Our vision for the Appalachian Network is to have a functioning and growing Royal Ranger ministry in every Assembly of God church in our district and in numerous Pentecostal and Independent churches throughout the district so that we may influence more boys and young men than ever, more effectively than ever.
Royal Rangers is a mentoring ministry for future men. We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. Our goal is to shape future men into godly husbands and fathers and excellent servant leaders in every sphere of life.
Our ministry is also highly flexible and agile, enabling each outpost to implement our effective discipleship process while reflecting the preferences and practices of its local church leaders to best impact the families in its communities. We provide flexibility in uniforms, staffing, activities, curriculum, and cost.
Royal Rangers provides an effective means of discipling boys by using direct personal relationships between men and boys, developed around a core of shared interests and experiences. Activity-based ministries are essential to the spiritual development of boys. Royal Rangers is defined by the core principles upon which it was built. These core principles of evangelism, discipleship, leadership, achievement, and service are represented by our pledge, code, motto, and emblem.