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 faithful to Jesus to see the miracles happen. Dr. Marcus Newsome then offered the Class a Biblical grounding for the weekend, as he talked about living out his faith in his roles as superintendent of Chesterfield schools and, now, Petersburg schools.

On Saturday, the Class heard from Smart Beginnings’ Jacque Hale about the importance of Early Childhood Development.  She was followed by Dr. Thad Williamson presenting on the city’s Education Compact.

After lunch, a panel of educators discussed different schooling options available in the region: Stacy Hawkins Adams (independent/private school), Rev. Lisa Johnson (public school), Michael Kelleher (religious school), and Jennifer Morgan (homeschool).  Finally, Annie Campbell shared a variety of stories, emphasizing the importance of relationship and truth telling.

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