Discipleship Bible School

Join DBS and get a 12-week introduction to the Bible. Students will read the entire Bible, observe the chronology of biblical events and understand the bible in historical context.

Train others to know the Word of God

This school was birthed in the desire to see the journey that started in Discipleship Training School continue into further knowledge of the Bible. Our passion is to see spirit and truth operating together! Training will occur in the context of community that produces a lifestyle of Christianity.

Our mission is to see both Word and Spirit blend together to catalyze an inward flame of revival! You will learn techniques for effective Bible study, and a series of guest speakers will help unlock the Bible’s fascinating content.

School Dates

Sept 22, 2017- Dec 15, 2017


DBS costs

Use the generator to get an estimate of how much DBS will cost. Costs vary by country and significant discounts are available for students from developing nations.

*Estimate does not include outreach and outreach-related costs.

Students continue the discipleship process begun in DTS by addressing a variety of topics illuminated in the Scriptures, by building godly character, and developing a lifelong hunger for the Word of God. This will not only be accomplished in the classroom, but also outside the classroom, through one-on-ones, small groups, and evangelism in the community.

A typical week will include:

  • Personal devotional time
  • Explore God’s story through the entirety of Scripture
  • Learn practical inductive Bible study tools
  • Life-on-life discipleship
  • Small group Bible study discussion
  • Observe the chronology of biblical events
  • And more!

Setting time aside to learn and study the word of God is never a bad decision.

Jonathan AndersonStaff at YWAM KC

The word of God is powerful and life-changing. It's worth knowing.

Julian ParkSchool of Biblical Studies Staff

What are the costs for this program?

To find your estimated costs (excluding outreach phase), please use the estimator found on this page. Training phase costs includes housing and food. At registration, you will be notified of your remaining balance, which will be due in full at registration. You must inform your school leader prior to arrival if you have incomplete fees. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, cash in person, or a US check addressed to “YWAM” at YWAM KC, Attn: Training Staff PO Box 616 Grandview, MO 64030

How many credits does a DBS apply for the University of the Nations?

U of N Credits: 12. These credits may be applied to a U of N degree program or transferred to other participating colleges or universities.

How do I pay for this program?

You are responsible for covering all of your school fees. To help with fundraising, we recommend “Friends Raising” by Betty Barnett and “Daring to Live on the Edge” by Loren Cunningham, available at YWAM Publishing.

What is your refund policy?

The application fee is non-refundable. Refund policies for are 100% prior to arrival, 95% during 1st week of classes, 85% during 2nd week of classes,70% during 3rd week of classes, 60% during 4th week of classes, 50% during 5th week of classes, and 0% beyond 5th week of classes.

What if I need a visa?

Visa processing times vary according to the nation from which you are applying. Students from Developing Nations should allow 3-6 months for the visa application process. Other nationalities should allow 1-3 months, depending upon US embassy processing times. YWAM KC is not able to process any staff or student visas. We are able to send you an invitation letter that can be used for your visa application process. Please do not book your airline tickets until you have your US visa. YWAM KC will not be liable for any airfares booked that are canceled/missed due to visa denial or cancellation.

What is the housing situation?

YWAM Kansas City is a live/learn community as we value the relational aspects of learning together. This means that we are primarily a residential campus and campus housing is dormitory style. Families and married couples are given their own room. There is limited storage space in the rooms so please bring essential items only. Room assignments will be given to students on Arrival Day. Housing costs are included in your course fees.