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.

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.