Local Mission

How an aging church got creative and in faith hired a Hispanic church planter

The Other Way Ministries celebrates 50 years of serving Grand Rapids

What can you do to lend a hand after natural disasters—and when?  Here’s an outline of what’s needed, and how you can be of service in the days, weeks, months, and years after disaster strikes.

South Branch Reformed Church’s youth group helps kids in need celebrate birthdays.

Bogart Memorial, already a multiethnic congregation, is working with RCA Church Multiplication to plant a Hispanic congregation within the church.

Churches are partnering with Fostering Futures NY to help foster families.


A ministry offering community support becomes a pastor’s new mission field. 

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


They come from different cities, and have different gifts and different goals. But thanks to a nonprofit bakery, young women are learning to break down social barriers. 

How alpacas and a warm welcome helped shape a new church’s vision for ministry.