United States

RCA churches and church-related organizations are faithful witnesses of Christ's love, reaching out to people in their communities through food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, vacation Bible school, programs for seniors, after-school programs, and much more.

Deacons often coordinate the local outreach ministries that help churches make a difference in their own neighborhoods. Many of these ministries have grown out of the RCA's support for urban ministries.

Because a tremendous number of recent immigrants have "brought the world to our doorstep," the Reformed Church in America also reaches out to people cross-culturally throughout the United States.

Brian & Elizabeth Bruxvoort

As a pilot, mechanic, and chief pilot for the Mission Aviation Repair Center (MARC), Brian Bruxvoort helps make evangelization and church ministry possible in Alaska's remote villages. He transports pastors to and from their congregations; brings missionaries, students receiving mission training, and work teams to their mission sites; flies children to Bible camps; and helps maintain MARC's airplanes. He also connects people with the goods or services they need and helps Alaskan Christians feel connected to the rest of the body of Christ.

Barry & Terryl Bruce

Barry and Terryl Bruce founded The Way Out Ministries in 1984 to reach the people of Hawaiian Gardens, a small urban area in Los Angeles County. Many of Hawaiian Gardens' families live below the national poverty level, and many young people turn to gangs for acceptance.