Theme

Mind and Body

Verse

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

Dates
March 29-30, 2019

-Check-in begins Friday afternoon
-RA Congress ends Saturday afternoon as Derby Car races finish

Speaker

American Ninja Warrior Competitor

Overcoming Obstacles Ministries

We will focus on:

  1. Challenging physical feats of strength/endurance (similar to IronMind competitions)
  2. Lessons in good hygiene and eating habits
  3. Examples from the Bible on purity.
  4. Missionaries to those who have made bad decisions about substances

Attention Leaders!

Starting in 2018 ALL churches at camp are required to show proof of background screenings for their adult chaperones 18 years of age and older. The church contact may use the following form to list names of those adults and have a church representative sign to show that these adults have been screened through their church. If your church does not currently have record of background checks for your adults on file, there are resources listed on the form to guide you.

Statement of Compliance

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Price varies on your group specifics (# of meals, commuter vs overnight stay)
-camp prices and policies click here

STEP 1: Church leaders click here to fill out your group information and numbers to reserve for camp: RA Congress Hold Form

STEP 2: Send in a deposit after the form is submitted to hold your place for RA Congress. Deposit is $10 per person non-refundable, with check or credit card.

STEP 3: Once we create an online account for your church you will be directed to the buttons below to finish your remaining registration forms online. 

Do NOT click the links below to create an account and register online for RA Congress until you have been given a Group Hold Code from your church leader.

Campers/Parents

Click the BLUE button to register your personal information and complete forms if you are attending camp. (parent of camper, adult chaperone, or church contact)
RETURNERS: You must use your login from previous years to access saved forms. There will be an option for help if you forgot your login.

Church Contact Person

Click the ORANGE button if you are the main church contact. You can keep track of your participants once they have registered.

RA Congress: March 29-30, 2019

RA Congress is a statewide call to Louisiana Baptist Royal Ambassador programs. Typically held in the spring each year at Tall Timbers, this event for 1st through 6th grade boys allows them to meet missionaries and learn ways to be involved in missions at home. This is also the event where boys display and race their pinewood derby cars and participate in soapbox races.

Contact

For questions regarding RA Congress, please contact Kelly Tam in the Louisiana Baptists’ Men’s Ministry Department.
Her contact information is:
Kelly.Tam@louisianabaptists.org
318.449.4280

Did You Know?
Royal Ambassadors (RAs) is a Bible-centered, church-based, Southern Baptist missions education organization for boys in grades 1-6.

History: Begun in 1908, RAs has a rich heritage of providing missions education for boys. As then national WMU President Fannie E. S. Heck declared: “Save the boys for their own sakes and for the future of the gospel.” RAs and their leaders have been about that task for over 100 years.

The RA Motto (which has never changed), “We are Ambassadors for Christ,” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. This Motto is taken from Scripture, specifically 2 Corinthians 5:20.

The RA Scripture passage (2 Corinthians 5:17-20) describes the purpose of Royal Ambassadors:

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Now everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ’s behalf, ‘Be reconciled to God.'” (2 Cor. 5:17-20, HCSB)

Organization name and Scripture: An ambassador is a representative in a court or nation other than his own. Royal Ambassadors are representatives of Christ the King bringing good news of salvation to people everywhere. The RA Motto reads, “We are Ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor. 5:20, HCSB).

The shield stands for faith in Christ (see Eph. 6:16). This symbol represents the journey of faith and a commitment to having faith in Christ.

The crown stands for Christ the King and what He represents (see Jas. 1:12). As a follower and ambassador of Christ, we are to stay focused on Jesus and His message to the world.

The branch is for achievement and victory in the work of being an Ambassador for Christ (see Matt. 25:21). Combining skills and actions help accomplish the goal of carrying the gospel to people needing to hear it.

Blue represents the boy’s loyalty to Christ, His church, and each other.
Gold represents the worth of the boy to God’s mission.
White represents purity of living, which makes him an effective ambassador.