Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm for the annual Pathfinders Children's Ministry Banquet. The banquet will be held at Grace Community Church at 1220 Robb Drive in Reno.

The Banquet will include a Silent Auction and a delicious dinner provided by Nothing To It!

Dr. Wess Stafford, president emeritus of Compassion International, joins us again this year after a two year COVID break for our annual fundraising banquet. We are privileged that Pathfinders is the only speaking engagement outside of Compassion International that Wess accepted this year. Don’t miss it!

Visit our banquet page to get more information or to purchase tickets.

“Deep down, I have come to the conclusion that the reason children are such a low priority to the great
human institutions that seek to control this world, both secular and Christian, is that an invisible battle,
a spiritual war, rages over each and every child. It is above us and beyond us and engages the full fury of the hosts of both heaven and hell. Children may be ignored by government, church, and mission – but not by Satan or God Almighty.”

~ Wess Stafford

Summer Camp

WOW! What a summer! It’s over 100 degrees outside as I write this. But there’s another side to the summer of 2022 about which I’m so excited. June brought us an unusual week of summer camp for our 5th-grade-up Pathfinders kids. The bus broke down in Battle Mountain on the way back and our kids didn’t get home until 2 a.m. Always some issues, BUT GOD (my favorite word combination in Scripture) turned awful into awesome. As a result of decisions made to follow Jesus, we now have 24 kids in discipleship training every Wednesday night. If you come to our annual banquet, you’ll hear about 9 year-old girls who are on fire for Jesus!

Annual Banquet

Which provides a great segway to………..Friday evening, October 20, is our annual banquet. We had to cancel two banquets due to COVID restrictions, but we’re ready this year to bring you a real night to remember. Dr. Wess Stafford, president emeritus of Compassion International will be our speaker, we’ll have a great meal provided by Nothing To It!, a silent auction, and much more.
I can’t wait to see you there!

How do you determine if a summer camp was effective? If you ask that question of any of the 56 kids we sent to our Pathfinders camp at Cowboy’s Rest, 60 miles south of Elko, the answer would be a resounding “YES!” But the surprise would be the why. Of course, there’s fellowship, the water slide, swimming, games, cabin conversations and more. But the greatest reason is that many of our kids came home with a new birthday. They were born again at camp!

Perhaps the most important volunteers in Pathfinders are our drivers and ride-alongs. All of our children and youth require transportation to attend our weekly sessions. Our drivers and ride-alongs are on the front line to build relationships with the kids we serve. It’s a unique opportunity to truly make a difference in their lives!
We currently have vans and a bus that are not being used because we don’t have enough drivers or ride-alongs. Please contact us if you know anyone willing to use their Friday evenings to bring kids to have fun and receive the Good News about Jesus.

What happens after a child or teen decides to become a follower of Jesus Christ for the rest of his/her life? What is the responsibility of the Christian adults in that kid’s life?: Matthew 28:19a “Go therefore and make disciples….”
We now have a special Wednesday evening discipleship program for children and youth who have made a decision to surrender their life to the leadership of Jesus Christ. Most of them made this commitment at camp. We currently have 24 kids meeting on Wednesdays for dinner, Bible study, and small-group discussion and prayer. They will be our church leaders of tomorrow.

Pathfinders Children's Ministry is bringing hope to children and teens in the Reno/Sparks area. This critical ministry needs your support. Would you pray for us?

Pathfinders will be holding a Day of Prayer on Sunday, October 2nd. We are asking you to pick a time (6 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 10 a.m. / 12 noon / 2 p.m. / 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. / 8 p.m. / 10 p.m.) to stop and pray for our program and for the children, teens and leaders who are a part of this important ministry.

Prayer Requests

The following are some specific areas where we need your prayers. Please pray for:

Day of Prayer Flyer

Please download a copy of our Day of Prayer Flyer to share with your family, friends and church.


Join us for a free, no-obligation seminar about Generational Poverty on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1 to 5 pm.

The seminar will be held in the Triad Building at 8900 Double Diamond Parkway, Reno, Nevada 89521.

There are over 15,000 children and youth in Reno and Sparks trapped in poverty. The generational poverty culture is a strange world most people don’t even know exists.  Learn about the life these children and teens live and how to affect change and offer hope.

For more information or to sign up to attend, contact Chuck Grimm at or 775-378-4001.

Pathfinders will hold a Movie Night on Friday, February 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. There will be hotdogs, popcorn, potato chips and snacks. We'll be showing the movie "Lion of Judah" for kids in grades K-4 and "I Can Only Imagine" for kids in grades 5-12.

Download a copy of the Movie Night Flyer

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One of the highlights of the year for Pathfinders children and youth is our annual Christmas banquet & party. The event is held at Sparks Christian Fellowship and we decorate to provide the atmosphere for making the event memorable.

A great dinner is served, followed by a program that includes an opening act is always a surprise. Am amazing dog act was featured at our last party (2020 was missed due to Covid.) This year's program will include an opening act, lasers, a skit, a Christmas Gospel message, and candlelight caroling. Each child/youth will be given a $50 Walmart gift card.

Will you consider helping us fund buying $8,000 in gift cards this year?

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Pathfinders Children's Ministry
P.O. Box 19535
Reno, Nevada 89511
Pathfinder's Children's Ministry is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization serving Northern Nevada.

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