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The PBE Testing Dates for the Arizona Conference are as follows:

Saturday February 1st at 2:00 PM – Area Level (Location depends on area)

Saturday March 7 at 2:00 PM – Conference Level ( Camelback SDA Church 5902 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018)

Saturday March 28 at 8:00 AM – Union Level (Place to be determined, most likely in California)

Saturday April 18 at 8:00 AM – Division Level Finals – Centralia, WA

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The Pathfinder Bible Experience is the Official North American Division Pathfinder Bible study program. Some affectionately call the program Bible Bowl.

Each year, teams of six club members study a book of the Bible (alternating Old Testament and New Testament), memorizing large portions of God’s word.

There are four levels of competition – Area, Conference, Union, and Division.
In April, finalist teams from across the Division participate in the final level of testing.
The Pathfinders are tested over the assigned study books as well as the SDA Bible Commentary Introduction to each study book.

At each level, the teams scoring 90% or higher of the highest score at their testing site make 1st place and are invited to go on to the next level. The winning teams are extreme students of the Bible and in most cases memorize chapters and in some cases the entire book(s). Winning teams incorporate the Total Church Involvement approach. This means they have study coaches but also involve the church elders and other members of the local church to assist in making up sample tests, friendly competition against the elders to see who is the better student of the Bible, become involved in worships made up of talks from subject matter from the assigned study book(s). The students may also perform dramas depicting some of the Biblical stories from their assigned study book.

The Pathfinder Bible Experience Manual is the official guide and rule book for all levels of PBE play.  Guidelines include team practice, team composition, translations/language, and even note on how to prepare the event site for a competition.

Note that beginning in 2015/2016 the Manual and Activity Guide are one document, with the Manual making up pages 1-21, whereas the activity/study guide begins on page 22.  This guide may be purchased from AdventSource or downloaded as a PDF from the NAD PBE website.

PBE 2019/2020 Study Books
The study books for 2020 are the following:  Ezra, Nehemiah, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, and Micah.  From Ezra and Nehemiah, the Pathfinders will not be responsible for the following:

  • Ezra 2
  • Ezra 8:1-14
  • Ezra 10:18-44
  • Nehemiah 7:7-63
  • Nehemiah 10:1-27
  • Nehemiah 11:3-12:26

The following is the roster of Study Books for 2019/2020:

2020 Downloadable Resources:

The following is the revised roster of Study Books for 2019/2020:

English

The Bible Study Books and corresponding SDA Bible Commentary will be available in Spanish and French very soon.

The PBE Testing Dates for the Arizona Conference are as follows:

Saturday February 1st at 2:00 PM – Area Level (Location depends on area)

Saturday March 7 at 2:00 PM – Conference Level ( Camelback SDA Church 5902 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018)

Saturday March 28 at 8:00 AM – Union Level (Place to be determined, most likely in California)

Saturday April 18 at 8:00 AM – Division Level Finals – Centralia, WA