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.

Church commits to 10,000 points of impact

Bethany Reformed Church is encouraging its 400 members to have impact for Christ in the places where they already spend time: work, school, their neighborhoods.

Coffeehouse Serves as Community Outreach

It reads like a modern-day parable: unexpected guests, and somehow the food was enough to go around. 

Mental Illness Finds a Place at the Saturday Center

Each Saturday, West End Collegiate Church invites people who need mental or emotional healing to gather for food, fellowship, and a discussion on faith.

Disaster Response: What to Do and When

What can you do to lend a hand after natural disasters—and when?  Here’s an outline of what’s needed, and how you can be of service in the days, weeks, months, and years after disaster strikes.