SEDALIA – Boys will have a blast with bows, arrows, fire boxes, saws, footballs, boomerangs and more during a hands-on RA Congress at the Missouri State Fairgrounds here, April 17-18. Early registration, with a fee of 11 dollars, is due April 1.
During the RA Congress, godly men from Missouri Baptist churches will invest in a generation of boys in the first through sixth grades. Boys do not need to be part of an RA chapter in order to participate in the congress.
Registration for the conference is $16 per person at the door, although only those who register early will receive a T-shirt.
Check-in will begin April 17 at 4 p.m. Groups will have time to settle into their housing, eat and take part in other arrival activities, including time with North American Mission Board missionaries Daniel and Kimberly Goombi, who serve among Native Americans in Kansas.
Traditional RA Congress competitive events begin on the morning of April 18. Volunteers from across the state, some of whom have been a part of the congress for 30 years, will help carry out these events. A new award system is being implemented this year for the competitions: First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded to the winners of each event, and one large trophy will go to the church with the most average points earned overall during the competition. This will be a traveling trophy, awarded to a new church each year.
To learn more or to register for the RA Congress, visit www.mobaptistorg/racongress.
To learn how to start a local RA chapter at your church, contact WMU Preschool, Children and Student Missions Consultant Teri Broeker at firstname.lastname@example.org.