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November 2017

HELP US EQUIP 4,000 UGANDAN PASTORS IN 2018!
In light of our mission to faithfully serve the church, we are thrilled that we are able to partner with Pastors Discipleship Network in their mission to train church leaders in Africa.

"He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth."

Ephesians 1: 9 - 10

"Precept has been an amazing partner because we as a Ministry could not do what we are doing without the quality resources and training and models that Precept has developed."

- Pastor
Richmond Wandera

ON A RECENT TRIP TO UGANDA, STUART CAUGHT UP WITH PASTOR RICHMOND WANDERA
- Founder and President of Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN). Pastor Richmond shared with us the exciting news that since January this year 1,500 pastors have been trained using Precept Bible Study Material and that by the end of this year 2,000 pastors will be trained!

We recognize the far reaching, powerful impact a single pastor has in his community. As the pastor is trained and equipped for every good work of life, not only is his life transformed but also the lives of all those under his leadership. Individuals, marriages and families in his church are radically impacted! The Bible gives us a glorious picture of how the body of Christ functions when believers are in a growing relationship with the Lord. Our role in this wonderful partnership is to train the pastors in the Precept method which then equips them with various tools e.g. how to prepare sermons purely from the Word of God. We also supply them with the training and resources needed so that they can go back to their churches and start Bible studies and thereby lead their congregations to discover truth for themselves. As the churches actively engage in Bible studies the people are equipped to find their place of service and are then able to minister to their communities.

The vision of PDN is to train 20,000 pastors by the year 2022 - imagine the effect!"We are excited to walk with you as we see the church become more healthy and more rooted in the Word of God!" pastor Richmond told Stuart. Our aim is to print 4,000 books for training that will take place in the year 2018 as we continue to walk alongside PDN to equip pastors in Uganda.


Pastors in Training!

“The books that are changing Africa! Thank you Precept Ministries for your partnership!"

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






October 2017

THANK YOU! WITH THE SUPPORT OF FAITHFUL PARTNERS LIKE YOU, WE HAVE SEEN A GREAT HARVEST OF YOUNG PEOPLE BEING ESTABLISHED IN THE WORD OF GOD THIS THIS YEAR.

Over 265, 000 teenagers in High schools throughout Kenya have been actively participating in Bible studies using Precept Bible study material on a weekly basis. How to Make Choices You Won’t Regret, Being a Disciple: Counting the Real Cost, Fatal Distractions: Conquering Destructive Temptations - are just some of the 40-Minute studies that these young people have studied this year; book by book discovering the truth of God’s Word for themselves!

"Each book we have studied has made me grow deeply into the word of God. I am encouraged, motivated, inspired and my strength is renewed every day. As a bible study group, we are able to share with one another, testify to one another and encourage one another. We are closer than we were before and more enlightened." Salomi N

In Kenya, over 50% of the population consists of youth between 13 and 24 years of age. A large number of young people falling into this category lose their lives without hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ due to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, abortion and occultism, to name a few.

"We began with the book ‘How To Make Choices You Won’t Regret’ and this hit me right in my nerve. I looked at what I was doing with my life and I pitied myself. I was heading in the wrong direction and if I did not change, I would have to face the consequences. Before we completed the book, I had an inner fight with myself; it was up to me to make the right choice. I decided to change my ways and accept Jesus as my personal saviour and since then, my life has never been the same again. I have grown deeply rooted into the word of God and I do not regret making that choice." Diana N

The Inductive Bible Study Method teaches them to apply to their lives what they are learning in a practical way. They are being established in the Word of God and being equipped to make good choices that will steer them onto God’s path for their lives.

A Bible Study Leadership Bootcamp will be taking place from the 2nd to the 8th of December. Between 700 - 1, 000 teenagers from various High Schools in Kenya will come together to be trained and equipped with leadership skills that will enable them to disciple others using our 40-Minute studies. The Bootcamp marks the final event for the year and we look forward to our plans for 2018 where we have set a goal to print and distribute 25, 000 more books!

PROJECT NEED

Won’t you prayerfully consider supporting one of these exciting projects:

BIBLE BOOTCAMP

  • 1, 000 40-Minute Books @ R12 each = R12, 000
  • Training costs = R3, 645
    TOTAL: R15, 645

BREAKDOWN FOR BIBLE BOOTCAMP

  • 20 Teens: R240
  • 50 Teens: R600
  • 100 Teens: R1,200
    HELP US TO EQUIP YOUNG LEADERS AT THE BIBLE STUDY LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP

2018 RESOURCES

  • 20, 000 40-Minute books (for leaders) @ R8 each = R160, 000
    TOTAL: R160,000

BREAKDOWN FOR 2018 RESOURCES

  • Books for 50 Teens:R400
  • Books for 150 Teens:R1,200
  • Books for 300 Teens:R2,400
    HELP US TO EQUIP YOUNG BELIEVERS IN 2018

We invite you to pledge a book and help us to ensure that each future leader is equipped with his/her very own Bible study workbook - at the Bible Study Leadership Bootcamp and for the New Year ahead!

