Sep. 16 - Dec. 13, 2022
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.
Truth is being challenged and tested at the core. As followers of Jesus, 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 that God gave us, the Bible, and read it and know it for ourselves.
Scripture is a key foundation to our faith. It gives us many of the answers that people are asking. Many people start the Bible but have a hard time finishing it. Or they’ve read the Bible but wished they could have others there to discuss some of the questions that came up while reading it.
On a DBS you get to learn and read in a group setting, which enriches what you receive from Scripture, as you listen to others and enjoy going through the text together!
Why DBS in Berlin? Berlin is a vibrant city largely viewed as one of the key cultural hubs of Europe. A new stirring of the Spirit has been sweeping over the continent. 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. What happens in Berlin spreads throughout Germany and to the Nations!
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 Story more accurately.
Consider DBS 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.
Erin is from the USA and has been serving with YWAM in Europe since 2018. For the last 5 years she has been making her home in Germany. Erin has a big heart for Europe and equipping and teaching others in the Bible. She is passionate about seeing others come to know God through the study of His word.