About Us

The Royal Ambassadors is the name of a Baptist worldwide missionary organization for boys between the ages of 10 and 35 – an international organization found in many countries of the world, wherever there are Baptists. It is found on the continents of Adrica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. The organization in Nigeria is called Royal Ambassadors of Nigeria (RAN).

In its mission education and ministry plan, RAN has a foundational Christian education plans for Junior RA, boys between the ages of 10 and 12; basic discipleship plans for Intermediate RA, boys from age 13 to 16 (or Secondary School age); and solid mission education and action plans for Senior RA, who are boys within ages 17 and 24.

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The vision and work of Royal Ambassadors started in the United States of America in 1908 among the Brotherhood Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), USA; and came to Nigeria as one of the world’s leading organizations for boys through the SBC missionaries in the 1920s.

The Women Missionary Union sponsored the organization from the beginning until 1954 when it was proposed that the men of the Nigerian Baptist Convention should take over the boys’ work. The situation led to the proposal of Men and Boys’ Department in 1961 which served both men and boys, then later became the defunct Men’s Missionary Union & Youths Department, now known as Missionary Organizations Department since 1998.

At the Naional level, Royal Ambassadors National Executive Committee (RANEC) comprises of elected national officers of the organization only; while the National Executive Council (NEC) includes all Conference RA Directors. The RA Marshal is the presiding officer in all meetings (of executives or general sessions). But the council cooperates with the MMU NEC through an advisory representative 11866382_864768196948188_9024974337579266320_ndesignated RA Council Adviser; and operates from the MMU Office, Baptist Building, Ibadan through a denominational/administrative head of the unit. (NOTE: The setup of the RA NEC, as above, is replicated at conference and associational levels.)

To the glory of God, RAN now exists in all Baptist associations, conferences and the Convention, and is spreading its missions’ advancement tentacles to the West African sub-regions.

 

VISIONS, GOALS AND CARDINAL OBJECTIVES

OUR VISION

Touching the lives of boys … impacting the eternity of men!

OUR FOUNDING GOALS

  • To become well informed, responsible follower of Christ.
  • To have Christ-like concern for all people.
  • To carry the message of Christ around the world.
  • To work with others in sharing Christ.
  • To keep myself clean and healthy in mind and body.

 

OUR CARDINAL OBJECTIVES

  • Helping boys in spiritual development and discipleship.
  • Equipping members for mission action.
  • Ensuring educational and career development of boys.
  • Promoting social awareness, responsibility and responsiveness.
  • Promoting personal commitment demonstrated in stewardship of life, churchmanship and denominational interest, and understanding as well as appreciation of Baptist beliefs and practices.
  • Enabling members’ personality, potentiality, and dignity development.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The foundation, vision and ministries of RAN are responses to the Lord’s command to make disciples of ALL nations.

Our philosophy of ministry to boys is because it is easy to catch them young. One of the earliest mottos of the organization is: “It is easy to mould boys than to mend men.” Besides, today’s boys are the men of tomorrow, who will be saddled with the social and spiritual responsibilities of leading humanity and influencing decisions in families, societal, global and spiritual spheres of life. They must not be left to wrong hands.

 

11905382_864768330281508_3309800300665134407_nTHE 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 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.

 

ROYAL AMBASSADOR MOTTO

The Royal Ambassador motto is found in 2 Corinthians 5:20: “We are ambassadors for Christ.”

 

ROYAL AMBASSADOR HYMN

“THE KING’S BUSINESS” (found in Baptist Hymnal 433)

Verse 1:

I am a stranger here, within a foreign land,

My home is far away, upon a golden strand,

Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea

I’m here on business for my King.

Chorus:

This is the message that I bring,

A message angels fain would sing:

“Oh, be ye reconciled,” thus saith my Lord and King,

“Oh, be ye reconciled to God.”

Verse 2:

This is the King’s command that all men everywhere,

Repent and turn away from sin’s seductive snare;

That all who will obey, with Him shall reign for aye,

And that’s my business for my King.

Verse 3:

My home is brighter far than sharon’s rosy plain,

Eternal life and joy throughout its vast domain;

My Sovereign bids me tell how mortals there may dwell

And that’s my business for my King

 

THE ROYAL AMBASSADOR EMBLEM

The Royal Ambassador Emblem is a blue shield on a background of a white circle. It has a gold edge around the circle. The shield represents a soldier. In Ephesians 6:16, the Christian is instructed to “take the shield of faith.” The shield reminds the youth to have faith in God whom he will represent as an ambassador.

