NEW Pathfinder Staff Training (AYMT)

Adventist Youth Ministries Training (AYMT) For Pathfinders is a curriculum of learning designed to provide role specific training for adult Pathfinder club staff members. While it’s primary targets are those who have been invested as Master Guides, it also provides structured training for staff who have not yet earned their Master Guide class, as well as some direct connection to the Master Guide Curriculum.

It is important for all church workers, both professional and volunteer, to continue to learn, to be familiar with current trends and to make training part of their life style. The purpose of AYMT is to provide the framework for that life long training.

The AYMT framework provides for standardized departments, seminar nomenclature and descriptions. These seminars and related fieldwork are then organized into certification programs as approved by the appropriate North American Division Youth Ministry (NAD) committee with General Conference participation. The system is designed to allow flexibility in many areas, and provides opportunities for unions and conferences to develop additional certifications and seminars that meet their specific needs.

Introduction to AYMT (Adventist Youth Ministry Training) for Pathfinder Staff

Adventist Youth Ministries Training (AYMT) For Pathfinders is a curriculum of learning designed to provide role specific training for adult Pathfinder club staff members. While it’s primary targets are those who have been invested as Master Guides, it also provides structured training for staff who have not yet earned their Master Guide class, as well as some direct connection to the Master Guide Curriculum.

It is important for all church workers, both professional and volunteer, to continue to learn, to be familiar with current trends and to make training part of their life style. The purpose of AYMT is to provide the framework for that life long training.

The AYMT framework provides for standardized departments, seminar nomenclature and descriptions. These seminars and related fieldwork are then organized into certification programs as approved by the appropriate North American Division Youth Ministry (NAD) committee with General Conference participation. The system is designed to allow flexibility in many areas, and provides opportunities for unions and conferences to develop additional certifications and seminars that meet their specific needs.

 

Download the Complete Program Overview (2.3 MB PDF)

Download the AYMT Seminar Descriptions (1.98 MB PDF)

AYMT Checksheets & Portfolios

AYMT checksheets allow staff working on AYMT seminars and coursework to organize their learning.  We suggest printing and organizing these checksheets in a 3-ring binder or equivalent.  AYMT Portfolio Covers provide a cover for the 3-ring binder that you can be proud of!

AYMT Staff Certification Seminar Descriptions / Overview (2 MB PDF)

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Prior to AYMT / Fundamental Assumptions

AYMT is based on certain assumptions about leadership development and training within Adventist Youth Ministry:

  • The Master Guide Class is the expert, the advisor, the promoter for Adventurers and Pathfinders. The Master Guide Class is the top level of class achievement, of investiture. It is the “Ph.D.” of club ministry. 
  • The Basic Staff Training Course (BST) is primarily intended to introduce new staff to its related club ministry.

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What We Are Seeking in AYMT Training

What are we seeking in staff training?

AYMT Certifications

The AYMT answer: Certifications
Faced with the desire to provide a more efficient training curriculum, a need to fix the problems of the PLA and PIA, and include good content, AYMT Certifications were created.

The basis of the certifications are:

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The Basis of AYMT Certifications Are...

  • Role specific learning
  • One year time frames (See Time frame polices on the following page.)
  • Required field work
  • 5-8 seminars per certification
  • Portfolio completion as a form of evaluation and integrity review
  • Mentoring
  • Conference level creation options