RA Congress

Theme banner for RA Congress event

April 26-27, 2024

State Fair Grounds, Sedalia

All churches invited!

What is RA Congress?

RA Congress provides an opportunity for boys to connect with their peers and positive male role models as they participate in campcraft, sports and other activities. Worship rallies will include music and stories from a missionary and other missions leaders; focusing on God’s call in our lives to salvation, a relationship with Him, and our part in missions.

All churches are invited to bring a group of boys (grades 1-6). You do not need to have an RA club to participate!


Agriculture Building, State Fair Grounds
2503 W 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301

Remember to be respectful of buildings and property. Properly dispose of trash and pick up belongings. Let’s leave the property looking better than we found it!


  • Early Bird Registration: $14 (deadline April 9)
  • Late Registration: $19 online and at the door.
  • T-Shirts (with registration by April 9): $10

More Information

At least one adult must accompany your boys; however you may bring as many adults as you would like. Some groups choose to bring teen helpers. We recommend that you register at least one adult per 7 children. All adults and teens must register and pay the registration fee.

Dorms –  $8.00 per person

Tents, no water/electricity –  $12

Tents with water/electricity – $24

RV/Camper – $24

Note: You can also make your own arrangements through a Sedalia hotel.

Meals are optional:

Saturday Breakfast $4.00 per person

Saturday Lunch $4.00 per person

T-shirts are optional at an additional cost by order only when registering online. The order deadline is April 9. You may choose to order for boys unable to attend Congress. You will pick up your shirt order at Congress check-in.

Boys and leaders may choose to bring spending money for the RAC sales table.

It is important that your church have a medical release form for each adult and boy. You may use your own or the one we have provided below. Keep these with you in case of emergency. There will be a basic first aid kit on-site. An adult must accompany a child needing first aid.

We may use photos and/or videos of your group for promotional purposes. Please let us know if you do not give permission for us to photograph a member of your group.

This year’s adopted Ministry is the MK Re-entry Retreat. Grown Missionary Kids (MKs) of IMB families will be returning to the USA to go to college. Luggage is limited on international flights so Missouri WMU would like provide them with $100 so they can purchase what they need for dorm life. Also, providing them with a first aid kit for dorm life would be a great way to involve the boys. Ideas for kit components include: OTC pain relievers like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, ice packs,Thermometer — an oral digital thermometer is better than a forehead or ear for college students, Band-aids in various sizes, Bacitracin or Neosporin, Hydrocortisone cream, rolled gauze, sterile gauze pads 2×2 and 4×4, Ace bandages in various sizes, scissors, tweezers, nail clippers/file, 70% rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, lip balm of some kind, Vaseline, sunscreen, bug repellent, aloe vera gel, afterbite, Anbesol, styptic pencil for shaving nicks, Bactine, wound wash saline, and surgical tape.

RA Congress begins with check-in at 4:00pm on Friday and ends at 3:00pm on Saturday.   Housing assignments will be given at check-in.  You may have time to explore the grounds until evening worship. Boys will meet a missionary, a MBCH representative and enjoy traditional RA Congress activities and events on Saturday. An offering will be taken for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.

There will be a lost and found table onsite. Any items that are not claimed within a month will be donated.

Ribbons will be given as well as a First, Second, and Third place trophy.  One large traveling trophy will be awarded to the group with the most points. Points will be averaged by the group number. 

You will find a link for the Event Guide on this site.  Events include:

  • Archery & Riflery
  • Campcraft
  • RA Racers, Sailboat & Linegliders
  • Sports.

Tentative Schedule


Check in begins 4:00 PM
Housing assignments - Explore grounds 4:00 - 7:15 PM
Worship Rally 7:30 PM


Breakfast (if optionally paid for during online registration) 7:30 AM
Events begin 8:00 AM
Lunch (if optionally paid for during online registration) 12:00 PM
Missions Run 1:00 PM
Closing Rally 2:00 PM
Dismiss 3:00 PM