The Ambassador Group is an organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church dedicated to meeting the spiritual, social, and lifestyle needs of youth ages 16-20’s by challenging them to experiencing and sharing a personal relationship with Christ, developing a lifestyle fitting their belief system and vocational interest, and providing them with an adequate venue for wholesome development of lifelong friendships.
The Advent Message to All the World in My Generation. My relationship to Jesus Christ is of such a nature that it compels me to share with any who will receive it, the gospel—the good news of His soon return.
I am drawn to Him by His exemplary life, the symbolic act of His crucifixion, His conquering resurrection, and His promise of an earth made new in the pattern of the original creation. The closer I find myself to Him, the closer I find myself identifying with the needs of my fellow human beings.
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The following objectives will be achieved as club leaders explore and develop their programs based on the seven programming fundamentals.
- Help Senior Youth to realize that God and His church love them and appreciate the implementation of their talents for the fulfilling of their mutual gospel commission as established in Matt. 28: 18-20 and Acts 1:8. They will find fulfillment in their life-style as they share their beliefs with those whom God brings to them.
- Encourage Senior Youth to discover their God-given talents and to use their gifts and abilities to fulfill God’s expectations for them.
- Inspire the Senior Youth to give personal expression of their love for God by uniting them in various outreach activities.
- Make the number one priority of Ambassador programming to be the personal salvation of each and every youth who is a member.
- Build into the youth’s lifestyle an appreciation, understanding and love for God’s creation through a safely planned program of adventure and discovery. They will find their fellowship with God to be more meaningful as they have the opportunity to experience that sense of wonder and worship as nature unfolds its deepest spiritual secrets as outlined in Romans 1:19, 20.
- Teach Senior Youth specific vocational skills and hobbies that will provide them with purpose and employment opportunities.
- Encourage the youth to develop and maintain physical fitness through an active, energetic, drug free lifestyle.
- Provide youth with opportunities to develop and demonstrate their leadership abilities. They will strengthen their resolve to develop and maintain appropriate internal discipline and apply their skills of resourcefulness and understanding of the processes of group dynamics.
- Provide ample opportunities for youth of both sexes to interact in wholesome activities that will lead to and strengthen life-long committed relationships.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is committed to understanding and training its youth for leadership and service to humanity.
The 7 Foundations of the Ambassador Programming are:
- Leadership development. Curricula such as the Master Guide, AY Leadership, Small Group Leadership and other age appropriate and well established schemes can be considered.
- Community outreach development through service and emergency preparedness training.
- A Christ-centered discipleship plan.
- A personal and small group based mission lifestyle.
- Lifestyle vocational/career development through specialized multi-vocational training and advanced honor level.
- Friendship and relationship skill development.
- Character and personality development/awareness through outdoor/high adventure programming.
Any youth age 16 up through the mid-twenties who choose to live by the principles and guidelines of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
AY Silver Award Plan for Physical and Cultural Excellence
CHALLENGE AND ACHIEVEMENT
The AY Silver Award is a prize worth striving for. It brings together core aspects of physical, mental, and spiritual vitality. It presents a clear plan and encourages young people to be well-rounded, fit individuals, by excelling in all three areas. By encouraging physical fitness, good health practices, life skills, and more, the AY Silver Award is an ideal way to develop strong character qualities, clear thinking, and keen spiritual perception that will prepare youth for life here and for eternity. Now, as never before, we need an army of youth rightly trained, to carry “the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior . . . to the whole world!” ( A Call to Stand Apart, p.67
I am pleased to endorse the AY Silver Award plan of the General Conference’s Youth Ministries Department and encourage our youth everywhere to strive for this high achievement.
