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

Serving Our Community

For a number of people in Lyon County, Iowa, engaging in Christ's kingdom mission has become an ecumenical effort to care for the less fortunate in their area.

“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.

Platform: The Joy of Sharing Space

Sharing space isn’t always easy—but one congregation finds that working through the challenges is more than worth it.

Leader Sees Herself as Team Player

In a world where leadership is glamorized, glorified, and even the subject of academic degrees, Marion van den Akker resists the word.

Partners in Crime Prevention

How an RCA pastor is bringing the police and community together.