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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#LeadersWhoFollow 2017

[This event was unfortunately postponed, as the facility was without heat.  It has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 20.] In early 2018, under the direction of its Community Team, RCLI will present #LeadersWhoFollow (#LWF).  #LWF is a forward-thinking and thought-provoking experience that will feature five (5) carefully-prepared, short 8-minute talks (think Tedx) on the exploration […]

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RCLI ’18: A Framework for Christian Leadership

How do you hear from God?  Why is it important to write your story?  These were the leading questions for the RCLI ’18 Class as it gathered last month for its session officially titled “A Framework for Christian Leadership,” hosted at New Canaan International Church.  This session specifically focused on setting up a leadership plan […]

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RCLI Family Reunion

Ten years of Classes meant it was time to celebrate!  RCLI’s first-ever Family Reunion was held last month on the property of Community West Church.  It attracted members of every Class; featured music, games and fun; and strengthened the network of our nearly 300 Alumni.  If you missed it, you’ll get another shot next year. […]

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RCLI ’18 Opening Retreat

And they’re off!  The RCLI ’18 Class launched last week with its two-night opening retreat hosted at Richmond Hill. These 30 emerging Christian leaders hail from 16 churches, represent an array of professions, and are drawn from across the region.  Their initial gathering was full of energy, witnessed relationships forming, and incorporated challenging information from […]

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Alumni Summer Stories: July Recap

This summer, RCLI has been excited to host a series of interviews with Alumni, focused on their redemption stories and how those experiences have influenced their Christian Leadership practices.   During the month of July, RCLI interviewed Andreas Addison, ’13, Erik DeVriendt, ’08, JG Gordon, ’17, Nicole Mason, ’15, and Christy Shingleton, ’11 . Obviously, each […]

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Honoring Our Board Members

With the close of our 2017 Fiscal year on June 30th, we recognize the faithful service of Shunda Giles, ’09, Gwen Corley Creighton, H ’13,  Brannon Howle, ’10, and David Clarke as they conclude their Board service.  Combined, these four members have 25 years of service on the RCLI Board. Shunda Giles, ’09 is the current […]

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RCLI ’17 Commissioning

The RCLI ’17 Class year came to a close, at the June 10 Commissioning Service attended by Class members and their friends and families, volunteers, Alumni, and other RCLI friends.  Allan-Charles Chipman, selected by his Classmates to offer reflections on their year, remarked on the need for and call to crucifixion . . . in […]

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