Ted N.C. Wilson, President
GENERAL CONFERENCE OF ADVENTISTS
AY SILVER AWARD
Did you know that Daniel the prophet earned an AY Silver Award? OK, maybe not, but only because the award didn’t exist back then but Daniel definitely took care of his body was greatly rewarded for it. Despite the fact, he was daily temped to ruin his physical, spiritual and mental health with the king’s food and drink, but this young man determined in his heart to honor God instead, by treating his body like a temple! As a result, God blessed Daniel and his three friends to the point that they were ten times better looking and ten times smarter than the other young people! This Special AY Silver Award is a reminder that God still blessed young men and women who determine in His strength to honor God with their bodies.
Gary Blanchard, Director, Youth Ministries
GENERAL CONFERENCE OF ADVENTISTS
AY GOLD AWARD
The AY Gold Award is presented to Young Adults under 31 years of age who have completed the Silver Award and who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of physical, mental and cultural development.
Sponsored by the Youth Ministries Department, the plan gives Young Adults an opportunity to find satisfaction in worthwhile achievement. Membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church is not a prerequisite.
The sincere effort and perseverance required to qualify in the various activities will develop qualities of character much needed in today’s generation. The AY Gold Award recipient will be better prepared to take his place as a constructive member of his church and community.
In these last days of earth’s history, demands upon God’s people will become increasingly intense. Only those youth who have a firm foundation on the Word of God and have chosen a moral platform which reflects the purity of Jesus Christ will be able to withstand the withering attack upon Christian standards. Good health, clear thinking, and keenness of spiritual perception are closely linked together. The AY Gold Award has been introduced to give strength to these important elements of life. Youth who earn the AY Gold Award will be youth of true distinction.
TESTS, AWARDS, AND RECORDS
The conference/field or on each college or university campus an AY Gold Award committee shall be appointed by the AY/ Young Adult executive committee to direct the AY Gold Award plan. The union conference Youth Ministries Director is a member ex officio of this committee. This committee appoints a supervisor of testing and at least one qualified examiner for each category.
An accurate record of the candidate’s completion of each requirement is to be filed with the AY Gold Award Committee. This record must include (1) the date each requirement was completed, (2) score (where indicated), and (3) certification signature of a qualified examiner authorized by the AY Gold Award committee.
Application for the AY Gold Award to be presented to candidates who have completed their requirements is made to the union conference Youth Ministry Director. He will arrange for a special presentation ceremony when the award can be presented in an impressive way. Church and civic officials should be invited to the occasion. The presentation of the AY Gold Award should be the principle event on the program and should not be combined with a Pathfinder/Adventurer Investiture service.
The AY Gold Award medal and ribbon will be treasured by all who receive it. The name of the recipient should be etched on the reverse. (No AY Gold Awards should be presented which do not have this personalized inscription.)
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL!
Life is a precious gift, as is health. We all wish to be strong and healthy – especially when we admire the rippling, sculpted, and powerful muscles of the well-trained athlete. We may desire to be strong and agile, but desire is not enough. There must be the choice to get fit and to develop our total fitness and strength.
Successful living requires choices and the cultivation of healthy habits. It is necessary to give priority to the important and exclude or discard what will not contribute to success. This means we should have a plan and follow it. We need to budget and use our time wisely. We are multidimensional beings, created in the image of God. The AY Silver Award requires not only physical fitness, but mental, spiritual, and emotional wellness and wholeness (as wholistic beings). Each dimension of health must be carefully developed and nurtured, and sacredly guarded. We need to exercise, but we also need to rest. We need a balanced, nutritious diet, and lots of pure water. We must avoid harmful substances and behaviors, and live balanced lives.
As we strive to add speed to our strength and endurance to our agility, let us ever keep our eyes upon Jesus. As we feed on His Word, we will learn to know Him, and speak with Him as to a friend. He came in order that we may have life and live it to the full (John 10:10). In His strength, and by His Spirit, physical exercise, spiritual commitment, emotional stability, and mental sharpness can all come together in purpose, service, and a fulfilled life. The goals of the AY Silver Award Winners will thus be fully attained, and in turn, many others blessed by these lives of healthy service.
Peter Landless, M.D. Director, Health Ministries
GENERAL CONFERENCE OF ADVENTISTS