We want to make the Bible the companion for life!
One of the first things we learn in the DTS is the YWAM motto upon which the mission is founded: “To know God and to make Him known.” Yet one cannot possibly claim to know God if he/she does not even know His Word. So in the DBS we make the Bible the student’s companion for life! And it will be with Spirit and Truth! The student will discover the unified story of the Bible, be discipled by the Bible and will fall in love with the Author of the Bible.
In this 12-week introduction to the Bible, the student will be given an overview of “God’s story” and will discover the purposes of God in it. The student will read the entire Bible, 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 major themes found in these 66 books. The student will learn the foundational truths of Christianity by going directly to the source.
Topics in DBS generally follow through the books that you are chronologically studying. Although each book is studied to discover its original intent, you will also be taught on topics. For example – you will look at Worldview and Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. Or you might look at Leadership and 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 Call. Each book is filled with insights to be discovered!
As a result you will be able to share your faith more confidently with those who are seeking (evangelism) and explain the Word of God more accurately to those who’ve already come to faith (discipleship). The course is like a sequel to the DTS. Students continue the discipleship process begun in the DTS by addressing a variety of topics illuminated in the Scriptures, by building godly character and developing a lifelong hunger and love for the Word. This will not only be accomplished in the classroom, but also outside the classroom, through one-on-ones, small groups, plus evangelism and mercy ministry in the community.
I moved to Cape Town joined YWAM Muizenberg staff in January 2018. I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada where I was involved with an organization called Young Life. I have a heart for discipleship and to see the body of Christ empowered to live a life lead by the spirit! While I have no family in South Africa, It’s definitely earned a special place in my heart over the past few years!
I love to play guitar, sing, surf, and spend time with people. Some of my favorite artists are “Sleeping at last”, “City and Colour”. I also love traveling (especially by airplane) which is a massive plus when you work with YWAM.
Two years ago, I staffed the “E&E” DTS, Last year I lead it for the first time, and this year I’m unbelievably excited to be leading it again in 2020. Come join me and some of my favorite people in the world (the staff +Jesus) for a program that can change your life!
It was a time of jumping from one household to another. Full of physical and
“My relationship with God was very legalistic since I grew up in a conservative home.