PUBLICATIONS MANAGER: Doug Marsh EDITOR IN CHIEF: Ben Picton TECHNICAL EDITOR: Sandra Blanchard DESIGN: IFLE Creative Royal Rangers National Staff ASSISTANT GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT: Alton Garrison SR. DIRECTOR - CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES: Mark Entzminger NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Doug Marsh ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR: Jim Allen TRAINING COORDINATOR: Steve Schultz PROGRAMS COORDINATOR: John Hicks RESOURCE & LOGISTICS COORDINATOR: JR Whinery COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Ben Picton ADMINISTRATI VE COORDINATOR TO NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Sandra Blanchard TRAINING ASSISTANT: Beverly Ayers MEDALS & CHARTERING COORDINATOR: Amanda Lloyd CAMP MANAGERS: Roger & Barbara Heppner National Council Officers NATIONAL COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Jim Barger NATIONAL COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT: Les Barr NATIONAL COUNCIL SECRETARY: Harry Hunt Royal Rangers International INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR: Doug Marsh SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR: David Jenkins ADMINISTRATIVE COODINATOR TO RRI DIRECTOR: Beth Kinney Additional National Officers FRONTIERSMEN CAMPING FELLOWSHIP PRESIDENT: Paul Walters FRONTIERSMEN CAMPING FELLOWSHIP PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Fred Deaver RR ALUMNI PRESIDENT: Ronnie Franklin NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS COORDINATOR: Shad Arnold LEGACY & PARTNERSHIP DIRECTOR: Shad Arnold Regional Coordinators GREAT LAKES: Jim Barger GULF: David North NORTH CENTRAL: Rick Scott NORTHEAST: Dwight Walters NORTHWEST: Dave Franklin SOUTH Central: Jonathan Trower SOUTHEAST: Les Barr SOUTHWEST: Mike Laliberty LEAD 2012 NATIONAL CONFERENCE GUIDE is published annually by Royal Rangers; 1445 N. Boonville Ave.; Springfield, MO 65802-1894. The Royal Rangers clubs’ names, logos, emblems, and artwork are registered trademarks or copyright protected properties. ©2012 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 North Boonville Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65802. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited. Printed in USA. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.
Table of Contents Welcome Greetings 7......General Overview 10......Ladies activities 11......Map 12......Schedule 14......Speakers 16......National staff and executive committee
18......Thursday 19......Friday 20......Saturday
General Sessions 32......Session 1 34......Session 2 44......Sessions 3 48......Functional Breakaways 49......Regional Breakaways
Ministry Status Reports
50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm in the Enterprise Ballroom. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Guests include former national director Rich Mariott and Juanita Barnes, wife of the founder of Royal Rangers, the late Johnnie Barnes. Dr. Jim Bradford, General Secretary of the Assemblies of God will be the evening speaker. Tickets may still be available at the registration desk or at the National Office location in the Doolin room.
Power Lunch: Thursday, March 15, 12:15 – 1:15pm
Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with Dr. Elmore for lunch on Thursday, March 15, at LEAD2012. Space is limited to the first 15 people who register. Tickets are $100 each and include an autographed copy of Elmore’s book, Generation iY.
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Love Encourage Accomplish Develop 2012 – Golden Anniversary Welcome to LEAD2012. Thank you for attending so faithfully. I hope you have prepared your arrival with prayer that you will be informed, inspired and challenged. And I hope you are ready to celebrate! God has been so good to Royal Rangers over these past 50 years. Here’s what is in store for you at LEAD2012: • • • • • • •
Tim Elmore will challenge us to raise-up next generation leaders Kick off our 50th anniversary celebration in grand style Thursday evening Preview Camporama and get the latest information Enjoy interactive workshops on a variety of relevant topics Get national updates and important marketing tips Receive encouragement and ideas from other Rangers leaders And most importantly, refreshment from the Word
Our theme comes from 1 Samuel 7:12-13. The prophet builds a monument, calls it Ebenezer (Our Rock of Help), and says, “Thus far the Lord has helped us!” From that time forward, the men of Israel were victorious because God’s hand was upon them. From these verses, we learn this: It is appropriate to meet here to gather strength by expressing our humble gratitude to the Lord for His blessings during these 50 years and to expectantly prepare ourselves for what He has in store for us—“to influence more boys and young men than ever, more effectively than ever!” Thank you for attending LEAD2012. If I, a member of the national team, or the Executive Committee can assist you, we are eager to do so. Welcome!
Doug Marsh, National Director
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Greetings in the Lord!
Choice Christian greetings!
It is my sincere privilege to welcome you to LEAD2012 in Dallas, Texas!
We are glad you are here for LEAD2012 in beautiful Dallas, Texas. This exciting and informative event will challenge you to be the leader you have been called to be. The conference scripture (1 Samuel 7:12-13) tells us that the prophet Samuel built a monument and called it Ebenezer because the Lord had helped the Israelites! The Royal Rangers ministry has long been a powerful tool for building boys into Christlike manhood.
As Royal Rangers celebrates its 50th anniversary, the future is truly bright, and it is an exciting time to be a part of all that God is doing in the hearts of men and boys through this great ministry. The conference Scripture of 1 Samuel 7:12-13 tells of the time when Samuel built a monument and named it Ebenezer. It was built so the people would remember how much God had helped them. This is the year we erect our Ebenezer as we remember the legacy that has made Royal Rangers the premier mentoring ministry for boys and young men in America. Not only will we remember the past glory of Royal Rangers but we will also look toward its bright future. You hold a strategic role in that future because you are key in growing boys and young men into true Christlike manhood. Through your ongoing efforts, under the leading of the Spirit, you are transforming the next generation into powerful men of God who will boldly accept their roles as much-needed husbands, fathers, and leaders in our churches and communities. I thank you for your commitment to this purpose through Royal Rangers. Never before have the opportunities been greater to impact the next generation for Christ!