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

September 2017

In August, Stuart and Pastor Luke (Precept National Director - Uganda) travelled to the Kyangwali Refugee Camp,Western Uganda which is home to over 75, 000 refugees from surrounding regions like Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.

The commandant, who works for the President’s office that granted us our permit to enter the camp was thrilled that Precept was there to support the local churches! She said that most of the organisations that work in the camp provide
support and social upliftment but not spiritual input.

There are 24 different church denominations in the camp with pastors that minister under trying circumstances and who have little or no resources to help them. It is our heart to walk alongside these local pastors to encourage, equip
and provide them with resources in their home language which they can then use in their congregations.

Whilst there, Stuart trained the key denominational leaders using the 40-Minute book, How Do You Walk The Walk You Talk. The excitement was contagious as they grasped the simplicity of the Precept method! They were so encouraged by the training and overjoyed to be given a tool to use effectively with the people under their leadership. It was so humbling for us to see God use Precept to bless these men of God!

What potential! Each pastor impacted will now be able to go back, use the study given and implement what he has learned with the people in his church.

Can you imagine how bigger the impact would be, if each person in the church was able to have their own Bible study book in their own language, Swahili?

Pastor Luke will be travelling to the camp at least once every two months to do further training and to continue to support the pastors. Kyangwali Refugee Camp is only one of seven such camps in the Western region of Uganda and we have had requaests from them as well as some churches in the region to do training. There is a great harvest that is ready to be established in the Word of God.


The key leaders from different churches in the settlement.

PROJECT NEED
We cannot change the sad circumstances these people live in, but we can help the local pastors to spiritually empower their churches. Won’t you prayerfully consider partnering with us to finance the printing of sufficient books in Swahili, so that no one is left out?

Here is a breakdown of needs for this project:

  • Translation per 40-Minute Title: R5,400
  • Printing of Swahili book: R11.50 per book
  • Four day training trip (transportation, accommodation and food for pastor Luke): R3,645

Will you be part of the testimony of a group of people who have been in a spiritual desert for so long, in desperate need of the truth of God’s Word? Help us to equip the refugees of North Western Uganda with their very own Bible study workbooks in their own language, so that they too can be established in God’s Word.

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.


There are 75, 000 people in this particluar camp, with
hundreds arriving everyday.

A pulpit that reads,"Jesus is Lord" in Swahili

Pastor Fabian, Stuart’s translator is a refugee himself and has been in the camp for 17 years.

The journey from the Hoima District takes you to the settlement along a hazardous and very bumpy dirt road.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2017

COUNTRIES IMPACTED
FROM THE 54 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, there are now 5 with Precept offices and a further 22 countries on the African continent that are being impacted by Precept Ministries.

NIGERIA
OUR NEWEST PRECEPT OFFICE HAS OPENED its doors in Ibadan which is the second largest city in Nigeria. We are amazed at what the Lord is doing there.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
FOLLOWING PREVIOUS COMMUNICATION and interaction with various contacts in Nigeria, in 2015 Stuart received an invitation to attend a conference in Nigeria which was organised and co-hosted by Pastor Danne King of Life Gate Christian Centre. Pastor Danne King is a Precept Ministry partner who enjoys teaching God’s Word and he is very passionate about Precept Ministries and the Inductive Bible Study Method.

Since Stuart’s first visit in 2015 and presenting Precept Ministries at the conference, he has been back to Nigeria annually. During his visits there Stuart met with leaders of various other organisations and the core organising group; training them in the Inductive Bible Study Method and to pray about planting a Precept office in Nigeria.

As a result of these efforts, Pastor Yemi Amodu was identified and appointed as the Precept National Coordinator for Nigeria and other volunteers have come on board to partner with us to establish people in God’s Word. Hundreds of pastors and leaders have now been trained. A lecturer of a Bible school in Nigeria said that the training has helped his teaching in the Bible School, in his personal Bible study and his family altar. Over 30 000 people are being impacted as a result of the latest trip.

Bible study classes are on going and the pastors are being equipped with Inductive Bible study skills and books which were handed to them at the various trainings.


"It is a functional approach to
Bible study and Minisry.
Look at its fruit; it is productive.
I would encourage anyone to support
Precept Ministries!"

Pastor Danne King

PROJECT NEED
THE HAND OF GOD IS ON THE MOVE AND WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE WHAT HE IS DOING IN AFRICA.
We need your help to get the Precept Office in Nigeria functional and operating.
Listed below is a breakdown of the physical needs for the Precept office in Nigeria:

  • GENERATOR: R7 500.
    Load shedding is a major issue in Nigeria and the power is cut off on a regular basis
    and without prior warning.
  • DISPLAY CABINETS: R2 700 for 2 display cabinets.
  • OFFICE DESKS: R1 750 for 2 desks.
  • PRINTING OF BOOKS: It costs R20 to print one book in Nigeria.
    It is our goal is to print 2 000 books before the end of this year, in order to meet the
    demand for books!

