This year at Crossroads we’re doing a deeper dive into the Bible. Join the Bible Challenge for guidance, support & community while committing to reading the Bible, maybe more consistently than you ever have before.
We believe that you will experience more of the life that Jesus promised when you practice Jesus’ ways of living. The chief way being— spending time with God.
In fact, right before the first major test of His life, Jesus purposefully spent 40 days alone with God. Even though He fasted physically, those 40 days filled Jesus with so much strength He was able to overcome the devil himself. From that moment on, time alone with God was a non-negotiable part of Jesus’s way of living.
We as a community are committing to a simple and straightforward plan to follow His example and spend time reading Scripture, throughout each week of the year. We’ll be together in the app, sharing journal reflections on each chapter we read through. See? You won’t even have to be ‘quite’ as alone as Jesus was— you’ll have us to lean on as you take on the Bible Challenge.
No matter where you are in your faith, we believe that the Bible is an accessible and rich book that will strengthen your personal relationship with God and we’re here to help you engage with it in powerful ways.
HOW TO DO THE CHALLENGE
Step 1:Experience the weekend either in person or online.
Step 2:Download & use the Crossroads App. This is where the daily scriptures will be posted & where we’ll have a chance to process the things we’re reading & learning.
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Step 3:Read the daily scriptures and journal. Research says doing this 4 or more times a week is where you will start to experience breakthrough.
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.
Step 4:Use the Field Guide for story context and note-taking.
If you’re in a small group, use The Weekend Follow Up as a weekly discussion tool when you meet. It can be found in the app.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WE’LL DIVE INTO ONE BOOK OF THE BIBLE, FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AT A TIME.
Each day a chapter from the book we’re reading through 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.
You’ll also get a field guide with context for the current Book we’re reading . 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 to get your field guide?
- Online Church: sign up here 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.
- Download the PDF: If you haven’t received your book in the mail yet or cannot get to a site, you can reference this PDF copy now.
CHALLENGES HAVE PRIZES
This one’s no different. How To Get Your Prize: Log at least one scripture reading with a journal entry per week and we’ll mail you a sweet sticker at the end of each bible book series. See if you can collect all the stickers throughout the year.
Still have Questions? Visit the Bible Challenge FAQ page