Master Guide: The Expert, The Advisor, The Promoter for Adventurers and Pathfinders
The Master Guide Program is at the highest level of Adventist Youth Ministries. It is one of the leadership programs that the General Conference Youth Ministries Department uses to train people for youth leadership.
It is the "Ph.D." of youth ministry in the field and cannot be earned without taking at least one Basic Staff Training (BST) course.
As such, Master Guide is NOT a Pathfinder program, it is a Youth Ministry Leadership Program.
Master Guide Curriculum
The curriculum is designed for youth and adults, ages 16 and older and it prepares the participant for leadership roles with the Adventurer, Pathfinder, and Youth Ministries.
It focuses on the individual's personal spiritual life and growth first and foremost and then general leadership skills are interwoven into the programme. These skills are specifically geared to leading youth in God-ordained areas of development:
- Understanding God’s world of nature,;
- Outreach ministry;
- Service to others; and
- A life-style that denotes healthy living.
The emphasis is on in-service training and active involement in learning new skills and developing methods for successful leadership
The purpose of the Master Guide curriculum is to develop youth leadership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Master Guides provide assistance to the Adventurer, Pathfinders or Youth Ministries of the local church and/or conference in leadership training, discipleship and outreach endeavors. They are leaders that serve the church in all areas of Youth Ministry.
Purpose of the Master Guide Ministry
To develop Christ-like leaders to disciple children and youth.
Master Guide Pledge
"Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the work of the Adventurer & Pathfinder Ministries, doing what I can to help finish the work of the gospel in all the world."