SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 32
Download to read offline
Date: 16 FEBRUARY 2024
Facilitator: MG G.K Nono Mmolotsa (PhD)
PASTORS GROUP
Basic Staff Training
Pathfinder and Adventurer Club
Ministries history, purpose, and
relationship to the Church
Outline
❖ History - Early and Formative Years
❖ Early Leaders and Camps
❖ Pathfinder Honors
❖ Philosophy of the Pathfinder Ministry
❖ Purpose of the Pathfinder Ministry
❖ Advantages in having Pathfinder Ministry
❖ Goals of the Pathfinder Ministry
2
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Topic one
History of Pathfinder
Ministry
History - Early and Formative Years
4
+ 1852 – James White was the first editor of the Youth
Instructor
+ 1879 - Luther Warren (14 years) and Harry Fenner (17
years), teenagers at the time, began the first young
people society
+ 1890 – the church began the first publication of the ‘Our
Little Friend’
- Editor W.N Glenn
- Magazine focused on ages 6 -12 years
- Later magazine was split
- Junior Guide magazine for ages 10 – 14 years
- Friend magazine – 4 -9 years
+ 1957 Primary Treasurer magazine for ages 6 – 10 years,
Friend for ages 0 -5 years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
+ Weekly publications filled
with inspiring content.
+ Helps young minds to
develop deep connection
with Jesus and the Church
body.
+ Makes children open and
receptive.
+ During CVID-19 era, the
magazines could be
downloaded for free
3/1/20XX 5
Did you know that you can also submit a story
(manuscript) for publishing in these magazines?
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
3/1/20XX 6
+ Several churches and schools successfully experimented with Junior
Societies
+ 1907 Missionary Volunteer Societies organized
+ 1907 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, official church action was taken.
- a “Standard of Attainment” manual was developed, which was the forerunner of the
“Progressive Classes.”
+ 1907 – Annual Pathfinder Sabbath (originally called Young People’s
day), later changed to MV day
+ 1908 Junior Reading Course 07 March 1909 – First Missionary
Volunteer Day
+ 1917 – Introduction of the Junior Bible Year (children could read 365
key chapters of the Bible during the curse of the year)
+ October 1917 – Primary Reading Course introduced (>10 years)
+ 1918 – Manual on Junior methods (now we have Pathfinder
Administrative Manual)
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
7
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
History - Early and
Formative Years
+ 1919 – A.W Spaulding organized a small
group of boys into a little club – “Mission
Scouts.”
- Went off camping in many occasions
- Were involved in “good deeds” in their
community.
- They put a pledge and law to live by.
- When Spaulding moved, the club died,
but the Pledge and Law caught on and
became the Pledge and Law of JMV (with
slight modifications)
8
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
9
+ 1920 - Harriet Holt joined the General Conference as a
Junior Youth specialist.
+ 1922 – (i) JMV (AJY) Progressive Classes introduced –
Friend, Companion and Comrade (now Guide)
(ii) A.W Spalding and Harriet Holt advocate
basic idea of Pathfinder Clubs
+ 1926 – First Junior Camp held in USA (Town Line Lake,
Michigan)
+ 1927 – Master Comrade (now Master Guide) officially
approved
+ 1928 – The first sixteen vocational honors introduced by C.
Lester Bond
History - Early and Formative Years
10
+ 1928 – The first sixteen vocational honors
introduced by C. Lester Bond
History - Early and Formative Years
Can you
name
them all?
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
11
+ 1929 (Early years of 1928) – “Pathfinder” name first used at a summer camp
in South California
- A. W Spaulding told a story of adventures of one of Western Explorers
known as Mountain Men, named John Fremont. He carried the name
“Pathfinder”.
- The name caught on
- The camp was called the “Pathfinder Camp”
- This later became the name of the local church Junior Club directed by
John McKim.
- John McKim’s church was Anaheim of the Southeastern California
Conference.
- He had been a scoutmaster and felt that children in his church needed
something similar.
- February 16th issue of Review for 1928, Elder M.E Kern wrote an article
outlining the reasons why Adventist Youth should not join the Scouts
organisation
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
12
+ 1930 – Pre-JMV/AJY (Adventurer) classes added (Busy
Bee and Helping hand)
+ 1931 – First Master Comrade Investiture
+ 1932 – First JMV Pathfinder Camp
+ 1938 – Master Comrade Manual published
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
13
+ 1946
(i) First Conference sponsored
Pathfinder Club (Riverside,
California).
(ii) Pathfinder Club emblem (logo)
designed by John H. Hancock
+ 1948 - Helen Hobbs makes the
Pathfinder flag
+ 1949 – Henry Bergh wrote
Pathfinder song
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
14
+ 1950 – General Conferences authorizes JMV Pathfinder
clubs for world field Pathfinder, Staff Training Course
and How to Start a pathfinder Club booklet Explorer
class added
+ 23 September 1951- First Pathfinder Fair, Dinuba,
California
+ 1951 - Master Comrade changed to Master Guide
+ 1952 Pathfinder song Copyrighted
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
15
+ 7 – 9 May 1954 – First Pathfinder Camporee, Idyllwild, California
