Staff Training

The purpose of Royal Rangers Organizational Leader (Staff) Training is to challenge individuals in positions of service beyond the local level to grow spiritually, to develop well-rounded ministry competencies, and to enhance their leadership aptitudes. All organizational leaders are encouraged to begin in this training process as soon as possible following their appointment. The Organizational Leadership Training Chart provides a summary of this training process.

Training Levels

The Organizational Leader Training process includes four levels of achievement - Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Bronze Level

In order to achieve the Bronze level, leaders must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Advanced Level of the Outpost Leader Advancement Levels
  2. Satisfy ONE of the following educational requirements:
    • Complete the required courses for the Bronze Tier of the Royal Rangers Organizational Leaders Diploma through Global University. 
    • Complete a district School of Ministry or equivalent as required for ministerial licensing and certification
    • Earn an Associate of Arts degree (or higher) from an accredited Bible college or university.
  3. Complete ONE qualifying leadership development seminar (see below)
  4. Complete ONE qualifying service event (see below)
  5. Read ONE book from EACH of the following lists:
    • Spiritual Manhood (see below)
    • Servant Leadership (see below)
    • Personal Grooming (see below)
  6.  Develop a personal goal plan (see below)
  7. Submit a Bronze Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing.
Silver Level

In order to achieve the Silver level, leaders must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Bronze Level of Organizational Leader Training.
  2. Satisfy ONE of the following educational requirements:
    • Complete the required courses for the Silver Tier of the Royal Rangers Organizational Leaders Diploma through Global University. 
    • Complete a district School of Ministry or equivalent as required for ministerial licensing and certification
    • Earn an Associate of Arts degree (or higher) from an accredited Bible college or university.
  3. Complete ONE additional qualifying leadership development seminar (see below)
  4. Complete TWO additional qualifying service events (see below)
  5. Read ONE book from EACH of the following lists:
    • Spiritual Manhood (see below)
    • Servant Leadership (see below)
  6.  Develop a personal goal plan (see below)
  7. Submit a Silver Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing.
Gold Level

In order to achieve the Gold level, leaders must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Silver Level of Organizational Leader Training.
  2. Satisfy ONE of the following educational requirements:
    • Complete the required courses for the Gold Tier of the Royal Rangers Organizational Leaders Diploma through Global University. 
    • Complete a district School of Ministry or equivalent as required for ministerial licensing and certification
    • Earn an Associate of Arts degree (or higher) from an accredited Bible college or university.
  3. Complete ONE additional qualifying leadership development seminar (see below)
  4. Complete TWO additional qualifying service events (see below)
  5. Read ONE book from EACH of the following lists:
    • Spiritual Manhood (see below)
    • Servant Leadership (see below)
  6.  Develop a personal goal plan (see below)
  7. Submit a Gold Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing.
Platinum Level

In order to achieve the Platinum level, leaders must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the Gold Level of Organizational Leader Training.
  2. Satisfy ONE of the following educational requirements:
    • Complete the required courses for the Platinum Tier of the Royal Rangers Organizational Leaders Diploma through Global University. 
    • Complete a district School of Ministry or equivalent as required for ministerial licensing and certification
    • Earn an Associate of Arts degree (or higher) from an accredited Bible college or university.
  3. Complete ONE additional qualifying leadership development seminar (see below)
  4. Attend and complete the Johnnie Barnes Excellence Initiative (JBEI) seminar.
  5. Complete TWO additional qualifying service events (see below)
  6. Read ONE book from EACH of the following lists:
    • Spiritual Manhood (see below)
    • Servant Leadership (see below)
  7.  Develop a personal goal plan (see below)
  8. Submit a Platinum Level Application to the national Royal Rangers office for approval & processing.

Leadership Development Seminars

Leadership development seminars are provided periodically at various locations. Attendance at conferences or seminars offered by other ministries or organizations, or conferences offered by nationally-known authors and speakers when offered or required by your employer, may also qualify as approved by the national Royal Rangers ministry. Seminars attended within three years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level may be counted. Seminars attended within two years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level may be counted for the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels.

NOTE: JBEI does not count as one of the 4 leadership development seminars required for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum levels. It only fulfills the Organizational Leadership Seminar requirement.

Guidelines for Evaluation of Potential Leadership Development Seminars

Seminars that meet the following requirements may qualify as leadership development seminars for organizational leader training purposes:

