Encounter Overview

Many changes take place during the teenage years. One Accord’s Encounter curriculum is designed to help the church encourage, inspire, and equip teenagers to live for Christ during this often confusing and defining time in their lives.

Encounter balances in-depth Bible study with practical life application. Using powerful truths, relevant methods, and engaging activities, each lesson is designed to encourage group participation and active learning. Cutting-edge multimedia resources—including audio skits, classic television and movie clips, cartoons, interviews, games, and concept videos—are also incorporated into each weekly lesson.

Encounter materials are designed with both the teacher and the student in mind. Each lesson provides a variety of activity choices that introduce the lesson using different teaching and learning styles, allowing teachers to select the activities that best suit their classes. Take-home resources are provided to encourage students to reflect on the truth of each lesson during the week. Various online lesson resources and teacher helps are available to simplify lesson planning.

Encounter is divided into two age groups: Young Teen (grades 7-8) and High School (grades 9-12). This resource is ideal for Sunday school, midweek church, or weekly small group meetings.