+ 1957 - JMV Pathfinder day added to the church calendar
+ 1962 – MV Pathfinder Field Guide, Pathfinder Drill Manual Published
+ 1963 - John Hancock elected World Pathfinder Director
+ 1965 - JMV Handbook combined with Master Guide Manual to be MV
Handbook
+ 1966 – Pioneer Class added (later changed to Ranger)
+ 1970 Pioneer Class name changed Ranger
+ 1974 Pathfinder Staff Manual revised and expanded
+ 1979 MV changed to AY, JMV to AJY, Pre-AJY to Adventurers (4years)
+ 1982 (i) New Pathfinder World replaces MV World
(ii) Voyager Class added
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group
16
+ 1989 - Adoption of Adventurer Ministry (independent from PF)
+ 1993 – restructuring results in the Office of Pathfinder Ministries
+ 1996 – Basic Staff Training, Pathfinder Leadership Award (PLA)
and Pathfinder Instructor Award (PIA) curriculum developed
+ 2001 AY Honor Handbook adds 17 new Honors as well as several
international Honors
+ 2020 - Approval of in World Adventurer Day
+ 21 May 2021 – First World Adventurer Day
+ February 2022 – Launch of new Curricula
- Which ones were launched?
- Which one replaced PLA/PIA?
History - Early and Formative Years
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
❖ There are almost 500 honors currently,
with new ones added once in a while.
❖ Some of these honors are at advanced
level
❖ Each of the honors represents learning
in a new area of interest for the
Pathfinders, which could be a hobby, a
skill or a craft or simply understanding
and knowledge in a subject
17
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Types of Honors
18
19
Types of Honors
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
20
Types of Honors
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
21
Types of Honors
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
22
Types of Honors
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Topic two
Philosophy of Pathfinder Ministry
Philosophy
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa 24
❖ The training and saving of our children and youth is one of the
most important missions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is
old, he will never depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)
❖ Children’s brains are formed by the time they reach 12 years.
❖ It is crucial for them to be taught good habits in the early years
Philosophy
25
“The highest of all sciences is the science of soul saving. The
greatest work to which human beings can aspire, is the work of
winning men from sin to holiness. For accomplishment of this
work, a broad foundation must be laid. A comprehensive
education is needed.” (Ministry of Healing, 398)
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Topic three
Purpose of Pathfinder Ministry
Purpose
27
❖ Fulfil the message in Malachi 4:6 in which the “Hearts of
parents are turned towards their children, and the hearts of
the children are turned towards their parents.”
❖ Provides a key educational programme of a church, for it
provides the opportunity to take children out of the
classroom setting and into outdoor adventure, and
accomplish the goals that follows:
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Purpose
Provides a key educational programme of a church, for it provides the opportunity to take children
out of the classroom setting and into outdoor adventure, and accomplish the goals that follows:
+ Helps Pathfinders to understand that the church loves, cares and appreciates them and needs
them in its total programme.
+ Show Pathfinders what God has for their lives
+ Train Pathfinders for missionary service
+ Work for the salvation of each individual Pathfinder
+ Develop the Pathfinder’s appreciation for nature and concern for the environment.
+ Teach Pathfinders skills and hobbies that will make their life meaningful and will occupy their
time profitably.
+ Helps keeps Pathfinders physically fit
+ Give opportunities for the development of leadership
+ Develop a balanced physical, mental, social and spiritual life
28
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Goals
+ Lead youth to Christ abd hold them loyal to Him and the church.
+ Demonstrate the attractiveness of Christian ideals
+ Guide our boys and girls into active missionary service and community service.
+ Develop good character and citizenship as well as physical fitness.
+ Teach a variety of skills and recreational pursuits.
+ Guide them in their physical, mental and spiritual growth (Luke 2:52)
29
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Summary
No matter how hard one tries, the story
gets abbreviated, lost in time, less and
precise.
While it is easy to reduce the story to a
few names and dates, we should not
forget that many people who loved God
put their life’s efforts into Pathfinder
cache.
They were the ropes and pulleys that
have held this organization together.
30
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Adventurer Club Ministries history,
purpose, and relationship to the
Church
Prepare the PPT Slides that you will use for
training MITs at the next BST.
Maximum number of slides – 20
All Slides must be numbered
Write Bullet points only (Use a few words in a
Slide).
Assignment due date: 22 February 2024
Send by email not WhatsApp
31
Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
Thank you MG G.K Nono Mmolotsa
gkmmolotsa@gmail.com
Tel: 71629695
32