TOTAL: R 31 950
Please will you prayerfully consider assisting us to establish the Nigerian office.

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017

In 2015 we shared our vision to expand our reach into Ethiopia. We have since seen how the Lord has opened one door after the other for our team there. Despite the challenges and great opposition with ancient cultures being a dominant force in Ethiopia, we are receiving many testimonies of lives being impacted by the one true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Feedback from the Precept Team in Ethiopia…

Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past
Our Lord is doing amazing things. At the Ladies conference in Nazareth, after I gave the first week's lesson, it had impacted many of the ladies lives. Just to mention one instance, one of the ladies went home and in the evening she asked her children and her husband to sit down and asked her husband for forgiveness. She then washed her husband’s feet. When the husband saw what was happening he got up and embraced his wife and started to weep over her. We are witnessing similar happenings wherever the Forgiveness book is being used for the Bible study.

Building a Marriage that Really Works
Another lady did something similar and the husband’s reaction was: "Today Jesus Himself must have come to the conference! He is doing this miracle! We give glory to Him." After we all returned to Addis Ababa people from the town of Nazareth, both Orthodox and Muslims, heard what was happening and have shown interest to get the same kind of teaching. As a result of what happened at this conference, we were invited to another conference where we had the opportunity to do the 40-Minute study, Building a Marriage that Really Works with 200 couples.

Impacting Marriages!
The power packed 40-Minute Bible study, Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past, was so well received and made such an impact on the couples who attended a conference where the study was being introduced that there has now been a request to translate the Bible study workbook into Oromo, which is the second most spoken language in Ethiopia.

Our translations team has already completed the translation work for 5 Bible study books into Amharic and there are 2 more books in the process of being translated.

Every R12 200 that we raise represents one book translated into Amharic, French and now Oromo as well. We are so grateful to the Lord for the wide open door for effective ministry that He has placed before us.

Will you partner with us to meet the growing demand of people in Ethiopia who are hungry and thirsty to be Established in the Word of God?

Partner with Us
With all the right systems in place, we are good to go and ready to impact nations! We invite you to partner with us to meet the need of Oromo speaking people in Ethiopia to have access to Bible study material in their mother tongue

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.






 

 

April 2017

Equipping Young Believers


Thank you for helping us to equip young believers!
Precept Bible study, an essential tool...


The 40-Minute Precept Bible study seems to be the best deal for High School Ministry. Personally, I like the way one is able to understand the exact meaning of verses. Many schools have a great commitment to academics and therefore setting time for Bible study is quite a challenge. Most of the leaders who have been doing the Precept books have confessed that the books have helped them to grow spiritually.

  • The book has a flow that is able to clearly guide one from one lesson to another
  • It makes it easy to understand scripture due to the questions that don't require a lot of thinking. The answer is right there in the text
  • High levels of discipline have been witness among students doing the Precept books
  • Here's where it'll be.
  • Here's when it starts and ends.

The Precept curriculum selected for High School Ministry is very relevant and impactful. The Choices book seemed to draw a lot of attention because many students identify with the topic of making choices in life. However, ever book in Precepts has its uniqueness and this makes it hard to say one book is better than the other. - Rachel Wilson

MAKING DISCIPLES

"Each book we have studied has made me grow deeply into the word of God. I am encouraged, motivated, inspired and my strength is renewed every day. As a bible study group, we are able to share with one another, testify to one another and encourage one another. We are closer than we were before and more enlightened. I am thankful to God for granting me this opportunity to study His word and I have made a resolution that I will share what I learn with others who are back at home."


Rooted in the Word

"We began with the book ‘How to make choices you won’t regret’ and this hit me right in my nerve. I looked at what I was doing with my life and I pitied myself. I was heading in the wrong direction and if I did not change, I would have to face the consequences. Before we completed the book, I had an inner fight with myself; it was up to me to make the right choice. I decided to change my ways and accept Jesus as my personal saviour and since then, my life has never been the same again. I have grown deeply rooted into the word of God and I do not regret making that choice."


Thank you for helping us to equip young believers by establishing them in the Word of God!

The response to our appeal to pledge for the printing of books has been overwhelming and with your support in this project, we have raised enough funding to print nearly 5000 books in less than 2 months!

Did you know that with a pledge of just R150, we are able to print 20 books? That is 20 young believers being rooted in the Word of God!

 

Let's Equip these Young Believers!

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 













February 2017

265 000 students!
studying the Word of God using the

Inductive Bible Study Method

265 000 students in Kenya are currently studying the Word of God inductively and using Precept Ministries Bible study material.

Helping youth NOT become a spiritual statistic!

Through this study these young believers are learning to identify the subtle ways in which fatal distractions can invade their lives and they are being equipped to conquer destructive temptations so that they can mature in their journey with Christ. The Inductive Bible Study Method teaches them to practically apply what they are learning to their daily lives.



