237 Warner Road, RD3
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Why do a DBS?
Are you longing to know God on a much deeper level and more intimately? Do you want a greater knowledge of the word, becoming more like The Word Himself, understand His story of mankind, and growing in the ability to share your faith? In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” As Christians, our goal is to be more like Jesus. How do we do this? Jesus is the Word (John 1). If we want to become more like Jesus and understand His story then we need to spend time with Him, invest in Him, study Him — study the Word. No matter if you’ve read one page of the Bible or all of it, Discipleship Bible School (DBS) is a safe place to dive into God’s word, seek answers to your questions, or direction for life. One thing is for sure, prepare to receive powerful insight that will enrich your walk with God.
Why Marine Reach?
Located just outside the City of Tauranga. The Centre was designed to encourage community and provide a family atmosphere for those far from home. We wanted to avoid an institution feel when designing the building. As one of the only purpose-built DTS facilities in the world, it truly fosters that sense of home away from home, featuring a family-style kitchen which flows into a large dining room, a fireplace, and a gorgeous back yard with a breath taking view across the valley. The vision was to have a place where young people could gather from all over the world to be trained in different aspects of international mission. The Centre (as it is affectionately called) provides an environment where new initiatives and ministries can be pioneered in order to touch the nations with the love of Jesus. It is the perfect place to prepare your heart, mind and soul to encounter God, Tauranga is only 2½ hours from Auckland, 1 hour from Hobbiton, and a few short hours from Cathedral Cove (Chronicles of Narnia) and the world famous Hot Water Beach. In New Zealand, the beauty of creation is on display all year around!
Abigail Case is from the United States. She did her DTS in 2019, has been staffing with Marine Reach since 2020 & did her DBS there in 2021! She loves to see people encountered & changed by the person of Jesus through His transforming presence & living Word.
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