The mission of Red Letter Living is to challenge all people to become greater followers of Jesus Christ.

Thousands of individuals and hundreds of churches have taken have taken on one of our 40-day discipleship challenges and are living lives more fully and in step with Jesus.

Grow your small church group in 40 days.

The Red Letter Story

Red Letter Living was started by Zach and Allison Zehnder to create resources that are simple to understand, challenging in concept, highly practical, but always squarely aimed at Jesus. Christians can have good intentions all day long, but intentions without precise aim at exactly the one we are trying to be like, Jesus, will always lead to unintended consequences.  God has been gracious to all, and being compelled by that grace, we believe that following Jesus is the single greatest opportunity of our lifetime!

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God.

We believe that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that every person is sinful and that the grace of Jesus Christ, given to us through His crucifixion and resurrection, is what brings salvation to us.

We believe that Jesus is coming back to fully restore His kingdom, and until then, we each can play a role in bringing His kingdom to this earth right now.

We believe that each of us can be greater expressions of Jesus to a world that desperately needs to experience Jesus.

Who We Serve

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

Experience fulfillment like never before as each person in your small group is challenged to put the words of Jesus into practice.

Start a movement at your church with done-for-you materials and resources. Join the hundreds of churches already growing and learning together.

Our Books

Red Letter Challenge

Being Challenge

Forgiving Challenge

Reopening Christianity

Red Letter Authors

Zach Zehnder

Zach Zehnder is a husband, father, pastor, public speaker, and author. He is the Founder and President of Red Letter Living, author of the bestselling Red Letter Challenge, and host of the podcast The Red Letter Disciple. 


Allison Zehnder

Allison Zehnder grew up in Togo, West Africa, as a missionary kid. After moving back to the United States, she graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Theology and minors in Missions and Youth Ministry.

Doug Peterson

Doug Peterson is the Gold-Medallion-winning author of 72 books, including 42 for the popular VeggieTales series and five historical novels. He is the co-storywriter for the best-selling VeggieTales video, Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed.

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To help you better understand more about your spiritual gifts, we offer a FREE spiritual gift test as well as brief descriptions of each spiritual gift. A spiritual gift is an “extra ability” given by the Holy Spirit to accomplish a ministry. Every Christian has at least one gift. Discover yours today!