1.   Prerequisites

a)      Be at least 16 years of age.
b)      Be a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
c)      Complete a Basic Staff Training Course in one of the following:
i)        Adventurer Ministries
ii)       Pathfinder Ministries
iii)     Youth Ministries


2.   Spiritual Development

a)      Read the book Steps to Christ.
b)      Complete the devotional guide Encounter Series I, Christ the Way, or a Bible Year plan.
c)      Keep a devotional journal for at least four weeks, summarizing what you read each day.
d)      Demonstrate your knowledge of the 28 Fundamental Beliefs by completing one of the following:
i)        Write a paper explaining at least 15 of the beliefs.
ii)       Give an oral presentation on at least 15 of the beliefs.
iii)     Give a series of Bible studies covering at least 15 of the beliefs.
iv)     Conduct a seminar series teaching at least 15 of the beliefs.
e)      Enhance your knowledge of church heritage by completing the following:
i)        Reading The Pathfinder Story
ii)       Earning the Adventist Church Heritage Award
iii)     Reading a book on some aspect of church heritage


3.   Skills Development

a)      Attend and complete a two-hour seminar in each of the following areas:
i)        Leadership skills
ii)       Communication skills
iii)     Creativity and resource development
iv)     Child and youth evangelism
b)      Have or earn the following honors:
i)        Christian Storytelling
ii)       Camping Skills II
c)      Earn two additional honors of your choice not previously earned.
d)      Hold a current Red Cross First Aid and Safety certificate or its equivalent.
e)      Supervise participants through either an Adventurer Class or Pathfinder Class curriculum or teach a Sabbath School class for at least one quarter. 105


4.   Child Development

a)      Read the book Education.
b)      Read at least one additional book on child development or attend a three-hour seminar dealing with child development within the age group of your chosen ministry.


5.   Leadership Development

a)      Read a current book on your choice of topic under the general category of Leadership Skill Development.
b)      Demonstrate your leadership skills by doing the following:
i)        Develop and conduct three worships.
ii)       Participate in a leadership role with your local church children’s/youth group in a conference sponsored event.
iii)     Teach three Adventurer Awards or two Pathfinder Honors.
iv)     Assist in planning and leading a field trip for a group of Adventurers, Pathfinders or Sabbath School class.
v)      Be an active Adventurer, Pathfinder, Youth Club, Sabbath School or AY Society staff member for at least one year and attend at least 75% of all staff meetings.
c)      Identify three current roles in your life, at least one of which is spiritually oriented, and list three goals or objectives for each.


6.   Fitness Life-style Development

a)      Participate in a personal physical fitness plan for a minimum of three months, and evaluate any level of improvement of physical condition.