Know God Deeply

Our mission is to engage people in relationship with God through knowing His Word

Precept is a Bible study ministry that helps people read and understand God’s Word for themselves using the Precept Method. Since 1970, we’ve been equipping small group Bible Study Leaders who can help you discover the truth of Scripture for yourself, but not by yourself.

Scripture guides you towards God.
Precept guides you through Scripture.

Developing Resources

We write and publish Bible study workbooks that emphasize individual discovery, group discussion, and life application.

Equipping People

We run workshops to teach people how to study God’s Word deeply and take God’s life-changing Word to their communities.

Raising Up Leaders

We train Bible study leaders to guide these discussion groups and disciple others so they may be transformed by the truth they learn.

Live Differently

Our vision is for every believer in Christ living out God’s Word every day

Bible Study Leaders are trained and equipped to lead small, discussion-based groups. Leaders ask questions to guide their group through God’s Word, allowing each person to discover God’s Truth for themselves and apply it to their everyday lives.

Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105

Faith Propels Our Mission

Our statement of faith summarizes biblical truth that historically and doctrinally has been regarded as essential to the Christian faith. All Bible Study Leaders and staff are asked to be in full agreement with this statement.

Our Team

Mark Sheldrake

Mark Sheldrake

National Director

Jessica Sheldrake

Jessica Sheldrake

Administration and Accounting

Daniella Balfoort

Daniella Balfoort

Customer Service | Marketing Team

Shelly Wiebe

Shelly Wiebe

Events Coordinator

Jaclyn Topolovich

Jaclyn Topolovich

Order Fulfillment

Markus & Esther Hauser

Markus & Esther Hauser

French Coordinators

Elizabeth Kapasa

Elizabeth Kapasa

Marketing Team

Sharon Hernandez

Sharon Hernandez

Marketing Team

Our Board

Pete DeLacy

Cindy Grantham

Jeff Reimer

David Roach

Beth Schmidt

Ko Tamminga

Our History

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, including initiating a French ministry. 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 finances and office management.

Our Founders

Kay Arthur

Jack Arthur

Jane Hart

Tom Hart