ESTABLISHING PEOPLE IN GOD’S WORD SINCE 1970
Precept Ministries International was raised up by God for the sole purpose of establishing people in God’s Word to produce reverence for Him. It serves as an arm of the church without respect to denomination. God has enabled Precept Ministries to reach across denominational lines without compromising the truths of His inerrant Word. We believe every word of the Bible was inspired and given to man as all that is necessary for him to become mature and thoroughly equipped for every good work of life. This ministry does not seek to impose its doctrines on others, but rather to direct people to the Master Himself, who leads and guides by His Spirit into all truth through a systematic study of His Word. The ministry produces a variety of Bible studies and holds conferences and intensive Training Workshops designed to establish attendees in the Word through the Precept™ Inductive Bible Study Method.
Precept Ministries International
Jack Arthur and his wife, Kay, founded Precept Ministries in 1970. Kay and the ministry staff of writers produce a number of different Bible study series. These unique inductive studies have been developed from years of diligent study and teaching experience, and are being used in nearly 185 countries and 70 languages, to help establish people in God’s Word.
Precept Ministries accomplishes their mission and vision by offering Inductive Bible Studies, Training Workshops and conferences and events for men, women and students. When people study the Bible for themselves and apply what they have learned they will see God at work in their life.
|We exist to establish people in God's Word.||We envision people who are established in God's Word living as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively, viewing the world biblically, making disciples intentionally and serving the Church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit.|
Precept Ministries Canada
Precept Ministries in Canada had its roots in the early 1980s, when a few Canadians were introduced to Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries. Having been inspired to study the Bible for themselves, they traveled to the Precept Ministries International headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee to attend training.
Jane Hart, one of the women, returned to Canada, began a Precept Inductive Bible study group in Brantford, Ontario, and became a Precept workshop trainer. After her husband Tom accepted the Lord, he too became involved in teaching Precept studies.
As the Precept Bible study ministry grew in Canada, Tom and Jane were appointed national directors for Precept Ministries International in Canada in 1992. They were instrumental in incorporating the ministry, setting up the head office, and eventually the national training centre located in Brantford, Ontario. They served in that leadership capacity and taught across the country. They also co-authored a Bible study book, Being a Disciple: Counting the Real Cost, with Kay Arthur.
In January 2013, Tom and Jane transitioned national leadership to Mark Sheldrake, a former pastor whom they had been mentoring to take over ministry leadership.
Mark serves as the current national director, and has worked to expand teaching and training across Canada, initiated a French translation ministry, and welcomed a new associate director on staff, Derek Kaemingk, in February 2018. Mark is the co-author of the Bible study book Ignite Your Passion For God with Kay Arthur. Mark’s wife Jessica also works at Precept and assists with finance and office management.
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