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)
Resources for those wishing to Earn the AYMT Awards (include checklists--sign-off cards & Portfolio Covers):
- Basic Staff Training Checklist (868 KB PDF)
- Counselor Jumpstart Certification Checklist (960 KB PDF)
- Director Certification Checklist (681 KB PDF)
- Instructor Certification Checklist (675 KB PDF)
- Leadership Certification Checklist (701 KB PDF)
- Staff Leader Certification Checklist (721 KB PDF)