This section summarizes the ministries offered by the North American Division Youth Ministries Department.

Prayer and Bible Study

The following ministries in the North American Division Youth Ministries Department have a primary focus on facilitating, training, and encouraging Prayer and Bible Study

2Pray JCI Youth2Pray JCI Youth
This is a resource kit for youth ministry leaders to use to create onsite prayer conferences and intentional prayer group experiences.

JCI 6 in Toronto Canada that was scheduled for March 2018 has been postponed. As soon as something is scheduled we will post it on this website.

Pathfinder Bible Experience
Hundreds of our youth and Pathfinders enjoy the challenge of being pushed to the limits with this, game-like "Bible Bowl" ministry.

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Ministry in Action

Ministry in ActionMinistry in Action events and initiatives encourage youth & young adults across North America to involve themselves in active ministry to their church and community.  Often youth feel dis-empowered in evangelism and ministry.  The tools provided by the NAD encourage youth and young adults to create ministries, lead proclamation evangelism, and encounter mission causes stateside and abroad.



Master Guides

A Master Guide is considered the elite in ministry. MG are trained and equipped to meet the critical needs in churches, schools and the community. They are always willing and ready to serve.



Project Youth EvangelismProclamation Youth Evangelism

Matching funds are available to churches who encourage and support their youth to do public evangelism. Hundreds of churches have participated and hundreds have been baptized. Funds are limited, apply today.



Youth (doing) Ministry FormulaThe Youth (doing) Ministry Formula

Unprecedented Results! Turn your youth’s interests into ministries and see the YM2 formula double portion WOW factor in action. Workbooks available.




Just Make Over (Homes)

This initiative is connected with our national youth prayer conference.  We reach out to the needy and bring joy into their lives by touching up their home. Thanks to the efforts of Adventist Youth and Young Adults, 12 homes have been impacted by this ministry.




SDA Camps & Conference Retreat Centers

AACPThe SDA Church is blessed to own and operate over 65 camps and conference retreat centers. Each facility is available to meet the needs of your local church or community. Whether it is a retreat, reunion, or summer camp, we are willing and ready to serve. Our training and support organization is called the Association of Adventist Camp Professional (AACP).



Distinguished Youth Awards

The NAD Distinguished Youth Award was created as a representation award to honor youth who have distinguished themselves in the area of Youth Evangelism, Pathfinder Ministries, Community Outreach, Academics and Leadership. This award is given every other year during the national youth leadership summit or Just Claim It Conference. 



Subsidized Mission Tours

Follow the Leaders! Pastors James Black and Manny Cruz have been leading Pathfinders and youth groups around the world for years. An invitation is extended to leaders who would like to travel with them as mentees as they serve the North American Division territory and around the world. See their travel itinerary (found in the monthly eNews) for future opportunities.



Public School MinistryPublic School Ministry

For various reasons, the majority of Adventist students attend public schools. Nonetheless, thousands are making a tremendous impact for Jesus. For more information on how to start an Adventist Christian Fellowship ministry or register your group as an ACF chapter visit


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

The NAD director, associate, and ministry coordinators are available to speak at your next event. Travel expenses are already paid in order to serve you. Travel budgets are limited so contact us now for early booking. Priority is given to area, conference, and union events.




ShepherdingThe Adventist Church is blessed with a large population of vibrant, active, involved, and energetic young people.  These ministries focus on the functions of caring for and providing spiritual training for young people.





Adventurers Eager Beaver Little Lambs

Adventurers/Little Lamb/Eager Beaver

Little Lamb – a family based ministry to children pre-K – age 4

Eager Beaver–family based ministry to children in kindergarten - age 5

Adventurers – a family based ministry to children in grades 1-4




Pathfinder OrganizationA worldwide organization sponsored by the SDA Church primarily for junior youth in grades 5-10.



CLYP (Certified Lay Youth Pastor)

Most churches will never have a youth pastor. However, CLYP provides practical training that will draw youth to your church. Our goal is to equip every church with a thoroughly trained youth leader.

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