In a world filled with distractions and challenges, youth ministry plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives of young individuals. The recent conversation on “Voices” highlights the significance of holistic development and how it is being fostered through youth ministry and Bible Connection programs within the Atlantic Caribbean Union.
The monthly series, released every third Friday, offers a platform for sharing news and stories from across the Atlantic Caribbean Union. This episode of Voices features two esteemed guests: Pastor Terry Tanis, the Youth Ministries Director of The Atlantic Caribbean Union of Seventh-day Adventists, and Pathfinder Mikaela Colley, from the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.
The Adventurers and Pathfinders Clubs initiative has been shaping young lives for decades. It equips young individuals with essential life skills, character development, and discipline through activities such as camping, skill-building, and community engagement. The program is rooted in Luke 2:52, emphasizing growth in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and favor with man.
Pathfinder clubs provide a sense of belonging and purpose and opportunities to make lifelong friendships. Beyond its impact within the church, Pathfinders also extends its reach into the wider community, offering a valuable resource for character development to parents seeking to raise well-rounded children.
What makes Pathfinders even more appealing is the sense of camaraderie fostered by their distinctive uniforms. These uniforms symbolize achievement and serve as a reminder of the personal growth and skills developed during their Pathfinders journey. Each part of the uniform has a purpose, from the sash denoting the level of achievement to the badges representing various skills mastered.
See the entire Voices conversation by watching the YouTube video embedded in this post.
By: Devarro Whittaker, Associate Television Producer, Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.