Warmest greetings to all our Ranger Leaders throughout Australia. I would like to share with you part of my vision and heart for Rangers in Australia.
Rangers is a brilliant discipleship and mentoring program. Our mission is to evangelise, equip, and empower young people to become active disciples of Jesus Christ. I believe that we do equipping and empowering quite well. However, let’s look at the first part of our mission statement and that is to ‘evangelise’.
There are approx. 3.5 million young people attending school in Australia. How many of them do not know Jesus? Probably a substantial number. Many of these young people are in our own community.
I believe that we need to make contact and form relationships with our local schools and local community.
The lost sheep may not be always found in our churches but rather in our community.
So I would like to pose a question to you all. Are you getting out into your local community and local schools? Are you in contact with lost sheep?
I believe that Rangers is an incredible tool to see young people saved, discipled and mentored. The tool is in our hands right now.
Jesus said …. Mark 16: 15 “Go out into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”. The Message Version says, “Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all”. This commission not only included the Apostles, but reaches to all the ministers of the Gospel in succeeding ages – us!
So to conclude, is the Rangers ministry with your help going into all your world which is your local community?
Remember the sheep are out there, and there are plenty of them. The Word also says that the harvest is plentiful. (Luke 10.2a) I believe if we did this, we would see many more lives changed and impacted and your Groups would swell with numbers.
God has given us a tool – the Rangers Ministry. It is one of the few remaining Christian discipleship and mentoring programs remaining in Australia. I encourage you to use this tool for evangelism too. Gather your leaders to see what strategy you can put into place and involve your Senior Pastor in this process as well. There are still millions of young people to reach in Australia!!
Thank you for serving in this ministry. We appreciate and value everything you do to see lives impacted. May God bless you abundantly.