Ponyboy and Johnny drove by the church and saw a fire. They immediately hopped out of the car to go see if they could help. They heard a voice say "some kids are missing'. So they decided to go into the church and save the kids. They all got out just in time before the church collapsed. They were than considered heros.
Johnny and pony boy did something they never thought they would do before. They cut their hair so they wouldn't get caught for killing Bob. Chapter 5
Pony boy wakes up in the church when he relies Johnny ran away. page 68