Training Events

Since this new Bible curriculum employs a significant paradigm shift in both teaching and learning, and embeds latest pedagogy in brain-based learning, as well as a move to teaching units rather than a traditional textbook, training in this curriculum is paramount.

Teachers who plan to use this new curriculum in the new school year will need to attend training in their Union. Administrators are also welcome to attend this training and will need to register their interest with their Union Education Department. Each participant will receive three days of training in the new curriculum, fellowship with like-minded teachers, spiritual nurture, a sample Encounter unit, and a certificate upon completion. Please see your Union about the cost for training.







July 22–24

July 29–31



Stephanie Johnson, Ben Kreiter

To be determined







Peachtree Corners, GA
(Union Office)

Columbia Union Office


There are currently no training sessions available.
Please check back later.

Please contact us if you have other questions.

two-day Encounter training Goals:

  • Share a time of visioning and spiritual renewal from Scripture
  • Be informed about the Adventist Encounter Curriculum, resources, rollout and implementation
  • Experience a variety of teaching methodologies that can be used in the classroom
  • Meet and network amongst other practicing Bible teachers

Procedures for Access

To assist Union Conference Offices of Education with Encounter Bible processes, this fact sheet has been developed.

Union Conference Offices of Education are the “gatekeepers” in providing access to Encounter Bible materials and resources. Each Union Conference Office of Education will host Encounter Bible trainings for its Bible teachers as needed, and guide them to training on Adventist Learning Community (ALC).


To teach Bible in the Adventist system using Encounter materials and resources, the Bible teacher must have received Encounter training in one or more of the following ways:

Union Conference Offices of Education must:

  1. Email Martha Ban to request new teacher login(s) in order to acces the curriculum.
  2. For each new login, include:
    1. teacher's full name
    2. teacher's email address—verified from educator
  3. Create new ID account(s) for any trained individual not already in the User Manager.
  4. Check each new trained individual as Elementary Trained and/or Secondary Trained in the Dashboard User Manager.

Trained teachers will receive welcome and support emails once their new login has been created for them.


View Factsheet PDF

Training with ALC

Adventist Learning Community (ALC) conducts training for Elementary Encounter, Secondary Encounter, and bridge courses for teachers trained in one curriculum but transitioning to another.

For teachers to obtain an Encounter login, they must send a copy of their certificate to their union certification registrar.

ALC Bridge Course

Teachers who have completed elementary or secondary Encounter training and are required to teach secondary or elementary Bible classes must take a Bridge course on ALC.

Higher Education

Pre-service teachers should not be given an Encounter login. Once they are hired by a NAD school they can receive their Encounter login after their Union registrar has checked their transcript.

NAD College/University professors who are teaching Encounter in their methods courses can contact their Union to request a login once they have completed the training. They will have access to the Encounter materials to share with their pre-service teachers.

View User Factsheet PDF

Final Notes:

  1. Only those with current teaching roles are to have a login. We are working with our Data Rollup developers to sync the login on/off with the start/end of roles in User Manager. This is currently in process.
  2. This site is being transformed to be the Encounter Bible website 1–12 inclusive. The purpose of the website is dual: information of the curriculum & portal to both elementary and secondary files.

Bible Curriculum
for grades 1–12

View Prospectus PDF