Chapter 3 of the Royal Rangers Leader Manual defines the program as “a mentoring ministry for future men, providing 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.”
Royal Rangers is an activity-based, small-group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12. We provide a diverse program of fun activities, specifically designed to meet the unique needs and interests of boys. Boys participate in weekly small group meetings and activities under the leadership of adult men and women who are specifically trained to deliver the adventure that is Royal Rangers.
Each age group follows a program of activities and advancement unique to that group. The advancement system provides recognition to boys for their growth and accomplishments while developing valuable skills and the confidence to succeed.
The Royal Rangers program seeks to develop the total boy according to the pattern laid out by Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. The ideals of Royal Rangers are exemplified in our pledge, code, motto, and the points of the Royal Rangers emblem.
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.
ROYAL RANGERS CODE
A Royal Ranger is Alert, Clean, Honest, Courageous, Loyal, Courteous, Obedient, and Spiritual.
ROYAL RANGERS MOTTO
Meaning of motto: Ready for anything. Ready to work, play, serve, worship, live, and obey God’s word.
POINTS OF THE EMBLEM
The four GOLD points represent the four ways a boy grows – Mentally, Physically, Spiritually, Socially
The four RED points represent the four core beliefs of the Church – Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, Second Coming
The eight BLUE points represent the eight points of the Royal Rangers Code – Alert, Clean, Honest, Courageous, Loyal, Courteous, Obedient, and Spiritual
OUR SEVEN METHODS
Royal Rangers reflects five core attributes that are represented collectively in everything we do:
FRIENDSHIP: 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.
ACTIVITIES: 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.
IDENTITY: 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.
ACHIEVEMENT: 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.”
DISCIPLESHIP: 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.
LEADERSHIP: 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.
SERVICE: 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.
Additional information about the program can be found at RoyalRangers.com.