PLEDGE A BOOK:

10 Books R75
20 Books R150
30 Books R225
40 Books R300
50 Books R375
100 Books R750
200 Books R1500

Let's Equip these Young Believers!

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

WYCLIFFE’S STORY

Wycliffe's story, is one of many that demonstrates the reality of who God really is and His calling on the lives of each of His precious sons and daughters. Precept Ministries exists for this very purpose, God's purpose, to Establish People in His Word.

"There is a way that you can study the Bible and God will talk to you personally. I view things differently because of the studies I have done with Precept. I now understand better who God is. I now understand the value of life and that change in my life has brought great, great impact."
Wycliffe Asigi

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 and our method is such that it does not impose its doctrine on others, but rather direct people to the Master Himself, who leads and guides by His spirit into all truth through a systematic study of His Word.

"The unfolding of Your Words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple." Psalm 119:130

Earlier this year we shared our vision of reaching 1 million - that is reaching 1 million people with Inductive Bible study, 1 million lives impacted, 1 million disciples who will go forth and make disciples.

Thus far 815 958 disciples have been raised and WE NEED YOUR HELP to get ready and get set to push forward and press on for the new year that lies before us! Please will you prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you give towards establishing more people in God's Word.

Serving Together,
Stuart Kemsley

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2016

Making Disciples

The buzz in the media for the last couple of weeks has been the Olympics and the performance of the participants. The achievements of team South Africa and the 10 medals that they brought home; their victories are being celebrated! One cannot help but appreciate the gifts, talents and the hard work and dedication of these men and women. How they must have prepared themselves for their moments of glory. How they must have been fully focused during their training and on the end result they desired to achieve. Imagine the feeling of fulfillment and complete satisfaction of those who exceeded their own expectations.

When you hear their amazing stories you cannot help but reflect on your own life, perhaps even reflect on your walk of faith. I for one have asked myself what I could achieve or what difference I could make in my own life and in the lives of those around me if I fully utilised the gifts, talents and all that the Lord has put in my hand, to see His purpose fulfilled.

Picture the scene:  it was Jesus Himself who spoke to them in Galilee that day. "Go!" He said, "and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." - These words - the charge given to us by our teacher, our leader, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - what are we doing with it?

To us as a Ministry, the Great Commission is the reason for our existence. Hundreds of thousands of men, women, teenagers and children are discovering the truth of God's Word for themselves and in being rooted in the Word they are being equipped and mobilized to be disciples who are making disciples. Our mission is to Establish People in God's Word and as we have made His commission our mission the Lord has enabled us to reach across denominational lines without compromising the truths of His inerrant Word.

What does the Great Commission mean to you? Do you have a passion for biblical disciple-making? If so, you value the power of God through His Word to redeem sinners and transform believers into people who will sacrifice everything to fulfill the Great Commission. God is using Precept Ministries to teach the Inductive Bible Study Method  to people across our continent and the rest of the world.

In partnership with local churches, pastors and church planters, each year our trainers and Bible study leaders equip thousands of individuals to discover the soul-saving, life-transforming Truth of God’s Word for themselves. Will you help us with our goal to reach 10 million people on our very own Continent with Inductive Bible Study? Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us to fulfill His Great Commission to us?

Serving Together,
Stuart Kemsley

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected].

CLICK HERE to process your payment online now.

Direct Deposit / EFT 
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa, Branch code: 036309
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2016

“For a wide door for effective service has opened to me." 1 Corinthians 16:9(a)

It's been two years since we started the disciple-making programme with 211 000 teens in Kenya. Your overwhelming response to this vision has enabled us to not only equip them but also to raise up leaders through the programme. This has resulted in over 400 000 teens now actively participating in the programme using Precept Bible study material.

Why is this significant?

An entire generation of young believers are being raised up with a Biblical view of the world. This is what will change countries and ultimately change nations! These young people are learning to use the Bible as their primary source of study and they are learning how to discover the truth of God's Word for themselves, how to mine the treasures of His Word, how to apply it to their own lives and how to disciple others; actively fulfilling The Great Commission!

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19

A WIDE DOOR FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY HAS OPENED TO US!

The news of what was happening with the Kenyan teens spread to neighbouring countries, namely Uganda and Ethiopia, where similar opportunities of implementing disciple-making programmes have been presented to us.

WILL YOU JOIN US?

WILL YOU PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER SOWING INTO THIS NATION CHANGING, DISCIPLE-MAKING PROGRAMME?

WILL YOU BE PART OF AN UNFOLDING TESTIMONY OF MODERN DAY DISCIPLES WHO BROUGHT GREAT CHANGE TO A NATION IN DESPERATE NEED OF THE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD?

