Discipleship Bible School

January DBS

9th Jan. - 4th Apr. 2025 / Cape Town, South Africa

Overview

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.

What to Expect

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.

*An outreach to help end Bible poverty after DBS is optional.

If you have any questions about the DBS , check out the frequently asked questions page or send us a question though the form below. If you don’t know what to pack, check out our packing list.

UofN code: CHR 205
Start date:
9th Jan.
End date: 4th Apr. 2025
Length: 12 weeks
Language: English
Location: Muizenberg

When finished this program gives you

12 Credits

This school is a second level course. This means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the DBS.

Cost

YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

School Fees
Category A:
R33,400
Category B:
R24,400
Category C:
R21,200

Join us

Come and join YWAM Muizenberg on this journey and form part of our vibrant, diverse community as we discover more of God together!