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ROYAL RANGERS
is designed to meet the physical, spiritual, mental and social needs of boys and young men ages 5 through 17.

 

Boys meet during the Wednesday night or Life Traning mid-week service which begins at 7:00 PM. The boys meet together as a group called an “outpost”  at the Ranger House located behind our Building C. The outpost is further divided into 5 age groups to better meet the different needs of the boys. We currently have ages 5-12. We do not offer the program for 6-12 grade. 

 

Royal Rangers (ranger kids)Representing kindergarten, first grade, and second grade boys.

This impressionable age group is foundational in providing the background and training for additional participation in the Royal Rangers program. Its challenging and fun advancement system encourages boys to learn utilizing indoor and outdoor activities and games. The weekly lessons and objectives help to reinforce godly principles in their daily lives. In this age group the boys have an opportunity to achieve many advancement pins that can be placed on an awards vest and worn each week as part of the official Royal Rangers uniform.
 

Royal Rangers (discovery rangers)Representing third, fourth, and fifth grade boys.
The Discovery Rangers program features an exciting Premier Advancement System. In this system boys will learn through camping and non-camping activities. An emphasis is placed on learning at their own pace in a merit-based curriculum.
 
 
 
 

Royal RangersThe Value of Royal Rangers

Boys today are under assault. Ongoing cultural changes and the powerful influence of a secular media have created an environment where the path to manhood is no longer clear, and many boys are losing their way.  Dr. James Dobson, nationally-acclaimed family counselor, author, and founder of the Focus on the Family radio program, warns, “Now, more than ever, boys are experiencing a crisis of confidence that reaches deep within their soul”.

According to Dr. Dobson, the statistics are alarming. As compared to girls, boys are:

  • Six time more likely to have learning disabilities
  • Three times more likely to be registered drug addicts
  • Four times more likely to be diagonosed as emotionally disturbed
  • Twelve times more likely to commit murder
  • Five times more likely to commit suicide

 

Boys make up 90% of those in drug treatment programs and 95% of minors involved in juvenile court.  These traumatic experiences shape the kind of men, husbands, and fathers they will become. However, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have the capability to dramatically impact the lives of the next generation and set them on a solid path to becoming the Christlike men and servant leaders they were created to be.

The Royal Rangers program provides an effective means of discipling boys by utilizing direct personal relationships between men and boys, developed around a core of shared interests and experiences. Activity-based ministries are essential to the spiritual development of boys.

David Murrow, author of the book “Why Men Hate Going to Church” writes, “Men and boys are changed by what they experience [together], not necessarily by what they are told”.  However, side-by-side activities alone won’t bring about the transformation of boys into godly manhood. It requires the direct personal involvement of godly men. Robert Lewis, author of “Raising a Modern Day Knight” writes, “Boys become men in the community of men” and John Eldridge writes in “Wild at Heart”, “Masculinity is bestowed. A boy learns who he is and what he’s got from a man, or the company of men. He cannot learn it any other place”.

In order for the Church to fulfill its mission to make disciples of all nations, it’s essential that our boys be mentored by the Church’s community of godly men through an intentional process of growth and discipleship. Royal Rangers provides an excellent tool for engaging the men and boys of our church and community in the ongoing process of building Christlike men.

 

OUR MISSION:

Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future men.  We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.  Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.