Engaging in Our Local Communities in Mission

What is Local Mission Engagement?

Looking to refresh your church's outreach strategy?
Needing some new ways to navigate your neighborhood?

The Local Missional Engagement team is here to help!  Whether you are looking to partner with your city in community development, have a new idea, need support in loving your neighbors well, or hoping to align your church’s missional strategies, we have got you covered.

Local Mission Engagement helps your ministry discern where God is at work in your church and your community. LME brings the best of our networks in Christian, asset-based community development through the following:

  • Interreligious work
  • Evangelism
  • Social entrepreneurship

Outreach & Community Development

Loving Your Neighbor

Missional Imagination

"As we began and continue to process what it means to be a missional church, Pastor Cortes Bast and her team led us in a process of deep discernment and learning. Birthed from the experience is the Emergency Food Pantry (Fort Plain) and the Bike Path Ministry (Sprakers) that feeds and provides respite for hundreds of people."

Reverend Nancy Ryan
Fort Plain and Sprakers Reformed Church, Fort Plain NY

Who are we?

Eliza Cortés Bast

Supervisor of Local Missional Engagement & Strategic Ministry Initiatives


Eduardo Rodriguez

Leadership and Local Missional Engagement Specialist


Laura Osborne

Coordinator for Interreligious Relations


Kris Woltjer

Administrative Assistant for Special Projects


Let's Connect

Let’s partner together to serve your local community and reignite your missional imagination.

This initiative is part of Transformed & Transforming, the RCA's 15-year vision for ministry.
Your gifts make this mission possible.