Southeast Christian Church member Chris Crutchfield has taught Precept Bible study classes for more than a decade.
It has yet to become dry.
“I love seeing people learn something new for the first time,” Crutchfield said. “Maybe they’ve been reading a parable or a story their whole life, but then they actually study it and break down the original language, and it opens up their eyes to what it actually means.”
Southeast’s Blankenbaker Campus will offer three Precept classes this fall.
Through the inductive study method, Precept classes focus on observation, interpretation and application.
“Instead of you reading through and following other people’s opinion of what they think a Scripture means, you actually go into the original language through word studies and cross references to figure out what the Word says for yourself,” Crutchfield added.
Classes include homework to prepare for the upcoming week. This allows for group dialogue rather than individual discourse.
Most classes are two hours and have between 10 to 30 participants. The class starts with an hour of group discussion followed by a 45-minute video by Precept co-founder Kay Arthur.
Crutchfield will lead the Gospel of Mark Precepts class, which will meet Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13, from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. in ED 202/204 at the Blankenbaker Campus.
The idea behind Precept Ministries International originates with Isaiah 28:9-10, which says, “‘To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little’” (ESV).
Registration costs vary and are payable at the first class. Each class also has a workbook available by calling (800) 763-8280 or going to www.precept.org. Prices range from $10.50 to $24.75 plus shipping and handling.
For more information, contact Mary Wakefield at (502) 244-9490 or MaryWake@aol.com.