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

Let the Little Children Come

Church recovers its ministry to children, then encourages other churches

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

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

 

Family Values

How a coastal congregation’s family focus is impacting its unchurched community.

Creative Outreach Focuses on Health, Students

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

One Meal at a Time

Walking into Community Church of Keyport at lunchtime is like walking into an episode of Cheers: “Everybody knows your name.”