Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is a Catholic Bible study designed specifically for middle school kids. This captivating program guides students toward a powerful Encounter with God.

Encounter Middle School Bible Study

A Middle School Bible Study
by Mark Hart

What Are Kids Looking for?

When you think of the average middle-schooler, you probably don’t picture a saintly youth who delights in spending time in prayer. Most likely you see an average kid who is into movies, the latest tech, video games, or sports. What are they looking for when they occupy their time with these things? Do they simply desire to be entertained, or are they looking for something deeper: a sense of purpose, belonging, happiness? It could be that middle school kids want what we desire, an encounter with God.

Not Just a Bible Study - A Life-Changing Experience

Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is more than a Bible study program. It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle school aged kids. Designed specifically for 6th to 8th grades, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our faith and God’s plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

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I never knew that reading the Bible could be so much fun.Grant
Middle School Student
As a teacher, seeing my students get excited about the Bible and making real connections in their own life was really fantastic… It’s part of who they are now, it's part of their relationship with God.Sr. Mary Claire
8th Grade Religion Teacher
Mark was amazing. He was very inspirational and I loved him.Susie
Middle School Student
Watching my students participate in the Encounter Program, I was seeing this blossoming of understanding and the way they were able to retell and relate Bible stories to their lives and their faith and the Church’s teachings. It’s beautiful.Paula Watkins
8th Grade Religion Teacher
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In Encounter  Your Students Will:

  • Be drawn into the amazing story that ties all of Scripture together.
  • Experience God’s love for them in a profound way, and see him as a part of their daily lives.
  • Discover the meaning of their faith, and the purpose God has for them.
  • Learn how the Old Testament prefigures, prepares for, and prophesies the coming of the Messiah.
  • See Jesus as the awaited Messiah who established the Catholic Church to continue his saving mission on earth.
  • Witness the power of the Sacraments and the Mass as real encounters with God

...and much more!

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Contains the three components a leader needs to begin the study: DVD Set, Student Workbook, Leader’s Guide. Learn More.


Four-DVD Set (eight, 30 min. sessions). Each session accompanies a lesson from the Encounter Student Workbook and Leader’s Guide. A group needs one DVD Set. Learn More.


The Student Workbook includes lesson overviews, verses to remember, breaking-it-down segments, biblical maps, charts, and more. Each participant of the program should have a Student Workbook. Learn More.


The Leader’s Guide includes all of the material from the Student Workbook, as well as helpful leader notes, suggested answers to the questions, and more. Each leader of the program should have a Leader’s Guide. Learn More.