Kicking off in April of 2018!!


The DBS is for you…

…if you long for a strong foundation in the Word of God and want to learn how to apply it.
…if you have not read the whole Bible yet and would like to discover God’s story with mankind.
…if you have read the Bible and realized that you have more questions than before.
…if you have the desire to know God more and to make Him known.

Read what international students have said about the DBS!


What do you do in a DBS?

In the DBS, throughout 12 weeks, you will get an overview of God’s story with mankind. You will read through all 66 books of the Bible chronologically and learn more about the historical setting and genre of literature of each of the books. You will also learn to share about your faith and put into practice what you have studied. In this way, there is a continuation of the transformation that was started in the Discipleship Training School. You will have lecture times, one-on-ones, small groups, and evangelism and mercy ministries in the community.

Topics in the DBS generally follow through the books that you are chronologically studying. Although each book is studied to discover its original intent, you will also study topics. For example, you will look at Worldview and Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. Or you might learn about Leadership and Worship as you study the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel, Chronicles, and the Psalms. 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!

The next DBS starts on April 8th, 2018. Apply here!


Exemplifying Program (of the Spring 2017 School)

April 24th-28th Worldviews and Origins
May 1st-5th Pentateuch, captivity in Egypt and wilderness wandering
May 8th-12th Tribal period, the time of the judges
May 15th-19th King David and the united kingdom
May 22nd-26th The book of Kings, the divided kingdom
05/29-06/02 Early prophets (before the exile)
June 5th-9th Late prophets, the Babylonian Exile
June 12th-16th Post-exilic time, the intertestamental period, fulfillment in Jesus
June 19th-23rd Jesus and the church, the spread of the Gospel
June 26th-30th Paul, the Roman Epistle, and the early church
July 3rd-7th John and pre-gnosticism













Find out more about the teachings on the DBS International website!


Date, Costs, and Location

The next DBS will run in 2018 from April 8th til June 28th. The preferred arrival date is April 6th.

Costs (including room and board) are €1950, plus a one-time application fee of €60.

The school will be bilingual, English and German. Prerequisite for participation is a completed Discipleship Training School.

The Castle is situated in a small village in the south of Germany (Bavaria), in a former castle (Schloss Hurlach). Students live on-base in rooms with up to seven or eight students. In addition to class, studies and community times, each student will be involved in up to ten hours of practical work. Find out more about YWAM Hurlach here.


For U of N Students

The DBS is a registered course within the University of the Nations, YWAM’s international university. 12 credits are awarded for the completed school. The DBS fulfills the requirement of a Bible core course.



Information on the application procedure and downloadable forms you can find here.


“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

Theodore Roosevelt (former president of the USA)