We celebrate our Ebenezer, our first 50 years of Royal Rangers, because the Lord has helped us reach millions of young men. We honor our past and the legacy of our founding leaders like Rev. Johnnie Barnes, but we look to our future, which has never been brighter for this great ministry. In recent days the national Royal Rangers leadership team has made great efforts to remind us that our ministry is centered in building relationships with boys so they will grow into Christlike men. Your role and support in this process have been and continue to be key factors in the ongoing success of Royal Rangers, and I trust that the information you hear and the inspiration you receive at this conference will equip you for continued success in your leadership role. May God richly bless you as you continue to partner with leaders across the country and around the world to transform the next generation for Christ through the ministry of Royal Rangers! Yours for the harvest,
George O. Wood General Superintendent
L. Alton Garrison Assistant General Superintendent Executive Director of Church Ministries and Discipleship
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Dear friends, Greetings in Jesus’ name! How exciting to be here with you as we look forward to the events of the week and beyond that to Camporama 2012 and the celebration of 50 years of ministry to boys. Our theme this year is taken from 1 Samuel 7:12, “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the LORD has helped us.’” Memorials are important, but they are never meant to be an easy chair upon which we rest. Our past has gotten us to where we are today: the past is the past, and the future lies ahead. Jesus has not returned as yet—or if He has, we missed it—so our work is before us. Royal Rangers is at the very forefront of the battle for the youth of the world. We are in the best shape we’ve ever been in, transition time is over, and it’s D-Day. It’s time to fight! You are leading a huge part of a vast army. I think you will be blessed and challenged by the agenda this year, it’s been designed to better equip you to evangelize, equip, and empower boys and young men. You’ll not want to miss a single session. Take time to get to know some new folk again this year. You old timers, look for someone who’s here for the first time and take them under your wing. If I can do anything for you, call on me. Blessings,
Jim Barger President National Royal Rangers Council
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at a glance Dr. Tim Elmore, author of Generation iY and the bestselling Habitudes, will be opening our conference this year. Elmore is a people developer. From the boardroom to the classroom, he develops people to become better leaders. Get your pen and paper ready for this outstanding opening session! And donâ€™t forget about the power lunch featuring Dr. Elmore. On Thursday evening, you wonâ€™t want to miss the 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. The banquet will kickoff our year-long celebrationof the 50th anniversary of Royal Rangers. This night will be like none other in our history! We will have Juanita Barnes, wife of the late Johnnie Barnes, founder of Royal Rangers, and former national director Richard Mariott as our honored guests. Dr. Jim Bradford, general secretary of the Assemblies of God, will be our speaker for the evening. In honor of our 50th anniversary, banquet attendees are encouraged to wear any historically accurate Royal Rangers uniform of their choice, past or present, including FCF outfits. A HUGE THANK YOU to BGMC for helping underwrite our anniversary banquet. The original cost of the banquet was $60 per person. However, BGMC made it possible to reduce that to $48 per person.
THANK YOU BGMC! Friday afternoon, you will participate in regional and functional breakaways. Friday evening is free time to enjoy with your wife and/or fellow Rangers. Saturday will be an important and unforgettable conclusion to LEAD2012.The closing will include an inspiring challenge from our national director along with the best of the best giveaways. When you leave, you will have a clear message to model and to deliver.
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Thursday, March 15, 12:15 – 1:15pm Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with Dr. Elmore for lunch on Thursday, March 15, at LEAD2012. Space is limited to the first 15 people who register. Tickets are $100 each and include an autographed copy of Elmore’s book, Generation iY.
A La Carte Lunch
An a la carte lunch will once again be served in the Filmmakers Room. Don’t miss the chance to “speed date” our partner ministries while enjoying a fantastic lunch, specifically prepared for Royal Rangers. Lunch ticket sales will open on Thursday and Friday, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Make sure to purchase your ticket early!
SHUTTLE SERVICE Shuttles to various locations leave from the hotel lobby during the first half of every hour from 11:00 am 10:00 pm. Full information and route schedules are available at the concierge desk.
The cost of shuttle service is:
$5 for an individual all day pass $10 for a family all day pass
FREE HOTEL PARKING & FREE WI-FI Complimentary parking is available for all attendees. Please keep your toll gate (parking) ticket handy and have it stamped at the bell stand (located at the front entrance of the hotel) each day immediately before leaving the hotel. Please do not have it stamped until you are ready to leave. The Hyatt Regency DFW is not responsible for lost or misplaced toll gate (parking) tickets. Free inroom Wi-Fi is also available for conference attendees.
FREE Continental Breakfast A complimentary continental-style breakfast (with one hot item) is included in your hotel registration! Breakfast will be located in the Filmmakers Room on the ground level.
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Ranger Angels! We are so happy you are here for LEAD2012! I hope you have come prepared for a fun and relaxing time as we enjoy the Hyatt Regency and all that Dallas and Grapevine have to offer! Our ladies’ activities kick off with our annual brunch, which takes place Thursday morning. You won’t want to miss out on the great food, music, prizes, and out featured speaker, Holly Snell. Holly, along with her sister, Heather Gilion, has authored an outstanding book, entitled Dancing on My Ashes, which presents the profound lessons they learned about God and life after having their lives shaken to the core. The young woman, whose life was refined in the fires of loss and tragedy, has much to say to you and me! In addition to being an author and favorite retreat speaker, Holly and her husband, Aaron Snell, are executive pastors at The Parks Church in McKinney, TX. Thursday evening will feature the 50th Anniversary Celebration banquet right here at the Hyatt Regency. Friday morning, we will embark on a fun excursion into Grapevine, which could involve a delicious lunch, shopping…as you wish, my dear! You may return at your leisure via shuttles that leave every half hour. Friday evening is free time that you can spend with your hubby. You can enjoy Saturday morning as free time or as a jewelry making and fellowship time, led by Kathy Hansen. You also have the option of attending morning devotions with your husband each day, according to your desire. This event is enriched by your presence here. Thank you so much for coming. We look forward to this special time together!
Kerry Marsh and the National Staff Ladies Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 AM Ladies Brunch (Maverick) 7:00 – 9:30 PM 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet (Enterprise 1-6) Friday 9:45 AM Grapevine Getaway (Meet at the hotel Main Lobby) There are lots of things to do and see in nearby Grapevine. All just a shuttle ride away!
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Saturday Free time / relax 9:00 – 11:00 AM Jewelry making & fellowship (Jonsson) The cost is $10-$15 and made payable to Kathy Hansen at the time of the event.
