Northwest Pathfinders Revel in Bible Knowledge

Pathfinders from around the Northwest gathered for the annual union-level Pathfinder Bible Experience testing on March 9, 2019. This year's testing — held at the Sunnyside Adventist Church in Portland, Ore., and hosted by the Oregon Conference youth department — included 14 teams.

The event tested the Pathfinders' knowledge of the Book of Luke along with the corrdsonding section the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary.

Of the 14 teams, 10 placed first, one placed second and three placed third. The 10 first place teams now have the option to advance to the division, and final level, on April 26–27 at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., should they choose to go.


Pathfinder Bible Experience is the official Pathfinder Bible study program of the North American Division, affectionately refered to as the Bible Bowl.

At the start of each Pathfinder year, typically coinciding with the start of the school year, clubs are encouaged to form into teams of six Pathfinders to study a book of the Bible and its Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary introduction.

The teams then participate in four levels of testing in the winter and spring. The four levels include the local Area, Conference, Union and finally, Division. The testing includes 90 questions in which teams scoring 90 percent or higher at each testing level receive first place and are invited to go on to the next level.

The goal of program is to encourage young people to dig deep and experience the word of God for themselves.


Idaho Conference

Boise Ponderosa, Boise Ponderosa Pathfinders — Third Place

Nampa Zephyrs, Nampa Zephyrs Pathfinders — Third Place

Montana Conference

Fishes, Glacier Chasers Pathfinders — Second Place

Loaves, Glacier Chasers Pathfinders — Third Place

Oregon Conference

Great Physician Assistants, Pleasant Valley Pathfinders — First Place

Tax Collectors, Pleasant Valley Pathfinders — First Place

Theoplilities, Pleasant Valley Pathfinders — First Place

Upper Columbia Conference

Deer Park Mountaineers, Deer Park Mountaineers Pathfinders — First Place

Goldendale Pioneers, Goldendale Pioneers Pathfinders — First Place

Hayden Lake Ponderosa, Hayden Lake Ponderosa Pathfinders — First Place

Walla Walla Sunrise, Walla Walla Sunrise Pathfinders — First Place

Washington Conference

Cascade Eagles, Cascade Eagles Pathfinders — First Place

Mustard Seeds, Sojourners Pathfinders — First Place

Pentateuch, Sojourners Pathfinders — First Place