North New Zealand Conference Pathfinder leader, Pastor Dale Hokin, was excited to see 23 budding leaders complete the first level of the Pathfinder Leadership Award at Dickey Flat Adventure camp, 6-8 March. For these leaders in training, it was a weekend of learning through personal discovery as they participated in intentionally tailored activities, also called Activity Based Learning (ABL).  Sabbath camping, ways to foster greater awareness of God’s creation, knots and lashings, and Pathfinder games were all introduced through experience and remodelling.  Administration, committees, discipline and communication skills, were also addressed. Throughout the camp, Pr. Hokin shared, “the intentional emphasis was that the reason for Pathfindering is discipleship.” Pr Hokin further explains, “Pathfinders is about loving adults who walk with their young people through the good and the bad, on sunny days and through rain and mud, doing activities, celebrating success, but most importantly bringing Jesus into everyday life. It is all about helping our young people see and experience Jesus in real, everyday life, not just in the church building on Sabbath morning. Pathfinders simply is discipleship, which is why it is the most effective ministry in the church (cf Value genesis study).”

Pr Kirsten Oster-Lundqvist NNZC communications and media leader with
Pr Dale Hokin NNZC Children, family and Pathfinder leader

Photo credit Dale Hokin

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