Keep each other accountable to read the Word of God every day

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Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16

Our mission

Our desire is to see every follower of Jesus spend time in the Word of God daily. We believe that your life will be transformed by knowing who God is and how He has redeemed us through Jesus Christ.

Reading scripture every day is crucial to knowing God and what He desires for our lives.

And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:3-6)

Simply put, to know what God desires requires us to read His Word. Furthermore, it's not only about reading those words, but applying them to our lives, teaching them to each other, and meditating on them day after day.

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

But let's be honest, consistently reading the Bible can be a challenge. That is why we believe accountability is a powerful method to build a rhythm of reading Scripture.

Our simple app allows you to share a picture of what you read each day and have a conversation about it with everyone in your small group. Every day is an opportunity to encourage, listen, and deepen our relationships with each other and with Christ. By immersing ourselves in the Scriptures and consistently walking in the Spirit we will be transformed into His likeness (2 Cor. 3:18).

We welcome your feedback. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

How it works

Snap a daily photo of what you read

Each day, each person in your group can upload a picture of what they read. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. The photo can include just a few verses or the entire page.

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Start a conversation

As the people in your group share photos of what they have been reading, you have the opportunity to start conversations that allow the group to grow and learn together.

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Stay accountable throughout the week

Checking in daily will help your group keep each other accountable. Twelve makes it easy to see who has read at a glance and how you did as a group each week.

Weekly completion status

Manage your group and notification preferences

You can change your group name, invite people, and manage notification preferences from your group settings.

Manage settings for each group

For Leaders

Already have a consistent daily devotion with God? That is awesome, praise God! Twelve can be a great tool for you to help others develop that same consistency. Just by sharing daily photos of what you are reading & starting conversations around scripture, you can set an example to others.

Paul and other early church leaders were examples of helping model what a mature Christian looks like. They call us to set our eyes upon Christ, to have an attitude that is set on pursuing Christ and becoming more like him.

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained. Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. (Philippians 3:14-17)

So if you're a community leader, pastor, children's minister, or elder, Twelve provides you with a tool to come alongside others and point them continuously towards Christ and His Word.

  • For Couples

    Marriage is a sacred form of mutual discipleship. But sometimes prioritizing time with your spouse to start spiritual conversations can be challenging. Using Twelve as a couple is a great stepping stone into having more intimate, Scripture-focused discussions together, which we believe are foundational to a sanctifying, Christ-centered relationship.

    “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish." (Ephesians 5:25-27)

  • For Families

    Have you considered creating a Twelve group with your family? Sometimes they can make the best accountability partners! In the hustle and bustle of daily life, sharing your faith with your family may be easily forgotten, but Scripture tells us that the "house of the righteous will stand" (Proverbs 12:7). We love hearing how families have grown spiritually more connected through the app, whether they live in the same house or are scattered around the globe.

    But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. (Psalm 103:17-18)


  • Set expectations

    Every group is different. Before you begin using Twelve, we recommend communicating to your group what your goal is for using the app. It’s important to have a shared understanding of what the Bible says about sanctification, discipleship, and accountability.

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  • Start small

    You can invite up to 12 people to a group. We recommend keeping it small to begin. Forming a daily read-and-share rhythm with someone you trust and have a relationship with can make it easier to open up and get started.

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  • Keep it casual

    Miss a day or two? That’s okay. Prioritize encouragement and lifting one another up. Be loving and full of grace as you try to build habits together.

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  • Be real

    Over time, you may find that reading and sharing will become easier as you grow to trust and listen to each other. Our hope is that you will cultivate deeper conversations as you use the app to disciple one another.

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  • Pray for each other

    Twelve creates an organic atmosphere to pray for the people in your group. We recommend sharing prayer requests throughout the week. As time goes on, you can check in on each other and provide life updates. (James 5:16)

  • Bear one another’s burdens

    Twelve is designed to be a safe space. Part of mutual discipleship includes transparency and vulnerability with each other because we know that our sins are forgiven and we are saved by grace. (Galatians 6:2)

  • Stay focused on Christ

    A primary goal in Christian discipleship is to help each other become more like Christ. Encourage your group to love the Lord with their hearts and minds by keeping Christ in focus (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Remember that you are not reading or sharing out of a legalistic obligation to check a box or earn favor, but rather out of an overflow of what God has done for us (Romans 12:1-2).

  • Remember what you are reading

    If we’re honest, sometimes reading can feel monotonous and tiresome. It is important to remember you are reading the very words of God. Approach Scripture with fear and trembling each and every day. (Philippians 2:12)



How do I invite somebody to my group?

To invite a person to your group, tap your group name (below the date) to open your group settings. You will see a section with your invite code and a button to invite. Tap the button to share via text, email or other desired method. Remember, each group can have a max of 12 people.

How do I change my avatar picture or name?

Go to your group settings (by tapping the the group name under the date). You will see yourself included in the list of people in your group and the option to upload a new picture or change your name. You can have a different name and picture in each group you are in.

What do we read?

Twelve does not provide a specific reading plan and is neutral towards how you and your group want to use the app to read the bible each day. Some choose to post a photo of what everyone is reading individually vs. other groups have decided to read the same portion of scripture and share a verse that stood out. If you are looking for a reading plan, we've compiled a list of some great bible and reading plan apps here.

How do I upload a photo of my bible?

Each day, you can upload a photo or screenshot of your bible by tapping the green plus button in the upper right corner of your screen. You can also tap your photo in the grid. You will have the option to upload or take a photo. Once uploaded, you can still update the photo by tapping the (now gray) plus button in the upper right. Note that you cannot go back in time and upload other days of the week.

Wow! Twelve added a link to chapter I read!

Yep, it is pretty cool! When you upload a photo of your bible passage, we will do our best to determine what chapter you read based on image recognition. Sometimes we choose the wrong verse, but you can change it at any time by tapping your photo and then tapping the edit pencil next to the verse.

Can I view last week's history?

No. Each week you start fresh and last week’s records are erased. Our desire is to focus on building the habit of reading daily, rather than focusing on history, tracking, trends, etc.

Can I change my notification preferences?

Sure thing. Go to your group settings (by tapping the the group name under the date). Scroll to the bottom and you can turn daily posts and messages on or off.

Can I remove a person from my group?

Yes. Go to your group settings (by tapping the the group name under the date). You will see a list of all people in your group. Slide to the left and you will see an option to delete. Note that anyone can remove someone from the group and each time a person is removed you group code will change.

How do I leave a group?

Go to your group settings (by tapping the the group name under the date). On the bottom of the screen you will see a button to “Leave Group”. Once tapped, you will be removed from the group.

Can I join or create more than one group?

Yes you can. Tap the menu icon in the upper left to create and join more groups.

I have feedback or a question.

We would love to hear from you and appreciate any feedback you may have to improve the app. You can email us here.