Houston Bay Area Pathfinders


What is PBE?


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.


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.

English Resources

Spanish Resources

Study Books



Bible Commentary:



Libros de Estudio



Comentario Biblico



Area level Bible Experience

To register for the Area event clink on the link below.  Clubs may enter as many teams as they wish, but each team must be registered separately.

Area-level PBE will be on Sabbath, Feb 3, at Spring Branch SDA church. 

1614 Bingle Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Teams must be registered by Monday, January 29.

Click Here to Register


Each director must bring a signed statement of integrity (for each team) to each level of the Bible Experience event.  Click on the link below for the form to print and sign.


PBE Statement of Integrity

 Remember each participant also needs to have a medical release form at each event.

© 2016 HBA Pathfinders