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.


The Royal Rangers program is a cross-generational ministry that interconnects well with children, youth and adult ministries and fits easily into the fabric of pastoral vision and into the flow of church ministries. 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.


We provide men with the tools to model Christlike manhood as they mentor boys on a Bible-based, Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered journey to maturity in the faith. Boys learn to study and apply what the Bible says about integrity, doctrine, biblical worldview, cultural issues and manhood. In addition, the Royal Rangers ministry molds boys into servant leaders, teaching them vital social, equipping, attitude, leadership and service skills.


The Royal Rangers program at a local church is referred to as an "outpost" and may consist of one or more groups. Each group follows a program of activities based on the interests and abilities of boys in that group.


The mission of Royal Rangers coincides with the mission of the church, as given by Christ in Matthew 28:18-20 - Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


The Royal Rangers program exists to evangelize the world, equip the next generation of Christlike men, and empower lifelong servant leaders.

  • EVANGELIZE - We will reach the world with Gospel of Jesus Christ by bringing together a community of men and boys who will connect with others through a variety of activities guys commonly enjoy.
  • EQUIP - We will train and resource our adult and junior leaders to effectively apply the Royal Rangers program within their areas of responsibility.
  • EMPOWER - We will provide opportunities for men and boys to improve their churches and communities through the practice of servant leadership.



ranger kids

Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00

K-2nd grade boys

Location: Check at lobby desk


The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail is based on the needs, interests, and characteritics of boys in kindergarten, first, and second grades.  The trail represents a process for learning and growing  through participation in fun activites, both with your group and at home.  It is designed to provide every boy with opportunites for advanture and fun.


The Ranger Kids Advancement Trail consistes of fifteen advancement steps, organized into three sub-trails of five steps each - the Trail of the Elk, Trail to the Wolverine, and the Trail to the Cougar.  The system is designed to be completed in three years, with one advancement step being completed each quarter and one annual award being earned each year.  The Ranger Kids Gold Trail Award is the highest award earned in Ranger Kids and is awarded after completion of all fifteen advancement steps.


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discovery rangers

Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00

3rd - 5th grade boys

Location; Children's Church Room

Discovery Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Discovery Rangers enjoy many great adventures as they make new friends, learn new skills, develop leadership, and grow into the young man God created them to be.


Discovery Rangers features an advancement trail that provides boys with a variety of opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. Boys learn about topics such as First Aid skills, Rope Craft, Art, Fishing, or Model Rocketry. Each Discovery Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than fifty blue skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.


The Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Discovery Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Discovery Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Discovery Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.


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adventure rangers

Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00

6th - 8th grade boys

Location: Children's Church Room


Adventure Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Adventure Rangers have many opportunities to learn and grow as they do fun things with their friends, develop new skills, practice leadership & teamwork, and grow into the young man God created them to be.


Adventure Rangers features an advancement trail that introduces boys to a variety of new skills and fun activities with their group. Boys learn about topics such as Archery, Canoeing, Photography, or Skateboarding. Each Adventure Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than seventy green skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.


The Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail primarily consists of the completion of “merits”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. Each step along the Adventure Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of three types of merits:

  • BIBLE MERITS are earned by completing a specified number of Bible lessons. One Bible lesson is typically taught each week as part of the weekly Adventure Rangers meeting.
  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Adventure Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.


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expedition rangers

Wednesday Nights: 6:30 - 8:00

9th - 12th grade boys

Location: Children's Church Room


Expedition Rangers is the Royal Rangers group for boys in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Expedition Rangers participate in a variety of activities of common interest to teen guys as they make friends, learn valuable skills, learn leadership, and grow into the young man God created them to be.


Expedition Rangers features an advancement trail that provides boys with many opportunities to experience new things and have fun with their friends. Boys learn about topics such as Auto Mechanics, Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing, or Graphic Arts. Each Expedition Rangers group chooses the topics they will study from a list of more than eighty silver skill merit options, or over two hundred skill merits of all color categories.


The Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail consists of the completion of “merits” and “Spirit Challenges”. A merit is an award earned by completing a specific list of requirements. A Spirit Challenge is the Expedition Rangers form of group Bible study. Each step along the Expedition Rangers Advancement Trail requires the completion of a specified number of merits and Spirit Challenges:

  • SKILL MERITS represent the fun things Expedition Rangers can do and learn. These merits are typically taught as part of the weekly meeting but can also be completed at home or with friends outside the meeting.
  • LEADERSHIP MERITS are earned periodically with your group and typically involve team building activities and personal development.
  • SPIRIT CHALLENGES are the Bible lessons completed as part of the weekly Expedition Rangers meeting.

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