Pittsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Youth Ministries means more than Sabbath school every week. Our youth ministry provides support and encouragement for young people at what can be a most critical part of their Christian experience.

Creating an environment where young people are safe to share and explore their faith, ask questions and openly express their challenges is one of the main goals of this ministry.

Of course, it would not be youth ministry without social time and lots of fun.  Check out the calendar for our next event.



The various youth organizations of the church should work closely with the youth ministries department of the conference. 

 
Pathfinder Club
The Pathfinder Club provides a church-centered outlet for the spirit of adventure and exploration found in junior youth. This includes carefully tailored activities in outdoor living, nature exploration, crafts, hobbies, or vocations beyond the possibilities in an average AJY. In
this setting spiritual emphasis is well received, and the Pathfinder Club has demonstrated its soul-winning influence. In many churches Pathfinder Clubs have replaced the traditional AJY. If there is a school, the Pathfinder Club should supplement the work of the AJY. The director is a member of the board and the Adventist youth ministries committee. Additional Pathfinder staff may include instructors of craft and nature classes and counselors who are each responsible for a unit of six to eight Pathfinders. Resource materials are available from the conference youth ministries director. Everyone involved in work with minor children must meet Church and legal standards and requirements, such as background checks or certification. Local church leaders should consult with the conference, which will ascertain and advise as to what background checks and certifications are available and/or required. (See Notes, #7, pp. 168, 169.)
 


Adventurer Club
The Adventurer Club provides home and church programs for parents with 6- through 9-year-old children. It is designed to stimulate the children’s curiosity and includes age-specific activities that involve both parent and child in recreational activities, simple crafts, appreci-
104 CHURCH MANUALation of God’s creation, and other activities that are of interest to that age. All is carried out with a spiritual focus, setting the stage for participation in the church as a Pathfinder. The church elects the club director and associates. (See pp. 104, 172.) Additional staff members are selected by the administrative staff of the club. The director is a member of the Adventist youth ministries committee. Resource materials are available from the conference youth ministries director. 


Everyone involved in work with minor children must meet Church and legal standards and requirements, such as background checks or certification.
Local church leaders should consult with the conference, which will ascertain and advise as to what background checks and certifications are available
and/or required. (See Notes, #7, pp. 168, 169.)