We reversed course on changing books.

NADYM Staff2020PBE, Pathfinders

At this time, we want to first apologize for the stress and unwarranted pressure we have put on you leaders and parents of Pathfinders who are studying for Pathfinder Bible Experience 2020. We understood that there could be some feedback that would question the decision to move from the book of Hosea to the book of Zechariah, but we did not forecast the stress and pressure some of you have expressed on your feedback. We do not want to cause more of that and that is the reason that we will REVERSE the decision that was announced this morning.  

We will continue with the books that were voted and approved (Ezra, Nehemiah, Amos, Micah, Jonah, Hosea), but due to the fact that the book of Hosea contains topics and themes that may be hard to understand or explain to some of our younger Pathfinders, the North American Division Pathfinder Ministry will provide series of study guides and resources for Pathfinder Bible Experience leaders to utilize with the book of Hosea specifically. 

Once again, we apologize for any stress that this may have cause you or your club. Thank you for your grace towards us as we move onward with the study of the Bible. We accept that this may have not been the best way or time to make a change, and we accept all that has come from this, but we want to move back to where we were.  

May the Lord bless you as you continue leading your clubs and PBE teams. 

Sincerely and humbly,
North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience Team