RCLI ’18 Commissioning Service

This year marks the Commissioning of RCLI’s 11th Class. The RCLI ’18 Class will be Commissioned Saturday, June 9 at 9:30am. Hosted at Third Church, this event is a special opportunity for the Class to celebrate the completion of the program with their friends and families. Similarly, the Commissioning offers the opportunity for RCLI Alumni […]

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Richmond’s Next Course Recap

Thank you to all the volunteers who decided to MAKE ROOM in their schedules to support our annual Richmond’s Next Course: RCLI’s Progressive Dinner.  Dozens of Alumni served in this capacity, with Jaime Woltz, ’16, serving as the Steering Committee Chair. Guests had the honor of hearing from featured presenters (Patrick Braford, ’11; Heidi Abbott, Esq.; Dr. Kimberly Ridley), visiting special […]

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RCLI ’18 March Session: Immigration

This month, RCLI ’18 Class members experienced the hospitality of local churches and ministries that serve immigrants from all over the world.  These special visits launched their session on “Immigration” and included the Christian Arabic Church, WBTK AM1380 Spanish Language Christian Radio, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and the African Evangelical International Ministry. On Saturday, the whole Class gathered […]

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RCLI ’18 February Session: Education

Now past the half-way point of their experience, RCLI ’18 Class members continue to challenge their perspectives and develop their skills as emerging Christian leaders.  Most recently, the Class explored Education, hosted at Crestwood Presbyterian Church. On Friday, the Class was welcomed by host pastor, Dr. Rob Burns, who talked about the importance of staying […]

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Volunteer Training

“It was such a treat to volunteer and serve the RCLI class of 2018. Much respect to [RCLI staff and volunteers] for all that you do behind the scenes to have things prepared for class participants and guest speakers. Thank you for your level of excellence and commitment to service and leadership. I strongly encourage […]

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RCLI ’18: Business in Society

The RCLI ’18 Class began the new year with its “Business in Society” session.  The Class started out on Friday at The Fahrenheit Group, under the guidance of emcee, Brian Broadway, RCLI board member.  Barrett Clark, ’14 started out the session by talking about the Institution of Business—setting the stage for the remainder of the […]

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RCLI ’18: Neighboring 101

The RCLI ’18 December session was hosted at Huguenot Road Baptist Church and focused on Neighboring 101: how to be a neighbor to people across our communities, including those across the street, across town, across the river, across cultures, across faiths, and across demographic or socio-economic characteristics. Friday evening, Rev. Bob Lee echoed Mordecai’s challenge […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Leithia Williams, ’14

Thank you for your confidence in RCLI and the emerging Christian leaders with which we work.  Because of your generous gifts, alumni like Leithia are actively leading in their personal, professional, and public places of service.  Leithia Williams, RCLI ’14, emerged from RCLI with self-described “openness”—comfortable not knowing what was next, but prepared for the […]

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Celebrating J.G. Carter

“RCLI really was birthed out of a series of friendships in Richmond.  A number of folks were called together to really think about what the city would look like if it reflected God’s heart.  What evolved out of that was a group of people who felt called by the Lord to develop a leadership training […]

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RCLI ’18: The Role of the Family

“The Family is . . . .”  This prompt is where the RCLI ’18 Class began its November session, hosted at House of Prayer (Chesterfield). First individually and then in small groups, Class members articulated their understanding of the family.  Throughout the ensuing hours of the weekend together, presenters and discussions built upon key scriptures that helped […]

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