Gen Z, Youth Ministry, & The Bible
Frequently Asked Questions
As a part of this project, you agree to use Soul Exercises content (guides, sermon outlines, etc.) as your main, large and small group curriculum from January-May 2021.
Soul Exercises can continue uninterrupted if you are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19. Teachings and small group discussions can be done virtually (Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.). Students can continue to complete their daily Soul Exercises from home as normal. If you a part of the project and encounter this, please let us know.
Soul Exercises is a simple-to-use system that will not require additional time outside of your normal preparation. Sermon outlines will help you prepare for weekly teachings and small group content will prepare your leaders. You will need to distribute Soul Exercises guides at the beginning of each study (3 total).
The purpose of this project is to answer the question: "What is the most effective way to disciple students?" Participants will be asked to fill out 5 surveys total throughout the course of the project:
- Guide 1 Survey
- Guide 2 Survey
- Guide 3 Survey
- Final Evaluation
We ask participants to fill these surveys out thoroughly and with great attention in order to get most helpful information possible for this project.
Each group will complete the 3 guides (6 weeks each) based on their calendar rhythm between January-May 2021. The ideal schedule would be as follows:
Guide 1: January-mid February
Guide 2: Mid-February-end of March
Guide 3: April-mid May
The entire process should take about 20 weeks.
Participants will use Soul Exercises for free for the duration of the project and will receive a unique discount code at the end of the project for future use of Soul Exercises. We hope you'll consider using Soul Exercises into the summer and fall with your ministry!
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the success of discipleship through Bible-training and engagement. The research we collect will be synthesized, evaluated, and released later in 2021 as a resource for youth ministries. As a participant you consent to having your survey responses and group results published in this research project (anonymously if desired). Your students' personal information will not be published. You will also have firsthand access to this research.
We are looking for youth ministries of different sizes, denominations, and leadership styles around the country. Groups need to average more than 20 students/week.