During this 12-week introduction to the Bible, students are given an overview of “God’s story” and will discover the purposes of God in it. You will read the entire Bible from cover to cover, observe the chronology of biblical events, better understand each book in its historical context, understand the harmony between the books, be able to recognize the different genres of literature, and for each book, know the author’s original intent. You will learn the foundational truths of Christianity by going directly to the source.
There will be daily lectures on relevant topics related to that week’s group of books of the Bible. For example – you might look at Worldview and Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. While studying Leadership and Worship you will observe 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 Call. Each book is abundant with insights to be discovered!
In addition to lectures, you will be assigned a small group family, where you will meet daily to read and discuss God’s word together. There will also be an individual weekly assignment where you will process the lectures, small groups and scripture, to apply what you are learning to your own life. The DBS will also engage with God in times of worship and intercession, and partnering with God in sharing the Good News with the local community. There may also be an optional, self-initiated outreach to put learning into practice, taking God’s Word to the nations!
The DBS is designed for those who have previously completed a DTS and are passionate about growing in the study of the Bible together in community.
The DBS fulfils the bible core course requirement for University of the Nations degree programs (CHR 227- Introductory Bible Course). Students can opt-in at the start of the DBS to register with the UofN if they would like to receive these credits.
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