DBS is a simple, yet powerful, way to share the gospel and make disciples.

1. Share Time:

·         How are you doing?

·         What are you thankful for?

·         What problems or challenges are you facing?

·         How did you apply the learning from the last story?

·         Did you share the story with anyone?

2. Lesson Time:

·         Tell the story in your own words.

·         Ask participants to retell the story.

·         Read the story from the Bible.

·         What does the passage say about God or Jesus?

·         What does it say about the people in the story?

·         Is there a command to obey or an example to follow?

3. Prepare Time:

·         What is the application for you from this story? (I will ….)

·         Who will you share the story with this week?

·         How can we pray for each other?

SEVEN STORIES OF HOPE                   

1. The woman who wept at Jesus’ feet (Luke 7:36-50).

2. Who does God accept? (Luke 18:9-17).

3. A hole in the roof (Luke 5:17-26).

4. Two lost sons (Luke 15:11-32).

5. A hard road (Matthew 16:21-26).

6. Jesus’ death and resurrection (Mark 15-16:8).

7. An unexpected guest (John 20:19-31)

Rules for a Discovery Group:

1) The passage preaches, not any person.  Stick with the passage of scripture in front of the group – no “hyperlinking” to other passages!

2) No individual may impose his or her “insight” on others – stick with the plain and simplest meaning of the passage in front of the group.