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Mentoring Future Men

Royal Rangers meets needs in a changing culture by teaching boys about biblical masculinity.

National Royal Rangers ministry is being celebrated the week of Oct. 4-10 in the Assemblies of God.

For the past 53 years, men and churches through Royal Rangers have been steadily mentoring the next generation of Christ-like men. From only dozens of churches that joined the new ministry in October 1962, Royal Rangers has spread to 92 countries around the world.

"Royal Rangers is America's premier mentoring ministry for future men because it has been able to adapt to the changing needs of our culture while staying true to the mission we were created for," says Karl Fleig, Royal Rangers national director. 

That mission is based on Scripture. The apostle Paul instructed his protégée Titus to train men how to live wisely and those men then encourage the young men to live wisely in the same way (Titus 2:1, 6-8).

Boys need regular interaction with men of the church who can model and teach godly manhood, Fleig says. The moral and spiritual decline of American culture is in part a result of boys growing up in an environment without their father or any other significant male role model in life.

Five years ago, Royal Rangers began rolling out many new and updated program elements to meet the needs created by the desire of congregations to strategically invest in boys. Today's Royal Rangers ministry offers a customizable process for the local church that involves both men and boys in a fun and interactive program.

"In a culture where new programs constantly spring up, with promise but incredibly short life cycles, Rangers brings 53 years of research and development, as well as a proven track record of effectiveness," Fleig says. "By continuing to stay flexible and adaptable to the needs of our culture and churches but staying true to our original focus, Rangers today is reaching more boys than ever, more effectively than ever."