Aug 25 - Dec 16, 2021
Lectures: Berlin, Germany
Optional outreach: Walk the ancient paths of the early church (pending travel restrictions)
What is a 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: € 2300 + Outreach Costs
Why do a DBS
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, His Word, read it and know it for ourselves.
The Bible is the foundation to our faith, and 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 can get out of God’s Word 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 Word 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.
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.
If you have any questions or are in need for more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Meet the School Leader
Originally from Wisconsin, USA, Krystal has 15 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!