Gen Z, Youth Ministry, & The Bible
Frequently Asked Questions

How will this affect my week-to-week ministry programming?

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.

What happens if there are interruptions because of COVID-19?

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.

How much time will this take me?

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).

Is there anything you're asking of me in return?

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:

  • Application
  • 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.

How many weeks will this last?

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.

What happens when this is over?

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!

What will you use this information for and can I get access to it?

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.

What kind of youth ministries are you looking for?

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.

What if I still have questions?

If you still have questions, reach out to us at [email protected]. Someone from our team will respond within 24 hours.

Still have questions? Send us a message or an email!