Summit is our annual leaders conference. It’s a time to connect with other Royal Rangers leaders, develop and sharpen your skills.
This year, Summit is happening April 12-13. Here is a preview of what’s going on:
Classes and Seminars
Ranger Basics is a one-day hands-on experience that teaches how to run successful outpost meetings, how to use the Royal Rangers curriculum and advancement system, and how to build healthy relationships with boys and young men. You also learn soul-winning techniques for evangelism.
Ranger Essentials is a one-day fun, interactive-style training event. You will learn how to connect with today’s boys, along with recognizing ministry needs and outreach opportunities. You will discover how to give life-changing devotions and how to mentor boys and young men into spiritual leaders.
First Aid and CPR training will give you the basic lifesaving techniques you need to use in an emergency. This training is highly recommended for anyone working in children’s ministry. This course is also a requirement for the Safety level of the Outpost Leaders Advancement Levels.
Black Powder – This seminar is an NRA certified class. In this class you will gain the basic knowledge, skill, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of muzzle loading firearms. The class will include classroom instruction, time on a range shooting muzzle loading rifles. Some of the topics covered are, safety, black powder, muzzleloader parts, accessories, loading techniques, marksmanship fundamentals, cleaning and storage. A test score of 85 or above is required to pass this class.
*There is an additional cost of $60, if you have your own supplies. Additional supplies can be provided at a nominal additional cost.
Working with Boys with Special Needs – James Weaver, a Youth Pastor, leader, and Behavior Analyst will be conducting this seminar. This seminar will cover topics that deal with working with students of different capabilities and different challenges.
Suicide Prevention – Nick Costello will be speaking about suicide prevention and intervention. This seminar will give you a solid understanding of suicide, suicide intervention, prevention, and postvention. You can help save a life!
Fun Activities for the Outpost – Boys want to participate in a variety of activities. This seminar will give you some new ideas of activities that will engage the modern-day boy. Be prepared to have fun along the way!
Inspiring Others to Join the Ranks – Tom Sember will be conducting a seminar on how to inspire other men to join the ranks for Royal Rangers and Men’s Ministry.
Leadership Merit 206
Leadership Merit 206 is about learning to plan to reach your full potential, the importance of a good attitude, and integrity. Additionally you will identify needs that your patrol and outpost may have the ability to meet. You will also engage in a local service project.
Special Guest Speaker
Rev. Tom Sember
This year we welcome back Rev. Tom Sember. Tom and his wonderful wife have been married for over 30 years and blessed with three daughters Jessica, Katherine, and Rebecca. Tom has served as an administrator, deacon, and elder in the local church while working in the secular workplace. He is a 20-year veteran of the Buffalo Fire Dept. serving as a Lieutenant until an accident with the siren took close to 75% of his hearing. He has worked in the construction industry; building houses and sole proprietor in the handyman service industry. Upon his disability from the Fire Service, Tom went back to school and became a volunteer minister with the NY District of the Assemblies of God. He has pastored in NY and served as the NYDAG Men’s Director for the state of NY. He authors the daily devotion for the National AG Men’s Ministry, and other resources which can be found by visiting men.ag.org. Tom has a love and passion for ministry to men. His heart is to see men reach their full potential in Christ by serving their local pastor and churches, but believes that it starts with a relationship with Jesus and then man to man. His current schedule includes speaking engagements to encourage men to be all that God has called men to be, working with the men’s groups, traveling to churches and helping set up men’s events. Tom’s book “Answering The Call” is available on Amazon.
We have a block of rooms at the Owego Treadway Inn (Quality Inn). To reserve your room, contact the hotel at (607) 687-4500.
Owego Treadway Inn
1100 State Route 17C
Owego, NY 13827