A note from David Arthur, President & CEO:
Precept is now entering our 52nd year of ministry. As I remember the past and look ahead to the future, I have to rejoice at God’s faithfulness. Through highs and lows (and a pandemic!), God has always been faithful.
At age 13, I found new life in Jesus at Precept’s summer Boot Camp. Over the next several years, God grew my faith at weekend teen conferences, and I have loved welcoming teenagers to those events and watching God work in their lives. But as we look to the future of Precept, we feel God calling us to reevaluate how we serve the next generation. Teen events hold a special place in my heart but serving our students well through them has been a struggle for the last several years. While our expenses and time investment have gone up, registrations have gone down. The type of event that drew teens in the past is not connecting with them today, and we have to ask if we are serving them as well as we could.
After much reflection, research, and prayer, we have made the difficult decision to stop summer Boot Camp and weekend Encounter conferences.
Although these events are near and dear to us, we believe God is calling us to step forward in faith and prepare to reach the next generation in a new way. There are exciting things on the horizon, and we continue to see God’s faithful guidance and provision as we continue our mission to engage people in relationship with God through knowing His Word.
If you have been a part of Precept’s teen ministry as a student, parent, youth pastor, intern, or supporter—I want to say thank you. God has worked mightily through this ministry, and we are so thankful to have shared it with you.
Will you join me in praying for God’s direction going forward?
Serving for our Lord’s glory together,
Q: Will Precept host any conferences like Boot Camp or Encounter in the future?
We do not have plans to host any student event or conferences in the immediate future.
Q: I am a young adult. Can I still become a Precept Leader?
Yes, of course! Please visit the leader training page to find out more about becoming a Precept Bible Study Leader and to sign up for the next training event. Or you can contact our leader development team at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to someone about what event is right for you.
Q: How will Precept serve the next generation moving forward?
We are prayerfully seeking God’s guidance for NextGen ministry moving forward. There are some exciting things already in the works and we can’t wait to see what God does in the future.
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Q: How can I be involved with Precept moving forward?
One of the best ways to join us in God’s kingdom mission is to start your own Precept study. Precept leaders and coaches are running training Workshops across the country, so find a training event near you!
You can also partner with us through prayer and financial giving. Since the beginning, Precept has been primarily funded by the generosity of givers like you. Through your support, more people around the world can know God through knowing His Word. Consider becoming a monthly giver today to maximize your impact.