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Bible Challenge FAQs

When does the challenge start?
The Bible Challenge launched on January 9, 2022, but you can join the challenge at any time. We encourage one another within each new book of the Bible we study.


What do I have to do?

  • Experience the weekend in person or at crossroads.net/watch
  • Download the Crossroads App (iOS or Android)
  • Read and Journal in the Crossroads App at least once per week. We highly recommend reading the Bible and journaling 4 times per week, that’s where you’ll experience a real difference in your life.
  • Optional but awesome - do the challenge with your small group


Do I have to do this with a group?
No, but it will help you learn more about scripture and maybe even hear something from God through others that didn’t occur to you alone. We highly recommend it.


Do I have to share my journals publicly?
It’s totally up to you, whether you log your journaling privately, or share it for the rest of our community to see. Either way, reading some of the public journal entries that are shared in the app can be a great way to gain even more insights about the Scripture & to experience the Bible Challenge together as a community. Your journals will still count, even if you choose not to share them publicly.


How much time will this take?
Each day a chapter from the current book of the Bible we’re reading will be available in the app. Dive in as often as you can throughout the week. If the Bible is totally new, try one day a week—but you’re most likely to experience big gains when you engage 4 or more times per week.


How do I do this with a group?
Your group can use the Weekend Follow Up questions in the App as a weekly discussion tool.


What is the Field Guide?
These printed guides give the essential context behind the book—who wrote it, the original historical context, themes, structure, and all that good stuff. The guides help you understand what you're reading even more.


How do I get a Field Guide?

  • Online Church: Complete this form and a Field Guide will be mailed to you.
  • Site Attendees: We ask that you be a good steward and pick one up in person at your site. They’re available every weekend as well as during atrium open hours during the week. You can see the times your site is open on their location page. Here is a site list.
  • You can access the Field Guide in the App starting with the Book of Genesis.


I ordered my Field Guide but haven’t received it.
It can take over a week to process and ship orders. Contact us at hello@crossroads.net if you ordered your guide over a week ago and we’ll check the status. The fastest way to receive a field guide is to stop by any Crossroads location during open hours. Here is a site list.


How do I get a sticker?
If you read in the Crossroads App at least once a week for the entire series we'll be mailing you a sweet sticker to commemorate your progress. Way to go!

  • We will automatically mail stickers based on progress in the App. (Yes - we can see your progress but no, we’re not reading your journal entries. We have computers that give us these stats super fast.)
  • If you do not have your profile completed with your home address, please update your profile with your address now so you get your sticker faster. Here’s where you can update your profile: https://www.crossroads.net/profile/household
  • You will receive your sticker in the mail approximately 2 weeks after the series ends. We need time to tally the results and make sure we have your address, so please be patient.


What if I read a paper bible and journal in a notebook?
We dig it. Contact us at hello@crossroads.net and let us know how you’ve been progressing. We’ll arrange for a sticker to be mailed to you or you can pick it up at a Crossroads site.


What books of the Bible will we be studying?
January 9 - February 12 we studied the book of Daniel.
February 20 - April 2 we studied the book of Genesis.
April 3 - May 5 we studied the book of John.
May 6 - June 12 we are in the book of Luke.
In June we'll begin the Book of Psalms, followed by the Book of Philippians in August. Stay tuned for more updates.