Dally picks up Johnny and Ponyboy from the church to take them out for food after they have just been eating sandwiches for the past days. This shows that Dally cares for the boys as he is willing to drive their to take them out for food. When driving back Ponyboy sees that the church is on fire so they hurry there to see whats happened.
When the boys arrive to the church they see that the church that is on fire. The Johnny and Ponyboy then believe that they have started the fire and when they heart that kids are missing inside Ponyboy and Johnny run inside to help them. This shows a softer side to the boys as when there are Greasers everyone thinks they are mean and tough but they show that they are willing to save children stuck inside the church.
Ponyboy and Johnny go inside the house to save the kids as they believe that they have started the fire. They found four or five kids huddled in a corner and Ponyboy leaned out the window and dropped them out one by one as gently as he could. This shows a better side to Ponyboy as even though one of the kids bite him and doesn't want to go out the window he still persists to get them out of the church safe.
While Johnny and Ponyboy are saving kids inside the church its starts to collapse so Johnny quickly tells Ponyboy to jump out the window, but Johnny is left behind inside the church. This shows that Johnny is willing to risk his own life for Ponyboy to save his.
Ponyboy passed out after jumping out the window and was on his way to the hospital. When Ponyboy finds out that Johnny may have broken his back and was severely burnt he had a worried look on his face as Johnny had saved him from getting burnt while the church was burning down. This represents how appreciative he was for that.
Ponyboy waits at the hospital to see Johnny and Dally on stretchers with Johnny unconscious and Dally with his eyes closed. His brothers Darry and Soda come to see him at the hospital which makes him very happy to see them. However, he then sees Darry crying as his Mom and Dad had been killed and he didn't want the same thing to happen to any of the other boys.