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Standard Publishing’s curriculum and resources are now part of the David C Cook family! Standard Publishing was a pioneer in Sunday school curriculum, with the first issue of The Christian Standard published in April 1866. Readership grew, and in 1872, Standard Publishing was formed. The organization’s mission remained the same: to provide “true-to-the-Bible resources that inspire, educate, and motivate people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.”

David C Cook has also been serving the Church for generations. Since David Caleb Cook founded the organization in 1875, David C Cook has reached millions of adults and children around the world with life-changing Sunday school resources. The curriculum will continue to focus on bringing the Bible to life for children and adults, and the commentaries will remain true to biblical authority and historical accuracy. ChristianBook.com is committed to serving you with your favorite Standard Sunday school and Christian education materials you have trusted for years.

Lead. Discuss. Engage.

Encounter Sunday school curriculum is a bible-based, culturally relevant, and personally challenging Sunday school curriculum for junior high and high school teens. Every week, Encounter challenges students with an engaging Bible study that helps them understand God, the bible, Christian doctrine, or a biblical worldview. Students experience God actively in a way that relates to their age-group, lifestyle and how they communicate. They encounter God and are challenged to deepen their faith through creative applications including drama, art, games, small group discussions, research or journalistic reporting.

Scope & Sequence

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Distinctives

Bible Translation: NIV
Time frame: 60 minutes
Grades: Junior High & High School
Ages: Young Teen (Grades 7 - 9) & High School (Grades 10 - 12)
3 Year Scope & Sequence
Encountering God's Word: Scripture commentary for teachers at the start of each lesson.
The Scene: A weekly email to introduce each lesson with a current news headline connecting Scripture to daily life.
Encounter weekly student take-home magazine and Facebook page.

How It Works

Each week's lesson follows four easy steps:

  1. Setting the Stage - students define the week's topic
  2. Searching the Word - students get into the Bible
  3. Making it Real - students learn how the topic applies to their world
  4. Living it Out - students apply the week's topic to their personal lives

More Resources

  1. True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: Bible Truths
    True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: Bible Truths
    Standard Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  2. True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: New Testament
    True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: New Testament
    Standard Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW722992
  3. True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: Old Testament
    True to Life: 40 Instant Studies: Old Testament
    Standard Publishing / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW722985
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