Somerville, MA 02145
Upcoming School Dates:
September 15 – December 15, 2017
Why do a DBS?
As Christians we say we know God but for many, this knowledge is based solely on experiences and is not connected to who God is as revealed through scripture. We grow up hearing Bible stories and scripture verses, but do we fully understand how they all connect? How do the narratives, the wisdom literature and poetry, the prophets in the OT and the gospels, the epistles, the Apocalypse at the end of the NT all fit together? Discipleship Bible School leads you into three months of being saturated into the story of God, through the reading, studying, sharing, and applying of His word. Our God passionately pursues intimate relationships with men and women, even those who have turned their backs on Him. As you spend time immersed in scripture with other believers who are also hungry for the depth of God’s word, your eyes will be opened to God’s character & nature throughout the entire story of the Bible.
Our mission at DBS is to make the Bible doable! DBS speakers and staff will give clear understanding of the big picture of the Bible by explaining context and history. In this way, you will no longer feel overwhelmed in reading the Bible because of its size and complexity. We hope you gain a “heart deposit” of a life-long hunger to know God through scripture. N.T. Wright explains, “We read scripture in order to be refreshed in our memory and understanding of the story within which we ourselves are actors, to be reminded where it has come from and where it is going, and hence what our own part within it ought to be.” YWAM Boston invites you to dive into the great story of the Bible, allowing God to reveal to you what your part is in His grand story of love and glory.
Boston is a city of great historical and spiritual significance. Hundreds of years ago, people from other nations came to Boston with an appetite for adventure and desperation for religious freedom. Colonies were set up to be God-honoring societies. Harvard University was originally founded to train ministers and missionaries for the advancement of the Christian faith in the New World. Today, the same world-renowned university pulls in bright minds from around the globe to train them to be leaders in every area of society….except the church. When YWAM Boston’s founders landed here in 2006, they had a great sense of God’s purposes for this great city. They felt God’s aching heart to see Boston returned to its roots to be a beacon of Truth.
Come, join us!
Our campus is located just 4 miles from downtown Boston. It is in close proximity to the many colleges and universities in and around the city. In the DBS you will also engage in practical ministry outreaches, such as interviewing college & university students regarding the things you’re learning, and ministering to disadvantaged urban youth. This rhythm of both learning and then interacting with people is twofold: It will lead you to contemplate and reflect on what you’re being taught about God in the Bible and it will allow you to practical see how God’s word translates into issues of today and is relevant in a widely post-Christian society with differing worldviews. Our desire, while you’re immersed in the Word, is that you would encounter the living God as you read His story. We pray you will also experience God’s presence through our corporate times of worship and prayer sets. It all comes together to form the whole picture of who God is and what He has done for us. We can’t help but love Him and continue to learn more about God and we pray you would also.