Skills Workshops

From 1-hour beginner skills workshops to advanced study skills there is something for everyone. Precept Skills Workshops will help you get the most from your Bible Study time so you can read God’s Word deeply for yourself.

We also offer Leader Training Workshops to equip you to lead your own Bible studies and be a part of God’s eternal work in making Himself known to His people. If you have any questions or want to know more about bringing a workshop to you, email our Training department at training@preceptministries.ca.

Taste of Precept’s Bible Study Method (1 hr)

This is a 1-hour workshop that is simple and life-changing. Participants will learn the rhythms and methods of Precept’s Inductive Bible Study as we study Joshua chapter 1 together. Participants will receive a taste of the Precept Bible Study Method as you observe, interpret, and apply the text, so you can learn how to read the richness in God’s Word for yourself!

 

Essentials of Precept’s Bible Study Method (3 hrs)

This is a 3-hour workshop that introduces you to the most essential skills for Precept’s Bible Study Method so that you can personally interact with God’s Word, understand it’s meaning, and apply it to your life.

By the end of this workshop, you will feel renewed, trained and ready to study on your own or, better yet, to join a group. You will also learn how to make disciples using the Precept Bible Study Method with confidence!

 

Teach Me to Study the Bible (3 hrs)

Do you long for a greater, more personal understanding of God and His Word? A way to study the Bible that will transform the way you think and live? With Precept’s Bible Study Method, God Himself becomes your teacher as you learn how to “hang on His every word” and discover truth for yourself. It’s life-changing!

Through the 3-hour training, you will learn:

  • to study the Bible book by book and understand what you are reading
  • recognize key words and concepts
  • discover the main point of any Scripture passage
  • discern God’s purpose for you
  • apply His principles to every facet of your life

How to Study the Old Testament History (3 hrs)

In this workshop the student will learn to apply Precept’s Bible Study Method principles and method from selected Old Testament History passages and Amos’ book of prophecy. The student will acquire skills to put the Old Testament into historical perspective. The benefit they’ll receive will be in knowing how to study the Bible so it unfolds chronologically the way God wrote it. The student will understand how the Old Testament history and prophecy books lay the foundation for knowing God while letters of the New Testament tell the church how to live because of knowing God. 

  • Learn observation, interpretation, and application skills for Old Testament history.
  • Learn how to apply these skills to make proper application to your life.
  • Study selected passages from Old Testament history books.
  • Understand more about who God is and how He works.

This workshop does not certify Precept Upon Precept Leadership.

How to Study the Old Testament Prophecy (4 hrs)

In this workshop the student will learn to apply Precept’s Bible Study Method principles and method from Amos’ book of prophecy. The student will understand how the Old Testament prophecy books lay the foundation for knowing God.

  • Learn observation, interpretation, and application skills for Old Testament prophecy.
  • Learn how to apply these skills to make proper application to your life.
  • Apply inductive study skills to Old Testament prophecy using the book of Amos.
  • Learn to properly interpret Old Testament prophecy books in their historical setting.
  • Understand more about who God is and how He works.

This workshop does not certify Precept Upon Precept Leadership.

 

How to Study New Testament Letters (2 sessions)

This workshop deals with how to do an overview of a New Testament epistle using the Precept Bible Study Method. The student will gain application insight by studying the book of Titus collectively. It’s also for Precept students who want to understand why and when to use specific study skills (how to do markings, overview a chapter of a book, use a concordance, etc.).

  • Learn observation, interpretation and application skills for a New Testament Letter.
  • Apply Inductive Bible Study skills to a New Testament Letter.
  • Overview a New Testament Letter.
  • Observe a chapter.
  • Learn to use online word study tools.

This workshop is split into two 3-hour sessions either in one day or over two days. 

This workshop does not certify Precept Upon Precept Leadership.

Essentials of Biblical Prayer (4 hours)

Do you ever…
  • Feel your prayers aren’t getting past the ceiling?
  • Desire to have a more powerful prayer life?
  • Long to pray effectively for family and friends?
What are the essentials of biblical prayer?
Join us as we look at prayers in the Scriptures to learn how we can pray more effectively.

