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

United by House Paint

How a kids’ summer camp led to an ecumenical youth movement along the Mississippi.

Interns Work at Neighborhood Café

Jacob’s Well interns are more than baristas. They’re helping Bellevue Reformed meet its neighbors.

Hope in Hard Times

Outreach in Wyoming, Michigan, means dealing with poverty. A new mentoring program aims to help kids succeed in school. One year in, it’s seeing some promising results.

Holistic Ministry Makes Recovery Possible

A ministry offering community support becomes a pastor’s new mission field. 

New Church’s Daycare Center Reaches Families and Supports Ministry

A new Hispanic ministry has given a daycare center a fresh start, and its leaders hope the center will become a model for sustainable ministry for churches in low-income communities.