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

Multiethnic Church Plans to Plant Hispanic Congregation

Bogart Memorial, already a multiethnic congregation, is working with RCA Church Multiplication to plant a Hispanic congregation within the church.

Camp Fowler Hosts Bilingual Week

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Street Smart: House churches are transforming neighborhood

In a troubled neighborhood along Van Ness Ave. in Fresno, California, gang activity, street crime, and drug abuse are commonplace.

And it’s along this stretch of roadway, which cuts through the heart of the city, where RCA commissioned pastor Raymond Moore and his wife, Tanya, do the work of ministry as leaders of Fresno House Church.

Refugee Response—One Family at a Time

Churches in Passaic Valley Classis have found a variety of ways to support refugees.

Caring for New Mothers in Need

Kinderhook Reformed Church provides baby clothing for low-income mothers who deliver at the local hospital.