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

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

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

 

Loving The Neighbors

Getting to know people and caring about the issues that impact them is incredibly powerful kingdom work. 

Church Overcomes Assumptions about Homelessness

A weekly ministry in South Florida offers hospitality each Saturday to 75 to 100 persons without homes. But it also ministers to the volunteers who find that their own lives have changed as a result.

A New Playground for Schoharie

After Hurricane Irene decimated the area’s only playground, Schoharie Reformed built a new one.

Super-love for the City

It’s Wednesday night, and artist Michael Moss is at an easel. His pencil strokes bring life to the page—a fist, a muscled arm, a cape.