Royal Rangers Office General Sessions Vendors Registration
Breakfast & Lunch
Royal Rangers Art Food
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schedule lead2012 national conference WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 TIME 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
EVENT Fred Deaver – Art Display Registration Royal Rangers Office
LOCATION MIT 1 Registration Desk Doolin
Action Team (AT) Meetings (Lunch on your own from 12:00 pm–1:30 pm)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
AT: Royal Rangers Alumni ~ Ronnie Franklin National Honorary Councilmen and National Royal Rangers Alumni AT: FCF ~ Paul Walters Territorial Rep’s.and National FCF Committee AT: Adult & Junior Leadership Training ~ Steve Schultz Regional Training Coordinators, National Training Committee, and others by invitation AT: Programs ~ John Hicks Programs action team members (by invitation) Dinner (on your own)
THURSDAY, MARCH 15 TIME 7:00 am – 3:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm 9:30 am – 11:30 am
EVENT Registration Fred Deaver – Art Display Ranger Store GPH Store Vendor Booths Royal Rangers Office Ladies Brunch
LOCATION Registration Desk MIT 1 Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Doolin Maverick
Session Schedule 7:55 am – 8:15 am 8:15 am – 9:30 am 9:30 am – 10:00 am
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Opening Session Prayer, Worship, and Devotion (Doug Marsh) Break
Enterprise 1-6 Enterprise 1-6
10:00 am – 12:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
General Session 1 (Dr. Tim Elmore) Lunch – on your own; OR Power Lunch (limited advance purchase tickets required) with Dr. Tim Elmore and Doug Marsh Dynamic Workshops • 1:30 – 2:30 Workshop 1 • 2:45 – 3:45 Workshop 2 • 4:00 – 5:00 Workshop 3 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet
Enterprise 1-6 Power Lunch @ Cattle Barons; A la’ carte @ Filmmakers
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 TIME 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm 7:30 am – 12:00 pm 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm 9:45 am
EVENT Fred Deaver – Art Display Ranger Store GPH Store Vendor Booths Royal Rangers Office
7:55 am – 9:00 am
Prayer, Worship, and Devotion (Jim Barger) Court of Honor Break General Session 2 Lunch on your own Functional Breakaways Break Regional Breakaways Free Time
Ladies Grapevine Getaway
LOCATION MIT 1 Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ball room Foyer Doolin Main Hotel Lobby
Session Schedule 9:00 am – 9:30 am 9:30 am – 10:00 am 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 5:00 pm
Enterprise 1-6 Enterprise 1-6 Enterprise 1-6 Filmmakers
SATURDAY MARCH 17 TIME 7:00 am – 12:30 pm 7:00 am – 12:30 pm 7:00 am – 12:30 pm 7:00 am – 12:30 pm 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
EVENT Fred Deaver – Art Display Ranger Store GPH Store Vendor Booths Royal Rangers Office
LOCATION MIT 1 Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Enterprise Ballroom Foyer Doolin
Session Schedule 7:55 am – 9:00 am 9:00 am – 9:30 am 9:00 am – 11:00 am 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Prayer, Worship, and Devotion (Harry Hunt) Break Ladies Fellowship: Jewelry Making Session 3 and Grand Giveaways Departure
Jonsson Enterprise 1-6
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speakers & Guests Dr. Tim Elmore Thursday morning session Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders. From the classroom to the boardroom, Elmore is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images, and stories to strengthen leaders. He has taught leadership to Chick-fil-A, Inc., The Home Depot, HomeBanc, and Gold Kist, Inc., among others. He has also taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S. Committed to developing young leaders on every continent of the world, Elmore also has shared his insights in more than forty countriesâ€”including India, Russia, China, and Australia. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Pam and his two children Bethany and Jonathan.
Dr. Jim Bradford Thursday evening banquet Dr. Jim Bradford was elected general secretary of the Assemblies of God by the Executive Presbytery in February 2009. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Executive Presbytery. As general secretary, Bradford oversees the credentialing of ministers, church chartering, the collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. Prior to his election as general secretary, Bradford served as senior pastor of Central Assembly in Springfield, Mo. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota. As a student he led a small Chi Alpha campus Bible study that eventually grew into a university church. Upon graduation in 1979, Jim stepped into fulltime ministry with that campus outreach. In 1988, Jim and his family moved to southern California where he pastored Newport-Mesa Christian Center. Twelve years later, he transitioned to Vancouver, B.C., to pastor Broadway Church. It was in 2003 that Jim and his family moved to Springfield to assume the pastorate of Central Assembly. Bradford has also served on a variety of executive boards including that of Vanguard University, the Southern California District Executive Presbytery, and the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God. Bradford and his wife, Sandi, have two daughters.
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National Director Thursday morning devotion
Council President Friday morning devotion
Council Secretary Saturday morning devotion
50th anniversary celebration guests
Juanita Barnes Wife of the founder of Royal Rangers, the late Johnnie Barnes
Rich Mariott Former national director
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Medals & Chartering Coordinator
National Council President and Great Lakes Region Coordinator
Southeast Region Coordinator & National Council Vice President
Southwest Region Coordinator
Gulf Region Coordinator
North Central Region Coordinator
South Central Region Coordinator
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Resource & Logistics Coordinator
Ben Picton Communications Coordinator
Administrative Coordinator to National Director
FCF President Emeritus
Northwest Region Coordinator
National Council Secretary and Ohio District Director
Northeast Region Coordinator
Special Projects Coordinator, RRI
Administrative Assistant, RRI
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thursday morning devotion Adventure / Doug Marsh, National Director Every opportunity to obey God’s Word and His instructions is an invitation to adventure. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31).
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friday morning devotion Character / Jim Barger, National Council President Every test that comes your way is an opportunity to depend on God’s strength to develop your character. “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you” (Acts 1:8).
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saturday morning devotion Task / Harry Hunt, National Council Secretary You are a man on task whenever you develop and use your God-given abilities to strengthen and serve others. â€œGo and make disciples of all nationsâ€? (Matthew 28:19).
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lead2012 workshops Our workshop settings are smaller, more interactive, and provide a space to wrestle with issues and ideas that will perhaps challenge your preconceptions and thinking. Take advantage of the chance to collaborate with other Royal Rangers leaders in discussion, participate in Q&A, dialogue with other mentors and teachers during the breaks, and jot down the thoughts that stir you for consideration in later conversations with your team.
Consider a new thought
Be provoked by a new idea
Be open to a fresh perspective
Gain a renewed passion
Workshops begin at 1:30, 2:45, and 4:00 with short breaks in between. Please note, workshops marked with an asterisk (*) are only offered at 1:30 and 2:45. Conference rooms are located on the respective floors the number begins with, adjacent to the elevators.
