Stewardship at River Road Church

Stewardship in Action

The Stewardship Committee began a new educational initiative entitled Stewardship in Action, sharing the meaningful ways your giving to River Road Church makes a difference within and outside these church walls.

The Prison Ministry is led by a group of volunteers from RRCB. The team partners with a number of local and statewide organizations to support inmates, their families, and those recently-released. Monthly, the Prison Ministry team visits and volunteers a unit of adolescent boys at Bon Air Juvenile Correction Center (BAJCC), lending their time, listening ears, and hearts in fellowship with these young men.

Micah Initiative is a partnership of faith communities and Richmond Public Elementary Schools that mentors, tutors, and volunteers through its vibrant network of more than 100 faith communities in 23 schools so that every child believes, “I can achieve.” RRCB volunteers at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, helping in classrooms, assisting with special events and projects, and fulfilling mission collections for special needs.

The Fellowship Fund is sustained by the contributions of the congregation as well as through special gifts from boards, committees, and special events. The fund is used to assist those in need both in the River Road Church family as well as the community in the Richmond metro area. Gifts are welcome, encouraged, and necessary in all seasons of the year.

Rise Against Hunger is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies. Annually, our church’s goal is to host two meal-packing events, one in the spring and one in the fall. These events are churchwide and community outreach mission projects.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship represents our denominational identity on a national and international scale. CBF provides a network for churches and ministers that work together to spread the hope of Christ. CBF was formed 30 years ago, and our church, under the leadership of Dr. Jim Slatton, was part of its inception. Dr. Cecil Sherman, beloved RRCB member and interim pastor, was the first Executive Director. In addition to our support of CBF’s global reach, we also give annually to local CBF affiliates, CBF of Virginia and LUCHA Ministries in Fredericksburg, VA (CBF Field Personnel).

The Children’s Ministry at River Road Church helps children grow in their faith from infants through fifth grade. Our ministry educates children through Bible study, Sunday school classes, missions, Vacation Bible School, Passport Kids Camp, and recreation. We are able to offer many of our activities for little to no cost due to the generosity of our congregation. In addition, the nurturing of our beautiful church building and campus allow our ministry to flourish.

The Baptist General Association of Virginia represents our denominational identity as Virginia Baptists. It fulfills its mission through numerous ministries including church planting, church leadership development, missions partnerships with other Baptist entities around the world, disaster relief, pastor search aids, Sunday school training, music ministry assistance, programs for children, youth and senior adults, campus ministries, operations of a camp and a conference center.

Feed More is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization. Our annual donation to Feed More is one of the many ways our church is seeking to address hunger in the Richmond area. 

Meals on Wheels brings meals to people’s doorsteps who are in need. Volunteers from the Friendship Class and Board of Missions donate their time to fulfill two to three delivery routes per month.