A few Sunday nights ago we had a special awards ceremony for our Royal Rangers and Girls ministries. Literally hundreds of awards were handed out that night, and we even took a little extra time to honor a few girls and boys in the main service who had earned some special awards.
There are lots of things I love about Rangers and Girls Ministries, but one thing I love the most is the mentoring that takes place in these ministries. Studies show that kids who have multiple voices speaking into their lives are much more likely to have their faith stick with them than kids who do not. Seems like common sense, but having a mentor, someone that they can trust and talk to beyond their parents, is not something that very many kids have. If you’re looking for a good role model for your child I would recommend coming out on Sunday nights. Built into Rangers and Girls Ministries is a small group environment where each kid has multiple leaders working with them and speaking into their lives.
Another reason I love Rangers and Girl’s Ministries is that they both give kids a great footing in life. Each ministry teaches leadership and relational skills, both allow kids to make great friends who will be a positive influence in their life, and both give kids tremendous opportunities to grow in their faith by keeping them accountable to reading the Bible, praying, memorizing scripture, and more.
Again, if your child isn’t involved in Rangers or Girls Ministries let me encourage you to bring them out this Sunday night @ 6:30 pm. The fun all begins down in room 031, which is the KidZone room downstairs.