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This institute provides an opportunity to increase the teens’ awareness of the responsibilities they can perform in their local Pathfinder Club, for their fellow man, and for God.
It is not necessary for those attending to have completed all Teen Counselor requirements; however, they should be teens who are serving in local clubs and acting as Teen Counselors and are planning to complete Teen Counselor requirements by the end of the year. Teens must be acting or invested Teen Counselors currently involved in a Pathfinder club.
The club director or secretary must submit the online registration form fifteen (15) days before the convention. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 18. If space permits, any registrations received after the deadline will be charged an additional $20 per person. Also, any changes made after the deadline will incur a $5 fee.
There are different ways to stay at Pine Springs Ranch: lodge, cabin, wagon, rv or tent. When staying in the lodge, cabins,or wagons all your meals are included. For RVs and tents you need submit which meals you want. In the lodge, linens and towels are provided. If staying in the cabins or wagons, you must bring your own linens, i.e., sleeping bag, pillow, towel, etc.
Select your accommodations. When registering your attendees in a lodge, cabin,or wagon, we need to know their roommate assignment.
If you are wanting to pay by church check or bill the church, please select "show other payment options" and then "Pay Offline." The choices are at the end of the registration page.
This year’s theme is "LifeApps" with a focus on authentic living. Meshach Soli and his team are presenting the workshops - The Gospel According to "The X Factor". The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. In a culture that promotes self-centeredness we find that our youth have been misled to go in search of “something” (aside from God) to discover their own identity in the eyes of media, social network, self-help resources, and other worldly influences. This weekend will be focused on pointing our youth to the Real “X” factor in life which is Jesus Christ. This is where we find our true identity and purpose. Without Christ as the X factor in our lives we are all just living in a false Reality!
Focused Text: Matthew6:33 (MSG)
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Topics and Workshop Leaders: Keynote Speaker/General Sessions: Meshach Soli
CoXist - Workshop will be outdoors and will focus on team work. Media often times promotes self dependency in which we as Christians should do the opposite and find accountability with one another to help us develop in our faith.
The Xtraction of “Me” - Workshop focuses on the dangers of media and how it is often times focused on self-centeredness. As Christians our focus is on Jesus. HE>I
Xcuse my Reputation - Workshop focuses on the dangers of Social media and how we can use it for God’s glory.
Xcape the Mold - Workshop focuses on how media promotes a self absorbing attitude that really doesn’t set us apart but conforms us into a mold that takes away from the uniqueness of who God made us to be.
Created for Xcellence - Workshop focuses on Identity and knowing that our Bodies are the temple of God!
An Xotic Kind of Love - Workshop focuses on how Media/Hollywood promotes a provocative, physical, and uncommitted relationship with others. This session will share values on Christ Centered relationships.
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The Pathfinder Club, a church-centered recreational-spiritual program, is designed for both boys and girls. The program offers action, adventure, challenge, and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty to the church. Pathfinders are encouraged to complete their class studies to learn more about Jesus, by digging deep into the Bible and into God's second book, nature. One of the Pathfinder Clubs' basic purposes is to fulfill the Elijah message of Malachi in which the "hearts of the parents are turned toward their children and the hearts of the children are turned to their parents." As parents and church members work, worship, and play together with the Pathfinders, the so-called generation gap disappears in a bond of common experience. Children learn best by example; the whole Pathfinder philosophy is built on this idea. It is important, then, that spiritually committed, dedicated leaders of high principles be chosen to work with the Pathfinders.