Obtain either the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible or the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible. Try to get one without study notes and headings if possible.
If you are able to obtain the following books you will find them helpful as you work through the course material.
Also, you will need to download the Adobe Acrobat reader to you computer if you do not already have it. it can be downloaded free from here.
You will need to download Adobe Flash Player to listen to the mp3 teachings. This can be downloaded free from here.
It might be that your staff support person might use Skype to contact you so please sign up for a Skype account if you do not already have one. This is free. Go here.
If you are not already familiar with the tables’ facility on your word processing programme, it would be good for you to have a basic grasp of this feature. When we get to the charting worksheets of the Online SBS, having a working knowledge of this will be a great asset and save you time!
Once you have created your account please take some time to fill out the profile details. Please do this as fully as you can; be sure to include a photo. This is important, try to have a close crop head shot, not one that is too distant, and please, not one of your dog, cat or favourite animated film character!
In the ‘edit profile’ area you will find a place for you to write some text. Please use this area to tell us about yourself. For example let’s hear about your preferred name if it is different to what is recorded, your nationality, your family, your current ministry, church background, interests and pass-time activities and other stuff that would be fun and help us get to know you. If you are a YWAMer or YWAM alumni, do share what you have been up to during your time with us. There are editing features so if you are familiar with these you can add a photo or two of your family or ministry situation and make it look quite artistic.