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Richard Hurschman

Master Guide Coordinator

Cell phone: 610-909-6108


The Master Guide Program is at the highest level of Adventist Youth Ministries. The Master Guides are leaders that serve the church in all areas of the Youth Ministry. Its curriculum is designed for youth and adults, ages 16 and older. It prepares the participant for leadership roles with the Adventurer, Pathfinder, and Youth Ministries. The emphasis is on in-service training and active involvement in learning new skills and developing methods for successful leadership. The purpose of the Master Guide curriculum is to develop youth leadership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The Master Guide (MG) Ministry is one of the leadership programs that the General Conference Youth Ministries Department uses to train people for youth leadership. The Master Guide provides assistance to the Adventurer, Pathfinders, TLTs, AY or Youth Ministries of the local church and/or conference in leadership training, discipleship and outreach endeavors. The Master Guide Ministry is not an extension of the Pathfinder program, it is a Youth Ministry Leadership Program in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


To empower leaders through effective training, equipping and deploying them for service.


Develop Christ-like leaders to disciple children and youth.


Master Guide Pledge
Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the work of the Adventurer, Pathfinder and Youth Ministries, doing what I can to help finish the work of the gospel in all the world.


Master Guide Club Guidelines

  • All clubs must be authorized and registered with the conference and comply with insurance requirements.

  • All members must be in service to Adventurers, Pathfinders, TLTs and or any approved AY Ministry.

  • Master Guide clubs should be divided into areas, districts, federations, etc.

  • Master Guides in training should be under the sponsorship of a Master Guide Club/Ministry.

  • Provide assistance to the Adventurer, Pathfinders, TLTs, and or Youth Ministries of the local church, conference, Union, and or Division in leadership training, discipleship, and outreach endeavors.

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