Reformed Church in America – “Transformed and Transforming”
The Reformed Church in America is committed to being “Transformed and Transforming” – raising up young leaders with a passion to bring hope and healing to a hurting world; becoming more like Jesus as we learn to love God and our neighbors; and making the world a better place by getting our hands dirty and our feet on the ground.
Luminex is the mission arm of the RCA Great Lakes Region. Our aim is to develop leaders into the disciples and disciple makers that Jesus commissioned them to be. These are the leaders who will multiply the church and strengthen the body of Christ for mission in the world.
According to Ed Stetzer and Thom S. Rainer, the authors of Transformational Church, “Too often we’ve highlighted the negative realities of the declining American church but missed the opportunity to magnify the God of hope and transformation.” Based on the most comprehensive study of its kind, Transformational Church takes us to the thriving congregations where changing lives is the norm. The Transformational Church Assessment Tool (TCAT) is perhaps the best church assessment tool of its kind, and provides churches with the ability to assess the health of the congregation, celebrate areas of strength, and address areas of concern. If you are part of the Reformed Church in America and have an interest in collaborating with other RCA churches who are pursuing Transformational Church, contact Andy Bossardet, RCA Coordinator for Equipping Thriving Congregations.
Organic Outreach Ministries International
“Organic Outreach” is about living the kind of life that naturally draws people to Jesus. It involves speaking the kinds of words that you use in ordinary conversations and that reveal the presence of a loving God. It means loving people in a way that is genuine. Organic outreach is all about sharing our faith in a way that is authentic, real, and feels natural to the people around us. I am thankful to Kevin G. Harney, visionary leader for Organic Outreach Ministries International, for giving us a site filled with training videos and other resources that help people and churches grow in their outreach.