Should you desire to make a commitment to support us on monthly basis please contact our office on +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected]

Alternative ways of making your donation:

Direct Deposit / EFT
Standard Bank Pinelands,
Branch code: 036309
Account number: 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa
Reference: Your full name + ATC (Answering the Call)
Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

Serving Together,
Stuart Kemsley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2016

“Sanctify them in the truth, Your Word is truth." John 17:17

We are living in an age in which we are surrounded by an overload of information and worldly views that grossly distort the truth of God’s Word. Sadly it has become the standard and even worse, accepted. Now more than ever, the world is in desperate need of the truth of God’s Word!

We are privileged, as a ministry that the Lord has entrusted us with the mission of establishing people in His Word and with that, in 2012 a vision to reach 250 000 people in that mission. We have seen that number more than double with over 530 000 people in Africa being reached!

Over 530 000 lives that have been impacted and changed as a direct result of studying the Word of God using the Inductive Bible study method!

Over 530 000 disciples who have been equipped to go forth and make evenmore disciples!

Over 530 000 people sanctified in the truth of the Word of God and set apart for His purpose!

We are steadily on our way to the 1million reach mark! A wide door for effective work has opened to us; with more and more opportunities being presented, such as:

  • Partnership in training of Pastors
  • Partnerships with entire denominations
  • A multitude of teenagers in Africa, eager to be trained in the disciple making process, through organisations similar to the likes of Teens for Christ… AND SO MUCH MORE!!

As much as the world succeeds in forcing their views and distorting Biblical truths, the Sovereign God Himself has provided a way; having commissioned us as disciples in the world, sanctified to do His will.

Will you join us in reaching the next half a million?

Will you partner with us to fulfill The Great Commission?

There is a great harvest of individuals to be reached and with your partnership, we can reach the multitudes.

Click here to process your payment now.

Direct Deposit or EFT Standard Bank Pinelands Branch 036309 Account 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa.

Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

If you already partner with us, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment in working with us at our mission to establish more people in the Word of God. We hope that you will be encouraged by this letter by seeing the significance of your valued partnership with us.

Serving together,

Stuart Kemsley

p.s. If you desire to make a commitment to support us in these exciting opportunities on a once off or monthly basis please contact our office +27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected] .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2015

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

As a team we have the privilege of entering the Most Holy Place on a daily basis; collectively bringing our praises and requests before the Lord. We take great delight in the opportunity we have to give thanks to God, count our blessings and reflect on the majesty of a Sovereign God. Through prayer and supplication, we bring our requests before the Lord and seek His wisdom and guidance in the work He had prepared beforehand for us to do as a Ministry.

In the beginning of the year we sanctified ourselves before the Lord; declaring our dedication to the calling of establishing people in His Word. We surely have seen how the Lord has done wonders…

We have previously shared with you a vision of reaching 211 000 Kenyan teenagers, we've shared with you a plan to equip disciples and the result has been phenomenal! The Lord has enabled us to exceed that reach and this past year those teens in Kenya have been leading each other in the disciple making process. We’ve seen the vision of the extension through Africa become a reality with our office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia now officially up and running and we have even been able to complete the translation of bible study material into Amharic, French & Swahili; with more such translations on the way.

Our Afrikaans translations this year has seen remarkable results with numerous titles being made available this year and the impact thereof being incredibly encouraging.

We are now in a position where we are able to print books in Kenya. The impact being that the hundreds of thousands of teenagers that are leading and supporting each other, together intentionally making disciples; in addition to the many pastors and bible study groups - all now have access to our resources.

We have witnessed an explosion in the number of Churches and Organisations in South Africa that are now seeing the value of a partnership with us. Churches that are as excited and eager as we are about the implementation of the Inductive Bible study method in their Bible study programs; utilizing the training and resources we have available.

By partnering with us, you are:

  • Working hand in hand with us to equip and encourage people to live as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively, viewing the world Biblically, making disciples intentionally and serving the church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit
  • Joining us to thoroughly equip individuals for every good work of life, as we direct people to the Master Himself.
  • Actively participating in reaching out to the multitudes with God’s Truth
  • Joining forces with us to help individuals to prepare their hearts and their homes by arming themselves with the Word of God.

What we are sharing with you here is only the beginning, the tip of the iceberg so to speak. There is a great harvest of people desperate for the truth of God’s Word; waiting for their lives to be transformed by the knowledge of God’s Word. Won’t you prayerfully consider coming on board with us to reach
them?

Direct Deposit or EFT
Standard Bank Pinelands
Branch 036309
Account 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa.

Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

If you already partner with us, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment in working with us at our mission to establish more people in the Word of God. We hope that you will be encouraged by this letter by seeing the significance of your valued partnership with us.

Serving together,

Stuart Kemsley

p.s. If you desire to make a commitment to support us in these exciting opportunities on a once off or monthly basis please contact our office
+27 21 531 1836 or email [email protected] .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2015

ANSWERING THE CALL
EXPANSION IN AFRICA

How do we measure our success as a Ministry? Is it in the amount of books or Bible study material sold? Is it in the number of financial partners we have on board with us?

