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About Precept Ministries

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.

ENGAGING PEOPLE IN GOD’S WORD SINCE 1970

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.

Precept Ministries Canada

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, including initiating a French ministryMark 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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Our Mission

To engage people in relationship with God through knowing His word.

Our Vision

Every believer in Christ living out God’s word every day.

About Our Founders

Kay Arthur’s exciting, practical approach to the Scriptures has influenced thousands to use the Precept™ Inductive Bible Study Method in their personal studies. Her distinguished Christian character, Bible teaching, championing of biblical literacy, and national radio and television programs motivate others to discover truth for themselves. Kay’s passion is for people to be established in God’s Word.
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Jack Arthur’s unwavering commitment to the Lord continues to impact the lives of countless people through his strong faithful service to the Lord Jesus Christ and Precept Ministries International. God’s call on Jack’s life started early. Raised by his grandparents on their Indiana farm, Jack began to hear God whispering to his heart.

…read Jack’s entire bio

Jane faithfully served alongside her husband Tom as the co-national director and as director of training for Precept Ministries Canada. Her involvement with Precept Ministries’ dates back to the 1980’s when she began a Precept Inductive Bible study group in Brantford, Ontario. Her passion to see people established in God’s Word led her to become one of the first Precept workshop trainers in Canada

…read Jane’s entire bio

Tom was introduced to Precept Ministries International through his wife Jane’s involvement in training programs and weekly Bible studies and became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1981. Making the transition from a career as a lawyer in a busy practice, Tom became the national director for Precept Ministries in Canada in 1992, serving together with his wife Jane in establishing the ministry.

…read Tom’s entire bio

Information

Our Mission: To engage people in relationship with God through knowing His word.

Our Vision: Every believer in Christ living out God’s word every day.

Address: 61 Sherwood Drive, Brantford ON, N3T 1N3

Phone (Toll Free): 877.234.2030
Phone (Local): 519.751.7600
E-mail: info@preceptministries.ca

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