05 Dec Royal Rangers Teach & Keep Boys for Christ
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By Steve Steffle, Head of Royal Rangers
When Royal Rangers started in 1962, the vision was to Reach, Teach and Keep Boys for Christ. The vision statement has been updated to become more descriptive. We desire to Evangelize, Equip and Empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. We are a mentoring ministry developing the whole boy for Jesus.
Royal Rangers provides opportunities for boys and young men to see leaders modeling behaviors that reflect the character, kindness and zest for life that Jesus showed. Leaders live out the command to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) Royal Rangers learn to be servant leaders as they take responsibility for organizing and conducting meetings and events under the guidance of men. They learn to participate in whole church ministry through missions or evangelistic outreaches to the community. They learn to be team players and partners by supporting children’s church, their youth group or worship team.
Some of these lessons are taught in meeting rooms and some are developed outside the walls of the church. The PennDel Network is blessed to have a camp where Royal Ranger boys and young men can learn life lessons, skills, responsibility, develop lifelong friendships and respond to altar calls at council fires for salvation, in filling of the Holy Spirit and calls to ministry.
Part of our vision is to develop Camp Berry in order to provide more opportunities for training camps, fun activities and, most importantly, a place to hear God’s Word preached. Part of that vision is coming to fruition as construction on a shower house has started. Young men and boys will gain ownership and a sense of satisfaction by joining in completing this project before the 2020 District Powwow.