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

When a Sanctuary Offers Sanctuary

Church of the Master in Warren, Michigan, had a choice: do more to reach the community or fade into obscurity. 

Platform: Handyman on a Mission

Scott Zeilenga reflects that any gospel-minded person, with a few skills and a few tools, can be sent by the Lord to help with the needs of people nearby.

Arts-Driven Outreach

From modern jazz to horror movies, church reaches neighborhood through performance series

Growing Community—Literally

The church lawn at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Clinton, Wisconsin, looks a little more colorful this year.

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.