CURRENT AND UPCOMING ONLINE BIBLE STUDY CLASSES IN CANADA
The subject of spiritual gifts can seem complicated: Who has spiritual gifts – “spiritual people” or everybody? What are spiritual gifts anyway?
Understanding Spiritual Gifts takes you straight to God’s Word to discover answers from the Gift-Giver Himself. As you dig into Bible passages about God’s design for each of us, you’ll find out that spiritual gifts aren’t complicated – but they are life-changing.
Here you will uncover what spiritual gifts are, where they come from, who has them, how they are received, and how they work within the church. As you study, you will have a new vision for how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world.
(In order to participate fully in this class, you will need to purchase a copy of the study Understanding Spiritual Gifts here.)
MEET OUR ONLINE BIBLE STUDY LEADERS
I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, married to Dave for over 40 years, with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. My husband and I presently live in Brantford, ON.
I became involved with Precept Bible Studies in the late 1980’s when a lady invited me to study God’s Word inductively around her kitchen table with other women in a small group. Enriched by this experience, I started taking Precept Training shortly after that and began leading 40 minute studies with other women in my church. Fortunately, I have been richly blessed to learn much from experienced Precept leaders and they have encouraged me to take up the challenge to lead Precept Bible Studies online.
Leading Precept PUPs online, meeting new people from across Canada, and helping them to dig deeper into God’s Word and apply it to their lives, has been such a spiritual blessing! I find great joy in the Lord when others come to know Him more as we study Scripture together. May God be praised!
My life’s verse has always been Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
I was introduced to Precept Bible studies one year after I became a Christian. Such in-depth study was the best discipleship ever! I still remember so much from those studies almost 30 years later.
Precept has been part of my journey for 29 years now. On our first anniversary, my husband gave me an Inductive Study Bible. I cherished that Bible and still have it. Just this year he bought me a new one as my first one had seen a lot of use.
I love Precept studies because I’m actually studying God’s Word. I’m not reading someone else’s thoughts on something, but God’s. I want God’s Word to be what shapes my heart and mind. It’s my desire to see my brothers and sisters in Christ grow in their knowledge of God’s Word as well. It’s a great privilege to lead a study while people are learning and growing in His Word and having their lives forever changed.
I’m Debbie, born and raised in Ontario. Married, to the love of my life Ken, for 36 yrs. We have 2 children and 7 grandchildren. God has blessed us through the years. Many downhill times with God bringing us out on top and getting all the glory.
I love being in God’s Word, you could say it is one of my passions in life. My personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and His Word have been and continue to be my source of energy, strength and stability in my life. It is life changing to discover for myself the Truth’s from God’s Word.
I was introduced to Precept Bible studies in the 1980’s and have been involved taking different classes and training workshops over the years. I love Precept studies because I’m actually studying God’s Word. I’m not reading someone else’s thoughts on something, only God’s Words.
The “joy of discovering truth for yourself” through inductive Bible Study is what I want to share with you. The result? We can each be prepared to live – daily – as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ. My desire? That you will know the truth of God’s word – for yourself. That you will learn more about your Lord – for yourself.
I invite you to check out the Upcoming Classes and plan to join me, and others, Online as we study and discuss God’s word together.
Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Mark Sheldrake has a passion to see God’s people established in God’s Word. At the age of 18 Mark followed the call of Jesus to serve Him in full-time vocational ministry through the local church and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. For more than 15 years Mark served the local church as a youth pastor and senior pastor and was involved in developing high school impact programs. Mark graduated from Emmanuel Bible College with a Bachelor Degree in Professional Studies with a focus on Education and Youth. In 2015 Mark co-authored with Kay Arthur a 6-week bible study called Ignite Your Passion for God. Mark currently serves as the National Director for Precept Ministries in Canada travelling across the country teaching people how to study the Bible using Precept’s Inductive Bible Study Method. Mark is married to Jessica and they have two children Ethan and Logan.
In his spare time, he enjoys training for and running long distance races. He is a 9-time marathon finisher in pursuit of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line. One of his running highlights is completing the Chicago Marathon in October 2015 with more than 40,000 runners.
Mark’s favourite Precept Study is “Ignite Your Passion for God”…just kidding it is Kinsmen Redeemer.