Next Generation of Fundraising
Conference Room 425
Ron Riley and Jack Williams
New Twists on The Old Summer Camps
Conference Room 525
Firing Rangers Up for Missions
Conference Room 625
David Boyd and David Jenkins
Boys Should, Can, and Will Lead
Conference Room 725
Rangers in The Middle
Conference Room 825
Mark Entzminger and Scott Berkey
Conference Room 925
The Together Plan
Conference Room 1025
Candy Tolbert and Sandra Blanchard
Facilitating the New Leadership Merits
Conference Room 1225
Equipping the Next Generation to Lead
Conference Room 1325
Archery In The Local Outpost
Enterprise 1 & 2
Cracking the New Advancement System
Rangers Ministry Academy
Enterprise 4 *
The Power of Teaching with Images & Experiences
A/V Tips and Techniques
FCF: Past, Present, and Future
National FCF Team
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workshop facilitators Ron Riley & Jack Williams Ron Riley and Jack Williams are both former coaches and successful businessmen. They have been involved in all aspects of fundraising. As coaches, they developed fundraising programs for teams and as parents and grandparents they’ve been involved on the customer side. Ron and Jack came to the realization that more times than not, most fundraising efforts involve products people don’t want or need and campaigns drag out too long. They decided there was a better way to help organizations raise money in difficult times. Combining the unique HandsFirst™ technology with a common sense “redirect spend” concept for non- profit organizations, they were engaged by the manufacturer as National Directors for the Non-Profit market. Bobby Basham Bobby was introduced to Royal Rangers as a boy in the mid 1970’s. He has served as both an associate and lead pastor and a district LFTL director. In 2009, Bobby was selected to become the first full time Men’s Director and Royal Rangers District Director for the Potomac District. His heart is to mentor boys and come alongside men to give purpose and see Christ become the focal point of their lives. David Boyd David Boyd has been involved in children’s ministries for over 28 years. He has been the director of BGMC for 13 years as well as the national Children’s Ministries Agency director for the first eight years. As a full-time children’s pastor for 17 years and his time in the national office, he has developed a big heart for children, children’s missions, and the lost people of the world. He is full of practical ideas for raising up the next generation of compassionate young people. David Jenkins David serves with Royal Rangers International. His responsibilities include special projects, curriculum, and training. In the local outpost David teaches Ranger Kids. David came to Christ in 1979, graduated from Bethany University, and is ordained with the Assemblies of God. Thor Johnson Prior to finding the Lord as his Savior in 1974, Thor Johnson had intended to become a Scoutmaster. When he discovered Royal Rangers would fulfill his desire to give back what had been given to him, he became a Royal Rangers leader in 1975. He has served at most all levels and is currently the Rocky Mountain Archery Coordinator. David North David North has coordinated the development of the new leadership merits for the last two. He especially enjoys working with Adventure and Expedition Rangers. David has put many of the techniques and activities used in the leadership merits into practice for many years. He is the Regional Coordinator for the Gulf Region Royal Rangers. Steve Schultz Steve has over 32 years of experience in Royal Rangers. He has served in many positions at the outpost, sectional, regional, and national levels. Steve currently oversees development of junior and adult training as the national training coordinator. He strongly believes in and endorses the boy-led adult-facilitated outpost philosophy.
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John Hicks John has been involved in Royal Rangers since 1975 and has served as an adult leader in the local outpost for over 25 years. John joined the national Royal Rangers team as Communications Coordinator in June of 2005. In July of 2010 John moved into his present role as Programs Coordinator where he oversees the development of Royal Rangers curriculum and program materials, including TRaCclub, the Royal Rangers online curriculum. Sol Greear Sol has served in Royal Rangers since 1995. He’s helped in starting two outposts. He’s been a group leader for each of the four groups and been an outpost coordinator. Sol has participated in many capacities at National Ranger Ministry Camps. He currently serves at the Southeast Region Training Coordinator and in Outpost 38, Evangel Temple, Columbus, GA. Maritza Velez Maritza has been involved with Royal Rangers since 1993 and started as Buckaroo/Straight Arrow Commander and became a Certified Instructor in 1995. She currently serves as the Ranger Kids Coordinator for the Spanish Eastern District. Maritza is a paralegal and office manager for a New York law firm with over 30 years of experience in plaintiff’s negligence. Candy Tolbert Candy serves as the national Girls Ministries director for the Assemblies of God. She is a woman who “thinks out loud” about her love of God, family, ministry and her passion for seeing girls reach their full potential in Christ. Candy’s ministry background includes Christian education, music ministry, missions, public speaking, and writing. Sandra Blanchard Sandra graduated from Evangel University and has worked in Girls Ministries for seventeen years, teaching every class except Girls Only. She has worked in the national Royal Rangers office for nearly ten years. Sandra enjoys helping the girls in her church achieve the goals they set and planning events so they have fun building memories with their friends and leaders. Mark Entzminger Mark serves as the Senior Director of the Children’s Ministry Agency (CMA) for the Assemblies of God. He has over 15 years of full time ministry experience in both the local church and district office. Mark will challenge you and inspire you to make positive changes in your local church using the tools and abilities God has given you. Scott Berkey Scott serves as the National Director of the Children’s Ministry Agency (CMA) for the Assemblies of God. Prior to coming to the CMA, Scott and his wife Sarah served for more than ten years as children’s pastors in Texas and South Carolina. He truly believes in the mission of the CMA: “reaching kids—one leader at a time.” Jim Barger Jim has been in Royal Rangers since 1972. He currently serves as the Outpost Committee Chairman and Outpost Coordinator of his local outpost, the Great Lakes Region Regional Coordinator, President of the National Royal Ranger Council, and Secretary of Camp Eagle Rock. He is certified in Habitudes®: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes his session entitled “The Power of Teaching with Images and Experiences” will introduce you to the dynamic materials available from Growing Leaders, Inc. headed by Dr. Tim Elmore. Brian Poe Brian has over 35 years in the multimedia field and has served as the media director as First Assembly of God in Des Moines, IA. He currently works in Overland Park, KS at the convention center as the technical services manager. Brian is also the technical director for our LEAD conferences and the 2012 National Camporama. This will be an interactive workshop offering suggestions, recommendations and ideas to help make your event technology successful.
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general session 1 Thursday morning / Tim Elmore
Thursday, March 15, 12:15 – 1:15pm Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with Dr. Elmore for lunch on Thursday, March 15, at LEAD2012. Space is limited to the first 15 people who register. Tickets are $100 each and include an autographed copy of Elmore’s book, Generation iY.
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Generation iY The one book every parent, teacher, coach, and youth worker should read. This landmark book paints a compelling—and sobering—picture of what could happen to our society if we don’t change the way we lead today’s teens and young adults. Researchbased and solution-biased, it moves beyond sounding an alarm to outlining practical strategies.
Reach the summit. Reach the lost. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with
Doug & Jon Marsh and benefit Master’s Toolbox.
Visit the RRI EXHIBIT and “PICTURE YOURSELF” on KILI!
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general session 2 Friday morning
Encouragement: When you get tired or hit snags in ministry, you lose heart. Then God brings someone along who speaks an uplifting word, your spirit soars again, and you press on. Doesnâ€™t that feel good? In this session, you will be given a special card and the opportunity to drop a fellow Rangers leaders a note of encouragement. Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit what to write. You may not know them, but God can give you a timely word to build them up.
