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

Creative Outreach Focuses on Health, Students

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

Loving Paterson (Again)

Darryl Redmond’s childhood in Paterson, New Jersey, was bright—but the city was debilitated by drugs in the 1980s, and he lost hope. Nevertheless, the seeds that were planted by Faith Chapel in Darryl’s youth have grown into an unexpected, yet fruitful, call to ministry. 

Churches Come Together at Intersection

Intersection is working toward multicultural ministry in Holland, Michigan.

My Voice: To Renew the City, See People’s Gifts

Effective community development work requires embracing the gifts of the people who live there.

 

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.