The DBS Method
The DBS method below are used by thousands of house churches and communities around the world.
These steps below can help any gathered family, friends, or neighbors live out God’s great commandment to love the Lord our God and love your neighbor, as well as God’s great commission, to go and make disciples.
Go around and share what is one thing that you are really thankful for today?
(everyone shares in this time of expressing praise, worship and gratitude to God in our sharing)
Go around and share what is the greatest need that you have in your life today?
(everyone shares as openly as they can)
Ask if there is anyone that can meet any of these needs we just heard?
(In keeping with Acts 2, perhaps they can meet the need right now, after the meeting or sometime in the days or week to come)
Pray....thanking God for what we have heard and placing our needs in His capable care.
(This can be done by one person, all together, outloud, or in silence)
Open the Bible to the passage for the day and have 2 or 3 people read all the verses.
(Having pre-selected a passage 2-10 verses long…)
Close the Bible and have 2-3 people put it in their own words. What was the passage saying?
Then, others fill it in more.
Taking 1-2 verses at a time, ask these two questions of each verse: 1) What does this say about God? 2) What does this say about man?
Take two minutes to allow everyone to ask what they will obey as a result of this passage in the next few days? Go around and share? Be specific.
(If some don’t see a way it is ok to pass)