I hope that this bulletin finds you enjoying a close walk with the Lord. It certainly is a privilege to be a Royal Ranger leader and have the opportunity to help shape lives. What an awesome responsibility. Lets all be sure that we are equipped to do it right!!
Last week the executive staff and I drove out to Dayton, Ohio to the National Royal Rangers Lead Conference. The teaching of our assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rick DuBose encouraged me. Pastor Rick made a few very important points as he discussed the results of a Barna Group Survey concerning Bible engagement.
A definite correlation in the level of Bible engagement of a person and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The more Bible-engaged a person is – the more likely they are to experience the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
It is obvious that higher levels of Bible engagement lead to greater display of the gifts of the Spirit in an individuals life.
Bible engagement will produce an appetite for resources surrounding Bible study.
Consistent Bible engagement will have a positive effect on your daily walk with the Lord, your desire to draw closer to Him and spread His gospel message through godly example and other avenues of mentoring. Do you want to see God working in your life, your family, your church and your ministry? “Seek ye first the kingdom of God…” – Matthew 6:33
Steve Monez is the director of the NY Royal Rangers.
You may have heard the recent warnings and announcement that restricts gatherings of groups over 50 people. As we are getting closer to the Summit and WCO, we realize that the current state of health concerns over the COVID-19 will impact our event. With this in mind, we find it necessary that we reschedule both Summit and WCO for a later date (TBA). We care greatly for your health and those within your ministry and community.
If you have already registered and paid for Summit, you can contact Ed Hazard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss options. We will honor your request if you would like to be refunded, but we will also offer to transfer your registration fee to the Summit happening at the later date.
If you registered for WCO through the national office, you will need to submit a written request to email@example.com.
Additionally we want to urge you at this time to be open to how your church and pastor are asking you to proceed with your outpost meetings. As Royal Rangers, God calls us to be “Ready for Anything.” A situation like this sometimes needs a lot of patience, understanding and maybe a bit of creativity to do things differently. During this time we want to encourage you to continue being a Godly role-model and mentor to the boys in your ministry. Sometimes just being strong and standing firm during a trial can be an excellent example. Also, be sure to share hope. Give an encouraging phone call, text, or message if you can’t meet face to face. Your boys (and their parents) can use hope. But most importantly, pray.