More and more, the outdoorsman is feeling like the odd man out in church ministry. Many are struggling to fit into small groups that aren t designed for them or are searching for a way to serve that makes them, as an outdoor enthusiast, feel utilized and appreciated. Author, producer, and Christ-follower Jason Cruise equates the modern-day outdoorsman with Peter the fisherman in the Bible. Peter would not be a likely candidate to sit on a committee or work in kids ministry. So where does a modern-day Peter fit in? Close Encounters was designed to reach men s groups who want to delve deeply into Scripture, using hunting and fishing as the staging ground. This six-session, video-based study features real-life wild game hunts and fly fishing ventures with nationally known outdoorsmen who connect divine spiritual truths with the unique earthly experiences found only in the world of hunting and fishing. Cruise takes you on a trek into creation that will show you how to live out your passion for the outdoors in ways that bring honor to the God who created the dirt under your boots."