Monthly Archives: August 2016

About the Adventurer Program

Adventurer Ministries Mission Statement

The NAD Adventurer program serves an intercultural community of children in Pre-K through grade 4 and their parents and caregivers through a holistic ministry. The purpose of the program is to support parents and care givers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful, love relationship with Jesus Christ. It offers instructional curriculum, family enrichment, supplementary resources, and volunteer training from within the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy. The Adventurer program should work to fulfill the gospel commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and depends on the support of a congregation strong in mission and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

Pathfinder Teens


Definition: a qualifying Pathfinder within the ages of 14-17 and in the 8th grade or above as outlined in the Teen Program portion of the SECC Policies.


  1. Submit an application, SECC Pathfinder & Staff Registration/Insurance, to local club annually
  2. Submit an application, SECC Teen Counselor Application annually. All signatures are required to be accepted.

These forms are located in the document center.

Grades 11 & Up: Master Guides

Grades 11 & Up: Master Guides

The Master Guide (MG) Curriculum is designed for youth and adults meeting the course requirements and involved in youth ministry.  The emphasis is on in-service training and active involvement in learning new skills and developing methods for successful leadership in youth ministry.  Participants are required to complete this course with three years of commencement date.  This curriculum  prepares the participant for leadership roles with the Adventurer, Pathfinder, youth/young adult, and Youth Emergency Service Ministries.  The Master Guide training is for leaders to serve the church in all areas of youth ministry.  The purpose of the Master Guide curriculum is to develop youth leadership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Continue reading

SECC Teen Counselor Program


A few years after Pathfindering became established it was apparent that something special would have to be done to keep the older Pathfinders (14-17 years of age) active in the Pathfinder clubs. Many churches across America established separate teen clubs and some conferences began encouraging this. But in the Southeastern California Conference, there was a strong feeling that Pathfindering would be weakened by separating the teens, so a plan was devised to enrich the teen activities while keeping them in the regular clubs. The program consists of three main parts: Continue reading

Grades 8-11: Teen Programs

There are two different programs that Pathfinder teens can participate in, the Teen Leadership Program (TLT) which is a product of the North American Division Pathfinder Council and the Teen Counselor Program (TC) which is implemented by Southeastern California Conference.  Both programs are optional and some Pathfinder teens may choose not to take part or may not be ready for leadership roles or handle responsibilities. Continue reading

Grades 5-10: Pathfinders

Why have a Pathfinder Club?

The primary purpose of Pathfinder ministry is to instill in its membership a committed relationship with Jesus Christ through:

  1. Christian love and fellowship
  2. Pride in beginning and completing projects
  3. Training and reaching future Christian leaders
  4. Service/Outreach within the club and community

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