Pathfinder Bible Experience

 

The Pathfinder Bible Experience is a team challenge that focuses on immersion in the Word of God. Four levels of play each Pathfinder year culminate in an official NAD Pathfinder event held on the third Sabbath of April at a large venue somewhere in the NAD.

A full day of activities is planned, including Sabbath morning services, and the PBE event in the afternoon from 1-5 pm.

The PBE Manual is available from AdventSource or as a PDF download here.

For more articles:

http://www.pathfindersonline.org/en/events/pathfinder-bible-experience

 

PBE Manual Revision 2016

The following items were voted in February 2016 and will become part of the 2016-2017 PBE Manual for the 2016-2017 Testing Year as well as following years.

  1. Voted:  Beginning with Pathfinder Year 2016-17, it is acceptable for a Conference to invite the teams placing first place and also second place at the Area Level Testing to advance and participate in the Conference Level PBE Testing.  This action is not mandatory and is only at the choice of the Conference.  Conferences may only take this action for teams advancing between Area and Conference Levels.
  2. Voted:  The Bible Study books for 2021 are Hebrews, James, 1st and 2nd Peter.  Suggested:We study a series of minor prophets for 2022.
  3. Voted:  In 2017, Due to Easter Weekend, the Division PBE Finals be April 21-22 
  4. Voted:  Division Testing locations
    The initial proposed rotation is the following: 2017-Lake Union, 2018-Southern Union, 2019-North Pacific Union, 2020-Atlantic Union, 2021-Southwestern Union, 2022-Columbia Union, 2023-Mid-America Union,  2024-Pacific Union.
  5. Voted:  On occasion the NAD is asked by various program authors to review their memorization or Bible study program and ask that the NAD adopt that program as the official memorization or Bible study program for PBE The NAD does not sponsor or adopt any outside program as official.  We may include those programs on a list of possible study helps and participants may then make a choice, however, no program will be adopted as official.

PBE Manual

The Pathfinder Bible Experience Manual is the offical guide and rule book for all levels of PBE play.  

Read more: PBE Manual

New PBE Age/Grade Change (beginning 2015-2016)

At the North American Division Pathfinder Council, the following was voted beginning in the 2015-2016 Pathfinder Year. NEW PBE Age/Grade RULE: If a young person is an inducted member of the Pathfinder Club, including a TLT, they are eligible to be a member of a Pathfinder Bible Experience team. Staff members are not eligible to participate on a PBE team.

Application Guide

Each year, the NAD Pathfinder Ministry team provides an Application Guide to assist the leadership and PBE teams in learning and internalizing the book of the Bible being studied.

 The 2017 Exodus Application Guide for the Pauline Epistles (Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Timothy) will be available autumn, 2017.

The 2017 Guide can be downloaded here.

PBE Rules Update beginning 2015

TIMING:In an effort to be fair yet streamline the response time following the second reading of the questions in the testing process we have made the following changes to the response time.

 

Previously, following the second reading of the testing question, the teams were given 10 seconds to determine the answer to the question.  

Read more: PBE Rules Update beginning 2015