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Many kids ages 4 – 9 around the world have discovered one of the most fun clubs ever created for them. The Adventurer Club is designed to strengthen parent/child relationships by providing specialized weekly club activities tuned into the psychological needs of this age group while simultaneously giving parents opportunities for learning parenting skills and enjoying special activities with their children.

 

Leadership

The volunteer leadership attend special training sessions to understand how to maximize the focus of the Adventurer Club in strengthening the parent-child bonds and enable both parents and children to understand their relationship to God. 

 

Activities

Each child is encouraged to participate in all activities and parents/guardians are given assignments along with their child. There are many age-related challenging activities on the Adventurer menu. These range from games and outdoor activities to nature exploration and family camping, field trips, bible adventure, and community service projects. A six-level age-specific curriculum is used along with many specialized award areas of crafts, nature, recreation, spiritual development, and home arts. The five (six) levels are: Little Lambs (age 4/Pre-k), Eager Beavers (age 5/kindergarten), Busy Bees (age 6/first grade), Sunbeams (age 7/second grade), Builders (age 8/third grade), and Helping Hands (age 9/fourth grade).

 

Mission Statement

The Texas Conference Adventurer program serves an intercultural community of children in pre-kindergarten to 4th and their parents and caregivers through this children’s ministry. The purpose of the program is to support parents and caregivers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful, love relationship with Jesus Christ. It offers instructional curriculum, family enrichment, supplementary resources, and volunteer training from within the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy. The Adventurer program should work to fulfill the gospel commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and depends on the support of a congregation strong in mission and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

Conference Youth Director

Ptr. Paulo Tenorio

Paulo Tenorio was born in Paraguay to missionary parents. After graduating from high school, he served as a missionary in South Korea. He graduated from Southern Adventist University. He served as a chaplain at South Texas Christian Academy and then worked as an associate pastor for Austin Spanish First and Kyle Seventh-day Adventist Churches as well as being the Central Texas Youth Area Coordinator. Today, Paulo serves as the Texas Conference Youth Director. He is married to Ana Medel and they have a daughter named, Micaela Juliet and a little pug Lola.

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Medical Coordinator

Patricia Innis

Patricia has been serving in the Adventurers ministry since 2006. She started as Sunbeam teacher, later stepping into the role serving as the club director for the Conroe Cubs Adventurer Club. In 2012, she enthusiastically began serving as a camp nurse for the Texas Conference Summer Camps. Later in 2015, she transitioned from Adventurer club director to serving the Texas Conference Adventurer ministry as Medical Coordinator where she continues to facilitate and provide first aid medical treatment at Adventurer camporees in the Texas Conference. 

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Adventurers Director

Matthew (Bo) Gendke

Bo has been serving in the Adventurer and Pathfinder Ministries for over 20 years.  He was part of a pilot program called Teen Leadership Corps at the Gulfhaven SDA Church and served as the clubs President.  Some of the concepts from this program appear in the TLT program that was accepted by the NAD 5 years later. 

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Associate Director

Sujata Christie

Sujata Christie has been serving in the Children's Ministry since she was a teenager. She has served in the Sabbath School department, A Y  Department, Deaconess, Pathfinder, Music Department and other offices in the church, but she loves working with the little children and focused on serving them. She started serving in the Adventurer ministry as an Eager Beaver teacher in 2006 in New York and then stepping into the role of an Associate Director in 2008 in Houston. In 2011 her family was called to serve as the Associate Area Coordinators in the Houston Bay Area, and then as the Area Coordinators for the Houston Bay Area. Their love and passion to spread the love of Christ and His soon coming was the highlight of their ministry in Houston, encouraging clubs to invite at least one Non-Adventist child to the club and share the love of Jesus. She now joins the Texas Conference Adventurer team to serve in humility and continue to grow in Christ. Her prayer is that the Lord uses her family in His Service

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Adventurers Associate Director

Aimee Delgado

Aimee has been serving the Lord in the Adventurers ministry since 2007. She started as a teacher in her son’s Little Lamb class and then asked to serve as a director for the Arlington Little Yellow Jackets club for 7 years. After that, she served for 3 years as an Associate Area Coordinator in the KFW area. Now, she serves as a Texas Conference Associate Director in hopes to serve God in more places.

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Web Design/Administrator

Alfredo Lopez

Alfredo has been serving the Lord in the Adventurers, Pathfinders and Master Guides ministries for over 40 years. He started as a Pathfinder counselor and then an Adventurer counselor. Asked to serve as a Pathfinder Director for different clubs. Participated in the Adventist Medical Cadet Corp and after that, he served for years as an Area Coordinator, Bible Achievement Coordinator, Events Coordinator and Texas Conference Associate Director for Master Guides. Now, he serves as the Texas Conference Web administrator for Adventures, Pathfinders and Master Guides. 

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Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

P.O. Box 800
Alvarado, TX 76009

1211 HWY 67 W.
Alvarado, TX 76009

Phone: 817.790.2255
Fax: 817.783.5266

CTA Website

We are super excited to announce that the Adventurer Central Texas Area finally has a website. Please stop by and take a look and let us know if there is anything we need to change or if you have any suggestions.