At Precept Ministries we measure our success by our reach of disciples.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28: 19

Our mission is to establish people in God’s Word and that mission remains at the focal point of everything that we do.

We can never get over the excitement of witnessing firsthand what God is doing through the Ministry and we continue to see His mighty hand move in powerful ways. The Lord has extended our reach from Cape Town; the very tip of Africa continually challenging us and pushing us further and further across the boarders to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana & Nigeria… And now the Lord is preparing the way for us to Answer The Call of The Great Commission in Ethiopia as well!

For the last few months, our team has been working on translating Bible study material into Amharic which is the official language of Ethiopia. Subsequently, there is a couple who have now stepped out in faith and into the role of Precept Coordinators there. We are working on plans to establish an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in support of this couple who are leaving everything behind and moving to a new country to Answer The Call.

We believe that the God-given burden to equip and mobilize individuals who are committed to making disciples is in line with His Great Commission. Won’t you prayerfully consider joining us in answering the call to make disciples of all nations; the call to support this couple as they seek to establish more Ethiopians in the Word of God? We need an amount of R 180 000.00 to make this project a reality and we are trusting the Lord to provide so that we can support this couple in setting up the office in Addis Ababa for the next 12 months.

If the Lord so leads, please find enclosed a response slip to fill out and return to us. Alternatively you can make use of the following methods of payment for your convenience:

Direct Deposit or EFT
Standard Bank Pinelands
Branch 036309
Account 078203716 in the name of Precept Ministries South Africa.

Please remember to use your full name as the reference so that we can personally thank you and give you feedback as to the effect your gift has made in people’s lives.

If you already partner with us, thank you! We pray that you’ll be encouraged by this letter, rejoicing in the knowledge that your partnership is bearing eternal fruit.

Serving together,

Stuart Kemsley

p.s. Should you desire to make a commitment to support this exciting project on a once off or monthly basis please contact our office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2015

ANSWERING THE CALL
PARTNER WITH US TO EQUIP SA TEENS

Our mission here at Precept Ministries is to serve the church (and other organisations) by helping to establish people in God's word, using inductive Bible study.

Our vision is to equip and encourage people to live as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ, studying the Bible inductively, viewing the world Biblically, making disciples intentionally and serving the church faithfully in the power of the Holy Spirit.

With your partnership, over 1200 teens in Kenya were trained last year to lead bible study groups. This year, those teens, together with a team of other trained leaders in Kenya have been on a mission to disciple over 200 000 other teens. These are the numbers of teenagers in Kenya who are currently studying the Bible inductively. By studying the Bible inductively they are being adorned with the armour of God and as they learn how to discover the truth of God's word for themselves, they are given the ability to apply these truths in their everyday lives.

What about our teens back home?

In 2014 we were given the with opportunity to partner with Living Hope; an organisation birthed out of a local Baptist Church in the Southern Peninsula of the Western Cape. The organisation ministers in many of the local communities and run Teen clubs in four communities in particular, that are well known for it’s poverty, high unemployment rates, violence and gang activity. After training the Teen club leaders, the groups spent eight weeks doing a Precept study.

On completion of this study, the leaders testified of radical change in the young people’s lives as they interacted with the Word instead of being disruptive to the class as they’ve always been. The most disruptive kids were the ones who answered most of the discussion questions. One of the leaders writes: "We had the privilege of seeing two teens who did not see eye to eye working together where one was facilitating and the other giving profound answers."

In one of the other communities, a Muslim girl was participating most out of the group asking the most questions. The teens have started using the 5Ws and H questions in all of their studies now and the leaders testify of how they are asking more questions about Bible passages as they now know what to ask. "

Leaders who had mostly pre-teens (aged 9-12) in their group testified how they noticed growth in understanding of the passages they studied: "…the kids were very excited and [when] we finished [a] lesson, they were looking forward [to] the next lesson…There were kids who gave their lives to Christ and now are able to answer their peers about Christ…" . Another leader writes "[The Teens] wanted to know more about the Bible." This particular club is mostly Xhosa speaking and it was amazing to still see the interaction between these kids even though the material was in English and mostly translated to them.

Needless to say, the positive results of this partnership are been manifold. Individuals with minimal literacy due to their circumstances are being exposed to and bearing the fruit of inductive Bible study, hundreds of teens in these communities have been reached so far through the Bible study material being used, problematic kids are being engaged and being equipped to lead. These individuals are discovering the truth of God's word for themselves; with no glossy books or fancy presentations but the sheer simplicity of the coming alive of God's word speaking to their hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit!

Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us and investing in the lives of teens back home? There is a need for teenagers in our Country to learn the truth of God's word and how to apply it to their lives in a way that is relevant in the world today; there is a need for Bible study material for individuals of different cultural backgrounds, those who need to be communicated in their home languages such as Afrikaans and Xhosa. Will you partner with us as we intentionally equip more and more of these teens to become disciples who make disciples?

