Discovery Bible Studies for Small Groups

The passages below are top selections from Luke to help you engage with other members and staff at your drum corps.  We encourage you to focus on meeting multiple times with people in your section, on your bus, or with your tour job (rather than with everyone connected to Box 7 at your corps). You'll be able to have more meaningful community for spiritual growth with those you often interact with on tour. 

Questions for Discovery Bible Study (DBS)

  1. What does this passage tell us about Jesus?
  2. What does this passage mean to us?
  3. How will I apply it? (Make it a real, personal application.)
  4. How will I pray?

Method for Discovery Bible Studies

  1. ​DBS over short passages in DCI is best with 3-6 people. Feel free to invite someone who is exploring faith to join in!
  2. Select a group facilitator and have one person read the passage.
  3. Then have another person re-read the passage. (Re-reading the passage is important to help the group catch more fully the essence of the scripture. You're also invited to use multiple Bible translation or have someone rephrase the passage in their own words.)
  4. Have the group facilitator ask the Discovery Bible Study Questions (above) to the rest of the group. As the facilitator, please just ask the questions and don't try to explain or teach. Allow people to take time to absorb, process, and verbalize what God is teaching them.
  5. For everyone: try to be present in this moment with each other and with God's Word, rather than drawing on outside resources or things you've learned in the past. Also, please remember that our goal is to learn by transformation and real-life obedience through Jesus, rather than accumulating knowledge or participating in rituals.
  6. As you close, create ways to keep each other encouraged and accountable for application and following Jesus the next few days! You can schedule with one other person in your group for a future meal to check in with each other and pray.  Examples: "Can we meet before the lunch line tomorrow to eat together and pray?" or "Can we sit down after the show tomorrow night with John and talk about how we're treating people in our section?"