More Related Content

What's hot

A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13
A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13
A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13David Turner
 
Child and Youth Evangelism
Child and Youth EvangelismChild and Youth Evangelism
Child and Youth Evangelismadventhopesda
 
Basic Content of Catechesis ppt
Basic Content of Catechesis pptBasic Content of Catechesis ppt
Basic Content of Catechesis pptOlivia Estamo
 
Breakthrough Church Growth Powerpoint
Breakthrough Church Growth PowerpointBreakthrough Church Growth Powerpoint
Breakthrough Church Growth PowerpointDon Cowan
 
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulas
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulasIglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulas
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulasALEXIS RAMOS
 
Six basic knots for Scout
Six basic knots for ScoutSix basic knots for Scout
Six basic knots for ScoutNad0209
 
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.Cristopher Untiveros
 
Challenges of the Church.pptx
Challenges of the Church.pptxChallenges of the Church.pptx
Challenges of the Church.pptxquartz4
 
Master guide manual
Master guide manualMaster guide manual
Master guide manualSa Je La
 
Head to Heart, Heart to Hands
Head to Heart, Heart to HandsHead to Heart, Heart to Hands
Head to Heart, Heart to HandsCaroline Zamora
 
Marian devotions 2
Marian devotions 2Marian devotions 2
Marian devotions 2MrsSevCTK
 
Adventurer teachers resources manual
Adventurer teachers resources manualAdventurer teachers resources manual
Adventurer teachers resources manualrudae05
 
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introduction
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introductionMission & Evangelism Session 1: introduction
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introductionRichard Chamberlain
 
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños (Lic....
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños  (Lic....Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños  (Lic....
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños (Lic....ALEXIS RAMOS
 
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero Maraví
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero MaravíGrupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero Maraví
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero MaravíHeyssen Cordero Maraví
 

What's hot (20)

A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13
A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13
A Deacon is a Servant - 1 Timothy 3:8-13
 
Child and Youth Evangelism
Child and Youth EvangelismChild and Youth Evangelism
Child and Youth Evangelism
 
Basic Content of Catechesis ppt
Basic Content of Catechesis pptBasic Content of Catechesis ppt
Basic Content of Catechesis ppt
 
Breakthrough Church Growth Powerpoint
Breakthrough Church Growth PowerpointBreakthrough Church Growth Powerpoint
Breakthrough Church Growth Powerpoint
 
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulas
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulasIglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulas
Iglecrecimiento como multiplicar las celulas
 
Six basic knots for Scout
Six basic knots for ScoutSix basic knots for Scout
Six basic knots for Scout
 
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.
Evangelismo en el Club, MiCOP 2018.
 
