Royal Ambassadors is a Southern Baptist mission education organization for boys in first through fifth grade. As an organization, the RAs seek to build biblical characteristics in boys through mission involvement and virtue commitments. Since its beginning in 1908, Royal Ambassador church-based ministries have helped boys to grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and in relationships with others. The basic purpose of RAs is found in the Royal Ambassador Pledge.
As a Royal Ambassador I will do my best to become a well-informed, responsible follower of Christ; to have a Christ-like concern for all people; to learn how to carry the message of Christ around the world; to work with others in sharing Christ; and to keep myself clean and healthy in mind and body.
To build the Christian character needed to keep the promises of the RA pledge, RAs learn biblical virtues such as Loyalty, Friendship, Courage, Responsibility, Honesty, Faith, Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, and Self-Discipline. They also learn about God's missions, develop and use mission skills, and learn about and support the mission work of the church.
There are many opportunities for mission involvement and fellowship throughout the year outside of our regular classes with activities such as Camp-O-Ree, World Walk for International Missions, Bartlett Christmas Parade, RA Lock-in, RA Night at the Grizzlies and Redbirds, RA Racer Competition and Rocket Launch, Walk for Home Missions, Spring Camping trip, and RA Mailbox for Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Royal Ambassadors meet during the school year on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Family Life Center. RAs participate in virtue exploration, activity projects, games, mission stories, and learning Bible verses.