Texas Pathfinders

To empower leaders through effective training, equipping and deploying them for service

 
AIM

The Advent Message to all the World in My Generation

LAW

The Law is for me to:
Keep the morning watch
Do my honest part
Care for my body,
Keep a level eye
Be courteous and obedient
Walk softly in the sanctuary,
Keep a song in my heart,
Go on God's errand.

MOTTO

The Love of Christ Compels Me

 

PURPOSE

Develop Christ-like leaders to disciple children and youth.

LEADERSHIP

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.

 

Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities with grade-appropriate leadership training

YOUTH

Some of the activities

  • Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more

  • Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules

  • Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

By the grace of God, I will be pure, and kind, and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law. I will be a servant of God and a friend to man.

 
ORGANIZATION

Pathfinders is a faith-based co-educational youth leadership and development program, boasting some 2 million members worldwide. The Pathfinder program provides a safe and nurturing environment where youth are able to develop and strengthen their spiritual, mental, physical and emotional skills, where they participate in service to the community and to God, and where youth spend time in nature overcoming challenges and appreciating creation. 

  • Pathfinders are for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or its equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.

  • The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program works closely with the Pathfinder program and is for high school students (grades 9-12).

  • Staff positions are available in many locations that offer adults the opportunity to make a difference for young people, develop friendships with fellow staff, learn more about God's creation, and improve their training skills.

 
CLUB MINISTRY
  • All clubs must be authorized and registered with the conference and comply with insurance requirements.

  • Pathfinder clubs should be divided into areas, districts, federations, etc.

  • Clubs include a director, deputy director(s) counselor(s), other support staff, and Pathfinders.

  • Its recommended that Pathfinders work under the sponsorship of the Master Guide Club/Ministry.

The Texas Conference Pathfinder program covers central and east Texas, everything east of a line from Vernon in the North to Del Rio in the South, east of Abilene and San Angelo. For organizational purposes, the Texas Conference is divided into five Areas: Keene Forth Worth, Dallas East Texas, Central Texas, Houston Bay, and Valley Coastal Bend. Volunteer Area staff coordinate region-wide training and activities, and support the local club staff and members.

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Alfredo Lopez | © 1996 by Seventh-Day Adventist Church | Alfredo.Lopez@SDAGarland.org | 214-674-8153

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