Our approach to leadership is collaborative at every level. We believe in the priesthood of all believers and that everyone is called to be a minister. We seek to develop and empower leaders who own our purpose and core values. We can provide coaching on identifying, recruiting, and training potential leaders who will become vision carriers.
Our team-teaching approach currently incorporates ten different communicators between our two campuses. We host yearly communicator retreats and periodic cohorts designed to grow our skills as communicators. We can provide you with all of the content we have covered over the years so that you can begin to develop a teaching team to help you shoulder the load in your context. It would be our honor to help fill in for you when you are on vacation or need a break from the weekly preaching responsibility. We value the voice of many and intentionally empower both men and women to speak into the RCC family. In addition to providing preaching respite for pastors, we also desire to help provide worship leaders with coverage so they can rest. We have a wide range of worship leaders who could come and lead for a weekend.
Many years ago, we began an intentional environment we call Deep, where we invest in younger leaders to help them prepare for the work of the ministry - in whatever marketplace or church context the Lord would lead them into. It's a nine-month leadership development group that explores the leadership intangibles needed to thrive as a spiritual leader, no matter the context. We can provide you with a comprehensive approach to developing a leadership pipeline that has been effective for over ten years. It will help you answer the question, "Where is the next generation of deep people going to come from?" You will invest in them and build them yourself - and we would love to help you! You can see where your future staff, board, key leaders, etc. will come from. It will take time, but the investment is well worth it.
Riverside has been through a Lead Pastor succession plan. For those who would benefit from that knowledge and experience, we can provide wisdom and coaching to assist you in making those plans and executing a healthy transition in your senior leadership.
Long-term stability and strengths-based staffing are keys to fostering a healthy church culture. Building a great team in an ever-changing world requires an intentional process of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding. We can provide a method (including ten assessments we use) and our Seven-C's Grid for evaluating new potential leaders. We can share our staff values to help you shape your own, and we can help you develop a biannual staff experience to help you keep everyone on the same page so that you don't fall prey to mission drift.