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Programs Update 2012: Facilitating the Transition to RR2.0 By John Hicks, National Programs Coordinator
“The LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5. Today, we live as witnesses to the faithfulness of the Lord, a faithfulness that has indeed continued from generation to generation. Half a century ago our God birthed in the hearts of a generation of men the desire to raise up an army of boys who would answer the call to change their world for the cause of Christ. Those faithful men planted a seed of which we today are enjoying the fruits. This year Royal Rangers celebrates its 50th anniversary, fifty years of God’s faithfulness from one generation to the next. We’ve seen fifty years of reaching boys with the gospel of Christ, discipling them into men of God, and engaging them in service in their churches, families, and communities. Rangers has also seen its share of change through the years. Some changes are easy to make because they are simple and easy to understand. Other changes may be more complex or require a greater degree of adjustment. With any organization, change is inevitable if growth is to take place, and those that pursue growth will always find a way to navigate change. In 2010, Royal Rangers saw a number of program changes. A new Leader Manual was released, announcing changes to the advancement systems for Discovery, Adventure, and Expedition Rangers. Updates to the uniform were also made, and a new system for delivering curriculum, known as TRaCclub, was launched. Many leaders and outposts made the transition quickly and easily. Some, either by being unaware of the changes or by not fully understanding them, have not yet completed the transition. It has, therefore, become our responsibility as organizational leaders in this ministry to help facilitate the process by making it as simple as possible. The following information is provided to help you, the organizational leader, in identifying ways you can help the leaders in your district to navigate these changes with a minimal degree of difficulty. Our most core objective in Royal Rangers is to facilitate the process of leading boys into Christlike manhood and servant leadership. We must do all we can to prevent program changes from becoming a stumbling block or a distraction that would interfere with that ultimate purpose. Together we can make the transition an easy one, but we must first understand the process ourselves and fully commit to a plan to effectively facilitate it.
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Our Mission & Methods The most fundamental update made to the program in 2010 was a renewed focus on the original purposes of the ministry. Since its inception in 1962, Royal Rangers has successfully pursued the mission to “reach, teach, and keep boys for Christ,” representing our core objectives of evangelism, discipleship, and servant leadership development. In those early days, Royal Rangers primarily utilized an outdoor camping program as the primary means for attracting boys. Camping was widely popular in American culture at the time and served as an excellent means for connecting with boys. But although camping continues to be a popular activity for many boys, it no longer has the universal appeal it once had. Boys today live in a world of instant communication where opportunities abound for new, diverse activities. In order to remain relevant to boys today, Royal Rangers must likewise provide a diverse program of activities that truly provides something for every boy. In 2010, Royal Rangers formally announced the pursuit of five “core competencies,” each representing a general area of interest for today’s boy: • Outdoor Skills • Sports • Trades • Technologies • Arts/Ministry To maintain appeal to today’s diverse community of boys, local outposts must seek to provide a balanced and diverse program of activities that includes all of the core competencies. Districts can support this effort by likewise providing a diverse lineup of activities that outposts can participate in. Many outposts may lack the manpower or expertise to conduct all of these types of events on their own but would gladly participate in district events if they were available.
CONSIDER THIS: Which of the core competencies are currently being represented in my district’s events? Outdoor Skills Sports Trades Technologies Arts/Ministry What kinds of activities might a local outpost do to represent each competency, and how might our district help them get started? • Outdoor Skills ideas: _______________________ • Sports ideas: _______________________ • Trades ideas: _______________________ • Technologies ideas: _______________________ • Arts/Ministry ideas: _______________________
In addition to the core competencies, seven specific “methods” have been identified as means by which we will accomplish our mission. Leaders use these methods to deliver the Royal Rangers program. Boys, however, receive them as “experiences” that collectively represent the process of growing into Christlike manhood.
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Leaders are equipped to utilize the seven METHODS Friendship Activities Advancement System Interactive Learning Uniforms Patrol System Service & Ministry Outreach
Boys are inspired to live the seven EXPERIENCES Connect Do Grow Learn Belong Lead Serve
These methods and experiences help provide definition to the Royal Rangers program at the local levelâ€”this is Royal Rangers, this is what we do, and this is how it all fits together. Collectively, they provide the framework that the local outpost can build a mentoring ministry that satisfies the stated purposes and objectives of Royal Rangers, and ultimately, the church itself, while allowing adequate flexibility to enable the church to conduct a program that fits its target ministry brand.
CONSIDER THIS: In what ways can our district assist the local outpost in understanding these methods and experiences and in fully utilizing them in the outpost? Outpost Self-Evaluation: In what ways are each of the seven methods represented in our outpost program? Are any of the methods insufficiently utilized? How can we change that?
Uniforms Uniforms have been a part of the Royal Rangers experience from the very beginning. Uniforms bring the group together and provide a sense of group identity. They identify the wearer as part of the larger Royal Rangers community while also providing a unique identity for his local group. For those wearing a utility or dress uniform, the uniqueness of the uniform may be limited to the geographic patch and outpost numerals. But for those wearing their own custom apparel, the degree to which their identity can be unique is nearly unlimited. Local Royal Rangers groups today have a variety of options to choose from in selecting a group identity (i.e., uniform) that fits their unique needs (and budget).
Regardless of the uniform chosen, Royal Rangers now recognizes all of them as approved uniforms for the outpost and welcomes all of them at national, regional, and district events. We want to let the local leader know that his group is always a welcome part of the Royal Rangers community regardless of the outpostâ€™s uniform choice.
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CONSIDER THIS: What uniform options have we seen represented by outposts recently at our district events? Utility Uniform Special Uniform Dress Uniform Do any of our district programs or events include potential barriers to participation based on uniform choices? If so, how could those barriers be eliminated? ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ Do we as district leaders model the concept of uniform diversity in our attire at district events? Do we vary the uniforms we as a staff wear from day to day in order to provide examples to outposts of uniform varieties?
Advancement System The advancement system saw a number of significant changes in 2010 from simple updates to existing merits to complete restructuring of certain aspects of the advancement trail. The purpose for these changes was threefold: RE D
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To provide local groups a greater flexibility in choosing skill merits that satisfy the unique interests of the boys in their groups To make leadership development a systematic and integral part of the program To provide additional recognition to boys who pursue excellence in each age group of the program To better accommodate boys who may not be able to attend regularly by providing cumulative recognition for the accomplishments they are able to make
The revised advancement system, therefore, is now better aligned with the objectives of the program and will ultimately lead to greater success in developing boys into Christlike servant leaders. Local groups should be encouraged to transition to the 2010 system as soon as possible to realized the added benefit of the program. In order to allow adequate time for news of the changes to filter down to all outposts and to enable boys to complete the advancement system they were working on at the time the changes were announced, the 2002 advancement system will remain valid through the end of this year (December 31, 2012) for Discovery and Adventure Rangers and the end of the school year (May 31, 2013) for Expedition Rangers. After those dates only the 2010 system will be recognized for Royal Rangers.
