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Since 1998, at each South Texas Powwow, we have conducted the “Crossover Ceremony” for Adventure and Expedition Rangers allowing them at an appropriate time to “crossover” into godly manhood. Each young man takes a definite step with a host of witnesses who will be there to pray for and encourage him as he takes a public step of faith. Each participant will also be given a special coin that will forever be a symbol of the crossing over that took place. He will also have the opportunity to partake with the staff in Holy Communion reminding him of what Jesus has already accomplished in his life. The ceremony will be held Saturday night after the evening service and altar call. The ceremony is open to Adventure Rangers, Expedition Rangers, leaders and personal mentors that are able to attend.
Join the wives of other Royal Rangers leaders at Fortress Church at 10:00AM on Saturday and carpool to a nearby destination for a time of fellowship, fun and encouragement with other wives of Royal Rangers leaders. Local shopping opportunities and experiences include the San Antonio Riverwalk, a visit to the Alamo, Alamo Quarry Market, the Pearl District and more!
Led by Dr. Samuel Mathis – This class will take a look at the FCF Arrowhead Merits and how your outpost can cultivate a spirit of adventure by using them.
Led by Rev. Jason Bone – How often do leaders prepare everything but the most important aspect of leadership? The heart of a leader may be the most important element of being prepared for weekly ministry. Discover perspectives of heart preparation that will inspire you to do ministry in a new way for the rest of your life.
Led by Ken Porter – Discipling boys to become men in today’s post-church culture does not look the same as it did in 1962. What can Royal Rangers look like and still be called, Royal Rangers?
Led by TJ Arnold – Our District Communications Coordinator, TJ Arnold, will teach how to easily create professional grade graphics for social media posts, flyers and posters absolutely free. It is highly recommended to bring a laptop; but not required.
Led by Jeff Stokes – A high level look at what Outposts need to be considering and doing to prepare for participation in Camporama 2020. Topics will include registration, fundraising, paperwork, trip planning, what to expect and more.
Led by Frank Frazar – Boys love puppets! Learn how to teach this green skill merit effectively and your boys will have a blast, too!
Led by Chad & Misty Hutson – Do you also struggle getting volunteers to staff your groups? Learn how to effectively combine your Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries while also offering gender specific discipleship for your boys and girls.
Led by Yvette Porter, & Greg Rudy – Have you ever been faced with the challenge of teaching a boy you know or suspect has a disability and felt unprepared? Would you know what to do or how to engage a boy with a disability if he came to your class? Are you sure? If you’d like to know and be READY, attend this class!
Led by Damon Barber – Jesus led his disciples intentionally. If we are to be Christ-like, we should model our leadership style after Him as well. Principles will be taken from the book, “Lead Like Jesus” by Ken Blanchard, et al.
Steve & Karla Gonzales – In this 8 hour class, 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.
Led by Jeff & Lori Stokes – This course will help leaders understand key safety issues that may arise during meetings, activities, and transportation. It will cover topics like proper approach to safety, principles of safety, personal and group responsibilities, assessing risk, and the importance of screening leaders. It is a required course for the Safety Level of the Outpost Leader Advancement Levels.
Led by Phillip Steinberg – What will your Legacy be? What will future generations say of you? “The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” Prov. 20:7. A righteous man leaves a godly legacy to his children.