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. 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Over the past seven days, Hurricane Matthew swept across the Caribbean and up the southeastern coast of the United States, leaving a path of destruction and flooding along the way.

Feeding Hungry Children One Weekend at a Time

Thanks to one woman's response to God's calling, thousands of school kids in West Michigan no longer go hungry on the weekend.

A Piece of the Pie

They come from different cities, and have different gifts and different goals. But thanks to a nonprofit bakery, young women are learning to break down social barriers. 

A Praying Congregation

In north central New Jersey, one RCA congregation is making a big difference through the simple act of prayer—in many forms.