RFC Strategic Plan: RFC 3.0
Riverfront held Vision nights during the Fall, Winter and Early Spring of 2019-20. From those meetings these are the six major themes that we feel will shape us as a church over the next 10 years...
6 MAJOR THEMES from STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS:
1. RACIAL JUSTICE
We are called to be ANTI-RACIST and pursue RACIAL JUSTICE
We are called to the city (Hartford), to be in the marketplace (third space), to be an incarnational church in a specific context, to engage the neighborhood through partnerships and PEACE initiatives: promoting reconciliation, equipping leaders, assisting the poor (economic development, GHIAA, etc), caring for the sick (compassion, recovery, GHIAA advocacy), educating the next generation (focus on next gen ministries, homework clubs, etc etc)
We are called to help people encounter Jesus and become more like Him. Embrace the ancient pathways of spiritual formation and practices, integrate into huddles, provide space for seekers and finders, tools for deconstruction-reconstruction.
4. NEXT GENERATION
We are called to prioritize the NEXT GENERATION by being the church kids want to be at and providing all the same things as we are called to provide adults -- a place of reconciliation, place, spiritual formation, healing, etc.
We are called to be a place of healing from wounds inflicted by the world and even within the church. We have seen this manifest through ministry by and with the LGBTQ community; we see this continuing and growing to embrace a gospel of radical inclusivity for all by providing safe spaces and places for healing, intercession & prayer, development and affirmation of individual gifts and callings, etc.
We are called to reproduce ourselves through the planting and development of new ministries and churches, locally, regionally and globally.
Here are the 7 sermons from that series: click here