“The North American Division Pathfinder Ministries is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dedicated to meeting the social, physical, mental, and spiritual developmental needs of junior and teen youth by challenging the Pathfinder to experience a personal relationship with Christ, having a sense of achievement and responsibility, and developing respect for God’s creation including his fellowman.”
Pathfinder Ministries seeks to meet the Pathfinder’s present and unfolding needs, to the end that we bring them to self-fulfillment and maturity in Christian faith, characterized by their decision to:
– Accept Jesus Christ as a personal Savior and Lord
– Reflect internalized Christian values through mature decision-making and behavior
– Exhibit the righteousness, true holiness, and fullness of the stature of Christ
– Demonstrate leadership skills, enabled and empowered to become full partners in active, selfless service supporting the mission of the church
(Mission and Goals voted January 29-31, 1995 in Saint Louis, Missouri at the Pathfinder Committee)
Aim: The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation
Explanation: My relationship to Jesus Christ is of such a nature that it compels me to share with any who will receive it, the gospel—the good news of His soon return.
Motto: The Love of Christ Compels Me
Explanation: I am drawn to Him by His exemplary life, the symbolic act of His crucifixion, His conquering resurrection, and His promise of an earth made new in the pattern of the original creation. The closer I find myself to Him, the closer I find myself identifying with the needs of my fellow human beings.