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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 course is very enlightening!!! I really liked the way it is designed for you to work at your own pace, i will probably take more classes with NAD.

23 days ago
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Great course, but there were some issues with a few of the quizzes requiring the wrong answer according to the associated module, or confusing questions.

25 days ago
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The training is excellent! The quiz questions could use review. There was one in Module 2 which was misleading grammatically. It had me going till there were no other options but to choose all of the above answer :) . Some of the links didn't work eith... Read More

a month ago
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I am very excited to have my Pathfinder Basic Staff Training Certificate after completing the online course. Very grateful, God bless you

a month ago
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Very useful! Especially in the lasts modules that provide orientation how take care of children, how to make travel, how report an abuse. It is really important to know all of those things and always receive help from parents or adults.

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