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.

When a Church Meets in a Factory

LifeQuest cares for workers by hosting a holiday barbecue.

New Church’s Daycare Center Reaches Families and Supports Ministry

A new Hispanic ministry has given a daycare center a fresh start, and its leaders hope the center will become a model for sustainable ministry for churches in low-income communities.

Camp Fowler Hosts Bilingual Week

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

Church Offers Healing after Neighborhood Tragedy

A fire in Manhattan sparked the hospitality of Middle Collegiate Church. The church got creative and took immediate action in response to the disaster.