Here is a list of all the churches that were approved for VBS funding for 2017. This list has been updated as of June 6, 2017.
The following are awards given to Pathfinders and their requirements . These items are available at the Conference Youth Ministries Department. See Uniform & Supplies section. Continue reading
Adventurer Ministries Mission Statement
The NAD Adventurer program serves an intercultural community of children in Pre-K through grade 4 and their parents and caregivers through a holistic ministry. The purpose of the program is to support parents and care givers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful, love relationship with Jesus Christ. It offers instructional curriculum, family enrichment, supplementary resources, and volunteer training from within the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy. The Adventurer program should work to fulfill the gospel commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and depends on the support of a congregation strong in mission and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
I. HISTORY and PURPOSE
A few years after Pathfindering became established it was apparent that something special would have to be done to keep the older Pathfinders (14-17 years of age) active in the Pathfinder clubs. Many churches across America established separate teen clubs and some conferences began encouraging this. But in the Southeastern California Conference, there was a strong feeling that Pathfindering would be weakened by separating the teens, so a plan was devised to enrich the teen activities while keeping them in the regular clubs. The program consists of three main parts: Continue reading
There are two different programs that Pathfinder teens can participate in, the Teen Leadership Program (TLT) which is a product of the North American Division Pathfinder Council and the Teen Counselor Program (TC) which is implemented by Southeastern California Conference. Both programs are optional and some Pathfinder teens may choose not to take part or may not be ready for leadership roles or handle responsibilities. Continue reading
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization. Continue reading