Aren’t we all BSF Online this year due to COVID-19? The short answer is No. BSF Online has five distinctives:
BSF Online always meets online. Leaders meetings and Discussion Groups meet online for the entire study year. Leaders are trained specifically on how to lead online, and meetings are structured for online engagement.
BSF Online offers a flexible schedule. Leaders choose an online Leaders Meeting, and members choose a group based on their personal schedule. Fun Fact: There are 78 Online Leaders Meetings and over 1,000 Discussion Groups in BSF Online.
BSF Online groups are global. An in-person class reaches members from across their community, city, and county. A BSF Online group reaches across time zones and locations around the world. Members from Florida to Fiji to France can attend the same group! Fun Fact: Online Members and leaders represent 120 different countries and 14 different languages!
BSF Online is for adults 18 years and up. In-person BSF classes offer Preschool and School programs that serve over 50,000 children worldwide!
In-person BSF classes usually meet at a host church location. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many of the in-person classes are still meeting online temporarily until the restrictions are lifted. This is also a transition year, with different meeting options now being available to in-person classes including online groups. The following links provide additional information on how to find an in-person class near you, and the different in-person class offerings. Please contact the class through the class page with any questions about the in-person offerings for that class.
We hope and pray this brings clarity around BSF Online. We are ALL BSF. Our prayer is for leaders and members to determine which BSF option works best for them. We are grateful for the options available for people to love and serve one another in Bible study community, whether meeting onsite, online temporarily (COVID-19), or online for the entire study year.