Visit our website, www.precept.org.za to make an online payment, deposit directly into our bank account or complete the slip enclosed and return it to us.

Standard Bank Pinelands
Account number: 078203716
Branch code: 036309
Reference: ATC Your Name & Surname

If you are a regular supporter of the vision and work of Precept, a huge Thank You! We are deeply grateful for your partnership with us to fulfill our mission. Please be encouraged by the knowledge that your continued financial support is a doorway for the youth of our beautiful Country to experience the life giving word of God and knowing that His word has the power to transform their lives!

The Precept Team

 

 

 

March 2015

ANSWERING THE CALL
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

"Keep this Book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:8

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Precept Ministries in South Africa and as our team sat down to reminisce on the journey thus far all we could say was "Till now the Lord has helped us" 2 Samuel 7:12

WHERE IT BEGAN
Our journey began with a passion to see people discover truth for themselves. A vision of people living as exemplary followers of Jesus Christ; studying the bible inductively, viewing the world biblically, making disciples intentionally and serving the church faithfully, all in the power of the Holy Spirit. It started with a mission to see people established in God’s word.

A CALL OF OBEDIENCE and a step of faith led to a life of surrender and sacrifice. It has been a journey of great adventure, a journey to the unknown. We’ve been humbled by small beginnings and we have been in awe of His miraculous hand at work. The Lord God has faithfully been leading us every step of the way.

He has provided for every need as He has taken us further and deeper than we could possibly imagine – to impact lives across boarders; to sow seeds for a future harvest. This harvest is not yet a reality but it has been worth laboring towards as it has been fuelled by a faith rooted deeply in His promises. It’s a harvest of passionate Christ followers, pouring out their lives as a drink offering to take what they have heard and entrust it to faithful men and women who are be able to teach others also. It’s a harvest of believers - faithfully fulfilling the Great Commission. It’s a harvest of disciples who will make disciples.

Thus far 330 667 people have been impacted through the inductive study of God’s word and there are thousands upon thousands still to be reached.

WHERE WE ARE HEADED
We will consecrate ourselves for we have not been this way before! Just like Joshua told the children of Israel years ago, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you." Joshua 3:5. We will pray; we will seek and we will continue to follow where God leads us; to see EVERYBODY, EVERYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANY PLACE, ANY LANGUAGE and ANY AGE, studying one message: THE BIBLE, using one method, INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY!

Won’t you prayerfully consider partnering with us in fulfilling the Great Commission and answering the call to establish more and more people in God’s word?

"And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18 – 20

Visit our website to make an online payment, deposit directly into our bank account or complete the slip enclosed and return it to us.

Standard Bank Pinelands
Account number: 078203716
Branch code: 036309
Reference: Name & Surname

If you are a regular supporter of the vision and work of Precept, a huge Thank You! Please be encouraged by the knowledge that your continued financial support is a doorway for the people of this continent to experience the life giving word of God and knowing that His word has the power to transform lives!

The Precept Team

 

 

 

November 2014

ANSWERING THE CALL | EQUIPPING PASTORS

There are pastors in African regions like Liberia, Madagascar, Pokot, and rural Kwa-Zulu Natal who have little or no access at all to bible study resources.
Our mission is to not only provide them with Inductive Bible Study training but also to equip individuals with life changing resources.

"Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."      Hebrews 12:2

This passage of scripture brings to mind our brothers and sisters in Liberia who despite being at the centre of the deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history are able to remain hopeful of the joy set before them as they remain focused on God and His precious Word.

Through the Precept training and learning how to use the inductive method of studying the Bible, pastors are learning how to view the world around them biblically despite the many challenges they are faced with on a daily basis; how to make disciples intentionally and how to serve the church faithfully. One pastor said: "I was happy to hear the word of God come alive. God is good, and I pray that God will continue to use Precept for and to His glory."

NOT ONLY IS THE LIFE OF THE PASTOR BEING IMPACTED THROUGH THE TRAINING!
The dedication of these pastors is evidence of how serious they take their call into this vocation, even in the midst of the challenges they face daily. In our mission to continuously equip these pastors with Inductive Bible Study skills training and providing them with resources, our greatest challenge is keeping up with the increasing demand for translating material into various languages and the printing costs involved. We need your help! Some of these pastors have not had any formal bible study training.

YOUR DONATION TOWARDS ESTABLISHING PEOPLE IN GOD’S WORD IS AN ETERNAL INVESTMENT!


Stuart Kemsley with a group of Liberian pastors & church leaders trained in Inductive Bible Study earlier this year

Visit our website to make an online payment or deposit directly into our bank account today and make a donation that will pay dividends for eternity.

Standard Bank Pinelands 
Account number: 078203716
Branch code: 036309
Reference: ATC, Pastors and your name            

If you are a regular supporter of the vision and work of Precept, a huge Thank You!  Please be encouraged by the knowledge that your continued financial support is a doorway for the people of Africa to experience the life giving word of God and knowing that His word has the power to transform lives! 

