What is Discipleship Bible School?
One of the first things we learn in the DTS is the YWAM motto upon which the mission is founded is: “To know God and to make Him known.” Yet one cannot possibly claim to know God if he/she does not even know His Word. So in the DBS we make the Bible the student’s companion for life! The student will discover the unified story of the Bible, be discipled by the Bible and will fall in love with the Author of the Bible.
You will be able to share your faith more confidently with those who are seeking (evangelism) and explain the Word of God more accurately to those who’ve already come to faith (discipleship). The course is like a sequel to the DTS. Students continue the discipleship process begun in the DTS by addressing a variety of topics illuminated in the Scriptures, by building godly character and developing a lifelong hunger and love for the Word. This will not only be accomplished in the classroom, but also outside the classroom, through one-on-ones, small groups, plus evangelism and mercy ministry in the community.
Schedules vary between the locations but a typical daily schedule could be something like this:
8-9 AM: Worship, intercession, a devotional, etc.
9AM-Noon: Lecture with your special guest speaker for that week, teaching on the books of the Bible that you are currently reading and studying.
1-3 PM: After lunch you meet in your small groups. This is the exciting part where you will take turns and read aloud in your own small groups the books of the bible! These times of reading is followed up with discussions and answering questions. The discovery of new truths leads to transformation in the life of the students.
3-5 PM: Work duty
7-9 PM: After dinner you work on your homework assignment.