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1.0 CEU

NAD Pathfinder Basic Staff Training

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide online training for all new Pathfinder staff and those thinking of working with Pathfinders. This certification is intended to provide basic information about the purpose, structure and ministry of Pathfinders to individuals who are just starting out in Pathfinder ministry and have little or no prior experience with the program. It is highly recommended that this certification is earned before they begin their participation in Pathfinder ministry, although not required.

What do I need to know?

This course is divided into eight learning modules with learning activities and a quiz for each model. The primary source material for this course is taken from the North American Division (NAD) Pathfinder Staff Manual, 2007 edition. Additional source material is available through AdventSource and Adventist Risk Management. This course fulfills the Master Guide prerequisite requirement for Basic Staff Training as outline in the NAD Master Guide course. It is recommended that each participant have a copy of the most current version of the Pathfinder Staff Manual.

What will I learn in this course?

This online course is a Pathfinder Certification course. It is intended to be a self-study course for equipping the local Pathfinder club staff in the fundamental aspects of Pathfinder club ministry. The participant will learn the fundamental principles and practices necessary to effectively work together with the staff of their club and make their Pathfinder Club Ministry successful By the end of this course you will be able to: 1. Understand and fundamental principles and practices of Pathfinder ministry. 2. Assist your Pathfinder club staff in planning and carrying out Pathfinder ministry in your church. 3. Help church members understand Pathfinder ministry and promote it throughout your church.

About the Instructor

Tracy Wood serves as Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Tracy has participated with Pathfinder leaders from around the North American Division in the development, piloting, and implementation of Pathfinder training certifications and resources.


a day ago
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This was a very interesting course. I love that it is self-paced and you can continue from where you left off. Thank you Bro Tracy Wood

6 days ago
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Awesome! Blessings galore NAD Youth Leadership for providing this!

a month ago
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This course was very interesting even though they were a few hiccups . Totally enjoyed it.

a month ago
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Program was good but there were a few broken/incorrect links. The links to the achievement material said page does not exist. The link to information about drill went to Advent Source offering to sell the drill manual.

a month ago
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I find this training very convenient. Although there are few differences depending on the region, this training provided me the needed resources to plan the future activities of Pathfinder ministry. I also like how technology is integrated. There are... Read More

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