Challenges of the Church.pptx
Challenges of the Church.pptxChallenges of the Church.pptx
Challenges of the Church.pptx
 
the church
the churchthe church
the church
 
Master guide manual
Master guide manualMaster guide manual
Master guide manual
 
Music Ministry Presentation
Music Ministry PresentationMusic Ministry Presentation
Music Ministry Presentation
 
Head to Heart, Heart to Hands
Head to Heart, Heart to HandsHead to Heart, Heart to Hands
Head to Heart, Heart to Hands
 
The Sabbath
The Sabbath The Sabbath
The Sabbath
 
Marian devotions 2
Marian devotions 2Marian devotions 2
Marian devotions 2
 
Adventurer teachers resources manual
Adventurer teachers resources manualAdventurer teachers resources manual
Adventurer teachers resources manual
 
Emmanuel, God With Us
Emmanuel, God With UsEmmanuel, God With Us
Emmanuel, God With Us
 
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introduction
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introductionMission & Evangelism Session 1: introduction
Mission & Evangelism Session 1: introduction
 
scripture and tradition
 scripture and tradition scripture and tradition
scripture and tradition
 
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños (Lic....
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños  (Lic....Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños  (Lic....
Crecimiento y desarrollo de la iglesia a travez de los grupos pequeños (Lic....
 
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero Maraví
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero MaravíGrupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero Maraví
Grupos Pequeños Del Templo a la Casa | By Pr. Heyssen Cordero Maraví
 

Similar to Basic Staff Training - Pathfinder history _Pastors Group 16022024.pdf

Resume of William Brandt 2.0
Resume of William Brandt 2.0Resume of William Brandt 2.0
Resume of William Brandt 2.0Will Brandt
 
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptx
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptxPathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptx
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptxDaniel Paloma
 
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.ppt
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.pptA Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.ppt
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.pptAdventistYouthMinist
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptfranklinvedania
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptKhenAiron
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptArielTupaz
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptJoannaMarieBCervante
 
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijang
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijangWesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijang
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijangMatthews Bantsijang
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24deerfootcoc
 
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptx
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptxA%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptx
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptxVenanceeKasese
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24deerfootcoc
 
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013Anglican Diocese of Toronto
 
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copy
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copyDavid Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copy
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copyDavid Warren
 
The SCEA History
The SCEA HistoryThe SCEA History
The SCEA Historyjhstein
 
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagaland
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagalandImpact of christianity to the eastern nagaland
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagalandNOHOCHEM
 
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic AffairsProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic AffairsAndy Chambers
 
History of Christian Mission Education in Nigeria
History of Christian Mission Education in NigeriaHistory of Christian Mission Education in Nigeria
History of Christian Mission Education in NigeriaSaheed Jabaar
 
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)Kenneth Hall
 

Similar to Basic Staff Training - Pathfinder history _Pastors Group 16022024.pdf (20)

Resume of William Brandt 2.0
Resume of William Brandt 2.0Resume of William Brandt 2.0
Resume of William Brandt 2.0
 
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptx
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptxPathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptx
Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Pt 1.pptx
 
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.ppt
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.pptA Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.ppt
A Brief History of Adventist Youth Ministry.ppt
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
 
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.pptwhatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
whatisscouting-090814063456-phpapp01.ppt
 
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijang
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijangWesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijang
Wesley guild where it comes and where is it going by bro matthews bantsijang
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 12 24
 
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptx
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptxA%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptx
A%20Brief%20History%20of%20Adventist%20Youth%20Ministry.pptx
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 4 28 24
 
TLC History
TLC HistoryTLC History
TLC History
 
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013
York-Credit Valley - Area Presentation, updated July 2013
 
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copy
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copyDavid Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copy
David Vinson Warren Resume' 2011docx copy
 
The SCEA History
The SCEA HistoryThe SCEA History
The SCEA History
 
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagaland
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagalandImpact of christianity to the eastern nagaland
Impact of christianity to the eastern nagaland
 
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic AffairsProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
History of Christian Mission Education in Nigeria
History of Christian Mission Education in NigeriaHistory of Christian Mission Education in Nigeria
History of Christian Mission Education in Nigeria
 
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)
Cultivate Ministry (Programming Model)
 
