The Adventurer Club is designed to strengthen parent-child relationships for kids ages 6-9 by providing specialised weekly activities tuned into the psychological needs of this age group while simultaneously giving parents opportunities for learning parenting skills and enjoying special activities with their children.
- Little Lambs – 4 year olds.
- Little Fish – 5 year olds.
- Busy Bee – 6 year olds.
- Sunbeam – 7 year olds.
- Builder – 8 year olds.
- Helping Hand – 9 year olds.
Enlarging their windows on the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club, which is designed for children ages 10-15. With nearly 2 million members around the world, this Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored club accepts any youth who promises to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law regardless of their church affiliation.
- Friend – 10 years old
- Companion – 11 years old
- Explorer – 12 years old
- Ranger – 13 years old
- Voyager – 14 years old
- Guide – 15 years old
Our Church has developed many great resources for Adventurers & Pathfinder Ministry. The best place to get these resources is directly from the Adventurers & Pathfinder Ministry Department that has produced them. Please use the following links to find some great ideas and resources:
- South Pacific Division – Pathfinder Ministries: pathfinders.adventistconnect.org
- South Pacific Division – Adventurers Ministries: adventurers.adventistconnect.org
- General Conference – Adventurers & Pathfinder Ministries: gcyouthministries.org
- Advent Source Ministry Kits: ministrykits.adventsource.org
- For info on church AdSafe (safe places) policies: AdSafe
All Adventurer and Pathfinder supplies are available from the South New Zealand Conference – Youth Department
- 6H Sir William Pickering Drive, Russley, Christchurch 8053
- Phone: 03 961 3090
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Island – Adventurers & Pathfinder Director
Sarah-Jane Riley is the Youth Director of the South New Zealand Conference and associate pastor at Bishopdale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Christchurch. Originally from North NZ, she trained in social work and then went on to work in youth work, adventure therapy, youth health, health promotion, and violence prevention. In 2009 she accepted a call to come and work in a full time ministry role in South NZ as a local church youth worker. She then went to Avondale College in 2014 and completed post graduate studies in ministry and theology, and returned to the South NZ Conference at the beginning of 2016 to serve.
Sarah-Jane believes that it is a movement of disciples that will advance the gospel, with a culture that is loving, inclusive and intentional. She believes that young people have significant influence in this movement as they are fully engaged in all aspects of what it means to be church in the communities and world in which we live.
Discipleship Ministries / Departmental Assistant
I have been employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for all my working life, working in various areas including mission service in Papua New Guinea. At present I am working as Departmental Assistant in South New Zealand Conference, I love the variety of work it entails, from week to week I’m doing something different ie camping in my tent with Pathfinders, visiting Adventurer clubs, attending sport tournaments, catering to our youth, and sitting behind my desk answering phone calls and writing emails.
My passion is to create positive memories in a child’s life and to share God’s love with each child. When off duty I love spending time with my family, and being in my garden.