Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is a commonly utilized instrument within Disciple Making Movements (DMM), acting as a crucial component. It serves as a resource for individuals interested in understanding who Jesus was, for those who have already chosen the path of following Jesus, for leader training, and even for individual Bible study sessions.
At its core, the Discovery Bible Study concept is about using the power of God's Word and God's Spirit in tandem to cultivate genuine disciples and competent leaders. The goal isn't merely to acquire a lesson but to explore who Jesus was, to personally comprehend God's expectations of us, and to understand how to be effective leaders. This exploration is done solely through the Bible. Within a DBS group, the leader's role isn't to teach but to guide through the art of questioning, echoing the style of Jesus who often taught people by posing insightful questions.
For a DBS to be effective, there are some fundamental guidelines to keep in mind:
A Discovery Bible Study session begins by choosing a passage from the Bible, which could be an entire narrative or any other section of the Bible that has a clear beginning and conclusion.
Various DBS sets can be found online, designed for different audiences: seekers, those learning the basics of life with God, Muslims, and more. It's important to select a set that resonates with your target group.
The DBS process typically follows these steps:
It is crucial to provide a specific answer to the last question.
The subsequent DBS meeting should ideally begin with the following inquiries: Have you done, want you decided to do? And with who did you share the story of last week?