Richmond Justice Center: REAL and JfL Programs

RCLI has been honored to welcome Dr. Sarah Scarbrough (Internal Program Director, Richmond City’s Sheriff Office) as a presenter for the past two years.  Sarah has presented at RCLI’s session on “The Role of the Family,” concerning a program she developed alongside Sheriff C.T. Woody.  In fact, the new jail facility (Richmond City Justice Center) […]

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Final Alumni Council Meeting

The RCLI Board of Directors continues to advance the organization in line with its strategic direction: strengthening its annual CLASS program; championing Christian leadership practices more broadly across the COMMUNITY; enhancing the support of ALUMNI engagement with the region; and all the while ensuring effective OPERATIONS are in place to sustain it all. Each of […]

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Powered by Purpose: Leadercast 2017

We were excited to again join as a sponsor with The Computer Solution Company (TSCS) in staging the Richmond simulcast of “Leadercast 2017.”  Graciously hosted at Parkway Baptist Church, the theme of this year’s event was “Powered by Purpose.”  What does it mean to be powered by purpose? To be part of a purpose-driven organization?  To recognize that […]

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Bless RVA: Christian Leadership Prayer Breakfast

“Prayer is an amazing relationship dynamic of intentional trust, of absolute dependency and a wellspring of thanksgiving. Prayer ushers us into a personal surrender to the greatness of God while giving us access to His infinite grace. God’s grace is our deep desire and joy.” (BlessRVA.com) Bless RVA held its annual Christian Leaders Prayer breakfast […]

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RCLI ’17 Session: Land Use

The final RCLI ’17 “content” session of the year was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in the East End, addressing the topic of Land Use.  Jennifer Parham (’08) served as session emcee and helped Class members grow their interest in and understanding of the topic. Throughout the weekend, they heard from insightful presenters (including […]

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Not Unfit, Unfortunate

Alumni Breakfast with Reggie Gordon   In response to feedback from an Alumni Survey conducted last fall, RCLI’s Alumni Council planned an Alumni Breakfast with Reggie Gordon, Director of the City’s Office of Community Wealth Building.  So on April 5th, RCLI Alumni gathered at Ellwood Thompson’s Beet Cafe, to hear about the office’s challenges and […]

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Richmond’s Next Course: RCLI’s Progressive Dinner

The Power of 10 was on display during our Richmond’s Next Course: RCLI’s Progressive Dinner!  RCLI annually organizes this event not only as a fundraiser, but also as a unique evening that celebrates God’s work across our region, tells a bit of the RCLI story, and attracts a diverse representation of the church at Richmond. Our […]

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RCLI ’16 Commissioning

The RCLI ’16 Class concluded the year with its Commissioning Service on June 11th. One of the final steps for each Class member in advance of the Commissioning is to write a letter to his/her pastor, reflecting on the RCLI experience. This not only enables Class members to succinctly process their experiences, but also creates […]

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Learn about Serving on a Nonprofit Board

Ever wonder how to join a Board of Directors?  Curious about what effective Board service looks like?  What information should you review or  what questions should you ask to avoid any pitfalls? RCLI and the Alumni Council are dedicated to helping Alumni lead in “public places of service” throughout the region—including through participation on a […]

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Why Alumni?

By: Caitlin Figura, ’12, Alumni Council Chair I remember being somewhat frenetic during my interviews for RCLI. I was just weeks away from marrying my husband, feeling scattered and stretched by all the preparations and impending life changes. I saw RCLI as this experience I would pursue once I was “settled…” you know, four-months-into-marriage settled. […]

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