Boys face unique challenges in the world today.
While issues may change, the answer remains consistent: maturing boys need the example of Christ through Godly people. Royal Ambassadors and Challengers exist to develop young men into men of God.
The mission education in RAs and Challengers provides an opportunity to develop biblical character, spiritual growth, and maturity in mind and body. Leaders use activities that are designed to help boys learn about God’s mission, participate in on-mission activities, pray for and give to missions, develop and use mission skills, and learn about and support the mission work of their church and denomination.
There are numerous RA and Challenger events that provide training for leaders and mentoring time while camping, hiking, studying scripture, or just hanging out. View descriptions of the events by clicking here.
To assist leaders and learners, we have numerous resources to help you on your Christian journey. A list of those resources can be found by clicking here.
Royal Ambassadors is a Southern Baptist mission education and development program for boys in grades 1-6. RAs provides an opportunity for boys to develop biblical character, grow relationships with others, and mature spiritually, physically, and mentally in a Christian discipleship walk.
The purpose of Royal Ambassadors is found in the RA Pledge and Motto. Boys and their leaders are encouraged to make a commitment to live out the words of the Royal Ambassador Pledge and Motto.
Challengers is an organization that targets young men and works to help them encounter God, then leads them to develop an "on-mission" lifestyle with God. Challengers provide an opportunity for building relationships between Christian men and teenagers that will encourage the young men to grow in their Christian commitment through a mentoring process.
Visit the Challengers website wmu.com/challengers concerning printed materials for Challengers Leaders from the National WMU office.
For information about expanding or starting any of the RA or Challengers mission experiences at your church, please contact Keith Mack, at 214.275.1123 or keith.mack[at]tbmtx.org.
Royal Ambassadors began as an organization in 1908 and celebrated 100 years of being Ambassadors for Christ in 2008. Over 2.5 million boys and their leaders have participated in RAs and learned how to help others in Jesus’ name. Throughout the years countless lives have been changed as boys and their leaders have prayed for, given to, and participated in missions projects.
Click here to download a copy of the Royal Ambassadors history book. This book also includes information concerning Royal Ambassadors in Texas. Right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..." to save to your computer (30MB file size).