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

or by calling 406-587-3101, ext 106


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


Pathfinder Club Application

Pathfinder Club Membership Application

Pathfinder Health Record

Pathfinder Monthly Report

Pathfinder Photo & Video Release Form


Pathfinder Uniform Requirements

Sample Pathfinder Induction Program Script

(Honors, Pathfinder Bible Experiences, etc.)

(Pathfinder supplies)


Click below to see past and upcoming events!

     2019 Pathfinder Events Calendar

     2020 Pathfinder Events Calendar



Billings: Rimrockers  

     Director: Peggy Andersen -

Bozeman:  Alpine Adventurers (Adventurers only)

     Director: Mari Kirk -

Butte: Rocky Mountain Miners Pathfinders & Adventurers)

     Director: Ruthann Crowe -

Glacier View: Mission Mountain Timberwolves

    Director: Bonnie Feese -

Glendive: Eastern Montana Explorers

     (Pathfinders and Adventurers)

     Director: Aubrey Miller -

Great Falls: Great Falls Pioneers (Adventurers only)

     Director: Raylene Franklin -

Hamilton: Hamilton Trailblazers

     Director: Jarrod Chandler -

Kalispell: Glacier Chasers

     Director: Josh Holloway -

Libby: Kootenai Eagles

     (Pathfinders and Adventurers)

     Director: Melissa Mercill -

Missoula: Nemissoulatakoo

     Director: Shannon Gross -

Trout Creek: Trail Trekkers (Pathfinders and Adventurers)

     Director: Janice Hanson -


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!

*Josh Holloway is the District Coordinator for the Montana Conference.

For information, contact Renae Young at or

by calling 406-587-3101, ext 106.

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.


TLT Program Application

TLT Program Level 1-4 Checklists

TLT Operations Tasks Checklists

TLT Special Operations Tasks

TLT Instructor's Information

TLT Lab Hours Report

TLT Personal Record Chart


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

For more information about Adventurers, click HERE.


Adventurer Club Application

Adventurer Club Membership Application

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