Be Like Jesus

Take the 40-Day Being Challenge designed to help you grow in your relationship with God and be like Jesus.

Practice the Habits of Jesus

Find Joy in Relationship with God

Discover Purpose Being with God

The Red Letter Challenge 40-day Challenge for small group bible study.

A strong relationship with God solves everything

The most important target to hit as a disciple of Jesus is BEING in a relationship with Him. We know what it’s like to have the desire to grow in our relationship with God and yet feel stagnant. Being Challenge leads readers to a stronger relationship with God through simple challenges that focus on the 5 keystone habits of Jesus: community, scripture, prayer, solitude and church.

Being Challenge is for Every Ministry

Find fulfillment and purpose through challenges that are simple and practical. Memorable targets and daily challenges will help you gain momentum.

Being Challenge will help kids instill the keystone habits of Jesus in these faith-formative years! There are no better habits to learn as children grow and mature.

Grow your church. Grow your small groups. Unify around the words of Jesus. Start a movement with done-for-you resources and join the hundreds of churches who have seen God work powerfully through RLC.

Discover the 5 Keystone Habits of Jesus

Commit to Community

Experiencing freedom starts by acknowledging that we have all missed the mark.

Study Scripture

It’s what we do after sin that determines whether we experience freedom. God invites us to bring our sin to Him.

Prioritize Prayer

Discover how the consequence of every sin of every person, including yours, has been paid for in full by the blood of Jesus.​

Seek Solitude

The forgiveness of Jesus moves us forward by restoring our identity and inviting us to live with purpose.​

Choose Church

True freedom comes when we participate with Jesus in bringing His kingdom to this Earth right now. Follow Jesus!​

How is Being Challenge Different?​

We know what it’s like to live in this world, to have success and still feel empty, and to still be longing for something more. Being Challenge offers practical habits and behaviors for Christian living and we keep the language simple. Whether you join a 40-day challenge as an individual or a church, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the ways of Jesus and discover purpose and fulfillment in the journey.

1000+ Churches Stat

1000+ Churches have completed a
40-day challenge

250,000K books sold and lives impacted

250,000+ People have completed
a 40-day challenge

40-day challenges have been completed in 46 States and 7 countries

How it works

Buy the Book

As an individual or church, commit to reading the devotions and complete the challenges to help you be more like Jesus. A great book for a sermon series or bible study, it's up to you how you want to use it.

Join Jesus on the Journey

Being Challenge guides you through 40 days of practical, simple-to-understand, challenges to help you learn, develop, and grow in the 5 keystone habits of Jesus.

Live with Renewed Purpose & Intention​​

After the challenge is completed, you will have gained a greater understanding of keystone habits that will help you continue to grow in your relationship with God. Through all of this being, you will become a greater doer of what Jesus calls, commands, and asks of you.

What Church Leaders are Saying

“After completing Red Letter Challenge two years ago, our congregation was very excited to do the Being Challenge this Lent. Our participation rate was even higher than for Red Letter Challenge, and it gave the congregation something to be excited about.”

Chris Kollmann

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

“How do you find common ground in a deeply divided culture? Zach Zehnder’s focus on the words and habits of Jesus have unified congregations and people in a deeply needed way. Taking your church through Being Challenge might be the best thing you can do right now. Culture divides. Christ unites.”

Carey Nieuwhof

Founding Pastor of Connexus Church, Author and Speaker

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40 Days Changes Everything

Live Like Jesus

Focused on the 5 Keystone Habits of Jesus, Being Challenge will help you instill habits that will help you grow in your relationship with God.

Take Practical,
Daily Challenges

Every day, Being presents you with a new challenge that will stretch and grow you on your journey.

Life Change in 40 Days

You’ll be joining thousands of individuals and hundreds of churches who have grown closer to God and strengthened their faith through this 40-day challenge.

Church Packs

More than just a book, Being Challenge is a perfect 40-day church campaign. From 10 people to churches with 1,500+ we have church packs to fit every size. Find out what’s included and what’s right for you!

Thank you!!

Congrats! Listen to this special message for you and join Zach live on Thursday

Session: The Disciple Making Playbook: Elevating the Quality and Quantity of Disciples at Your Church

Day: Thursday, March 7th
Time: 8:45-9:45an ET
Location: Kids 2- Room 120

Special offer to attendees and free book recipients.