Encounter is available in regular and large print editions. The 13 dated lessons print the scripture selection (NRSV) and have questions for reflection and class discussion as well as commentary about the scripture and how it relates to the theme.
Each quarterly volume of Encounter is developed from outlines that were developed by the Committee on Uniform Series, which is part of the National Council of Churches. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s representative to the group is James McGuire, who also serves as editor of Encounter. Each lesson is written by Cumberland Presbyterians.
A leader guide is available for those who want extra suggestions about how to approach and teach the lesson. Each lesson is two pages and coordinates with the student book. The leader guide provides suggestions about how to introduce the lesson, offers activity suggestions, additional background information, and more discussion questions.
This resource is the most popular sold item distributed by Cumberland Presbyterian Resources.