Youth Discovery Bible Study
The High School Youth Ministry of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Memphis, is following their theme for the year – “Who is my neighbor?” – in an intentional, Spirit-led way, involving Bible study, discipleship, and leadership.
Using the Discovery Bible Studies (DBS) as their guide, the youth have been led by the Holy Spirit to listen, learn, and obey what God is laying on their hearts to do. A DBS consists of seven basic questions. The first three are: What are you thankful for this week? What caused you trouble this week? and How can this group help you? The Bible verses of the previous week are reviewed in light of what the Holy Spirit has led the students to do during that week. Then the next week’s Bible verses are studied, followed by the next set of questions: What do these verses teach us about God, Jesus, or His plan? What do these verses teach us about humans? What is the Holy Spirit teaching me to obey? and Who am I going to tell this week?
This approach has been very effective for our high school students as they are listening and obeying what God is laying on their hearts to do. Instead of just listening to someone talk about it, they are being invited to go and do. Most importantly, this study has empowered our youth to realize that they can lead a Bible study, too; in fact, three of our students have started Discovery Bible Studies with their high school friends.
Following the theme of “Who is my neighbor?” the students are joining in the Great Commission to go and make disciples as they are realizing that everyone is, in fact, their neighbor.
— Chris Miller
Christ the King Youth Minister