Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is an interactive group method for engaging with God's Word. It takes minimal preparation, and works well for people from diverse backgrounds of faith. A DBS time with 3-5 people can span 15-20 minutes, or longer if you choose.
DBS emphasizes transformation through connection to God and real-life application. Please refrain from teaching about a passage or referring to other studies/sermons/stories that your group has not experienced.
As you read and discuss the Bible, try to process each of these questions. Some overlap as you discuss is fine!
For each week of the Reading Plan, here are suggested scripture passages for which you can host a Discovery Bible Study.
Anyone can participate in at DBS even if they are not reading the Gospel of John on their own.
If you have a longer gathering time (like extended snack during move-ins, staying overnight at a housing site, or a free day), you could select multiple passages for multiple sessions of Discovery Bible Study.
Week 1 // May 26 - June 1
Week 2 // June 2 - 8
Week 3 // June 9 - 15
Week 4 // June 16 - 22
Week 5 // June 23 - 29
Week 6 // June 30 - July 6
Week 7 // July 7 - 13
Week 8 // July 7 - 13
Week 9 // July 21 - 27
Week 10 // July 28 - Aug 3
Week 11 // Aug 4 - 10