Calling on all future Bible teachers: Do you want to be raised up as a DBS Teacher? Has God called you to teach His Word but are not sure how to get started? Do you have a love for God’s Word and a desire to share it with others? The DBS world is a growing network of Bible schools training students around the world to know and share God’s story. But as the school multiplies, there is also a growing need for more teachers. The Bible Teacher School (BTS) aims to raise up more Bible teachers! A three-year program that consists of three separate three-week seminars, each covering four weeks of the DBS to complete all 12. The hope is that it can be incorporated into your existing schedule. It doesn’t matter whether you are presently staffing in a DBS or in some other capacity in YWAM or are a Church worker or have regular job. Pre-requisite for enrolling is that you have done a DBS or one of YWAM’s other Bible courses (SBS, BCC, BSN, etc.). We prefer you also have already staffed one or two DBS schools but are open to make exceptions especially if you are going to continue staff in DBS after the seminar for some time (a recommendation from a YWAM leader would be required). You can attend all three seminars and end up having taught the entire Bible in three years! You can also attend just one or two seminars depending on your specific interest and timetable. The vision is to expand BTS into all the continents but that will take time and therefore recommend that you do not wait but join us right away in 2023! Each subsequent seminar focuses on equipping you to teach the next four weeks of the DBS curriculum:
Seminar 1: “From Adam to David”
Seminar 2: “Kings and Prophets”
Seminar 3: “New Testament”
In each of these seminars the first week will focus on teaching principles and honing your skills as a communicator. Then the second and third week will be full of important content covering the background, genres, and how to study the Bible books specific to that seminar. During the year in between courses, you will be assigned a mentor to help you prepare teachings and who together with school leaders help you find opportunities to teach and who will debrief you after each teaching so you can continue to grow in your skills. At the end of the program the goal will be to have each participant who has completed the whole program to also have taught every week of the DBS.
The first seminars will be held in January in Brazil (Portuguese/English) and in March in Colombia (Spanish/English) with our beloved speakers Jeanine Martinez teaching the first week of the seminar on How to Teach and Dan Lewis who will bring to us deep Bible content tailored to prepare upcoming teachers of God’s Word. We hope many from Latin America but also from the rest of the world will participate. If you feel called to become a Bible teacher and would like to teach in DBS schools, please join us in one of these two locations!
BTS Seminar 1: January 6 – 28, 2023 in Brazil (Portuguese/English);
BTS Seminar 1: March 5 – 25, 2023 in Colombia or Guatemala (Spanish/English);
More information about registration and costs will soon follow!!!