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

Fifty Years of Faithfulness

The Other Way Ministries celebrates 50 years of serving Grand Rapids

Connection Point: New church explores intersection of community values and Christian faith

Christianity is a hard sell in Collingswood, a borough 10 minutes outside Philadelphia.

Let the Little Children Come

Church recovers its ministry to children, then encourages other churches

The Community: More than Just a Name

How a parking lot has become a ministry in Ada, Michigan. 

Bringing Light

Prayer meetings set off a light bulb for members of First Reformed Church in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.