How much of my donation to DPM actually goes to outreach projects?
When you make a donation to DPM, you want to be sure that your gift is used to support our outreach projects. We share that feeling! That is why we try to keep our overhead costs as low as possible at only 10%. In other words, 90% of your donation goes directly to DPM outreaches.
Did Derek observe the Jewish Sabbath or worship on Sunday?
Derek did both, in a certain sense. Because Derek lived in Jerusalem for much of his life, he enjoyed observing the Sabbath—not as a religious observance, and not because it was a Jewish tradition, but because he felt that the Lord was showing him that he could be more productive if he took twenty-four hours in a week and did no work. It was because of the Lord’s leading rather than under duress or as an obligation he had to fulfill. In addition, he was an active member of an Anglican church in the Old City. When he went on mission trips, he was sent out by that church and when he... Read more...
How do I access zip files?
On your iPhone or iPad open up Safari or your email to find the zip file you want to open. Keep in mind that depending on what is in the file you may need another app to open it.
Tap on the Zip file to download it.
When prompted tap on Open In, in the upper left corner of the screen.
Accessing zip files with the files app (iOS11 or above)
The Files app, added in iOS 11, supports zip files. You can open them, see their contents, and extract files without any third-party apps. When you download a zip file in Safari, your iPhone or iPad will offer to open it in the Files app. Tap “Open in Files” to do so. You can also save zip files to the Files app from other applications.
Downloading and unzipping a zip file on your iPhone/iPad (iOS10 or below)
There are a couple of applications in the App Store, which are equipped to handle zip files: iZip being one, and WinZip being another. Both are fairly similar in design and function and both will handle local zip files for free. Regardless of the app you use, if you don’t want to pay for the full versions, you will need to first export your zip file to your iOS device and then use the free zip app to handle the file.
When you use the free version of WinZip, first select the zip file from the cloud app first, then click the “Share” button. From the Share menu, select “Open in…” to show a list of apps that can handle this type of file. Next, choose a free zip app. WinZip or iZip will work equally well for this purpose. The archive now open, you can view its contents such as when viewing an attachment. If you want to actually open a file, you need to again tap the “Share” icon and then choose the appropriate app from the “Open in…” menu selections.
If the above guide is just too many steps, then you can purchase full versions of either zip app and plug your cloud service right into it, among many other features. WinZip Full Version, for example, has support for Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud while iZip Pro has support for iCloud, Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive.
You have a few options from here. You can tap the arrow next to the zip file and send it as a link, copy the link (and then paste it into a message), AirDrop it to another iOS device or a Mac, or you can actually extract (unzip) the file’s contents.
If you unzip a file, you can unzip it in the parent folder or create a new folder. Regardless of how you handle zip files, if you actually want to open their contents, you will still need the correct app to handle it.
What did Derek teach on the term Trinity?
Derek says on the term Trinity: “In Genesis 1:26, we are again confronted with the combination of singular and plural in reference to God: ‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” The verb said is singular in form, the pronouns Us and Our are plural. “This combination of singular and plural in reference to God recurs in other passages of Scripture. The prophet Isaiah had a vision of the Lord on His throne and then heard Him say, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ (Isaiah 6:8). The pronoun ‘I’ implies that one Person is speaking, but the pronoun ‘Us’ indicates that He is no longer speaking on behalf of more than one Person. “In the ongoing revelation of Scripture, three distinct Persons emerge, each of whom is God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The first of the three divine Persons referred to individually in Scripture is the Spirit: ‘The Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters’ (Genesis 1:2, NASB). Read more...
How do I download my ebook or MP3?
This video tutorial (no audio) will show you how to download your ebook or MP3. The main steps are:
- Login (top menu on the right)
- Access your account
- Click on view for the details of your ordered item
- Download the resource
Do you hold conferences?
Conferences are held in some countries. Although not all offices hold conferences of their own, We do participate in those organized by the local churches and ministries.
Did Derek ever write a commentary or a translation of the Bible?
