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Spirit & Truth – Making The Bible Your Companion For Life


Encounter God and see his story unfold as you study the Bible under dynamic teachers and within a passionate community. Observe the chronology of biblical events, better understand each book in its historical context, understand the harmony between the books, know why it was written, and grasp the main ideas. While in DBS you will learn the foundational truths of Christianity.


Our goal is to see both Word and Spirit blend together and see the flame of revival go forth! The journey that began in the DTS will now continue in DBS.

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One of the first things we learn in the DTS is the YWAM motto upon which the mission is founded is: “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! 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.
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. At the end of the 12-week lecture phase besides knowing your Bible better you will also be equipped to lead small group bible studies and you will be able to retell “God’s Story” by presenting an overview of the whole Bible to an audience of your choosing (e.g. to your fellow classmates, to a DTS on the campus, or to a group of preschool kids, etc. etc.).

Course Outline

Worldview and Origins

The Pentateuch

The Tribal Era

The Life of David

The Kings of Israel

The Prophets

Jesus and The Church

The life of Paul

The 5 books that John wrote

Post exile and intro to Gospels/Jesus

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Successful completion of a YWAM – DTS and outreach


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. This can be accomplished through one-on-ones, small groups, plus evangelism and mercy ministry in the community.


Jon Robinson is a full-time staff with Youth With A Mission in Kona, After doing DTS in 2009, he has been living in Kona since 2014. He has staffed two Awaken DTS schools, one DBS, and is committed to the bible department for the next two years. He has a passion for community, discipleship, and all things Korean. He is getting married at the end of 2016.


Kerry is originally from South Korea and joined YWAM in 2013 with the Awaken Summer DTS. She has been on staff in Kona since then, staffing multiple Awaken DTS and DBS schools. Kerry’s passion is discipleship and community and loves to see these married together in an intimate pursuit of Jesus. She is now leading DBS and stoked to expand revelation of God’s redemptive book, the Bible!


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