A Fun Safe Place to Learn and Grow
Pathfinders provides wholesome recreation and Christian education in a safe and loving environment. All Pathfinders activities are always free to the children/youth. Dates are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions or other unforeseen events. Pathfinders does not meet on major holiday weekends. See our calendar for dates and times of Pathfinders weekly gatherings and activities
Pathfinders currently operates seventeen 15-passenger vans and one 28 passenger bus to reach the children and youth living in motels, trailer parks, subsidized apartments, shelters and foster care. Call (775) 354-7863 to arrange child pickup and return. Permission forms signed by parent/guardian must be on file before boarding a van.
It's tough to listen to and absorb important things when you're hungry, so our first order of business is to feed everyone a hot dinner. Friday night dinners are lovingly prepared and served by various churches, small groups from partnering churches and even individual families.
Every kid loves to play but often there isn't much opportunity for children and youth in the generational poverty culture to simply relax and have fun. We include recreation in our weekly activities. Recreational activities also provide teaching moments about teamwork and the ability to serve, help and relate to others.
We believe that the Pathfinders program can help children break out of the poverty culture in which they are currently trapped by leading them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, helping them focus on their personal responsibilities, set life goals, and guide them to plan and prepare for the future.
Kids and teens who are part of the Pathfinders Children's Ministry who have made a decision to follow Christ are invited to join a 15 week intensive discipleship study program. Those who complete the program are rewarded with a diploma, Bible, dinner out and a promotion to "Junior Leaders".
Thanks to church and private donations, Pathfinders kids have been able to participate in many extra-curricular activities such as summer camp, academic achievement awards, flying in small planes, roller skating and more.