Teen Leadership Training (TLT)

A leader is a person who directs, guides, influences, and controls thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others to a particular end. Leadership makes a difference. To be effective leaders, we must influence others to think and act, as well as to follow. We must set an example that others “choose” to follow. The secret to eliciting that choice is the very essence of leadership.

The TLT program is designed to challenge and empower the teen Pathfinder with new and increased responsibilities, while allowing them the security of doing so in a place they know and love. The TLT experience will assist the Pathfinder teen to form adult-Pathfinder relationships as an expression of their developing identity as teenagers.

We have provided a variety of published resources to assist you in growing this exciting ministry for the high school students who need more challenges than the Pathfinder program can otherwise offer them.

TLT Director's Guide

The Director’s Guide is available for purchase or download in English or in Spanish.

TLT Record Book

The Record Book is available for purchase or download in English or in Spanish.



TLT Staff Training Online Courses

TLT Mentor Operations

Instructor: Tracy Wood
The purpose of this self-study course is to equip TLT Mentors with the fundamental aspects of Teen Leadership Training (TLT) ministry in their club. This course is divided into four learning modules with learning activities and a quiz for each module.
Source: Adventist Learning Community

Club Director / TLT Associate Director Operations

Instructor: Tracy Wood
This course is intended to be a self-study course for the purpose of equipping the local Pathfinder club leaders in the fundamental aspects of operating a successful TLT ministry. The learning experience will be helpful for all club staff who desire to transition their Pathfinder ministry into a Leadership Skills Development Program for their teens.
Source: Adventist Learning Community

TLT Area Coordinator Operations

Instructor: Tracy Wood
The purpose of this self-study course is to equip Pathfinder Area Coordinators with the fundamental aspects of Teen Leadership Training (TLT) ministry in their area/district. This course is divided into four learning modules with learning activities and a quiz for each module.
Source: Adventist Learning Community

Conference Director / TLT Coordinator Operations

Instructor: Tracy Wood
The purpose of this self-study course is to equip Conference Pathfinder Directors and TLT Coordinators in the fundamental aspects of operating a successful Teen Leadership Training (TLT) ministry in their conference. This course is divided into four learning modules with learning activities and a quiz for each model.
Source: Adventist Learning Community

TLT Instructor Operations

Instructor: Tracy Wood
The purpose of this self-study course is to prepare Pathfinder leaders to become Teen Leadership Training (TLT) Instructors who qualify for teaching TLT workshops at a conference-sponsored TLT Convention where TLT academic Credit may be earned. This course is divided into four learning modules with learning activities and a quiz for each model.
Source: Adventist Learning Community


TLT Training Videos

The following training videos provide direction and details for TLT leaders and TLTs around the North American Division.

  • TLT Training 1: About TLT

  • TLT Training 2: Program Sequence

  • TLT Training 3: Club Staff Structure

  • TLT Training 4: Mentoring Essentials

  • TLT Training 5: Lab Planning

  • TLT Training 6: Operation Review

  • TLT Training 7: Level Checklists & Insignia

  • TLT Training 8: Convention Planning

  • TLT Training 9: Area & Conference Staff

  • TLT Training 10: Academic Credit Option

  • TLT Training 11: Workshop Instructors

  • TLT Training 12: Conference TLT Council

  • TLT Training 13: Pathfindering for All Ages

  • TLT Training 14: The Heart of TLT