A Message for Pastors

Fifty years ago, Dr. Ernest Hastings invited A. Wetherell Johnson to teach a Bible study at a church in Melrose, California.

Today, more than 2,000 churches around the world host BSF classes and groups. The Lord worked through Dr. Hastings, Miss Johnson and the BSF board, composed of laity and pastors, to develop a lay-led teaching and training ministry of interdenominational Bible classes that would produce a passionate commitment to Christ and His Church.

A Message from Bible Study Fellowship

We are global, in-depth Bible classes producing passionate commitment to Christ, His Word and His Church. 

BSF's class members and leaders serve the Church around the world. They lead small groups, teach Sunday school classes, serve on church boards and committees, pray for pastors and the work of the Church and serve in missions and other outreach ministries.

BSF's global headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, serves and supports its class leaders by training area personnel and teaching leaders. We produce and distribute all class materials. BSF students can also download lesson questions online and take advantage of other resources on our website. There is no cost to attend a BSF class. 

BSF seminars offer additional enrichment opportunities. Our latest, "Serving the Church," is a two-part seminar that helps participants understand God's expectations of the church, how God calls His people to serve and how to discern where to serve. The seminar encourages participants in that first step.


“I see BSF as a terrific tool to help people study and apply God's Word in their lives on a daily basis!”

John Ortberg
Pastor and Author