Kona, Hawaii

75-5851 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

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Why do a DBS?

Discipleship Bible School is the perfect place to continue your journey with God and Youth With A Mission after DTS! Come be refreshed, rejuvenated and reignited in passion for God’s Word! In DBS, we get the privilege of taking three months aside to study the Bible and let it transform us from the inside out. We will read and observe what the Bible says, learn and study the original context it was written in and take biblical principles that are the foundation of a biblical worldview and apply it in your life. You will learn how to read the Word, lead others through inductive Bible studies, and be able to share an overview of the Bible’s story and the impact it has on your life. We get to do all of this in a community centered on God’s presence. Come and continue what God has started in you by studying His Word!

Why Kona?

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What better way to study God’s Word than in one of the most breathtaking environments in the world? Kona is such an important and strategic base in YWAM and it is where DBS was first pioneered in 2012. In addition to consistently running two of these schools a year, Kona hosts students and staff from all over the world and has a large and unique community of ministries, including an passionate and thriving Bible department. We are closely connected with the School of Biblical Studies (SBS) being ran at the same time and actively engage our YWAM and local community with Bible teaching that points toward Jesus. By coming to Kona, you will be a part of what God is doing in DBS and be a part of how God is encountering the nations through this base.

DBS Classroom


School Leaders

Andrew York

Andrew has served with YWAM for over 18 years, has served in around 40 nations and he’s completed multiple training schools through the University of the Nations. He completed his BA in Religious Studies in 2016. He has a heart to see young people catalyzed into their destinies, and carries a passion and vision for a unified Korea. He and his wife Terry, live in Kona with their 3 children.




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