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The engine behind launching a disciple making movement is the Discovery Bible Study (DBS). Hear CityTeam trainer, Dave Hunt, describe this process below.

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  • Jochem says:

    I like the format Dave is using. Question: If there are persons in the group who are not yet believers, why would they be willing to obey the scriptures the next week or even share with someone what they’ve read? Wouldn’t non-believers experience the accountability-part as too much pressure? What are your experiences in this?

    • Doug Lucas says:

      Jochem, great question. We’ll ask Curtis Sergeant for his response. But I can tell you already — he’s going to say something to the tune of, ‘Many times, a person of peace will already be tuning his life to behave like a believer, even before he becomes one. If he’s willing to go along with the group and start behaving like one, God just might have prepared his heart to hear, respond, and obey.’

      But we’ll get his response and post it soon. Thanks again for asking, Jochem!

    • Doug Lucas says:

      Jochem, Curtis Sergeant wrote back right away with this reponse:
      “Ironically, a lot of unbelievers come to the Lord if they get into a 3/3 group. With a group of unbelievers you only have to make very small adjustments to the format. They discover that the Bible is relevant and begin to learn about the character and nature of God, etc. Of course, the accountability time looks a little bit different than with believers, but it is still similar. In some ways it functions the way the Law does in relation to the Gospel. The Law shows people their need for grace. If people are unable to follow through on their commitments, it can function in the same way at times. Even if that doesn’t happen, people are often drawn to the Bible and to the Lord through the process. It provides a good opportunity to discover spiritual truth in community with others whom they know. They also begin to learn about multiplication, hermeneutics, community, etc.”

      We’re grateful for Curtis’ willingness to speak into!