The shield is divided into three parts: a torch, a wheel, and a crown. The torch is the symbol for Junior RA_logoRoyal Ambassadors; the wheel represents the Intermediate Royal Ambassadors, while the crown stands for the Senior Royal Ambassadors.

The wheel is the symbol of the rank of Apprentice. It represents the boy as a learner of trade (of becoming Ambassadors for Christ). It (the wheel) is a sign of movement and progress. It reminds the boy to progressively pattern his life after the Carpenter Boy from Nazareth and to qualify as His representative. The Intermediate boy is trained to know that there is no higher work than that of becoming an Ambassador for Christ.

The crown is the symbol for the Senior Royal Ambassadors. A crown represents a king. This crown represents a king. This crown represents Christ who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. It signifies that the Senior Royal Ambassador has reached an age, and acquired certain knowledge, that qualifies him to serve as an effective Ambassador for Christ, the King. The Senior Royal Ambassador will want to discharge his duty being loyal and faithful to the King.

THE ROYAL AMBASSADOR COLOURS

The Royal Ambassador colours are blue, gold and white.

The blue stands for loyalty:

  • Loyalty to Christ the King
  • Loyalty to the Church and her mission
  • Loyalty to the Royal Ambassadors organization and its beliefs

 

The gold stands for value or worth:

  • The worth of Christ to the boy as his Lord and Master; and
  • The worth of the boy to Christ as His ambassador.

The white stands for purity:

  • Purity of the body
  • Purity of the mind
  • Purity of the soul in the worship of one God and Him alone.

35 thoughts on “About Us

  • I really won appciaty all d excos member 4 d job well done and its my pray dat u all will b bless

  • Hi, my names are reward ziah from rivers baptist conference royal ambassador. i think every thing about ra should be on net.

  • Please, you can help the boys to make it PDF file so that they can download it for personal use on their e-note or electronic.
    Thanks

  • Fantastic. I suggest the reviewing of the RA manual so that it can contain some of the changes and developments. A brief history of how RA started in the USA and Nigeria should also be included.

  • Nice one, good work from our leaders.
    Forward ever and backward never IJMN

    • Pre-Convention Mission Trip information are as follows:

      1.) Arrival Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
      2.) Meeting Point: First Baptist Church, Kubwa
      3.) Thursday, April 20th, 2017 : Departure to field at Zuba
      4.) Return to Convention Ground : Saturday, 22nd April, 2017
      5.) Registration Fee : 6500 naira (This includes RA Session Registration)
      6.) Deadline for Reg.: 31st March, 2017
      7.) Reg fee for Plenipotentiary candidates for promotion: 4000 naira (Covers rank, certificate and RA Session registration)
      8.) RA in session registration for other Royal Ambassadors: 3000 naira.
      9.) Please share this information with others.

  • Sir, I really appreciate Lord Jesus Christ in the life of Royal ambassadors leadership in in Nigeria. I want to advice the leadership to try and make all Royal ambassadors reading materials to be PDF format for those that want it like Gifted hand, Christ ambassador, standing talk, etc

  • pls I need of R.A material and there is no where to place my order and we were told at mission that we can order for whatever material we needed.

    • You can but you will be playing the role of a Counselor through the MMU. It also means you have to avail yourself with the basic knowledge, programmes and runnings of the organization. Where you need more clarification, feel free to interact with your Association or Conference RA Director.
      Thanks

    • In our manual it stated that RAs are for boys between the ages of 10-35, but we still have members from the ages of 40 and above, why not they should concentrate on BMF and allow the young boys between the ages of 10-35 to run the affairs of the organization from chapter level to the national level.

  • Amb. Godwin Chima Prekebina from Bayelsa Baptist Conference. Nice work here I must applaud. One more thing, adding the names of all past and present executives here as part of history won’t be bad. And also making some of our literature available here in app form or PDF here so boys can be visiting the site often. Big thanks to the ogahs at the top.

  • Good afternoon fellow soldiers of Christ. Please I need assistance with the following information:
    1. Who designed the RA Emblem?
    2. Who gave RA her colours?
    3. Who designed the RA flag?

  • I noticed that the conference directors details provided on the website are not up till date. Is RAN not updating this web on regular basis? Please, that should be addressed. Thank you

  • I noticed that the details of the conference directors are not up to date. Please, I would encourage you to updates them and also make it a regular practice to updates relevant components of the RAN web. Thank you

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