CONSIDER THIS: What methods can we employ to communicate these changes to the local outposts, and what means do we provide to help them in understanding the system? Do local outposts understand the new advancement system? What form of ongoing support can we provide to assist outposts during this transition?
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Curriculum The curriculum we use forms the core of everything we do in Royal Rangers. The advancement trail, uniform specifications, Bible studies, leadership training, and more are all defined by our curriculum. It is essential that our outpost leaders have access to the latest, best curriculum materials available in as convenient a manner as possible at a cost they can afford. In an effort to help make this possible, the Royal Rangers curriculum has been moved to an online resource delivery system, known as TRaCclub. TRaCclub provides the local leader with everything he needs to conduct his weekly meetings.
TRaCclub provides three fundamental benefits to the local outpost: • Lower cost: The ongoing costs of purchasing printed workbooks for every boy, as well as bulky and expensive Leaders Guides and Merit Reference Guides can be significant, but with TRaCclub, all the resources a leader needs are available for a comparatively low cost. • Convenient access: Since TRaCclub is web-based, it is accessible from anywhere by any means where Internet access is available. Whether at home, church, or the office, TRaCclub materials can be fully accessed by any device with Internet access. • Latest version: By using an online delivery system, the typical delays and costs involved in revising, reprinting, and distributing materials can be eliminated. Updated materials can be distributed instantly at no additional cost so that local leaders always have the most current resources. TRaCclub also serves as the delivery mechanism for ongoing program updates, such as those released in 2010. The new required skill merits and all the leadership merits are only available through TRaCclub. Since these merits are required parts of the new advancement system, outposts will need to have access to TRaCclub in order for their boys to advance. Furthermore, all the new brown and orange Bible merits are exclusively available through TRaCclub. These new merits are the central part of the guy-specific discipleship process that forms the core of what Royal Rangers is ultimately all about. Outpost leaders who truly want to be effective in leading their boys into Christlike manhood will find these merits to be an invaluable resource. Some outposts may try to prolong their use of the old printed materials and the 2002 advancement system as long as possible due to the natural tendency to stick with what you already know rather than endure the difficulties of change. But the benefits of the new system provide clear advantages over the old and enables outposts to better achieve the stated purposes of the program. It should also be noted that the older print curriculum is no longer available and will not be reprinted, and as previously stated, the 2002 advancement system will no longer be valid for use in Royal Rangers beyond this year. All local groups should be encouraged to transition to TRaCclub and the 2010 advancement system as soon as possible.
CONSIDER THIS: In what ways can our district assist outposts in understanding the key benefits of TRaCclub and the new advancement system, and how can we support them as they make the transition?
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Leader Training Process The process for training both adult and junior leaders was completely restructured and revised 2010 in order to better align our training processes with the objectives of the program. The Leadership Training Academy (LTA) was replaced with the Rangers Ministry Academy (RMA). The primary benefits of the new Rangers Ministry Academy include: • Enhanced personal spiritual development. Each component of the new RMA is specifically designed not only to convey information but also to promote the spiritual refreshing and renewal of our leaders. • Improved skills development. The new leader training process will equip leaders with a broader variety of skills to enable them to provide their boys with an outpost program that represents all Royal Rangers core competencies. • Enhanced leadership development. It takes a leader to mentor and develop new leaders, and the new RMA provides leaders with the core information and experiences to be successful as a leader as well as a leader-maker.
CONSIDER THIS: Which of new Ranger Ministry Academy training components are currently being provided in our district? Ranger Basics Ranger Essentials Ranger Ministry Camp World Class Outpost LMA Transition
Looking Ahead to our 100th Anniversary God has been faithful in blessing the Royal Rangers ministry for many years, and as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we look ahead with eager expectation to all we hope to see in the years to come. However, to achieve success we must continually keep our hearts and minds focused on our primary mission of evangelism, discipleship, and service. Whether it be represented as “reach, teach, and keep” or “evangelize, equip, and empower,” our mission has not changed, and as we continue to commit ourselves to this great endeavor, we can in faith look ahead to our 100th anniversary where we will once again say, “The LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
Transition Checklist for Outposts Update all khaki uniforms to 2010 standards – deadline July 31, 2011 Complete the LMA Transition – deadline December 31, 2012 Move all boys to the 2010 advancement system - (deadline December 31, 2012, for Discovery and Adventure Rangers, or May 31, 2013, for Expedition Rangers) Read the 2010 Leader Manual Read the new boys handbooks Encourage all leaders to attend NRMC
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2012 Training Opportunities NATIONAL RANGERS MINISTRY CAMP will give instruction in basic outdoor skills and activities, providing leaders with the skills needed to take their Ranger boys on exciting outpost activities outside of their normal weekly meeting times. Instruction in effectively implementing the team/patrol method will be offered as a means to facilitate junior leadership development. Also, leaders will be challenged to connect with God and explore spiritual manhood. February 3-5........Ft. Meade, FL September 14-16........Whiteford, MD August 24-26........Emigrant Gap, CA September 28-30........Honea Path, SC September 14-16........Eagle Rock, MO RANGER KIDS TRAINING CONFERENCE gives leaders training in various techniques and methods of leadership. Leaders will also receive training specific to the development and needs of the Ranger Kids age group. Aug. 31-Sept. 2........Woodworth, LA September 14-16........Ft. Meade, FL
Sept. 15 & Sept. 29........Sacramento, CA October 26-28........Alvin, TX
WORLD CLASS OUTPOST SEMINAR is designed to expose the outpost leadership team to a successful set of practices, methods, strategies, and tools that will enable them to develop into a “World Class Outpost”. The greatest benefit of this event is achieved when the outpost/church leadership attend and complete this event together as a team. January 27-28........Spring, TX February 24-25........Harrison, AR February 24-25........Waxahachie, TX April 13-14........Fair Oaks, CA April 13-14........Columbus, GA April 20-21........Owego, NY April 27-28........Radcliff, KY
Approved Reading Titles As of January 1, 2011 the following books are approved to meet reading requirements: Manhood Category • Maximized Manhood by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole • Manhood 101 by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole • Teaching Your Children the Truth About Sex by Dr. Jim Dobbins www.teachthetruthaboutsex.com • Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge • Fathered by God by John Eldridge • Epic by John Eldridge • Do Hard Things by Alex and Bret Harris • The Pursuit of God by Alden Wilson Tozer • Living in the Spirit by George O. Wood Leadership Category • Habitudes (books 1-4 must all be read) by Dr. Tim Elmore • Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
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May 4-5........Norman, OK May 11-12........Nampa, ID May 25-26........Woodworth, LA June 8-9........Fredericksburg, VA August 24-25........Lakeland, FL September 14-15........Baldwin City, CA November 9-10........Bayamon, PR
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Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni Personality Plus by Florence Littauer Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Don Clifton Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard Church Marketing 101 by Richard L. Reising Good to Great by Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins Leadership Divided by Ron Carucci Strategy for Leadership by Edward R. Dayton & Ted W. Engstrom Powerful Conversations by Phil Harkins Generation iY by Tim Elmore Leading Change by John P Kotter The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy
Required Reading (1 of the following) • Dress for Success by John T Molloy • Top to Toe by Tony Glenville
2012 Ambassador JARED HILL
Our partnership with NRA Youth Programs means more opportunities for Royal Rangers!
