Sept 18-Dec 15, 2020
What is a Discipleship Bible School (DBS)?
During this 12-week introduction to the Bible, students will receive an overview of “God’s story” and discover more of his ways. Students will read the entire Bible, observe the chronology of biblical events, better understand each book in its historical context, understand the harmony between books, and recognize the different genres of literature and major themes found in all 66 books. By going directly to the source, students will learn foundational truths of the Christian faith.
COST: € 2200 + additional costs for Israel trip TBA
What to Expect?
Topics in DBS generally follow the books you are chronologically studying. Discover the original intent of each book, as well as its various topics.
You will learn Worldview and Origins studying through Genesis, Exodus and Job. Or you might look at Leadership and Worship as you study the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel, Chronicles and the Psalms. In studying Acts, you may find topics on Cross-Cultural Missions and the Cost of the Call. Each book is filled with insights to be discovered!
As a result, you will be able to share your faith more confidently and explain God’s Word more accurately.
Consider DBS as a sequel to DTS. Students will continue the discipleship process by addressing a variety of topics, building godly character, and developing a lifelong hunger and love for the Word. This will not only be accomplished in the classroom, in one-on-one meetings and small groups, but also in evangelism and mercy ministry opportunities in the community.
Why Do a DBS?
Discover Truth: As followers of Jesus in society today, how do we determine what is true? We can listen to some good sermons, have good conversations with friends – or we could go directly to the source God has given us and know it for ourselves. The Bible is the foundation to our faith, and gives us many of the answers that people are asking.
Meet With God: God is inviting us to engage in His Word – not because we have to, but because it gives God great joy to connect with your heart as you do. You’ll see His plan to redeem mankind from Genesis to Revelation, get to know His perfect character, and even begin to see how you fit into His story!
Have Fun Learning With Others: Ever started reading the Bible but have a hard time finishing it? Wished you had someone to process it with? A DBS enriches what you get out of God’s Word as you listen to others and enjoy going through the text together!
Get Equipped: By the end of the DBS, our aim is that you feel confident in leading a small group discussion, giving a basic introduction to any book, and sharing an overview of the Bible. Whether you’re new to doing ministry or have been doing it for years, you can gain new tools to help connect others with God’s Word.
Activators DBS was created to train you to read the Bible not just for information; but to lay a solid foundation for personal, community and global transformation.
“He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenant. this is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life” (2 Cor. 3:6)
Berlin is a vibrant city largely viewed as one of the key cultural hubs of Europe. What happens in Berlin spreads throughout Germany and to the nations. Something new is stirring; walls of division are coming down; unity and faith are growing and we are seeing a move of people being encountered by God in their everyday lives on the streets, on metro lines, in coffee shops and in public squares. There is a new stirring of the Spirit growing on the continent. Be a part of activating God’s plans in Berlin!
Meet the School Leader: Originally from Wisconsin, USA, Krystal has 14 years of missions experience within YWAM. Krystal loves youth and championing the next generation of leaders: she has been involved with DTS, Discipleship Bible Schools and Word by Heart schools. Krystal helped pioneer the Bible to All distribution project in Germany, and has a heart for getting the Word of God into the hearts of the nations! ❤
Meet the School Co-Leader: Sheridan is Filipino-American. She did her DTS in Kona, Hawaii, but fell in love with the city and people of Berlin on outreach. She is passionate about peacemaking and social justice, and wants to see hope and healing in the Middle East and refugee communities. She did DBS in South Africa, where she gained deep revelation about God’s vast love for everyone and wants all people to understand that fundamental truth of the Bible. If she must choose, her favorite books in the Bible are Deuteronomy and Luke (you’ll understand when you do DBS). She has a lot of feelings about Samson, too. Three ways to Sheridan’s heart: Friends references, hip hop playlists, and deep conversations.
By the End of the Activators DBS, You Will Have:
- Read chronologically with discussion in large and small group settings.
- Learned how to lead small Bible study groups using the inductive approach.
- Made a creative timeline of God’s Story from Genesis to Revelation, tracing the following themes:
- Main biblical events
- Revelations about God’s character and nature
- God’s redemptive plan for the world
- Given a 30-minute presentation of the Bible using elements from the themes mentioned above.
- Activated your learning through many opportunities.