April 15 news
April 15 newsApril 15 news
April 15 news
 

Recently uploaded

Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak 2024 (Eng. & Chi.).pptx
Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak  2024  (Eng. & Chi.).pptxReflections and Aspirations for Wesak  2024  (Eng. & Chi.).pptx
Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak 2024 (Eng. & Chi.).pptxOH TEIK BIN
 
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptx
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptxJude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptx
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptxStephen Palm
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24deerfootcoc
 
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...halaayimama
 
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...sheikhismaelkenya
 
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercy
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and MercySurah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercy
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercyaijazuddin14
 
Homosexuality and Ordination of Woman
Homosexuality and Ordination of WomanHomosexuality and Ordination of Woman
Homosexuality and Ordination of WomanBassem Matta
 
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdf
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdfLife Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdf
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdfOH TEIK BIN
 
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_Priorities
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_PrioritiesThe_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_Priorities
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_PrioritiesNetwork Bible Fellowship
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24deerfootcoc
 
A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances
A Chronology of the Resurrection AppearancesA Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances
A Chronology of the Resurrection AppearancesBassem Matta
 
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...Famvin: the Worldwide Vincentian Family
 

Recently uploaded (14)

English - The Book of Leviticus the Third Book of Moses.pdf
English - The Book of Leviticus the Third Book of Moses.pdfEnglish - The Book of Leviticus the Third Book of Moses.pdf
English - The Book of Leviticus the Third Book of Moses.pdf
 
Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak 2024 (Eng. & Chi.).pptx
Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak  2024  (Eng. & Chi.).pptxReflections and Aspirations for Wesak  2024  (Eng. & Chi.).pptx
Reflections and Aspirations for Wesak 2024 (Eng. & Chi.).pptx
 
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptx
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptxJude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptx
Jude: The Acts of the Apostates: Waterless Clouds (vv.8-13).pptx
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 19 24
 
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...
Kala ilam, Black magic specialist in Lahore +923338228883 Kala ilam expert in...
 
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...
+254700705622 EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL HEALER/ LOVE SPELLS CASTER IN UNITED STAT...
 
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercy
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and MercySurah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercy
Surah Al-Mulk: Lessons on Guidance and Mercy
 
Homosexuality and Ordination of Woman
Homosexuality and Ordination of WomanHomosexuality and Ordination of Woman
Homosexuality and Ordination of Woman
 
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdf
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdfLife Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdf
Life Lessons to Learn ~ A Free Full-Color eBook (English).pdf
 
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_Priorities
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_PrioritiesThe_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_Priorities
The_Chronological_Life_of_Christ_Part_101_Misordered_Priorities
 
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24
Deerfoot Church of Christ Bulletin 5 26 24
 
A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances
A Chronology of the Resurrection AppearancesA Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances
A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances
 
2024 Wisdom Touch Tour Houston Slide Deck
2024 Wisdom Touch Tour Houston Slide Deck2024 Wisdom Touch Tour Houston Slide Deck
2024 Wisdom Touch Tour Houston Slide Deck
 
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...
Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac Played a Central Part in t...
 