NRA Grant Program BROWNELLS/NRA National Shooting Sports Ambassador Program National Postal Matches Outpost, Section, District, Regional, & National Competitions 2011 Ambassador HENRY JENTZ
Individual & Team Recognition/Awards Certied Instructor Training ...and much more!
Another way to mentor the next generation! ...Are you READY ? Go to:
http://royalrangers.com/programs/championsips/ 2010 Ambassador MICHAEL CARTER
The National Shooting Sports Program Events at CAMPORAMA
Archery “Open” & “Competition” Events BB Gun “Open” & “Competition” Events Sporter Air Rie “Open” & “Competition” Events .22 Cal “Open” Event Trap “Open” Event FCF — Muzzleloader “Open” & “Competition” Events
Exhibition & Demonstration Events
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general session 3 // Saturday morning
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Review “See 2020 with 20/20 Vision” My outpost’s size in 2020 ______________ My district’s size in 2020 ______________ My region’s/denomination’s size in 2020 ______________
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annual recurring activities On-boarding new churches
// 2012-13 April Promote fundraisers for National Camporama
Royal Rangers 2.0 – Launch Kit – What is Royal Rangers, Why churches need Royal Rangers, and How to start it – Targeted towards church leaders Royal Rangers 2.0 Brochure – Brief overview of the recent changes and an intro into the larger Royal Rangers 2.0 Launch Kit. – Targeted towards church leaders Royal Rangers 2.0 Trifold – Brief overview of the recent changes and an intro into the larger Royal Rangers 2.0 Launch Kit. – Targeted towards parents Royal Rangers Promo Video – General promo video – Targeted towards a general audience TRaCclub Promo Videos – Overview on the benefits and contents of TRaCclub – Targeted towards Royal Rangers leaders Experience the Adventure Video – A video about the fun and adventure that a boy experiences in Royal Rangers – Targeted towards boys and their parents Inspire the Journey Video – A video about the role of Royal Rangers leaders and how they can influence boys for Christ – Targeted towards Royal Rangers leaders, parents, and potential leaders
May May 15, Final day to register for Camporama at first discount rate Training dates due to region from districts June June 15, Final day to register for Camporama at second discount rate Training dates due to national from regions Begin to promote upcoming charter season June 27, Final day to register for Camporama July Attend National Camporama 2012 Continue to promote upcoming charter season August Chartering season is open until October 31 September District Executive Leadership Award and District Leadership Award National Executive Leadership Award and National Leadership Award October National Royal Rangers week and National Prayer Vigil Registration open for discounted rates at LEAD Conference Rangers Family Day at Silver Dollar City November District staff update – send current staff members & contact info to national Royal Rangers office Regional staff appointments – appoint regional staff (Begin November of even years; due by March 31 odd years) December Final month to register for LEAD conference at discount rate January Register for LEAD conference February Register for LEAD conference March Attend LEAD conference
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THE ULTIMATE GUYS EVENT! The 2012 National Camporama is an event so big it takes 1,500 acres to hold it. Just like Chuck Norris, you can’t stop Camporama, you can only hope to contain it - which won’t happen! Registration is now open @ NationalCamporama.com. Make plans NOW to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There will only be one Camporama that coincides with Royal Rangers’ 50th anniversary. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Attendance Goals: __________________ My outpost’s attendance goal: __________________________________________ My district’s attendance goal: __________________ My region’s/denomination’s attendance goal: __________________
DON’T MISS THIS HISTORIC EVENT! www.nationalcamporama.com
functional breakaways Functional Breakaways
Junior Leadership Training
District Director & District Outreach Coordinator
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regional breakaways Regional Breakaways
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[ RRI World Status Report ] Africa The Africa region hosted three major events. The third African Summit convened on May 10-12 in Ghana. National leaders from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa presented reports about the growth of Royal Rangers in their nations. Madagascar and Uganda also sent reports. The training at the Summit focused on the Johnnie Barnes Excellence Initiative. The Ranger Kids Training Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on November 8-11, was the first for Africa. Thirty-seven leaders from Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya received specialized training in how to reach five through seven year olds. Madagascar hosted their first National Training Camp on November 15-18. Forty-three students, some traveling 500 miles, learned camping skills and the patrol method. Thirteen pastors participated, including those leading the three largest Assemblies of God congregations on the island.
Asia Pacific There are seven nations in Asia Pacific participating in Royal Rangers. The third Asia Pacific Summit was held in Singapore on September 11-13. Leaders from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore gathered to strengthen and expand the Royal Rangers ministry in the region and participated in the Johnnie Barnes Excellence Initiative training. The national leaders elected Jim Guneratnam as the Asia Pacific regional coordinator, and the Asia Pacific Team was established to represent the different areas of our region. The members are Richard Leworthy (Australia), representing
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Australia and the Pacific Islands; Gideon Lee (Malaysia), representing Southeast Asia; and Chia Eng Kiat (Singapore), representing Northern Asia. With this approach, the Asia Pacific Team will be able to serve the region more effectively as more nations start the ministry in the next few years. In Indonesia, where Royal Rangers started in 2009, there are more than 300 Royal Rangers in twelve outposts, and it continues to grow. The Philippines signed the provisional Chartering Steward Agreement in August 2011 and hosted a Leadership Training Academy for eightyseven leaders in Cebu. In October 2011, Royal Rangers received recognition from the Singapore government through the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) with one of their Royal Rangers receiving the Gold Award from the president of Singapore.
Eurasia Royal Rangers grew in Eurasia. Having more training events in Russia and Ukraine has increased the number of leaders and outposts. Ukraine grew by approximately 200% and divided into regions. The Georgian missionary leadership began translating the RRI Global Curriculum, which moves them closer to establishing Royal Rangers. Nepalâ€™s national church fellowship is also preparing to start Royal Rangers. Eurasia team members are making contacts in India that will open this nation. In the fall of 2012, Eurasia will host LEAD conferences in Kiev, Ukraine and Chita, Russia. In 2013, the first All Eurasia Summit Camp will be held in Ukraine.
