What are the issues you’re passionate about? In 2019 and beyond, For Richmond will take a laser focused approach to the multifaceted issue of foster care but we’re also gearing up for a focus on public education. As we build capacity and identify leaders, there is no limit to what we can do together.
Relational unity leads to operational unity, which is why our foundation is built on a geographic and issue-specific networks of Christian leaders. We begin with Pastor Networks which consist of senior church leaders because connecting the Body of Christ in Metro Richmond must start there.
For Richmond hosts a variety of gatherings and events throughout the year that connect and equip leaders for collaborative action. Learn more about past events and see what’s coming up next!
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For Richmond leaders Corey Widmer of Third Church and David M. Bailey of Arrabon invite metro Richmond churches to participate in a Moment of Lament on Nov. 17, 2019 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans arriving in the American colonies. Click through for details!
The RPS Office of Community Engagement has asked For Richmond to invite all churches, ministries and faith-based nonprofits currently volunteering in Richmond Public Schools to an important meeting to discuss next steps for involvement. The meeting is also open to those who are interested in learning about how they can get involved for the first time, including those in the surrounding counties.
Our friends in the Office of Engagement at Richmond Public Schools are inviting church groups and individuals to take part in RPS Shines 2019, the second annual summer effort to beautify schools before students return in the fall. Read on for all the ways you can get involved and be “For Richmond.”
In 2017 and 2018, the Barna Group conducted extensive research on 131 U.S. Cities, including Metro Richmond, that provides important insight into the spiritual health of our community. This research includes where we are with both our public and private faith and has implications for the work of For Richmond as we seek to connect and equip Christian leaders to collaborate around the deep needs of our region.
We're grateful for all the pastors and other Christian leaders who came out to hear from Jason Kamras, Superintendent of Richmond Public Schools, in January. It was great to hear his vision for the schools and engage in a dialogue about how churches can partner to achieve that vision.
Have you wondered what For Richmond means when we talk about unity? If you haven’t looked at the book of John, Chapter 17 in a while, that’s a great place to start out. In this chapter, we have Jesus’ final prayer before he dies. He knows that he’s about to die, so in his final hours, what was Jesus talking about?