Basic Staff Training - Pathfinder history _Pastors Group 16022024.pdf

  • 1. Date: 16 FEBRUARY 2024 Facilitator: MG G.K Nono Mmolotsa (PhD) PASTORS GROUP Basic Staff Training Pathfinder and Adventurer Club Ministries history, purpose, and relationship to the Church
  • 2. Outline ❖ History - Early and Formative Years ❖ Early Leaders and Camps ❖ Pathfinder Honors ❖ Philosophy of the Pathfinder Ministry ❖ Purpose of the Pathfinder Ministry ❖ Advantages in having Pathfinder Ministry ❖ Goals of the Pathfinder Ministry 2 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 3. Topic one History of Pathfinder Ministry
  • 4. History - Early and Formative Years 4 + 1852 – James White was the first editor of the Youth Instructor + 1879 - Luther Warren (14 years) and Harry Fenner (17 years), teenagers at the time, began the first young people society + 1890 – the church began the first publication of the ‘Our Little Friend’ - Editor W.N Glenn - Magazine focused on ages 6 -12 years - Later magazine was split - Junior Guide magazine for ages 10 – 14 years - Friend magazine – 4 -9 years + 1957 Primary Treasurer magazine for ages 6 – 10 years, Friend for ages 0 -5 years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 5. + Weekly publications filled with inspiring content. + Helps young minds to develop deep connection with Jesus and the Church body. + Makes children open and receptive. + During CVID-19 era, the magazines could be downloaded for free 3/1/20XX 5 Did you know that you can also submit a story (manuscript) for publishing in these magazines? Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 6. 3/1/20XX 6 + Several churches and schools successfully experimented with Junior Societies + 1907 Missionary Volunteer Societies organized + 1907 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, official church action was taken. - a “Standard of Attainment” manual was developed, which was the forerunner of the “Progressive Classes.” + 1907 – Annual Pathfinder Sabbath (originally called Young People’s day), later changed to MV day + 1908 Junior Reading Course 07 March 1909 – First Missionary Volunteer Day + 1917 – Introduction of the Junior Bible Year (children could read 365 key chapters of the Bible during the curse of the year) + October 1917 – Primary Reading Course introduced (>10 years) + 1918 – Manual on Junior methods (now we have Pathfinder Administrative Manual) History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 7. 7 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 8. History - Early and Formative Years + 1919 – A.W Spaulding organized a small group of boys into a little club – “Mission Scouts.” - Went off camping in many occasions - Were involved in “good deeds” in their community. - They put a pledge and law to live by. - When Spaulding moved, the club died, but the Pledge and Law caught on and became the Pledge and Law of JMV (with slight modifications) 8 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 9. 9 + 1920 - Harriet Holt joined the General Conference as a Junior Youth specialist. + 1922 – (i) JMV (AJY) Progressive Classes introduced – Friend, Companion and Comrade (now Guide) (ii) A.W Spalding and Harriet Holt advocate basic idea of Pathfinder Clubs + 1926 – First Junior Camp held in USA (Town Line Lake, Michigan) + 1927 – Master Comrade (now Master Guide) officially approved + 1928 – The first sixteen vocational honors introduced by C. Lester Bond History - Early and Formative Years
  • 10. 10 + 1928 – The first sixteen vocational honors introduced by C. Lester Bond History - Early and Formative Years Can you name them all? Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 11. 11 + 1929 (Early years of 1928) – “Pathfinder” name first used at a summer camp in South California - A. W Spaulding told a story of adventures of one of Western Explorers known as Mountain Men, named John Fremont. He carried the name “Pathfinder”. - The name caught on - The camp was called the “Pathfinder Camp” - This later became the name of the local church Junior Club directed by John McKim. - John McKim’s church was Anaheim of the Southeastern California Conference. - He had been a scoutmaster and felt that children in his church needed something similar. - February 16th issue of Review for 1928, Elder M.E Kern wrote an article outlining the reasons why Adventist Youth should not join the Scouts organisation History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 12. 12 + 1930 – Pre-JMV/AJY (Adventurer) classes added (Busy Bee and Helping hand) + 1931 – First Master Comrade Investiture + 1932 – First JMV Pathfinder Camp + 1938 – Master Comrade Manual published History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 13. 13 + 1946 (i) First Conference sponsored Pathfinder Club (Riverside, California). (ii) Pathfinder Club emblem (logo) designed by John H. Hancock + 1948 - Helen Hobbs makes the Pathfinder flag + 1949 – Henry Bergh wrote Pathfinder song History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 14. 14 + 1950 – General Conferences authorizes JMV Pathfinder clubs for world field Pathfinder, Staff Training Course and How to Start a pathfinder Club booklet Explorer class added + 23 September 1951- First Pathfinder Fair, Dinuba, California + 1951 - Master Comrade changed to Master Guide + 1952 Pathfinder song Copyrighted History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 15. 15 + 7 – 9 May 1954 – First Pathfinder Camporee, Idyllwild, California + 1957 - JMV Pathfinder day added to the church calendar + 1962 – MV Pathfinder Field Guide, Pathfinder Drill Manual Published + 1963 - John Hancock elected World Pathfinder Director + 1965 - JMV Handbook combined with Master Guide Manual to be MV Handbook + 1966 – Pioneer Class added (later changed to Ranger) + 1970 Pioneer Class name changed Ranger + 1974 Pathfinder Staff Manual revised and expanded + 1979 MV changed to AY, JMV to AJY, Pre-AJY to Adventurers (4years) + 1982 (i) New Pathfinder World replaces MV World (ii) Voyager Class added History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group
