4. transforming communities through active compassion, mercy and justice

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He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
— – Micah 6:8

We are burdened for the hurting people in our community and beyond.  We have identifiable pathways for compassion, mercy and justice ministries to take place. Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to see and address the hurts and the causes of hurt in our community and beyond.

RCA Resources

RCA Transformed and Transforming Initiatives 

  • Missional Mosaic  RCA members will be equipped for cultural competency and empowered to live with and speak up for poor, vulnerable, and marginalized people and to advocate for compassionate justice on behalf of children, families, and communities, ensuring that they are able to experience the abundant life that Jesus intended for them. amplify@rca.org
  • Church Multiplication  The RCA will continue to start new churches that further the gospel—reaching the spiritually disconnected, bringing them into a community of authentic relationships, and introducing them to the God of grace who transforms lives and eternities. multiply@rca.org 

Evangelical Covenant Resources




  • Turn Your Church Inside Out: Building a Community for Others, by Walt Kallestad (Augsburg Fortress, 2001)  Kallestad explores how a church can become a mission center—committed to reaching out to others through evangelism and service. He provides ideas and tools to help churches be open to change, innovative, creative, and ready to make a difference in their communities.
  • Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community, by Ed Stetzer and David Putnam (B&H Publishing Group, 2006) Combining studies on theology, ecclesiology and missiology with a vast array of quotes and insights, this book is a very important book for pastors attempting to transition churches from programmatic to missional or for planters seeking to learn the "code" of the culture where they are planting. 

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