thoughtfully engage these complex issues and respond as God leads.
The Matthew 25 Challenge
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:36-40
Experience God’s Word in community through this text and email challenge
For one week, your congregation will focus on one passage of scripture in Matthew 25. They will receive text messages throughout the week, including a daily challenge, impactful stories of children around the world, prayer and discussion points for families, and engaging videos and family activities too! It will open their eyes to the realities many people living in poverty face every day and encourage them to respond with the love of Jesus.
Awaken hearts and deepen Discipleship
Immerse your church in the needs of the hungry, thirsty, sick, imprisoned, and strangers around the world by sacrificing one small thing every day. The daily challenges are family-friendly, and include things like giving up your bed and sleeping on the floor, giving up a meal, and giving up all drinks except water. This is a great opportunity for your congregants to live out their faith in ways that positively witness to their friends and neighbors.
Join Willow Creek Association churches across Canada and the United States and take the Matthew 25 Challenge!
or contact the World Vision Church Representative in your area listed below for additional information!
- British ColumbiaKeith SonMulti-cultural Church Representative
- British ColumbiaRobert McKinleyChurch Representative
- Alberta and Northwest TerritoriesTim SchultzChurch Representative
- SaskatchewanJason MoffatChurch Representative
- Manitoba, Nunavut and Northern OntarioChris SchroederChurch Representative
- Western OntarioBrian MullinsChurch Representative
- Central OntarioPhilip GaiChurch Representative
- Golden Horseshoe - OntarioDon BennettChurch Representative
- Eastern OntarioNori AndersonChurch Representative
- Québec and Ottawa ValleyMonique DionReprésentant - Églises | Church Representative
- Eastern Canada (NB, NS, PE and NL)Mark MillerChurch Representative
- John RatzManager, Church Engagement