  • 16. 16 + 1989 - Adoption of Adventurer Ministry (independent from PF) + 1993 – restructuring results in the Office of Pathfinder Ministries + 1996 – Basic Staff Training, Pathfinder Leadership Award (PLA) and Pathfinder Instructor Award (PIA) curriculum developed + 2001 AY Honor Handbook adds 17 new Honors as well as several international Honors + 2020 - Approval of in World Adventurer Day + 21 May 2021 – First World Adventurer Day + February 2022 – Launch of new Curricula - Which ones were launched? - Which one replaced PLA/PIA? History - Early and Formative Years Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 17. ❖ There are almost 500 honors currently, with new ones added once in a while. ❖ Some of these honors are at advanced level ❖ Each of the honors represents learning in a new area of interest for the Pathfinders, which could be a hobby, a skill or a craft or simply understanding and knowledge in a subject 17 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 19. 19 Types of Honors Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 20. 20 Types of Honors Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 21. 21 Types of Honors Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 22. 22 Types of Honors Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 23. Topic two Philosophy of Pathfinder Ministry
  • 24. Philosophy Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa 24 ❖ The training and saving of our children and youth is one of the most important missions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. - Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will never depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) ❖ Children’s brains are formed by the time they reach 12 years. ❖ It is crucial for them to be taught good habits in the early years
  • 25. Philosophy 25 “The highest of all sciences is the science of soul saving. The greatest work to which human beings can aspire, is the work of winning men from sin to holiness. For accomplishment of this work, a broad foundation must be laid. A comprehensive education is needed.” (Ministry of Healing, 398) Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 26. Topic three Purpose of Pathfinder Ministry
  • 27. Purpose 27 ❖ Fulfil the message in Malachi 4:6 in which the “Hearts of parents are turned towards their children, and the hearts of the children are turned towards their parents.” ❖ Provides a key educational programme of a church, for it provides the opportunity to take children out of the classroom setting and into outdoor adventure, and accomplish the goals that follows: Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 28. Purpose Provides a key educational programme of a church, for it provides the opportunity to take children out of the classroom setting and into outdoor adventure, and accomplish the goals that follows: + Helps Pathfinders to understand that the church loves, cares and appreciates them and needs them in its total programme. + Show Pathfinders what God has for their lives + Train Pathfinders for missionary service + Work for the salvation of each individual Pathfinder + Develop the Pathfinder’s appreciation for nature and concern for the environment. + Teach Pathfinders skills and hobbies that will make their life meaningful and will occupy their time profitably. + Helps keeps Pathfinders physically fit + Give opportunities for the development of leadership + Develop a balanced physical, mental, social and spiritual life 28 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 29. Goals + Lead youth to Christ abd hold them loyal to Him and the church. + Demonstrate the attractiveness of Christian ideals + Guide our boys and girls into active missionary service and community service. + Develop good character and citizenship as well as physical fitness. + Teach a variety of skills and recreational pursuits. + Guide them in their physical, mental and spiritual growth (Luke 2:52) 29 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 30. Summary No matter how hard one tries, the story gets abbreviated, lost in time, less and precise. While it is easy to reduce the story to a few names and dates, we should not forget that many people who loved God put their life’s efforts into Pathfinder cache. They were the ropes and pulleys that have held this organization together. 30 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 31. Adventurer Club Ministries history, purpose, and relationship to the Church Prepare the PPT Slides that you will use for training MITs at the next BST. Maximum number of slides – 20 All Slides must be numbered Write Bullet points only (Use a few words in a Slide). Assignment due date: 22 February 2024 Send by email not WhatsApp 31 Pastors Group Facilitator: MG G.K.N Mmolotsa
  • 32. Thank you MG G.K Nono Mmolotsa gkmmolotsa@gmail.com Tel: 71629695 32