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Empower 2022

What Is Empower Training?


Empower is leadership training designed to help improve your effectiveness in reaching the children, youth, and young adults who are the focus of your chosen area of ministry. The training aims to improve organizational skills, share ideas, foster imagination, and creativity, prompt ingenuity in teaching, and encourage social connections with others who are also leading out in their local church. We use the AYMT framework for our seminars and Master Guide curriculum.

What is AYMT?

Adventist Youth Ministries Training (AYMT) is a curriculum of learning designed to provide role-specific training for club staff members. While its primary targets are those who have been invested as Master Guides, it also provides structured training for staff who have not yet earned their Master Guide class and some direct connection to the Master Guide Curriculum.

It is essential for all church workers, both professional and volunteer, to continue learning, be familiar with current trends, and make training part of their lifestyle. The purpose of AYMT is to provide the framework for that lifelong training.

The AYMT framework provides for standardized departments, seminar nomenclature, and descriptions. These seminars and related fieldwork are then organized into certification programs as approved by the appropriate North American Division Youth Ministry (NAD) committee with General Conference participation. The system is designed to allow flexibility in many areas and provides opportunities for unions and conferences to develop additional certifications and seminars that meet their specific needs.

Empower 2022

Theme: One more

Date: August 13-14 Bryan Texas

Cost: $60 for regular registration (June 1 to July 31) and $80 for late registration (August 1 to 10), and $100 for walk-ins 

Location: Brazos County Expo Complex - 5827 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807

Food: Sabbath lunch included - Snacks 

Special PIN: Bring your hotel receipt to obtain a pin.


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The following tracks are available in Spanish or English:

  1. Master Guide Club Director Certification

  2. Master Guide Required Seminars

  3. Basic Staff Certification for Pathfinders (part of the Master Guide requirements section 1 pre-requirements)

  4. Introduction to Youth Ministries Certification (part of the Master Guide requirements section 1 pre-requirements)

Track Details:

1. Master Guide Club Director Certification

  • Master Guides Club Organization | MGAD 001

  • Master Guides Programming and Planning | MGAD 002

  • Teaching Master Guides Investiture Requirements | MGAD 003

  • Introduction to Leadership Skills | LEAD 001

  • The Conference and Your Local Church Board | LEAD 122

  • Introduction to Recruiting, Screening, and Training Staff | LEAD 150

  • Medical, Risk Management, and Safety | MEDI 100

  • Reports, Records, and Merit Systems | PFAD 140

2. Master Guide Required Seminars

  • Section II Spiritual development #9 Standard temperament with the temperament inventory.

  • Section III Skills development #2 Risk management in Youth activities

  • Section III Skills development #3 Child Abuse Prevention

  • Section IV Child development #3 Child development (Adventurers)

  • Section IV Child development #3 Child development (Pathfinders)

  • Section IV Child development #5 Discipline

3. Basic Staff Certification for Pathfinders (Provided by the PF Council - You need to select this track under Pathfinders in YMMS)

  • Pathfinder Club Ministry—PFAD 001

  • Introduction to Club Organization—PFAD 002

  • Introduction to Club Programming and Planning —PFAD 003

  • Introduction to Club Outreach —PFAD 004

  • Introduction to Basic Drill —PFAD 005

  • Developmental Growth—PYSO 104

  • Introduction to Teaching—EDUC 001

  • Introduction to Medical and Safety—MEDI 100

4. Introduction to Youth Ministries Certification (Provided by Conference Staff)


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Empower Your Life: The Master Guides program and tracks will help you maximize goals, rediscover purpose, and more.

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