Due to the pandemic, all the PBE testings will be done virtually. Participating teams will receive instructions from area coordinators.

Area Level – Saturday February 6

Arizona Conference Level – Saturday March 6

Pacific Union Level – Saturday March 27

NAD Level – Friday April 16 – Saturday April 17

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: 1) Area 2) Conference  3) Union and 4) Division. 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 How-to Guide will assist you in organizing your local Pathfinder PBE Team.


PBE 2020/2021 Study Books

The study books for 2021 are the following: Hebrews, James, 1st & 2nd Peter. To download the study materials please click on the following:



For a sample test (Powerpoint) and for other resources please visit: