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Hello from the National Training Coordinator

Tue, 23 May 2017 - 1:15 PM CST

May 23, 2017

Greetings from the national Royal Rangers office. It is hard for me to believe that I have been the national training coordinator for almost three and half months. So, who is this guy that came in after Steve Schultz? (Please note, Steve and I are close friends, and I knew if I followed this man big footsteps would have to be filled.)

To start, I'm one of you. I grew up in an AG church and met my wife in that very church. I started as a Royal Rangers leader in August 1994 at Outpost 206 in Dublin, Ohio. Shortly after joining the outpost, I was encouraged to enroll in the LTC to earn my LMA. Thus, my introduction into our world of abbreviations. I attended NTC in 1997, and it was there that my fuse was lit to not only mentor future men but also to train the men who would be mentoring them. I continued training and graduated from National Academy in 1999 and Advanced Academy in 2000 under the watchful eye of Fred Deaver. I've had the pleasure of being senior guide at various NTC and ANTC, being on staff at NRMC and National Academy. Most recently before coming to the national office, I was a national training aide responsible for being the director of the National/Advanced Academy.

I've held positions in the local, sectional, district, regional, and national levels. WHY? Because God called me to this vital ministry, and for the past 20 plus years, He was preparing me for this position. So, I've told you what I now do, but who is this new guy?

I've been married to my best friend Christine (she prefers Chris) for almost 34 years now. We have six children-four sons and two daughters. I can't leave out our three daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and one more due in June. Were our children involved in gender specific ministries? Well, of course, they were. All four sons earned their GMA and graduated from Ohio's JLTA. Out oldest daughter earned the Girls Ministries Gold Medal, and our youngest daughter earned the Honor Star and is currently in Friends.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Architecture and Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a M.S.M. in Organizational Leadership. I am a Registered Architect and did that up until I came to the national office. Chris and I have been involved in the Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter (AGME) since 1995 as presenters and on the national board. We are currently finishing up three years as the national presidential couple for AGME. We enjoy ministering together whether at our local church, presenting for AGME, or going on mission trips.

Enough about me. I'm so excited to be your national training coordinator and to work with the incredible national staff. So much work was accomplished before I arrived, and yet there is still so much more to do. We must continue to remain relevant to an ever-changing culture. We will not water down His word or His message, but we will adjust and adapt to our environment. Be on the watch for the upcoming release of the new AJTC and Ranger Basics online.

Mentoring Future Men together,

David Morrison
National Training Coordinator

 


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