What does neighborhood ministry look like when you actually live next door? Heights of Hope is working to find out.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 541-0849.
Stories about Local Missional Engagement
Bogart Memorial, already a multiethnic congregation, is working with RCA Church Multiplication to plant a Hispanic congregation within the church.
Reaching out to the neighborhood transformed Wednesday night ministry at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, Indiana.
A fire in Manhattan sparked the hospitality of Middle Collegiate Church. The church got creative and took immediate action in response to the disaster.