RA Congress
April 9-10, 2021

Registration

Opens February 1st for all Churches.

The deadline to register and to receive T-shirts is March 29th.

COVID Restrictions – limited to 50% capacity

COVID Information for Summer

For Information regarding registration and Covid, click here

Online Registration

STEP 1: Church leaders click here to fill out your group information and numbers to reserve for camp. Have your credit card info ready to pay for the deposit (Deposits are $10 per person, non-refundable)-RA Congress Hold Form

STEP 2: Church leader will receive an email from Tall Timbers with a Group Hold ID (GHRID) code to give out to church members attending camp.

STEP 3: Use the button below for all adult and student campers to finish remaining registration forms online.

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

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.

Theme

Cowboy Church

Verse

Psalm 20:7

2021 RA Congress Schedule

Tall Timbers, Woodworth, Louisiana

Friday Events

3:00-9:00 PM Registration (Camp Office) pick up packet (GBCC)
5:00 – 6:30 Supper (Dining Room)
Set up tents; Derby car Registration (Room H); Soapbox car registration to be announced
5:30 – 7:30 Cowboy Events
5:30 – 5:50 Blue(1) Group  Dummy Roping
Blue (2) Group  Sheep Rides
Red  (1) Group  Horse Rides
Red (2) Group  Goat Tying
Green (1) Group Make your own rope
Green (2) Group Bow & Arrows
5:50-6:10 Blue (1) Group Corn Hole/Horseshoes
Blue (2) Group Bull Whip Competition
Red (1) Group Wild West Shooting Gallery
Red (2) Group Mechanical Bull
Green (1) Group Horse Rides
Green (2) Group Sheep Rides
6:10-6:30 Blue (1) Group Make your own rope
Blue (2) Group Bow and Arrows
Red (1) Group Bull Whip Competition
Red (2) Group Make own rope
Green (1) Group Mechanical Bull
Green (2) Group Wild West Shooting Gallery
6:30-6:50 Blue (1) Group Mechanical Bull
Blue (2) Group Wild West Shooting Gallery
Red (1) Group Dummy Roping
Red (2) Group Sheep Rides
Green (1) Group Horseshoes/Corn Hole
Green (2) Group Bull Whip Competition
6:50-7:10 Blue Group (1) Horse Rides
Blue Group (2) Goat Tying
Red Group (1) Horseshoes/Corn Hole
Red Group (2) Bow and Arrow
Green Group (1) Sheep tying
Green Group (2) Dummy Roping
7:30 – 9:30 Wild Horse Ministry
9:30 Dads against Dads Pinewood Car Race
10:00-10:15 Lights Out – Keep Noise down-Don’t disturb others

 

Saturday Events

*****Lads and Crusaders must attend three sessions to be allowed to race their pinewood derby car!!!! No Exceptions!

6:00 AM Morning watch with Ronnie Moyer                   GBCC
6:30 Breakfast served in Dining Hall
7:00 Soap box derby race at top of hill at registration office
8:00-8:05 GBCC  Bldg. – All Attend
8:05 Session I
Missionary 1        Ronnie Moyer       (Blue Group)     Magnolia
Missionary  2       Eugene Morris       (Red Group)  Outside
 Missionary   3     Benji Rhame          (Green Group) LL Conf. RM
9:05 Session II
Missionary  1         Ronnie Moyer     (Red Group)         Magnolia
Missionary   2        Eugene Morris     (Green Group)    Outside
Missionary   3        Benji Rhame         (Blue Group)    LL Conf. RM
10:05 Break Time Check our RA Store (Bring your own snacks)
10:15 Session III
Missionary  1           Ronnie Moyer    (Green Group)    Magnolia
Missionary  2           Eugene Morris    (Blue Group)      Outside
Missionary  3           Benji Rhame        (Red Group)  LL Conf. RM
RA – Leader Meeting                                       GBCC
11:15 General Session – All Attend (GBCC)
Mike Collie
Pledges
Mission Offering
Presentation and awards
11:50 Lunch at Dining Hall
12:30 Derby Car Races – Activities Bldg
  3:00 Congress Over

Costs:
$25.00 Program fee
$27.00 Overnight stay
$8.75 per meal (Fri. supper, Sat. breakfast & Sat. lunch)
$10.00 per shirt
$5.00 Commuter fee (if you do not stay overnight)
$10.00 Deposit per person

Friday Night Events:
CrossBranded Cowboy Church will providing the following:
• Dummy Roping
• Calf rides
• Horse rides
• Calf tie-down roping

Also Featuring:
• Joe & Kayla Kissel from The Arena To The Cross Cowboy Ministries Inc.
• Wild Horse Ministry – Friday night (Paul Daily)
• Mechanical Bull
• Wild West Shooting Gallery
• Bow & Arrows
• Horse Shoes
• Corn hole
• Make your own rope
• Bull Whip Competition
• Dads against Dads Pinewood Car Race – Friday night
• RA Soap Box Derby Care Race
• Pinewood Derby Races
• Royal Ambassador Of The year Swords 2020
• Lad and Crusader of the year
• Leader of the year

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.

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

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.