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.
We are prepared to take Royal Rangers to a whole new generation of future men, to the iPod generation. The iPod has three characteristics important to its users. These same qualities are reflected in Royal Rangers.
Mechanically, every iPod is the same. It is a robust electronic device designed to deliver high quality music. Royal Rangers is likewise a robust mentoring ministry that shapes future men into godly husbands and fathers and excellent servant leaders in every sphere of life. Royal Rangers is a tool that men and boys, serving together, can use to evangelize their world, equip the next generation of Christlike men, and empower them to become lifelong servant leaders.
Functionally, each iPod is unique, reflecting the user’s choices and preferences in music and media. Royal Rangers is also highly flexible and agile, enabling each outpost to implement our effective discipleship process while reflecting the preferences and practices of its local church leaders to best impact the families in its communities. Royal Rangers provides flexibility in…
An iPod is a device that is highly interconnected with other technologies. In a similar way, Royal Rangers is highly modular and interconnected, a complement to the ministries of any church. Royal Rangers serves as a compliment to other church ministries, such as…
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:
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 disciplining 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 your church and community in the ongoing process of building Christlike men.