RA FAQs

What is Royal Ambassadors?

Royal Ambassadors (RA) is a organization for boys in grades 1–6 that helps boys learn a biblical worldview with an emphasis on missions learning and missional living; develop leadership skills to serve God and share His love with others; and grow spiritually in their understanding of God and His mission, including how they are a part of God’s plan.

How do I start?

  • Pray about the possibility of starting Royal Ambassadors.
  • Starting a RA group requires boys, a leader, meeting time and place, RA curriculum, and a supportive pastor.
  • Download a starter pack

When and where can I have Royal Ambassadors?
RA groups usually meet for an hour once a week, but the plans are flexible enough to adjust for longer or shorter periods of time. Royal Ambassadors can take place at these times:

  • During regular church activity times on Wednesday or Sunday
  • During children’s worship
  • During special meetings or church activities
  • On a weekday following school
  • On Saturday mornings monthly for a 3–4 hour period

Royal Ambassadors can take place in many different settings such as:

  • In the church’s children’s classrooms
  • In an afterschool child-care program
  • In a school or community ministry center
  • In an association headquarters
  • In a home
  • In a park
  • In a multi-housing ministry

What resources do I need?
RA Leader
An essential resource for leading a vibrant Royal Ambassador organization. Each issue provides weekly session plans, advice for teaching preteens, missionary profiles, activity pages, leadership articles, and more; one per leader.

RA World
The missions publication for Royal Ambassadors packed full with missionary and MK profiles as well as articles, recipes from locations studied, games, and age-specific options on vibrant, full-color pages; one subscription per boy.

RA Leader Kit
Features posters, games, activities, and full-color photographs of missionaries and missions work to complement the units of study in RA Leader; one per group.

Royal Ambassadors Guide for Leaders
Available both in print and downloadable formats, this guide provides a comprehensive children’s focus to leaders who are serious about leading boys in RA.

How do I get involved?

  • Pray for the boys and leaders in RA.
  • Invite boys you know to RA. Provide transportation if needed.
  • Make friends with the parents of RA who are not regularly involved in the church.
  • Volunteer to chaperone RA events and mission action project.
  • Volunteer to coordinate Children’s Ministry Day.

How can I receive leader training?

Questions or concerns:
• National WMU—contact RA@wmu.org.
• In my area—contact your state WMU office for information related to training, camps, and events for RA.
• Subscription issues/Ordering—call WMU Customer Service at 1-800-968-7301, and ask for a free WMU catalog when you place your order. Order online - wmustore.com.

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