Pathfinder Bible Experience participants from Illinois |photo by Andrzej Mucka

February 6, 2020

Pathfinders Bible Experience gets underway

According to Amos 2:14, What shall the mighty not deliver?  According to Hosea 12:6, So you (Jacob), by the help of your God, observe two things.  What are...

According to Amos 2:14, What shall the mighty not deliver? 

According to Hosea 12:6, So you (Jacob), by the help of your God, observe two things.  What are they?

These are some of the questions youth participating in this year's Pathfinder Bible Experience may be called on to answer.

Last weekend, Pathfinder teams throughout the Lake Union gathered to test their knowledge on the following books: Ezra, Nehemiah, Hosea, Jonah, and Micah, plus the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary introduction to each study book.

“The books of study are very difficult this year. This is the feedback I’m getting throughout our conference,” said Trish Thompson, administrative assistant for the Indiana Conference Youth Department.

There are four levels of advancement: Area, Conference, Union and Division. Grading is done on a curve, depending on the highest scoring team, and clubs advance based on how they score. 

Most of the conference testing happens March 7 (see details below). The Union PBE testing is March 21 in Berrien Springs, Michigan and the NAD Division Finals takes place April 17-18, 2020 in Salem, Oregon.

Lake Union Pathfinder clubs advancing to the Conference level are:



  • Joliet Hispanic B 
  • Hinsdale Fil-Am - Minor Prophets 
  • Hinsdale Fil-Am - Return of the Jews 
  • Brazilian Club 
  • Elgin Explorers 
  • Fox Valley Maranatha 
  • Maranatha EbenEzer 
  • Palatine Team 1 
  • Palatine Team 2 
  • Downers Grove Detectives 
  • Fairmont City Team 1 
  • Fairmont City Team 2 

Conference level testing: Sabbath, Feb. 29; Richland Bridge Church, Chillicothe, Illinois


  • Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Jefferson Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Anderson Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Clarksville Hispanic Company
  • Fort Wayne First
  • Indianapolis Second Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Indianapolis Central Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Marion Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Fort Wayne Hispanic Seventh-day Adventist Church

Conference level testing: Sabbath, Feb. 29; Indiana Academy, Cicero, Indiana

Lake Region

  • Park Ave 3G
  • Tabernacle of Hope Dolphins
  • Emmanuel Mighty Warriors
  • Shiloh Trailblazers
  • Burns Falcons - Team A
  • Burns Falcons - Team B
  • Pontiac Warriors
  • Niles Philadelphia Rising Stars

Conference level testing: March 7-8; Niles Philadelphia Church, Niles, Michigan



  • Cadillac Mighty Oaks team X
  • Wyoming Wranglers
  • Mid-Michigan Messengers
  • Lansing Capitals Team Exodus
  • Lansing Capitals Team Ruth
  • Lansing Capitals Team Daniel
  • South Flint
  • Berrien Springs Golden Eagles
  • Eau Claire Critter 
  • Kalamazoo Kampers
  • Ann Arbor Nehemiah
  • Ann Arbor Ezra
  • Cadillac Mighty Oaks team Y
  • Holland Huskies
  • Ann Arbor Zerubbabel

Conference level testing:  March 7 at 2 p.m; Cedar Lake Church


  • Chippewa Valley Lightning
  • Green Bay Pioneers Team 1
  • Watertown Sentinels
  • Madison Mustangs 
  • MKE North Panthers  Team 1
  • Wisconsin Valley Falcons
  • Green Bay Pioneers Team 2
  • Lena Wildcats
  • Milwaukee Navigators 
  • Lahayes Team
  • Lahayes Team 2 
  • Waukesha English Warriors
  • Waukesha Spanish Warriors
  • MKE North Team 2
  • MKE Rendencion (Lake Region) 

Conference level testing: Sabbath, Mar. 7; Green Bay Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin