About Pathfinder Ministry

Pastor James Black
Pathfinder Ministries Director, NAD

We are, without a doubt, smack in the middle of the information age. Since you are making the time and have the interest, we welcome you to surf through the web page of Pathfinder Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. We are delighted with your interest in this ministry, and hope that you will be able to easily access what you are looking for.

If you are not yet a Pathfinder, join. If you are already a Pathfinder, stay. If you are a Pathfinder staff, parent or pastor, thank you for all you do to make this ministry viable and relevant.

Introducing Pathfinders:

Who are Pathfinders?

Pathfinders are 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 offer 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 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!

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What About Caucasian Youth & Young Adults

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Who Should Attend: youth leaders, pastors, teachers, professionals of all ethnicities interested in this topic
Date: March 12 & 13, 2013
Location: College View Church, Lincoln NE
Cost: FREE -- You MUST register at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yasymposium

There is no doubt that because of the history of slavery in the United States, and the ugliness of racial discrimination and prejudice that have plagued our society for so many decades it is very difficult to have honest conversations regarding the needs of various ethnic groups, even in the church.

As a minister of the gospel it is very rare that I have used my ethnicity to make a point, however for the sake of discussion I will do so here.  As an African American who was born in the south in the late 50s, I am now old enough to say that I have seen and even experienced both the good and the bad in these United States of America.  However, my ministry has given me an opportunity to create bridges among people, groups, communities, and churches in order to promote the mission of reconciliation and unity, and to help make a better world.

Few will argue that over the last 20 years America has strived to place diversity on its national agenda, and some will testify that it has succeeded in many ways.  But while some communities and churches have embraced this mission of reconciliation and unity, and have progressed somewhat, there are still some that struggle in this area.  However, we must be able to have honest conversations, and for me, as a minister for all youth and young adults, this is one of those times.

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