Discipleship Bible School
Join the Cause
Millions of people don’t have access to the Word of God. We have a plan to produce and distribute the Bible in every language for every people group until every nation is transformed by the Word. We believe that everyone in the Kingdom of God has a role in ending Bible poverty and our goal is help you find your place.
Following DBS lecture phase many join our “End Bible Poverty Now” outreaches.
A Journey in the Story of God
Have you ever wondered why we still have the Old Testament? Does the Law mean anything to us today? Why does the modern world need the Bible? Have you ever felt downright bored reading the Bible but feel like you should get something more from it? And why does God seem angry in the Old Testament but loving in the New Testament?
In DBS we want to help you grow in both your knowledge and understanding of God and His Word, to answer these questions and more. In DBS we learn together through lectures, small groups & discussions. We invite speakers that teach on all 66 books of the Bible. And our staff, who are passionate about God’s Word & Discipleship, help you grow in understand of the Bible. By the time you finish DBS you will be able to say that you have read the whole Bible, cover to cover. But not just read it, studied it and grew in it. Come and let’s get to know God together through His Written Word!
Upcoming Dates :
September 16 – December 11
$3,500 for full 12-week course
At YWAM Richmond, we train followers of Jesus to listen to God’s voice so that they become world changers. As a community we live, worship, pray, share the Gospel, serve and study together as we launch new expressions of ministry. We are a community that deeply values the Word of God, discipleship, and development of leaders. Our staff serve in various ways all across the city. We also believe the Lord is calling YWAM Richmond to be an apostolic sending location into the nations. We desire to see and develop Christian communities all over the world. Through relational investment with people in their day to day lives, we believe that transformation will come to the nations through the power of the Gospel! Join the movement as we give ourselves to the Knowing God and Making Him Known throughout the world!
For more information regarding the DBS Curriculum, Assignments and general information, go to the DBS International website :
DBS Teaching Topics Include:
- Worldview & Origins
- Tribal Era
- Life of David
- Kings of Israel
- Post-Exilic Period
- Early Church
- Life of Paul
- Books of John
Student Outcomes Include:
- Students have read, together in their small groups, the whole Bible chronologically and discussed many topics throughout
- Students have learned how to lead a small bible study group using the inductive approach
- Students have traced through the Scriptures and made a creative timeline of God’s Story from Genesis to Revelation with (a) main biblical events; (b) revelations about God’s character & nature; (c) God’s Redemptive Plan.
- TStudents at the end of the school have presented to an audience of their choosing a 30-minute presentation the story of the Bible, ‘God’s Story’ using the above mentioned timeline with some of its information on the biblical events, God’s character & nature and redemptive plan.
Topics in DBS
The DBS will generally study through the books chronologically. Although each book is studied to discover its original intent, you will also get topical teachings as well. For example – you will look at Worldview & Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. Or you might look at Leadership & Worship as you study the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel, Chronicles, and the Psalms. Or during the study of Acts and Paul’s missionary journeys you might study Cross-cultural Missions and the Cost of the Great Commission. Each book is filled with insights to be discovered!
Spirit & Truth
The 3 month lecture phase is where we will dive into the Scriptures while experiencing deep community and discipleship. It is our belief that we as the Church are meant to operate in both Spirit AND Truth. It is crucial that we leave space for the Holy Spirit to lead and move, as well as understand God’s character, nature, plans and visions, given to us through the Scriptures. At the end of the school, we hope to understand the Father on a deeper level, with the hunger to know Him and his Word even more. Throughout the 11 weeks, we will have read through the entire bible, tracing Gods Redemptive Plan for man and understanding his character and nature as we study each topic.
Real Spirit. Real Truth .
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