The Precept Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2014

ANSWERING THE CALL IN KENYA - FEEDBACK

WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR ALL WHO HAVE PARTNERED WITH US IN PRAYER AND FINANCIALLY! TOGETHER WE ARE ANSWERING THE CALL TO EQUIP THE GROWING NUMBER OF TEENS IN KENYA WITH INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY MATERIAL.

In July we sent out an appeal, expressing our goal to equip 211 000 teens with Bible study material and as a result of your generosity, this is what we have been able to accomplish thus far:

  • On 3 October leadership training took place with the team from Teens for Christ (TFC) in preparation for a camp that will be held at Nakuru High School in Kenya.
  • From 16 to 22 November these TFC leaders will be training students from different schools on how to lead others, in Bible study, using the 40-Minute study Rising To The Call of Leadership.

"We are expecting 1200 student leaders at the camp. This will surely be time of refreshing for the young people at this once in a lifetime camp." The student leaders will be trained how to use the Bible study material, how to lead as well as receive spiritual and practical input on leadership. The purpose of the camp is to equip and mobilize these teenagers, specifically to lead Bible studies in their respective schools in 2015. In essence they are being trained to go forth as disciples who will make disciples.

THE PLAN OF ACTION FOR 2015 is that classes will start on 5 January, with the 40-Minute study, How to Make Choices You Won’t Regret. 200 000 students will do this study in the first half of the year. In the second half of the year, 220 000 students will do the study What Does the Bible Say About Sex?

We thank God for the privilege of being used for His good pleasure, to be His hands and feet. We hope that you have been encouraged by this feedback and seeing the fruit of sowing into God’s Kingdom.

"He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God." 2 Corinthians 9:10-11

We are humbled; seeing God’s purpose unfolding before us, grateful for your partnership and excited to be part of His purpose and what He is doing in Africa. "But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth." Exodus 9:16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2014

Answering The Call in Kenya

There’s a call to equip the growing number of teens in Kenya with inductive bible study material and we believe that we can answer the call together!

"And he said to them, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" (Luke 10:2 ESV)

God has brought Precept Ministries to a great harvest of young individuals who have a great desire to go deeper into God’s word and discover truth for themselves.

As a result of your partnership, we have been able to equip 5,000 teenagers in Kenya to discover for themselves what God’s word says on How to Make Choices You Won’t Regret. We’ve already seen lives changed as a result of the study and believe the long-term impact to be even greater.

Before distributing the books to the students at Butiik Secondary School, it was a requirement that the principal of the school have a look through it before it could be handed out. After looking through the study himself, he said: "This is what we have been missing in this school! This is not for the CU (Christian Union) alone it’s for the whole school including the teachers!" Upon his instruction, all formal studies were instantly stopped, the entire school was called to assembly and the study was immediately introduced. We have since received calls from head teachers at many other schools in Kenya inviting us to introduce the inductive bible study method to the students in their schools. 

Since distributing these books, the response has been completely mind blowing, to say the least. Stuart Kemsley, Regional Director for Africa, visited Kenya in May and found the student’s response compelling; "An average of 15,000 teens are using the 5,000 books we gave towards the project." he said. As fantastic as it is that so many teenagers are doing the study, at the same time the problem that we now have is that these 15,000 students have to share books amongst each other with the majority of them not being able to experience the fulfillment of having their very own book to work from.                

So many are missing out on the joy of discovering truth for themselves;

So many are  missing out on the experience of engaging with scripture on a personal level and making sense of how it applies to their own lives;

So many are missing out on the opportunity of getting to know the Lord in an intimate and personal way, through studying His word. 

There are now a staggering 211,000 teens being ministered to through hearing the gospel on a weekly basis and eagerly and earnestly waiting to use their very own copy of the 40-Minute study How to Make Choices You Won’t Regret.

Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us as we work towards establishing these teens in God’s word, making disciples, one heart at a time, through the inductive bible study method, helping them to discover truth for themselves and from that gain the confidence to go forth as disciples making disciples?!          

211,000 sounds like such an overwhelming number but with the plan and structure that we have in place and with your partnership, together we can reach each and every one of these teenagers. All that is needed is the funding to print the books.      

Through God’s favour we have been able to negotiate a very good price to print the necessary books in Nairobi. We have a team of passionate people who are already trained and ready to go out and train the student leaders in each school.

Will you partner with us? Will you be a part of what God is doing in these young people’s lives – the future leaders of this Nation?!

If the Lord has moved your heart to respond, please don’t hesitate,click here to make a donation on-line or make a direct deposit into our account. Standard Bank Pinelands – Branch 036309– Account 078203716 – Reference ATC and your name.  

If you are a regular supporter of the vision and work of Precept, a huge thank you!  Please be encouraged that your continuing financial support are impacting many lives.

The Precept Team

 

 

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