The North American Division Elementary Bible Standards are the basis for the Bible program. The Encounter Bible Curriculum is to be used in all classrooms. Content has been developed from a clearly defined scope and sequence to provide students with knowledge of the fundamental beliefs of the church and a Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle.
Encounter Bible Curriculum for grades 1–8 is a digital program, complemented by material and resource kits. These materials are organized by grades 1–4, 5–8, and a general kit for the school. The kits are available through AdventSource. The digital curriculum can be downloaded for those who have been officially trained. You must be trained in order to access materials. Contact your Conference Office of Education for training and access.
Kindergarten Stepping Stones: A Journey to Excellence through Discovery is an integrated curriculum that utilizes literature-based themes with strong spiritual connections so children may come to know God better and love him more. The Bible component of the program includes Bible stories and activities in the Daily Lesson Guides (DLGs). Additional resources to support the Bible stories include lapbooks, readers, and story/music CDs.
The program consists of a narrative approach to Bible instruction. Teaching Unit Books help guide the teacher through Biblical content with a specific theme in mind. Each theme reveals a new aspect of God's Character. The Unit Books are available for download on the Encounter website. Note that training is required to access to the curriculum. Contact your local conference office for more information.
God is Trustworthy
God Protects and Provides
God is Loving and Generous
God is a Wise God
God is Patient and Full of Grace
God is Faithful
Baptismal Class Resources
Baptismal guides recommended for use in Grades 6-8 include the following titles:
A wonderful collection of audio stories of the men and women who founded the Adventist Church brought to life by Your Story Hour. Listen to an audio stream of a selection of stories from the 22-CD set on the White Estate website. The entire set can be ordered on the Adventist Book Center website.
This book from Pacific Press is intended to help kids understand what their church teaches—to help them understand what it means to be an Adventist. It isn’t meant to be comprehensive or complete but is meant to serve as an introduction to and a summary of the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Teacher Bulletin Integrated Units:
Encounter Materials List by Grade
Salvation Extreme Makeover 6.1
Positive, upbeat lessons share the love of God with young children as demonstrated in the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14. Suitable for multi-grades. Developmentally-appropriate two- week curriculum integrates Bible with best practices of a balanced literacy program. Includes NAD standards, two beautifully illustrated children’s books, Teacher's Guide with shared and guided reading lessons, literacy rotations, engaging audio stories, student-created watercolor books, and slides in PowerPoint and Keynote formats.
Engaging, student-friendly two-week supplemental curriculum with tradebook on three different reading levels. Excellent for multi-grades. The story of fourth grader Beth Andrews provides a relevant setting for all students to explore the principles of the three angels’ messages and the moral choices made by those who anticipate His soon return. Through whole group instruction, guided reading, and literacy circles with peers on their own reading level, students gain spiritual insight and learn new tools for becoming more proficient readers and writers. Includes NAD standards, Teacher’s Guide with whole and small group lesson plans, Reading Strategy tool for improving decoding and comprehension skills and slides in PowerPoint and Keynote formats.
Ten faith-building essays on three different reading levels lead students to discover the relevance of the three angels’ messages in this two-week integrated supplemental curriculum. Excellent for multi-grades. Engaging lessons and slides walk students through the steps of effectively using evidence to develop written Christian arguments in response to text-based prompts. Includes NAD standards, Teacher’s Guide with assessment tools, essay booklets, and slides in PowerPoint and Keynote formats.
Two week integrated supplemental curriculum, students develop an urgency to share the three angels’ messages with their world as they study the contrast between the harsh regimes of world leaders and God’s kingdom of righteous, peace, and joy. History and scripture provide a backdrop for students to think critically, make courageous choices, and commit to fully follow all of God’s commandments. Includes NAD standards, Teacher’s Guide with assessment tools, interactive notebooks, project-based learning and slides in PowerPoint and Keynote formats.
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