#LeadersWhoFollow 2017

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 and application of Christian leadership practices in our personal, professional, and public lives. The talks will be followed by […]

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For those of Christ, where do your next-step actions come from?

The Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI) recognizes five characteristics of Christian leadership practices.  In the wake of the deplorable scenes in Charlottesville this past weekend and other injustices that surround us, you may wonder, “What should I do?”  Well when devising your response and next-step actions, check them against these five important characteristics. CHECKLIST I […]

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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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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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