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:
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.
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.
Whether practicing a "dry run" or using the questions as part of a PBE preparation game against the church elders/ministry team, these files are meant to support your preparation for game-play at your regional, conference, and union events.
Format: 90 questions in the format you should be prepared to answer at PBE events.
English/Spanish Powerpoint (MS Office 2010)
There are three languages officially supported in the NAD Pathfinder Bible Experience, and thus three official Bible translations.
- English: New King James (Thomas Nelson Pathfinder Edition recommended)
- Spanish: Reina Valera 1995 (RVR1995)
- French: Version Louis Segond en Français
Be sure your testing levels (area, conference, union) are offering PBE testing in your chosen one of these three languages.
REMINDER: Per voted policy, answers to questions must match the language studied in, and cannot "cross over" mixing languages in an answer. (See manual "Language Variation" for more detail).
Voted NAD Pathfinder Advisory 2013 --
Beginning in 2014 we have changed the study direction of PBE from multiple books to generally one book.
- 2015 - Matthew
- 2016 - Exodus
- 2017 - Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 & 2 Timothy
Below you will find the forms necessary for local team, area, and conference levels of play.
Local Club Forms:
Statement of Integrity - Please bring a signed copy to your area, conference, union, and division events.
Media Release Form -- Please bring a signed copy FOR EACH PARTICIPANT to your area, conference, union, and division events.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- On April 18, 128 teams met in Keene Texas, at Southwestern Adventist University, for the fourth-annual PBE Finals. 92 teams achieved a first place rating, while 33 teams achieved a second place rating, and 1 team achieved a third place rating. Each of the teams present represent the best their conferences have to offer, having to achieve a first place rating (90% correct from highest score) at three previous levels of play.
This chart shows teams alphabetically by Union and Conference along with each team's ranking. Following the chart is additional information about the growth and spiritual impact of PBE.