Local Mission

Pastors of churches in Orange Classis gathered at Meadow Hill Reformed Church last November and boarded a Habitat for Humanity bus.

From modern jazz to horror movies, church reaches neighborhood through performance series

Christianity is a hard sell in Collingswood, a borough 10 minutes outside Philadelphia.

Creative outreach by a vibrant black congregation in Paterson, New Jersey, is having great results.

For a number of people in Lyon County, Iowa, engaging in Christ's kingdom mission has become an ecumenical effort to care for the less fortunate in their area.

Thanks to one woman's response to God's calling, thousands of school kids in West Michigan no longer go hungry on the weekend.

A new Hispanic ministry has given a daycare center a fresh start, and its leaders hope the center will become a model for sustainable ministry for churches in low-income communities.

In Fresno, California, there’s a place where troubled teens can go to get their lives and their family relationships back on track. It’s a place where they find love, understanding, and hope for the future.

Visitors to New York Harbor often gaze at the Emma Lazarus quote “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” that is engraved on the Statue of Liberty. But to see these words put into action, these tourists should find their way to Des Moines, Iowa, where the Meredith Drive Reformed Church has been serving recent arrivals for several years.

“The youth in our community really have no place to call a safe haven,” says Patricia Sealy, pastor of Mott Haven Reformed Church in the Bronx, New York. “It’s been a burning desire of mine to have that happen again at our church.”