The CrossWire Bible Society has always a number of projects in progress, all open to new volunteers. Most of our projects do require some level of technical expertise, but a few do not. What we do require is a willingness to be part of a Christian community of very (extremely) disparate theological, ecclesiological and cultural backgrounds. Like everyone else we as individuals and as a community have our faults, our sensitivities and our basic sinfulness to contend with, but we do share the desire to make God's Holy Word available to everyone. So, if you are willing to be part of this - welcome! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering assisting in one of our projects and would like additional information or help getting started.
The SWORD Project
The SWORD Project is CrossWire's original project to produce a free, open-source, cross-platform Bible software engine: the SWORD API. This project is at the heart of many other CrossWire projects that depend upon it. Visit its volunteer page for more information about helping the SWORD Project.
The SWORD Project eText Library
We are always looking to expand our existing libary of eTexts in SWORD's module format. You can learn more about creating SWORD modules by reading our module making documentation.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
While we have no official relationship with the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL), we do consider their work to be of vital importance to the continued growth of our own eText library. CCEL facilitates the transcription of public domain texts into an electronic format that is easily utilized by the SWORD Project. We especially suggest volunteers without other technical expertise consider contributing to CCEL's work through their digital facsimile edition transcription and markup efforts. If you can read and type, you can help.
New SWORD Ports and Frontends
We always seek to bring SWORD to new platforms. It is part of our philosophy that users should be able to study the Bible without having to make compromises. That includes not having to compromise by using a platform other than their favorite.