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

What It Means to Be Aware

As one church seeks new methods of outreach, it discovers ways to help victims of human trafficking right in its own community.

Community Dinner Gathers a Circle of Friends

Relationships are just as important as the food as people gather for a community dinner sponsored by a church in Westwood, New Jersey.

Beyond Spiritual Health

A New Jersey Church tends to both minds and bodies through its holistic health and wellness initiative. 

Serving Our Community

For a number of people in Lyon County, Iowa, engaging in Christ's kingdom mission has become an ecumenical effort to care for the less fortunate in their area.

Churches Come Together at Intersection

Intersection is working toward multicultural ministry in Holland, Michigan.