    Essentials of Spiritual Gifts (4 hours)

    Using basics of Precept’s Bible Study Method, participants will look at key Scriptures through the New Testament to discover what the Bible teaches about how individual believers fit in Christ’s body, the Church. This workshop focuses on the foundational elements of Spiritual Gifts.

    Witnessing (3 hours)

    Learn to witness without fear! Have you been trained to witness? In the average church 7% have been trained but only 3% do. Understanding what God says about witnessing can set you free if you’ve ever felt like a failure or in bondage in this area. The basics of the Precept Bible Study Method will be used to observe what the New Testament says about “witnessing.” We’ll examine the Spirit’s part in witnessing, the Word’s part, and the believer’s part.

    Biblical Prayer (2 evenings)

    The Bible teaches that prayer is a vital part of the Christian life. Why then are so many believers today confused about it? Does it seem like your prayers never reach God or are not answered? In this workshop you examine several prayers from Scripture and learn the basics of Precept’s Bible Study Method.

    This workshop is split into two 3-hour evening sessions over two days.

      Spiritual Gifts (2 evenings)

      Using the basics skills of Precept’s Bible Study Method, participants will look at key Scriptures through the New Testament to discover what the Bible teaches about how individual believers fit in Christ’s body, the Church. This workshop focuses on the foundational elements of Spiritual Gifts.

      This workshop is split into two 3-hour evening sessions over two days.

       

        Greek Word Studies (3 hours)

        “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” // 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB)


        Precept’s Bible Study Method has three main steps: Observation,
        Interpretation and Application. This workshop is designed to equip you to make an accurate interpretation of the Scriptures.
         

        You will learn how to do word studies in order to understand the meaning of God’s Word more clearly and to interpret it in the light of its context. Word studies are one of the tools to help us render an accurate interpretation of the passage being studied. Sometimes our language is not adequate for obtaining the full meaning of a word in its original language. The purpose of this workshop is to teach you how to effectively use word study tools in the original languages to dig deeper and assist with correct interpretation.

         

        Our experienced trainers will walk you through how to use word study tools for any passage of Scripture. In just three hours you will be equipped with new tools that will transform and deepen your study of the Bible!

          Understanding Difficult Passages (3 days)

          Don’t let difficult passages derail you. Learn principles of interpretation that will help you understand the passage so that you can live in light of what God is telling you in His Word. This workshop focuses on principles of interpretation from Precept’s Bible Study Method.

          • Discuss an overview of John’s gospel, observing the repetition in the whole book.
          • Understand the meaning of John 15:1-6
          • Evaluate the doctrines of Eternal security and Fruit in believers’ lives
          • Practice steps for accurately handling a difficult passage using a text in 2 Peter.

          Students must complete a pre-workshop assignment (sent to registrants prior to workshop). 

          Pre-requisites: Students must have completed two or more Precept Upon Precept courses or one of the following workshops:

            • How to Study Old Testament History
            • How to Study Old Testament Prophecy
            • How to Study New Testament Letters
            • How to Lead Precept Upon Precept®

          Understanding a Difficult Subject (3 days)

          Apply the Precept Bible Study Method to an overview Acts and study cross-references in the Gospels, Epistles, and Old Testament to help you understand important truths about the Holy Spirit.  This workshop focuses on principles of interpretation.

          Students must complete a pre-workshop assignment (sent to registrants prior to workshop). 

          Pre-requisites: Students must have completed two or more Precept Upon Precept courses or one of the following workshops:

            • How to Study Old Testament History
            • How to Study Old Testament Prophecy
            • How to Study New Testament Letters
            • How to Lead Precept Upon Precept®

          Study Programs (3-6 days):

          Study programs enrich your understanding of God’s Word and deepen your walk with Him using a Precept Upon Precept study. Whether you are unfamiliar or experienced with the Precept Bible Study Method, the experience of the Precept Study Program is one not to be missed.

          During the week you will be part of a dynamic group with an experienced Precept trainer discussing what you’ve studied and learned in your self-study time and watch accompanying videos from Bible teachers like Kay Arthur.

          Preparation: Students must complete the first few lessons of the chosen Precept Upon Precept study. (Each lesson takes approximately 5 hours.)

           

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