Welcome to Bible Study Fellowship Online where you can do in-depth Bible study anytime and from anywhere.
The following steps will guide you to get started as an Online Group Member:
- Find a group
- Create an account
- Locate lesson materials
- Invite your friends
Your Online Group Leader will contact you soon to provide group details and which lesson to get started on.
General "About Us" information along with a promotional video may be found here: https://news.bsfonline.org/
Finding a group
Use the filter to find available groups based on their meeting day, meeting time, gender, language, age range and common interest. Use these filters to find available groups with qualities that are most important to you. Use the ‘Keyword Search’ field to help locate a specific group (e.g. Group Name, Leader Name, etc.). Select the ‘Apply Filters’ button to see your filtered information.
Select a group that works best for your weekly schedule and preferences to maximize your availability to attend.
When you select “Join” for a specific group you will be prompted to sign in or create an account.
Creating an account
You must use an unique email address to create your account. For example, if you share your email address with your spouse, you cannot create separate BSF Online accounts using the same shared email address. Creating a new email address specifically for your BSF Online account can be helpful.
It is critical to verify your time zone is set correctly. The website converts and displays the times based on your time zone setting. You will see the group meeting times in your time zone. On the create an account page, the website auto detects your time zone and sets it for you. Please double check this.
If you need to update your profile at any time (such as upload a profile photo, change your name, time zone or additional information) you may do so under the Navigation menu, Account > Edit Profile. If you need to update your email address or password you may do so under the Navigation menu, Account > Account Settings. Account Settings is also where you will change your Display Language.
Locating your lesson materials
Lesson materials such as the lesson questions, notes, lecture podcast and extras may be found under My Lessons, in the upper right-hand side of the web page. Online Groups can be on different schedules, so be sure to check with your Online Group Leader for which lesson you should be on that week.
Inviting your friends
Under the My Group page you will find the ‘Invite Friend’ option where you are able to enter in your friend’s name and email address. An automated email will be sent to your friend, inviting them to join your group. Please check with your Online Group Leader to make sure there is room in your group for your friend before inviting them.
Please contact the BSF Online Support Desk with any question or concerns here: http://support.bsfonline.org/support/tickets/new