What is Royal Rangers?
The Royal Rangers program is an activity-based, small group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12. Our mission is to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.
We affirm the male hands-on, interactive learning style by featuring an intentional discipleship journey for boys and young men based on their unique design, needs and interests. Every meeting, outing or service activity is designed to encourage boys and young men in their walk with God.
To learn how to enroll your son into Royal Rangers contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal Rangers program utilizes seven methods to guide boys on their journey to Christlike manhood:
Building healthy, Christ-centered relationships among men and boys
Men and boys build relationships side by side as they do fun things together. In Royal Rangers, boys have the opportunity to develop lasting, healthy relationships with other boys as well as men of multiple generations.
Bringing men and boys together around a variety of activities that provide something for every boy
Boys today have a variety of interest – sports, technology, outdoor activities, trade skills, arts, and more.
The Royal Rangers ministry features a vast collection of resources to support these diverse interests.
Outpost leaders are encouraged to plan a wide range of activities to appeal to the many interests of today’s boy.
Inviting boys to connect and belong to a community of Christlike men
Every boy needs to know he is significant and has a valuable role to play in something big and important.
The various uniforms worn by Royal Rangers men and boys serve to identify them as a part of a worldwide organization that is building the kingdom of God in the hearts and minds of men and boys all around the world.
Providing every boy with a pathway for growth and recognition
The Royal Rangers advancement system provides a systematic discipleship & leadership development process that provides boys with a roadmap to Christlike manhood. Through a combination of Bible studies, leadership lessons, and skill development boys develop a complete image of manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in Luke 2:52 where “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Growing boys into Christlike manhood through a systematic, guy-specific discipleship process
The Royal Rangers program provides boys with a picture of Christlike manhood and process for pursuing it – a lifelong effort that requires endurance, patience, and persistence.
Developing servant leadership and personal growth within a small group environment
The Royal Rangers program provides boys with opportunities to learn leadership skills and practice them in a small group setting. As they get older, boys play an increasing role in planning and leading the activities of their group.
Engaging boys in service to God, their family, church, and community
Service to others is a central part of the Christian faith. Therefore, any effort to help boys grow into healthy Christian men must include regular opportunities for serving others. Royal Rangers outposts are regularly engaged in activities that service their communities as they seek to make the world a better place.
Our Mentoring Process
The Royal Rangers program is built on the premise that learning should be fun and interactive. Learning in Royal Rangers therefore follows a “hear-see-do-teach” mentoring process where boys hear instruction on a topic, sees the skill demonstrated, and are given the opportunity to do it themselves. Then, as their skills improve, they are given the opportunity to teach others, further developing their own understanding of the material.
The Ideals of Royal Rangers
The ideals of Royal Rangers represent the core principles by which we are defined. Our ideals are reflected in our pledge, code, motto, and the points of our emblem.
The Royal Rangers Pledge
“With God’s help, I will do my best to serve God, my church, and my fellowman; to live by the Ranger Code; to make the Golden Rule my daily rule.”
The Royal Rangers Code
A Royal Ranger is:
ALERT – He is mentally, physically, and spiritually alert.
CLEAN – He is clean in body, mind, and speech.
HONEST – He does not lie, cheat, or steal.
COURAGEOUS – He is brave in spite of danger, criticism, or threats.
LOYAL – He is faithful to his church, family, outpost, and friends.
COURTEOUS – He is polite, kind, and thoughtful.
OBEDIENT – He obeys his parents, leaders, and those in authority.
SPIRITUAL – He prays, reads the Bible, and witnesses.
The Royal Rangers Motto
“Ready” – Meaning of Motto: Ready for anything! Ready to work, play, serve, worship, live, and obey God’s Word.
The Golden Rule
“In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12 NIV).