Europe Leaders from all over Europe met near Paris, France in February for the annual EuroLeaders Conference. Europe also held the sixth Eurocamp on July 31-August 6, in LeHavre, France. There were 6,300 Royal Rangers and leaders in attendance, representing twenty-nine countries, including twenty-two countries from Europe and far away countries like Australia and Mongolia. The camp theme “Beyond Imagination” described God’s supernatural character that is not limited to our imagination. Young men and women experienced this personally, and many of them received salvation, were baptized in the Holy Spirit, and felt the touch of God in their lives. To view pictures of Eurocamp, go to www.royalrangerseurocamp.net. The next Eurocamp will be in 2015.
Latin America & the Caribbean Forty-three national leaders, representing fourteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, met together at Camp Summit, Costa Rica for a National Leaders Summit on May 30-June 3. Leaders received the first half of the Johnnie Barnes Excellence Initiative training and spent time planning for the future of Royal Rangers in the region. Plans were made to take the curriculum and training resources to the next level. Multiple junior leader and adult leader training camps took place in the course of the year throughout the entire region.
How to pray for RRI •
Pray for the members of the RRI Council who provide vital leadership in each overseas region—pray for them spiritually, for their families, their finances, their health, and for wholeness. Pray for the Rangers and leaders from around the world who will come to Camporama that they would receive Visas and raise sufficient funds to attend. Pray for the Global Leaders Encounter on July 13-15, 2012. Pray that a sense of unity would be felt among the national leaders present and that all would take what they have learned back to their nations to improve and grow Royal Rangers to unprecedented levels.
oyal Rangers is active in 86 nations around the world and growing each year. Help RRI establish, strengthen, and serve RR in these nations by making a monthly commitment to support the expansion of this ministry around the world. We have done so much, but so much more remains. As an expression of gratitude for your support, you will receive a lapel pin to wear on your uniform. Help us evangelize, equip, and empower all around the world! Fill out a commitment form, available in your registration packet, and return it with your first month’s commitment at the RRI booth for your pin. ¡Gracias!
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“to give and to serve” “To Give and To Serve” - This is the motto of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship. During 2011, this motto was carried, as a banner by FCF members, chapters and territories across our great nation. •
1258 FCF members attended their Territorial Rendezvous with the Colonials leading the way at 302 and the Riflemen close behind at 297.
Over $20,000.00 was given towards missions at the Territorial Rendezvous.
Eight exceptional young men were elected to the position of National FCF Scout. They are: Colonials Territory-Zack Gill Explorers Territory-Samuel Bakke Mountainmen Territory-Kevin Montgomery Plainsmen Territory-Matthew Goodnow Riflemen Territory-Wesley Church Rivermen Territory-Caleb Pittenger Trappers Territory-Austin Franklin Voyagers Territory-Anthony Hembree
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26 chapters earned a 5 star rating in 2011, the highest that a chapter can obtain. More details will be released during this week.
The FCF will host an “Old Time Rendezvous” at the 2012 Camporama. Plan now to come experience this once in a lifetime event. If you are interested in participating and residing in the FCF village, please contact your Chapter President. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Royal Rangers in 2012. The Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship has worked hand in hand with Royal Rangers for many of those 50 years in the goal of reaching, teaching and keeping boys and men for Jesus Christ. As we look towards the next 50 years of ministry it is a great time to evaluate our methods and our motive’s. The National FCF organization has recently presented five forward-thinking goals that will shape the FCF organization in the future. The FCF is dedicated to: •
Increasing the membership of FCF
Increasing the advancement of FCF members
Retaining FCF membership with consistent activity in Royal Rangers and FCF
Building the future leaders of Royal Rangers
Developing life-long mentoring relationships within the FCF membership
Whom Shall I Send? Master’s Toolbox & Reaching Boys Here’s some great news you should be proud to read: In 2011, boys and their leaders raised $69,088 for Master’s Toolbox, an arm of BGMC designed specifically for Royal Rangers. Master’s Toolbox continues to build momentum as Royal Rangers learn how to reach other boys around the globe for Jesus Christ. Since its inception in 2008, Master’s Toolbox has brought in $224,534.29 and has been instrumental in developing Royal Rangers programs worldwide while also responding to critical needs of our world missionaries. Here’s your track record for total giving: Master’s Toolbox giving went from $33,217.09 in 2008 to $34,719.67 in 2009 to $87,508.95 in 2010 and to $69,088.58 in 2011. As part of the Master’s Toolbox goal setting for 2012, National Royal Rangers Director Doug Marsh is calling on district directors and their missions directors to participate in the March 17 “Royal Rangers / BGMC Missions Rally.” At the event—to be held at the WB Ranch in Whitney, Texas—leaders will enjoy the sport of clay shooting and pheasant hunting, followed by an incredible meal and missions challenge by Doug. This goal-setting time will allow district staff to seek God’s direction for 2012.
ministries coordinator for BGMC. “It’s sensing the pulse-beat of God for the lost souls of boys. It’s hearing His voice say, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ as described in Isaiah 6:8. It’s a time for leaders to strategize as to how they will act on God’s calling.” All across America—as Royal Rangers gather at their powwows, campouts, and other events—they should be challenged to sacrificially bring their offerings to help provide “The Master’s Tools” for our missionaries to use. Encourage boys to wash cars, mow lawns, do chores, and earn money throughout the year in order to provide our missionaries with the “tools” they need. A Royal Ranger who is taught to give beyond his own needs will develop a heart of compassion for the lost. In turn, a compassionate Royal Ranger can reach around the world through his prayers and giving, thus enabling missionaries to reach literally thousands of boys with the message of hope in Christ Jesus. From BGMC, we wish to thank you for investing in missions and investing in the boys you minister to!
“This is more than just a time for pledgemaking,” says Marshall Bruner, compassion
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Pathfinder Missions action as they set out for faraway lands.
athfinders don’t just think outside the box; they build a whole new one! Every year, men and boys all across the country put their faith into
Pathfinder Missions is the construction missions outreach program of Royal Rangers. Pathfinders combine their advanced outdoor skills with a heart for missions to complete building projects in some of the most remote areas of the world. To embark on the adventure of a lifetime, visit pathfindermissions.com.
Royal Rangers Alumni
oyal Rangers leaders 55 years old and older are being recruited for the Royal Rangers
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Alumni. If you are not active in Royal Rangers but would like to remain a part of the Royal Rangers ministry, why not join RRA? Membership is not limited to “retired” Royal Rangers leaders; it is available to any Royal Rangers leader who is over 55 years old and in good standing with his/her church. As a RRA member, you can serve as much or as little as you desire. Share your talents and skills with the boys and younger leaders by joining RRA. www.RoyalRangersAlumni.net
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