Activities

Be Board!

Participants create a Board Game which explores a value or virtue selected by them. The game will then be enjoyed together with a group of children in a ‘Gamesfest’ and then given to the child for their enjoyment – from friend to friend!

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Show encouragement to other age groups within your Church
  2. Practice being a positive role model to younger members of the Church
  3. Show care in completing the assigned task
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Balloon Mania

Just-for-fun, balloons are used to explore affirmation and self-disclosure.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Exercise discernment with the needs and feelings of others
  2. Demonstrate encouragement
  3. Relate positively to group members
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Are you a Follower?

In this Worship Pursuit, Pathfinders explore the challenges with following another person closely and connect this exacting practice to following Jesus.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  • Positively participate in the game
  • Openly share their ideas about the application of the game
  • Commit to following Jesus more closely
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Anti Bully Training Course

Pathfinders receive training on how to stand up against Bullying at school

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Review the nature and effects of bullying
  2. Develop a plan for bully intervention
  3. Simulate helping another student with a bullying problem
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Adopt A SM

Pathfinders select a student missionary who is serving in a remote situation and put together a package to send to them.

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A Three Course Deal

Parents use a progressive dinner to share faith stories with Pathfinders about how God has worked in their dating relationship, marriage and parenting.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  • Participate in a meal with friends
  • Show respect when listening to stories
  • Ask relevant questions to explore the issues being discussed
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A Study In Beliefs

Pathfinders plan a weekend camp for one Hindu, one Muslim, one Buddhist, one New Age or Primitive Believer and one Bible-based Christian. Activities, menus and time for individual worship will be included

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  1. Research the beliefs and practices of other religions
  2. Show respect for other faiths
  3. Organise activities to accommodate the faith of others
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A Passion for Pathfindering

Pathfinders produce a short video advertising their pathfinder club.

Through participation in this Pursuit, the Pathfinder will:

  • Understand and appreciate the fundamental aspects of advertising
  • Execute the filming and editing of a Pathfinder advertisement
  • Cooperate with a team in the development of the project
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A Daily Dose Of Delight

Character. Are our decisions building it or weakening it?

Someone has said, “All children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” D.L. Moody once said, “Character is what you are in the dark.” Ellen White tells us that Character is the “only treasure we will take from this world to the next.” (Christ’s Object Lessons p 332)
Surely we need to explore values: those qualities which reveal a strong character, and look for ways to embrace them and demonstrate them!

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A Clean Heart

Each of us is given a heart that can function in a number of amazing ways. That heart both supports our physical body and gives us the strength to work and play. God also refers to giving us ‘a clean heart’ a special peace that gives a sense that God is with us. We could get technical and argue that God’s love doesn’t actually affect our physical heart. Tell that to someone who has felt the tightness leave their chest when they felt that they were loved and safe! While we need to care for and protect our bodies, we also need to remember to ask God to care for and protect our ‘spiritual’ heart.

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