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ONE YEAR IN MISSION


OYiM is a global youth initiative designed to give teams of young professional (18+) an opportunity to magnify Jesus in the cities of the world through the Three Angels Message!

Before His ascension, Christ’s final words to His disciples reminded them to “reach the world,” making “disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19, 20, NKJV)

 

Official Youth Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Adventurers

The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades pre-kindergarten - 4 (kids ages 4-9)...

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Pathfinders

Enlarging their windows to the world and building a relationship with God are the dual objectives of this club designed for children ages 10-15...

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Ambassadors

The Ambassador Club is not intended as a replacement of, but instead, will strengthen the current Senior Youth/ Young Adult Ministry of our Church. For ages 16-21..

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Young Adults

The story of the Adventist Youth Society began over 125 years ago along a dusty country lane in Michigan with two young boys kneeling in prayer and today serves ages 21-30+...

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GLOBAL YOUTH LEADERS CONGRESS

Impact Europe will be our next Global Youth Leaders Congress which will convene in Kassel, Germany July 31-August 4, 2018.

  • Our Vision is:

    To Equip, Empower, Engage a Generation of Spirit-Filled Leaders to pass on the Legacy of Reformation.

  • Call to Leadership:

    All those currently involved in any form of Youth Leadership, professionals and volunteers, need to be there. All divisions, unions, conferences, churches, and educational institutions are urged to mobilize their leaders for this life-changing event.


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    PATHFINDER BIBLE

    The new Pathfinder Bible is currently only available through a local Adventist Book Center store.

    EMBOSSED FAUX LEATHER DESIGN
    48 pages inserted before the Bible text with specific resources for Pathfinders: full list of honors, Pathfinder’s aim, pledge, motto, law, Pathfinder’s Club philosophy and history, list of tracking signs, knots, etc.
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    The new Pathfinder Bible is currently only available through a local Adventist Book Center store. Please call or visit them, and if they do not know about the new Bible, please tell them to contact Pacific Press in order to receive a shipment. To contact Pacific Press, please click here.
    AVAILABLE IN ASSORTED COLORS
    28 pages of outstanding Bible related charts, objects and people inserted throughout the Bible: 2,300 days prophecy, sanctuary, millennium, statue of Daniel 2, birds, teenagers, plants, foods, weights and measures, music instruments, coins, etc.
    NEW KING JAMES VERSION
    With 72 pages inserted after the Bible text with special biblical tools, resources and curiosities: Bible promises, teachings and beliefs, list of miracles, parables, rivers, mountains, signs of Jesus’ Second Coming, maps, etc.

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    MEET OUR TEAM

    Gary Blanchard

    Pastor Gary has served as a Bible teacher, chaplain, youth pastor, district pastor and most recently as the Texas Conference Youth Director. His motto is “making ministers for the Master.” He loves seeing young people “rightly trained” and empowered to be God’s army of youth

    Gary Blanchard - World Youth Director

    Pako

    Pako Mokgwane is the first born child of Thulaganyo and Masego Mokgwane and has two siblings, Boikgapo and Ogaufi and his wife, Ayakha. Pako is a Pastor's Kid. Traveling from place to place improved his social skills because he was able to interact with different kinds of people. He is inspired by the lyrics of the hymn "We Speak of the Realms." It awakens the reality of the Maranatha motif—Jesus is coming again! 

    Pako Edson Mokgwane - Associate Youth Director

    Jessica

    Jessica Oliver is a new addition to the General Conference Youth Ministries team. Although she lived all over the United States and internationally, she still considers Silver Spring, Maryland home; where her parents and brother also reside. She enjoys reading, music, photography, travel, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her dog Rosario. 

    Jessica Oliver - Administrative Assistant

    Division Youth Directors

    The Seventh-day Adventist church is grouped into 13 divisions/regions worldwide. Get information on each division’s youth director as well as information on what is going on in their region. See their profiles on the Division Youth Leaders page.

    Division and Field Youth Directors

    Maria

    From her start as a teenager in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies, to coming to Silver Spring, Maryland, Maria has seen every position the Lord has blessed her with as an opportunity to serve God through serving others. Maria lives with her family in Baltimore, Maryland. The mother of three young adults, she enjoys traveling and being with her sons Andrew, Jonathan, and Nathaniel. Her hobbies are cooking, driving and reading and her favorite ice cream is grapenut.

    Maria A. Manderson - Editorial Assistant

    Sophia

    Young, fresh, talented and smart, Sophia Boswell is the department’s Senior Editorial Assistant, who manages the department’s social media accounts and the Youth Connect Newsletter. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Media Studies. She has worked as a freelance content editor for both Hope Channel and Adventist Mission's missiontothecities.org. 

    Sophia Boswell - Senior Editorial Assistant

    Andrés

    Dr. Andrés Peralta is an ordained minister born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He answered the call of God and enrolled at Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Theology. After completing his studies at Antillean, he enrolled at Andrews University where he earned his Master of Divinity. While enrolled at Andrews he simultaneously served as the Youth Pastor for Maranatha Spanish and Grand Rapids Central Spanish Seventh-day Adventist churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

    Dr. Andrés J. Peralta - Associate Youth Director




    FEATURED RESOURCES

     

    Week Of Prayer 2017

    Official date for the WOP is
    March 18-25, 2017

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    One Year In Mission

    14 Youth coming together for one year to change the world

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    Global Youth Day

    “Go and do likewise” (LK 10:25-37), the GYD theme is “Be the sermon.”

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    "PASS IT ON" is our motto for the Youth Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church! But what is it that we want to pass on to the younger generation? There are three essential values we encourage youth leaders around the world to instill in the hearts of their young people. Identity in Christ, Mission as Seventh-day Adventists and Leadership in the local Church.

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