Local Mission

Inviting Instagram followers to coffee is just one of the ways Steve Germoso reaches out to his changing community.

Story image: 

When school is closed for teachers’ professional activity days, students come to First Reformed Church for a day of fun and learning.

Story image: 

Churches in Passaic Valley Classis have found a variety of ways to support refugees.

Story image: 

Maplewood Reformed Church beefs up its mentoring program for neighborhood kids—in part because of the transformation the congregation experienced through the Ridder: Churches Learning Change process.

Story image: 

Hidden beneath the city for more than 150 years, a burial ground for Harlem’s earliest black residents is rewriting New York history.

Story image: 

At a time when community meant everything to Roger and Michele Bird, they left their 3,000-square-foot home and are building a house a third the size. Go figure.

Story image: 

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.

Story image: 

Jacob’s Well interns are more than baristas. They’re helping Bellevue Reformed meet its neighbors.

Story image: 

Trying to meet the immediate needs of the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey was a daunting task, but three RCA churches in the immediate vicinity were up for the challenge.

Story image: 

Ashley Stad works with youth as part of Athabasca Reformed Congregation’s ministry among the indigenous people of Calling Lake.

Story image: