The North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience finals occurred close to home for Mid-America Union Pathfinders in Greeley, Colorado. Over 160 teams participated in this year’s event. Seven teams from our territory received a first-place ranking. Five teams received a second-place ranking.

First-Place Ranking

  • Iowa-Missouri Conference, Ankeny, Son-Seekers, Devoted
  • Kansas-Nebraska Conference, College View, Trailblazers, Cushan Rishathaim
  • Minnesota Conference, Ramsey, Light of the World, Warriors
  • Minnesota Conference, SE Minnesota (Rochester, Dodge Center, Faribault), Rangers, Swords
  • Minnesota Conference, Southview, Sabers, Flame
  • Minnesota Conference, Southview, Sabers, Spears
  • Rocky Mountain Conference, Campion, Loveland Cougars

Second-Place Ranking

  • Central States Conference, The Mountain Experience Church, Wise Believers, Team 1
  • Dakota Conference, Cleveland, Prairie Trails
  • Iowa-Missouri Conference, Poplar Bluff/ Gallatin-Trenton, The Mighty Gatekeepers
  • Minnesota Conference, Faith Church International, Faith Warriors, Kachow
  • Minnesota Conference, Kenyan Community, Heaven’s Crew, Eagles

You can re-live the award ceremony on the North American Division PBE Award Ceremony.

The Pathfinder Bible Experience, sometimes referred to as a Bible Bowl, is the official North American Division Pathfinder Bible study program. Pathfinders from across North America and other countries commit to memorizing verses, chapters, and books of the Bible as part of The Pathfinder Bible Experience. 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.

The Pathfinder Bible Experience was developed to help Pathfinders and young people meditate on and reflect on the Bible and how it applies to their lives.

It features ideas for application to help Pathfinders use what they study and apply it to their daily experiences at home, school, and church.

There are four levels of competition: Area, Conference, Union, and Division. The Pathfinders are tested on the assigned study books and the SDA Bible Commentary’s introduction to each study book.

At each level, the teams scoring 90% or higher, 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).

We pray for these dedicated youth that God may continue to use them to utilize what they learn to spread the gospel in their respective areas. And who knows? Some of these Pathfinders may be future teachers or pastors within our church.

 Pictures provided by the North America Division