Encounters – One-Year Curriculum

One-year curriculum that challenges students to move past simply knowing the Word to living God’s truth.
52 completely downloadable and easy-to-use lessons. Includes parent guides, media and graphics and experiential activities.

Why Encounters?

Students don’t know how they fit into God’s story!
God’s story is getting lost in a sea of competing stories. Students don’t see that they’ve been invited to join the truest, most life-changing adventure with God. Encounters is a year-long curriculum (52 lessons) that challenges students to move past simply knowing the Word to living God’s truth.

Throughout Encounters, students will wrestle with cultural issues from the perspective of Scripture’s big picture, draw connections between the Old and New Testaments, and grow to understand their calling as citizens of Heaven living on Earth. We each stand at the crossroads between God’s invitation and the world—let’s choose to find our place in God’s story!

Encounters has replaced Intersections. Each updated lesson includes brand new content and we’ve included a completely new and expanded graphics package.

What’s Included?

  • 52 Youth Ministry Lessons
    • Facilitator & Student Guides (PDF & Word versions)
    • Organized into 4-lesson bible-based series
    • Experiential activities and practical applications
    • Marks of a Disciple to identity signs of growth in students
    • Seasonal and Holiday lessons included
    • Online Teacher Management (give volunteers online access to curriculum)*
  • Parents
    • Parent Guides with questions for each series
    • Suggested experiences for the whole family
    • Video training and Discipleship Tracker*
  • Media and Graphics
    • Ready-to-share Memory Verse Social Media Graphics
    • Powerpoint and ProPresenter Sides
    • Promotional Artwork
    • Countdown Videos & Motion Loops*
  • Volunteers
    • Volunteer Tips & Training
    • Volunteer Training Videos*
    • Online Message Center*

* Included with your purchase of a HERO Membership

Save when you bundle Encounters and a HERO Membership

$429 $448

Unlock key features inside of Encounters with your HERO Membership.

  • Access HERO’s exclusive Student Discipleship Tracker inside of Youth Ministry Apps
  • Train your volunteers with over 18 unique video training sessions in the HERO Training Zone
  • Share lessons with your teachers and small group leaders using HERO’s Online Teacher Management System



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Encounters – One-Year Curriculum




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