  • Seminars must be “church” leadership based focus/environment, requiring “interactive” learning methods (Large/small group discussion, scenarios, roll play, etc.)
  • Minimum of 6 hours actual training sessions per seminar
  • Must have a “leadership skills” development focus
  • May include “secular” business seminars (work related). Secular based seminars are limited to no more than 2 qualifying seminars.
  • Allow accumulated session hours (6 hours minimum) to count toward one (1) qualifying seminar (Sessions must be at least 1 hour to count toward seminar)
  • Allow credit from higher learning educational institutions (BA and MBA) with business major (1 seminar for BA, 1 seminar for MBA)
  • Qualifying seminars attended within three years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level may be counted to encourage “continuing” leadership development.
  • Qualifying seminars attended within two years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level may be counted for the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels
Past Seminars & Conferences:
  • One Voice Conference, Branson, MO 2014
  • One Voice Conference, Branson, MO 2015
  • AG Leadership Conference, Branson, MO 2016
  • General Council of the Assemblies of God, Leadership Seminar, August 20013, Orlando, FL
  • General Council of the Assemblies of God, Leadership Seminar, August 2015, Orlando, FL
Current Approved Seminars & Conferences:
  • John C. Maxwell leadership development seminars offered by himself or by Giant Impact (www.Injoy.com) (www.giantimpact.com)
  • Tim Elmore leadership development seminar (www.growingleaders.com)
  • Patrick Lencioni leaders’ development seminar (www.thetablegroup.com)
  • Wild at Heart Boot Camp or Advanced Boot Camp offered by John Eldridge(www.ransomedheart.com)
  • Catalyst conference, east or west (www.catalystconference.com)
  • Dale Carnegie leadership seminars (www.dalecarnegie.com)
  • SkillPath leadership seminars (www.skillpath.com)
  • National Men’s Ministries Leadership Conference http://men.ag.org/
  • National AG KidMin Conference (kimin.ag.org)
  • Momentum - the National Youth Workers Conference http://momentum.ag.org/

Service Requirements

Service requirements must have been met within three years prior to submitting a Bronze level award application. Service requirements completed within two years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level may be counted for the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. It is important to maintain ongoing service in the Royal Rangers ministry. For this reason we must continually ask “How can I serve today?” and look for new opportunities to serve. Approved service events for each level are defined as follows:

Qualifying Bronze Level Service Events
  • Serve on staff at a Junior Training Camp
  • Attend or serve on staff at a district Action Camp*
  • Attend or staff/teach at a continuous learning opportunity
  • Teach or serve on staff at a national training event
Qualifying Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Service Events

Do one of the following three options:

  • Serve on staff at a Junior Training Camp
  • Attend or serve on staff at a district Action Camp*
  • Complete another level in the Train the Trainer track of the Rangers Ministry Academy

AND one of the following two options:

  • Attend or staff/teach at a continuous learning opportunity
  • Launch and charter a new outpost in a church that does not currently have Royal Rangers

*Attendance at NTT, NCE, WNTC, or ANTC fulfills this requirement if it falls within the time limits outlined above. See the Organizational Leadership Levels Chart for more information on qualifying service elements.

Personal Goals

Personal goals are prescribed and set by each individual but must include physical, spiritual, family, ministry and career goals. You are expected to set goals for each tier and to ask someone to hold you accountable. A book that would help you in this area is The On-Purpose Person by Kevin W. McCarthy (www.on-purpose.com). Although this book is not required reading, it is highly recommended. Seek input from trusted individuals, such as your pastor, as you set spiritual development goals. You are expected to write out the goals, establish your deadline, and then back-plan incremental steps that will lead you to the desired outcomes.

Reading Assignments

Organizational leaders are asked to read books from selected lists, one book from the current Spiritual Manhood list and another from the current Servant Leadership list, for each level of training. You are also required to read one of the books on the approved list on the subject of personal grooming. In the event any of these books are available in audio format, listening to them carefully is acceptable. Books read to satisfy educational requirements may not be counted here. Reading assignments must be completed within three years (prior) of submitting your application for the Bronze level. A key characteristic of a “growing leader” is reading; so for this reason, you are asked to read new books or reread previous books to get the greatest impact on your leadership growth and development. Keep reading!

Total number of books completed from the reading list when submitting applications for the level:

  • BRONZE - read 3 books total
  • SILVER - read 2 additional books (for a total of 5)
  • GOLD - read 2 additional books (for at total of 7)
  • PLATINUM - read 2 additional books (for a total of 9)
Approved Reading Titles

As of January 1, 2011 the following books are approved to meet reading requirements:

Manhood Category

  • Maximized Manhood by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole
  • Manhood 101 by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole
  • Teaching Your Children the Truth About Sex by Dr. Jim Dobbins www.teachthetruthaboutsex.com
  • Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Fathered by God by John Eldridge
  • Epic by John Eldridge
  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Bret Harris
  • The Pursuit of God by Alden Wilson Tozer
  • Living in the Spirit by George O. Wood
  • A Guy's Journey to Manhood by Doug Marsh

Leadership Category

  • Habitudes (books 1-4 must all be read) by Dr. Tim Elmore
  • Generation iY by Tim Elmore
  • Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
  • Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell
  • Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni
  • Personality Plus by Florence Littauer
  • Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Don Clifton
  • Leading at a Higher Level by Ken Blanchard
  • Church Marketing 101 by Richard L. Reising
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  • Leadership Divided by Ron Carucci
  • Strategy for Leadership by Edward R. Dayton & Ted W. Engstrom
  • Powerful Conversations by Phil Harkins
  • Leading Change by John P Kotter
  • The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy
  • Team Leadership in Christian Ministry by Kenneth P. Gangel
  • The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Required Reading (1 of the following)

  • Dress for Success by John T Molloy
  • Top to Toe by Tony Glenville
  • Good Girls don't have to Dress Bad by Shari Braendel (Option for women RR leaders)