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Know God Deeply
Life-changing intimacy with God is the heart of Precept. 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 toward God. Precept guides you through Scripture.
We help lead and direct, but we know that the true changing power—personal relationship with God—comes not from following Precept, but from Scripture itself.
To transform the world with God's Word, we recruit, equip, and resource Bible Study Leaders who take God’s life-changing Word to their communities.
We author and publish Bible study resources that help individuals know God through His Word and be changed by the truth they discover.
Through partnerships, translation efforts, and cross-cultural ministry, Precept provides international believers with the tools they need to study the Bible.
Our first 50 years
For the last half-century, Precept has been training leaders, creating resources, and developing a Bible study method to help people grow in their relationship with God.
Reach Out Ranch
After building a local Bible study ministry from their home, Kay and Jack Arthur purchase a 32-acre chicken farm in the Tennessee Valley, and the ministry of Reach Out is born.
Kay writes the first Precept Upon Precept® course—Romans—to equip women in Atlanta to study when she could not be with them. At Reach Out, high school students attend the first summer Boot Camp.
Kay publishes her first book, How Can I Live?, and begins a weekly television program by the same name. Reach Out is renamed Precept Ministries.
Precept begins a weekly, half-hour television and radio program called "Precepts for Life." Mia and Costel Oglice launch the first international training Institute, and Precept's Eurasian Training Center is built in Romania.
Through Institutes, workshops, camps, and study groups, Precept is reaching people across six continents with resources in more than 80 languages.
Bible Study Leaders
With six study series covering every book of the Bible, Precept refocuses on the Bible Study Leader as the key to growth. Worldwide, 58,000 Leaders are trained this year.