YOUTH MINISTRIES

The Youth Department oversees Adventurers, Pathfinders, Youth, and Young Adults for the churches and schools of the Montana Conference. We mobilize the network of empowered local youth leaders for each of these ministry disciplines.


NAD Safety Guidelines for Youth Ministries


Required Training & Background Check

We aim to provide a safe environment for youth involved in our programs. One of the requirements for all who work with children and youth is to complete a child protection training module and to authorize a background check. A driver record will also be required for those who drive for trips (field trips, Pathfinders, etc.) The Conference receives notification upon completion of the training, background check and driving record. These items can all be completed at the link below.

Sterling Volunteers


For more information contact Renae Young at renaeyoung@montanaadventist.org

or by calling 406-587-3101, ext 106

PATHFINDERS

Pathfinders is 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 offers 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 to 5 staff member-to-Pathfinder ratio!

To log in to the required child protection training, please click the link below. If you are a new user, please click the first time registrant button.

Sterling Volunteers


FORMS

Adventurer Club Application

Adventurer Club Membership Application




Click below to see past and upcoming events!

     2019 Pathfinder Events Calendar

     2020 Pathfinder Events Calendar


Sample Pathfinder Induction Program Script


                                          
Montana Pathfinder Clubs 2019-20

Billings: Rimrockers  

     Director: Peggy Andersen - pnandersen@yahoo.com

Bozeman: Gallatin Grizzlies (Adventurers only)

     Director: Mari Kirk - mksquared04@gmail.com

Butte: Rocky Mountain Miners

     Director: Ruthann Crowe - mtcowgirl1287@gmail.com

Glendive: Name TBD (Pathfinders and Adventurers)

     Director: Aubrey Miller - milleraubrey21@yahoo.com

Great Falls: Great Falls Pioneers (Adventurers only)

     Director: Raylene Franklin - Littleray77@hotmail.com

Hamilton: Pathfinders

     Director: Needed

Kalispell: Glacier Chasers

     Director: Josh Holloway* - josh.holloway@outlook.com

Libby: Kootenai Eagles Pathfinder Club

     Director: Melissa Mercill - dmmercill@hotmail.com

Missoula: Nemissoulatakoo

     Director: Shannon Gross - regan.sn@gmail.com

Ronan: Mission Mountain Timberwolves

     Director: Bonnie Feese - curlytop_16_05@yahoo.com

Trout Creek: Trail Trekkers (Pathfinders and Adventurers)

     Director: Janice Hanson - pln3656@blackfoot.net




To access info about honors, PBE, etc., click here!

To purchase Pathfinders supplies via Advent Source,

click here!


Pathfinder Uniform Requirements

Information about Adventurers

                                                                       

Pathfinder Pledge and Law:

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.


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 errands.



Pathfinder Song

Oh, we are the Pathfinders strong,

The servants of God are we.

Faithful as we march along,

In kindness, truth, and purity.

A Message to tell to the world,

A truth that will set us free!

King Jesus the Savior's coming back

For you, and me!


Teen Leadership Training (TLT Program)

The TLT Program is a four-year program designed to include all aspects of Pathfinder club management, programming operations, and encourage teens to explore and develop their talents in leadership, planning and social skills.

The program gives the TLT member experience as a leadership under adult supervision with an assigned mentor.

The program uses six major departments of a club as training sections. These include: Administrative, Outreach, Teaching, Activities, Records and Counseling. Within each of these operations are several service areas that must be completed. Some clubs, due to size or location, will not require completion of all optional items under each section.




Adventurer Pledge & Law

Because Jesus loves me, I will always do my best.


Jesus can help me to:

   Be obedient

   Be pure

   Be true

   Be kind

   Be respectful

   Be attentive

   Be helpful

   Be Cheerful

   Be thoughtful

   Be reverent



*Josh Holloway is the District Coordinator for the Montana Conference.
For information contact Renae Young at renaeyoung@montanaadventist.org                                            or by calling 406-587-3101, ext 106

ADVENTURERS

The mission of the Adventurer Club ministry is to serve an intercultural community of children from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and their parents or guardians and assist Adventurer families in growing as followers of Jesus.


The Adventurer curriculum takes the goals of the Adventurer program -- that children will commit their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ and that they will acquire the habits, skills, and knowledge to live for Jesus today -- and turns them into fun and practical activities that Adventurers will enjoy.

 

At each level, the curriculum encourages an age-appropriate, active learning approach.  Instead of asking children to learn a great deal of factual information, it introduces them to general concepts.  The children learn to apply these concepts to their own lives by participating in a wide variety of experiences.

 

The Adventurer curriculum is divided into six levels.


  • The Little Lamb is for pre-kindergarten or 4 year olds.
  • The Eager Beaver is for kindergarten or 5 year olds
  • The Busy Bee level is for first graders.
  • The Sunbeam level for second graders.
  • The Builder for third graders.
  • The Helping Hand for fourth graders.