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Growing your mind to grow your faith

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Precept Ministries started in Tennessee and has grown to six continents in more than 80 languages with 58,000 group leaders. This photo shows a group of graduates after group leader training.

What if you could go to Douglas County Libraries (DCL) – Castle Pines to not only grow your mind, but also your faith?

The Precept Ministries (PM) women’s bible study group mission is to support the growth of one’s faith not as a standalone practice, but one of community build-up.  PM’s mission is for participants to “discover God’s word for yourself,” so that individuals can “know God deeply; live differently.”

Originally founded in 1970, Kay and Jack Arthur held the first PM meeting on their 32-acre farm in Tennessee.  PM is now globally connected in six continents in more than 80 languages with the first international training center established in Romania in 1999.

The Castle Pines chapter is led by group leader Lorrie Wells who has been leading bible study groups for more than 25 years with “a passion to get women excited about studying the Bible.”

Stacy Ranhofer moved from California into The Village at Castle Pines and immediately discovered PM.  Wanting to find a faith-based community that supported Christian values, Ranhofer sought comfort and new friendships within the group.  PM welcomes all Christians with a majority of the group members attending BRAVE Church in Englewood.

Ranhofer enjoys the biblical fellowship and says the cross section of participants range from ages 30 to 80 years old.  At any given time, the group size can be intimate with eight women or as big as 18.  Bible class can be a few weeks or a two-year bible study.

Every Friday, PM meets at DCL – Castle Pines from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with coffee hour, homework and class discussion.  The most recent study focused on the Book of Job and will be moving forward to the Book of Matthew in the upcoming month of September.  If you have questions or want to learn more, visit

By ViVi Somphon; photo courtesy of Precept Ministries


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