Local Missional Engagement: Get Involved

Is local mission a passion of your congregation? We have several ways to get involved:

Consider joining a learning community focused on local mission. A learning community is a group of people from several congregations who meet together over a period of one to two years to learn, practice, and hold one another accountable for purposeful engagement in local mission. Each congregation is invited to send a pastor and three to five lay leaders to participate.

We also offer leadership cohorts focused on local mission. Leadership cohorts are similar in focus and process to learning communities, but are generally smaller groups for pastors only.  

Not sure how best to engage? The RCA’s Local Missional Engagement team is available for consultation to determine a good fit for your congregation and ministry context.  

To learn more, contact Eliza Bast, coordinator for Local Missional Engagement: ebast@rca.org or (616) 541-0849.

Stories about Local Missional Engagement

Q&A: Working at Walmart

When Kyle Crist, a man with cerebral palsy, took a job at Walmart, a new mission field opened up. RCA Today talked with Kyle about community outreach, disability ministry, and what he learned about people from greeting them at the doors of a big-box store.

Women’s Breakfast Builds Bridges

In a year and a half, a women’s breakfast gathering ballooned from a dozen people to more than 50—and it’s creating bridges into the community. 

What It Means to Be Aware

As one church seeks new methods of outreach, it discovers ways to help victims of human trafficking right in its own community.

Camp Fowler Hosts Bilingual Week

What does a bilingual summer camp program look like? At Camp Fowler, it was life-changing. 

Loving The Neighbors

Getting to know people and caring about the issues that impact them is incredibly powerful kingdom work.