Imagine beginning a three-month expedition along the Great Himalaya Trail without any preparation. Sounds foolish. You are about to embark on a spiritual expedition—a journey with the Israelites—from Egypt, through the wilderness, to the edge of the promised land. It’s time to prepare.

The following is a checklist to prepare you for your journey into the wilderness. Complete each of these items prior to Day 1 and check in with your brothers to see that they are doing the same. The ideal time to start preparation is about three weeks before your start date. But if the fraternity communicates effectively and prepares efficiently, much less time is needed.

Preparation Checklist

1. Get the App

Be prepared for the full Exodus experience with the Exodus 90 mobile app. Head over to to create your account and learn more.

2. Read the following sections of the Exodus 90 Field Guide (in the app, or through the links).

Be sure to read “What’s Your Why”, “Fidelity to Prayer”, “The Gift of Asceticism”, and “Made for Fraternity”. The first three have optional videos that accompany them which you can find by following the links above.

3. Consider your “Why.”

Follow the instructions to craft your why from “What’s Your Why” in the Exodus 90 Field Guide. Then enter your why into the app for future reference in the exercise. See “What’s Your Why” for more guidance.

4. Have a conversation with your spouse (for married men only).

Read “The Exodus Man & His Bride” to help you prepare for this conversation! We also have prepared a video that can be found by following the link above. As you'll read in the Field Guide or article, be sure to share your why with your spouse and discuss with her the commitments of Exodus 90.

5. Make your plan for regular intense exercise and enter it into the app.

6. Attend a Preparatory Meeting.

Use the Weekly Meeting Guide and then discuss the "Welcome to Exodus 90" reading in the Field Guide. This will help set you and your fraternity up for a fruitful experience together!

If you have any questions or encounter any issues as you prepare for Exodus 90, please reach out to our Support Team, who are always happy to help!

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