Pathfinders

Updated: April 14, 2020

 


Pathfinder Objectives
The Pathfinder club, a church-centered recreational and spiritual program is designed for both boys and girls, grades 5 through 10. The program offers action, adventure, challenge and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty to the church.

The TLT, teen leadership training is from ages 15-19. This program is dedicated to meeting the social, physical, mental, and spiritual developmental needs of junior and teen youth by challenging the Pathfinder to experience a personal relationship with Christ, having a sense of achievement and responsibility, and developing respect for God’s creation including his fellowman.”

Goals
Pathfinder Ministries seeks to meet the Pathfinder’s present and unfolding needs, to the end that we bring them to self-fulfillment and maturity in Christian faith, characterized by their decision to:
– Accept Jesus Christ as a personal Savior and Lord
– Reflect internalized Christian values through mature decision-making and behavior
– Exhibit the righteousness, true holiness, and fullness of the stature of Christ
– Demonstrate leadership skills, enabled and empowered to become full partners in active, selfless service supporting the mission of the church

One of the Pathfinder clubs’ basic purposes is to fulfill the Elijah message of Malachi in which the “hearts of the parents are turned toward their children and the hearts of the children are turned to their parents.” 

The Pathfinder club provides a key step in the educational program of the church for it provides the opportunity to take children out of a classroom setting into an outdoor adventure.  
Train Pathfinders for missionary service.  Teach them that witnessing about God to others is not a once a week activity. It is a daily way of life, and it can be focused through such activities as Can collecting, mission trips, YES Corps, Ingathering, singing bands, and community service projects.