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

For more information contact Renae Young at

or by calling 406-587-3101, ext 106


The purpose of the Montana Youth Conference is to enrich the spiritual lives of young adults in the church, create an event where they can network with and meet Christian peers in their area, as well as provide an opportunity to which they can invite non-Christian friends to learn who Jesus really is.


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!



        2019 Pathfinder Events Calendar

        Pinewood Derby

        Pathfinder Bible Achievement

        Pathfinder Fair

        NPUC Camporee

        Oshkosh International Camporee (see link below)     

Montana Pathfinder Clubs 2018-19

Billings: Rimrockers  

     Director: Neta Bare -

Bozeman: Gallatin Grizzlies

     Director: Needed

Butte: Rocky Mountain Miners

     Director: Ruthann Crowe -

Great Falls: Great Falls Pioneers (Adventurers only)

     Director: Raylene Franklin -

Hamilton: Pathfinders

     Director: Needed

Kalispell: Glacier Chasers

     Director: Josh Holloway* -

Libby: Kootenai Eagles Pathfinder Club

     Director: Melissa Mercill -

Ronan: Mission Mountain Timberwolves

     Director: Bonnie Feese -

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


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-grade.
  • The Sunbeam level for second-grade.
  • The Builder for third-grade.
  • The Helping Hand for fourth-graders.