The Pathfinder Club

PathfindersThe Tooting Community Pathfinders Club is part of a dynamic and global youth movement directed by the Youth Department of the General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA). It offers a vibrant and wide-ranging learning experience for young people between 10 to 15 years of age. The young people learn to share and care about others as they become involved in community service projects, go on short-term mission trips or help out in Vacation Bible Schools.

There are over two million Pathfinders worldwide and though it is an organisation of the SDA church, it is also open to any young person who wants to learn and develops their skills to enable them to become active leaders within their communities, schools and churches.

The Tooting Community Pathfinder Club is administered by a club director, deputy directors, counsellors, instructors, chaplain, secretary, and treasurers. Read more

The Ladder of Christian Progress

Ladder 2Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8

These words are full of instruction, and strike the keynote of victory. The apostle presents before the believers the ladder of Christian progress, every step of which represents advancement in the knowledge of God, and in the climbing of which there is to be no standstill. Faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity are the rounds of the ladder. We are saved by climbing round after round, mounting step after step, to the height of Christ’s ideal for us. Thus He is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

All these successive steps are not to be kept before the mind’s eye, and counted as you start; but fixing the eye upon Jesus, with an eye single to the glory of God, you will make advancement. . . .

By taking one step after another, the highest ascent may be climbed, and the summit of the mount may be reached at last. Do not become overwhelmed with the great amount of work you must do in your lifetime, for you are not required to do it all at once. Let every power of your being go to each day’s work, improve each precious opportunity, appreciate the helps that God gives you, and make advancement up the ladder of progress step by step. Remember that you are to live but one day at a time, that God has given you one day, and heavenly records will show how you have valued its privileges and opportunities. May you so improve every day given you of God that at last you may hear the Master say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

The Thirteen Sabbath Celebration

Children Recital 4The day started with a prayer, testimony and thanksgiving session called the “morning shower”. Between 9:30am to 10:30am, the church went into an in-depth interactive bible study of the word of God. The various Sabbath school classes reviewed the first quarter’s series on Rebellion and Redemption with the theme “The great controversy”- which is the battle between good and evil.

The lesson study was immediately followed by biblical recitation from the children’s class, with some of the children as young as 3yrs old. The knowledge and understanding demonstrated by these children is a great testament of the wonderful work that God through his Holy Spirit is accomplishing in the lives of our young children.

The day was also interspersed with inspirational song of praises and worship from the various singing groups including the Children’s Choir, the combined Adult and Youth Choir and the Harmonious singing quartet.

It was a day full of blessings for this is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it-Psalms 118:24

The Sabbath School department welcomes any suggestion for future programmes so pleases do not hesitate to contact the Leadership Team. . God bless.

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