For those who know, “Pathfindering” conjures up images of marching, camping, curious hobbies, bugs and bats. Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club designed for children ages 10-15. Currently with nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promise to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.
The advent message to all the world in my generation
Pathfinder Pledge :
By the grace of God I will be pure, kind and true. I will keep the Pathfinder Law, I will be a servant of God and a friend to man
Keep the morning watch, Do my honest part, Care for my body, Keep a level eye, Be courteous and obedient, Walk softly in the sanctuary, Keep a song in my heart, Go on Gods errands
The volunteer leadership, skilled in a myriad of unusual abilities and interests are first and foremost, strong believers in Jesus Christ and are sure of the road they are taking towards eternal life. They consider the Pathfinder club an experimental laboratory where growth and learning are synonymous with fun, failure is not expected but rather all activity becomes a tool for learning.
The imagination of its leadership and members are the primary limiting factors. Activities encouraged range from community/civic service projects both in their home community and across the globe to nature and environmental conservation studies to camping and high adventure trips. Pathfindering challenges the unique talents of each member. Pathfindering is built on an age-specific curriculum of six levels along with approximately 350 specialized skill development topics covering arts and crafts, aquatics, nature, household arts, recreation, spiritual development, health, and vocational training. These often serve as a launching point for lifetime careers or hobbies.
ADVENTURERS / EAGER BEAVERS
Because Jesus loves me I can always do my best
Be obedient, be pure, be true, be kind, be respectful, be attentive, be helpful, be cheerful, be thoughtful, be reverent.
The "Oxford Club" provides fun and creative ways for children:
1.to develop a Christ-like character;
2.to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;
3.to express their love for Jesus in a natural way;
4.to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others;
5.to discover their God-given abilities and to learn how to use them to benefit self and serve others;
6.to discover God's world;
7.to improve their understanding of what makes families strong;
8.to develop parental support for the training of children.
There are currently 3 classess running in the Oxford Adventurer club Busy Bee, Sunbeam and Helping Hand. We welcome chidlern aged 6-10 years old in the Adventurer club. There is also an Eager Beaver club (3 - 6 years) running from 11.30 - 12.30pm every first Sabbath in the month except August and December.
We recently launched a Little Lambs program. On the 6th April 7 members joined the club welcomed by Kevin Johns (SEC Pathfinder Director).
It is the policy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to admit children to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available by the church, regardless of race, gender, disability, or religion.
The programme and club dates for 2017 can be viewed here.
1a Chester Street, Oxford OX4 1SL 01865 792022 email@example.com