To Jess Shults it was a matter of laying a solid foundation. She and her congregation found it through Ridder Church Renewal, and now members are living out their faith in personal discipleship and church mission.
A foundational shift in the way their church is governed has breathed new life into a congregation in Iowa. Now leaders are responding much more effectively to people’s needs, both within and beyond the church walls.
Regional staff are working to align classes and congregations with the RCA’s new 15-year goal, Transformed & Transforming, using a ministry framework that is already familiar to them. It’s an attempt to capture the essence of Transformed & Transforming while serving the vision, mission, and values of the Far West Region.
In the core city of Los Angeles, church planting is under way to transform neighborhoods. The men and women being trained to lead these new churches grew up in and live in the neighborhoods they serve. And that’s why they’re effective.