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

Three Churches Outfit Students with School Supplies

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

Hope in Hard Times

Outreach in Wyoming, Michigan, means dealing with poverty. A new mentoring program aims to help kids succeed in school. One year in, it’s seeing some promising results.

Interns Work at Neighborhood Café

Jacob’s Well interns are more than baristas. They’re helping Bellevue Reformed meet its neighbors.

Creative Outreach Focuses on Health, Students

Creative outreach by a vibrant black congregation in Paterson, New Jersey, is having great results.

Camp Fowler Hosts Bilingual Week

What does a bilingual summer camp program look like? At Camp Fowler, it was life-changing.