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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Event: The Intersection of Faith and Public Office

Thanks to everyone who came out to RCLI’s event, The Intersection of Faith and Public Office! The night was a great success. Hosted at Hill City Church, this event featured keynote speaker, Mark Earley, Sr.  As former Attorney General, Mark was able to share a variety of insights and challenging thoughts on what it means […]

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RCLI ’17 Opening Retreat

RCLI kicked off its 10TH annual Class with an Opening Retreat, September 16-18. On Saturday, the Class members heard from Rev. Ben Campbell—author of one of their summer reading books—regarding the history of Richmond. Later, Wendy McCaig taught the class about Asset-Based Community Development, and how Embrace Richmond is working to transform a number of communities. […]

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Guest Post: The Gospel at Work

Will Phillips is a member of the RCLI ’16 Class, a business owner, and a passionate, intentional leader.  After hearing author and leader, Sebastian Traegar speak on the subject of faith and work, Will joined Sebastian’s efforts to host a conference in connection with Sebastian’s book. The Gospel at Work conference will be held at Redemption […]

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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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Now Accepting: Alumni Council Applications

Alumni Council Members are instrumental in shaping and implementing activities designed to advance alumni service to the region in Jesus’ name.  Each member is elected by the RCLI Board of Directors and serves a two-year renewable term. The mission of the Alumni Council is, “To connect, inform, and activate alumni to proactively effect positive community […]

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Guest Post: Conversations on Faith and Business

Join RCLI Alumni and members of the current Class for a breakfast and discussion on faith and work in the business world.  Sebastian Traeger, Chief Operating Officer at the International Mission Board, former tech entrepreneur, and author of The Gospel At Work, will offer remarks on how God can use our work in the private sector to […]

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