Local Missional Engagement: Get Involved

Is local mission a passion of your congregation? We have several ways to get involved:

Consider joining a learning community focused on local mission. A learning community is a group of people from several congregations who meet together over a period of one to two years to learn, practice, and hold one another accountable for purposeful engagement in local mission. Each congregation is invited to send a pastor and three to five lay leaders to participate.

We also offer leadership cohorts focused on local mission. Leadership cohorts are similar in focus and process to learning communities, but are generally smaller groups for pastors only.  

Not sure how best to engage? The RCA’s Local Missional Engagement team is available for consultation to determine a good fit for your congregation and ministry context.  

To learn more, contact Eliza Bast, coordinator for Local Missional Engagement: ebast@rca.org or (616) 541-0849.

Stories about Local Missional Engagement

Leo Didn’t See This Coming

Just before Christmas, several Muslims hosted a special after-worship coffee hour at First Reformed Church of Scotia. It was their way to say thank you. 

This Pastor Invites His Instagram Followers to Coffee

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

Bringing Oakland Together

Oakland, California, is a city divided. Oakland City Church (RCA) is working to change that.  

Church commits to 10,000 points of impact

Bethany Reformed Church is encouraging its 400 members to have impact for Christ in the places where they already spend time: work, school, their neighborhoods.

Caring for New Mothers in Need

Kinderhook Reformed Church provides baby clothing for low-income mothers who deliver at the local hospital.