This course combines dynamic teaching, small group processing, personal study, one on one-s and practical application in order to help students develop a modest vocabulary and basic familiarity with the Scriptures.
Throughout the course students will grow in their understanding of the nature and character of God, how to live in and contribute to community, the importance of covenants, communicate God’s redemptive plan, use the Word in a ministry context, and discover the big picture of Bible. A disciplined learning environment helps prepare the student for a lifetime of Bible study.
Through the facilitation of small groups and the creation of community the DBS emphasizes on personal discipleship and godly character.
Jo van Bakel presently resides in Kailua-Kona, USA and is the director of the Bible Department at the University of the Nations, the training branch of Youth with a Mission (YWAM). Jo was a missionary in Hong Kong and Taiwan for 20 years and now works in the capacity of a teacher in Kona to train up new missionaries. Jo also frequently travels overseas to teach in other schools of Youth with a Mission teaching the bible and creating new programs to know god through His word.
Ulises is a YWAM staff based in Cartagena, Colombia. He is from Venezuela and is part of the DBS team core and together with his wife, they run the Discipleship Bible School (DBS) in Cartagena and help pioneer new Bible schools in Latin America.
She is a daughter of God. She was born in Paraguay. By profession she is a Media Producer. In 2018 she did her DTS and right after, she did SBS in 2019 at the base in Kansas City, United States. In that season, she fell in love with the word and she saw the need to provide tools for reading the word in her country of origin. Currently, she serves at the YWAM Asunción base and took on the challenge of teaching the inductive method in workshops and the schools that the base offers. Her heart beats for the church and for the advancement of the Kingdom of God in Paraguay.