Welcome to the Texico Pathfinder/Adventurer Department!
Club Ministries 2017-18
Make sure your club is registered at the Texico Conference
2017-2018 Pathfinder/Adventurer Information and Forms
2018 Adventurer Family Camp
(Older) Patches from Events—for Sale!
We have some older patches and pins from past events for sale at $1.00 each. Please contact Barbara Reeve at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to purchase any.
Pathfinder Ministry Description
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people (fifth through tenth grade) 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.
Pathfindering provides opportunities for adult staff to mentor and discipline young people in the Christian faith. It is an effective means of evangelism that practically every church can enter engage in.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
Camping & camping/survival skills.
Grade appropriate leadership training.
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!
Philosophy of the Adventurer Program
The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in their important responsibili-ties as a child’s primary teachers and evangelizers. The program aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship and to further the child’s development in spiri-tual, physical, mental, and social areas.Through the Adventurer Program, the church, home, and school can work together with the parent to develop a mature, happy child.
The church’s greatest resource is our children; therefore, it is imperative that as a church we meet the challenge to provide a program for our children during their early,formative years. We want right habits,thoughts, motives, dispositions, and attitudes to be established. The Wise Man wrote,“Bring up a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it.”Prov. 22:6 (NIV). This is more than acliché—it is a scientific formula.
The Uniqueness of the Adventurer Club
The Adventurer Club was created to give children an opportunity to belong to an organized peer group. To join, children are invited to paticipate in various activities which will improve their social skills. From the time children start school until they reach puberty, their need to be with and be accepted by their peer group is increasingly strong.
The Adventurer Club involves children in grades 1-4 and their parents. The program-ming and planning for Adventurers should be simple and short, but creative. Parental involvement provides opportunities for parents to participate in the learning experience.
One of the Adventurer Club objectives is to provide a meaningful and exciting experience as the children look forward with anticipation to some day being Pathfinders.