Mission Statement:    

Relying on the Holy Spirit, we follow God by unmasking idolatries in Church and culture, listening to the voices of peoples long silenced, empowering congregational vitality, confronting structural racism, and responding to systemic poverty.

As the Presbytery of Detroit, we commit ourselves to Empowering collaborative community in service of Christ.

In harmony with the PCUSA’s Matthew 25 initiative, we have committed ourselves to be a Matthew 25 Presbytery.

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.
The themes of the Matthew 25 invitation are grounded in the gospel. Jesus calls us to serve with and for “the least of these” — not as a group to be pitied, but as people who are deeply loved by Jesus. We aim to help multiply this loving commitment to radical and fearless discipleship by embracing these three focuses:
  • Building congregational vitality by challenging congregations and their members to deepen and energize their faith and grow as joyful leaders and disciples actively engaged with their community, seeing new disciples engaged in ministry and longstanding believers develop in faith as the gospel of Jesus Christ is shared in word and deed.


  • Dismantling structural racism by fearlessly applying our faith to advocate and break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of color.


  • Eradicating systemic poverty by acting on our beliefs and working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.