There comes a time when we who are serving as ministry leaders need to come together in one accord, and lay aside the program, tasks, training and responsibilities. The theme of the Rendezvous was “Dig Deep, Reach Wide”.
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31
Over 120 Royal Rangers leaders from the outposts (churches) in Singapore gathered for a time of reflection, refreshment and realignment of the vision to reach, teach and keep boys & girls for Christ.
The Royal Rangers Leaders’ Rendezvous (16-18 July 2015) was weekend retreat held in Batam View Resort. It combined activities and spiritual refreshment for leaders across Singapore. As the challenges of the ministry mount and intensify, leaders need a time to to bond and fellowship with fellow leaders as well as receive a fresh word, which was shared by Rev. Gerald Tan (National Director for Royal Rangers Singapore & Senior Pastor of Calvary A/G) and the National Staff.
It was also a time to celebrate the achievements of our leaders as several received their Leaders’ Medal of Achievement (LMA) highlighting their dedication to training as RR leaders.
The rendezvous was spiritually significant because of the various teachings and acts of faith enacted. Each outpost brought a photograph of each child entrusted to them by God, creating a wall to visually represent the wide impact of the RR ministry. Leaders spent time praying for each and every life – for the desire to bring them to meet Jesus and to dig deep into their lives through the prophetic anointing of God.
Since 1977, the RR ministry has raised four distinct and unique generations of leaders. Ps. Gerald released the prophetic word into the lives of each pioneering leader (Elijah Generation) and asking them to pray and release a double portion of anointing into the next generation and subsequent generations (Elisha Generation) of the RR ministry.
The blessings poured out onto every leaders’ life at the Rendezvous will serve to inspire and magnify the work of God on to every child in Royal Rangers for the days ahead.
A myriad of activities gave the leaders new skills and activities to share with their own outposts (churches) and new friendships;
(Top L-R) Balloon Sculpting, Crafts & Tie-Dying.
(Middle L-R) RR SG50 Mass Dance by the Beach, Ukulele Lessons & Wood Carving
(Bottom L-R) Basic Sign Language, Fishing & Bird Watching
What better way to bond and fellowship over food like Beggars Chicken buried for six hours in a ground oven, the largest durian party in RR history, BBQ Supper & Sumptuous Buffets.
Watch the Leaders’ Mass Dance on the Beach
It is very humbling to attend the Leaders’ Rendezvous alongside commanders who invested in me and taught me valuable lessons while I was a youth in the program. I’m so grateful for all the commanders who play a major part in moulding me into who I am today. After the Rendezvous, I have a renewed sense of purpose and an awareness of how God can use me to impact the next generation just as He used my commanders to impact and shape me.
Ong Jing Wen, Living Spring Fellowship (Outpost #15)
In the 20+ years that I have been in the RR ministry, I’ve seen many rising stars, great talents, willing hearts. However, I now see a need to encourage the next generation not to journey alongside as understudies only, but to rise up in courageous faith to ask God for greater anointing in their lives.
Mark Sng, Faith A/G (Outpost #11)
I am reminded that when I serve, I stand as a child of God and because of this fact, I am to keep flowing in the spirit. This allows me to minister to the Rangers more effectively.
June Chia, Harborlight Church (Outpost #05)
As leaders in God’s ministry, we must choose to own the work rather than have a hired hand mentality which causes one to losing the spiritual authority and leadership over the children we are ministering for God.
Ps Michael Koh, Bethel A/G (Outpost #01)
— Article posted on AG Times Singapore —
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