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

Family Values

How a coastal congregation’s family focus is impacting its unchurched community.

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. 

Three Churches Outfit Students with School Supplies

Churches in three Midwest states provide school supplies for 561 children.

Fifty Years of Faithfulness

The Other Way Ministries celebrates 50 years of serving Grand Rapids

“We’re just their neighbors”

What does neighborhood ministry look like when you actually live next door? Heights of Hope is working to find out.