The Dunkard Brethren Bible School was established as the result of the vision of two young men from the Hart, Michigan congregation. Brother Jeremiah Johnson and Brother Carleton Horst began sharing their vision with other individuals that also had an interest in developing a youth Bible School.
In April 2005 a request from the Hart Dunkard Brethren Church was presented to the the Second District’s annual District Meeting to “support the establishment of a short-term yearly Bible School and Discipleship program for young adults. The purpose of this ministry would be to build the faith, to encourage deeper growth in Christ, and to equip young adults to face the world around them in everyday living, in their congregations, and in their missions as God calls them.”
This request was granted by the District Meeting and the first session of Bible School was hosted by the Pleasant Ridge Dunkard Brethren congregation in northern Ohio on February 5-10, 2006.
In April 2007 the following Statement of Purpose was drafted:
The Dunkard Brethren Bible School seeks to follow the admonition of the Apostle Paul to young Timothy. “Thou therefore my son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”. II Timothy 2:1-3
The school board, staff and teachers with humility and dependence on God labor to give each student a working knowledge of the Bible, a basis of sound doctrine, and instruction in using the truth to reach the lost world with the gospel and to build up the church in holiness and obedience.