No, he did not. Occasionally in his teaching, however, Derek would half-jokingly refer to “the Prince version” of the Bible. By this he was not referring to an actual Bible that is in print. He just meant that because he knew the Greek language so well (having studied it at Eton and Cambridge since he was ten years old) and was also thoroughly trained in Hebrew (having studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem), that he was offering his best educated guess as to what the real meaning of a certain passage would be. (As a matter of fact, Derek was qualified to teach Greek at the university level.)
Though Derek did not write a commentary, he did teach two verse-by-verse series—one on the book of Romans called “The Roman Pilgrimage” and the other on the book of Hebrews entitled “God’s Last Word.”
What is your statement of faith?
How do you work in other countries?
Today, Derek Prince Ministries has 13 national offices around the world from which there are over 45 outreaches working in over 100 languages. These offices and outreaches take Derek's material in all its media formats—print, audio, video and radio—and translates it into the languages in their sphere of responsibility. The major areas of outreaches are Russia and the former Soviet republics, China, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Middle East, India, Africa and Israel. The sun never sets on the ministry of Derek Prince.
Once a book is completed, it is placed in the hands of our international offices and outreaches for translation and distribution. One new book will impact hundreds of thousands of lives.
Do you plant churches?
As a ministry, we do not establish churches or Bible schools. We are called to work with the local indigenous leadership of the Christian community and to come alongside and support them in their efforts of evangelism, discipleship and church growth. Derek was a missionary at heart. Wherever he went, it was his desire to serve the Church in that nation. That is our attitude today. Our mission statement has changed through the years, but this one remains — our goal is to reach the unreached and teach the untaught. A great majority of the material that we produce is given away to do just that.
How long should I spend studying every week?
This will vary depending on a number of things e.g. how fast you read. There are 52 lessons, if you complete one a week you will complete the course in a year but remember some weeks you will have to do an exam as well.
The most important thing is to be regular in doing your study. For some students two hours, once a week works whilst others may spend half an hour a day or even half a day once a fortnight. You need to find what suits you best. If you don’t study regularly you may forget what you’ve learnt in the previous lesson.
What is the most difficult section of the course?
Most students fly through module 1 (about faith and repentance) but struggle with module 2 (about baptism in water and in Holy Spirit), partly because it has 2 special assignments attached to it.
The subjects taught in module 3 (laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgement) are seldom taught in church and therefore interest causes students to speed up.
Which translation of the Bible do you recommend for this course?
Derek Prince used the NKJ but also adapted it for KJ, NIV, and NAS. If I had to choose, it would either be NIV or NKJ, the majority of students use NIV.
How are the modules are delivered?
When you enrol, you either choose to receive (and pay) for the complete course, or to receive (and pay) separate modules. In that case, initially you are only sent the first module. Towards the end of the module is an order form for module 2, which you complete and send to us when you have reached that point in your study. You will then be sent module 2. The same process applies to module 3.
Is Derek Prince still alive?
Derek Prince died at his home in Jerusalem on 24 September 2003 in his sleep. He was 88 years old.
Has anyone taken on Derek Prince’s “mantle”?
Although this is a frequently asked question, there is no indication that this was ever the case.
Are any of Derek’s children or grandchildren in full-time ministry?
Yes. As of August 1995 when Derek celebrated his 80th birthday in England, many family members were present. He stated that he had 35 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Eight grandsons were in full-time Christian ministry at the time, as were two great-grandsons. That number has probably increased since then.
Was Derek pre-, mid-, or post-Trib — and did he believe the term rapture to be correct?
Derek never took a stand regarding pre-, mid-, or post-Trib. Derek said: “If you want to know what I think about the rapture and the tribulation, I think there are a whole lot of things we don’t know. I was greatly blessed by what Bryn Jones said when he was discussing the first coming of Jesus. And he pointed out three streams of prophecy. [Jesus] was to come out of Bethlehem. He was to come out of Nazareth. And He was to come out of Egypt. And he said, “How could anybody ever have got it right in advance?” And yet all three were fulfilled. And if there had been schools of prophecy in those days we would have three schools: the Nazareth school, the Bethlehem school and the Egypt school. And each one would have tried to prove the others wrong!” — quoted from 4068 “Spiritual Blindness: Cause and Cure” Read more...
What was his stand on salvation—once saved, always saved?
Derek says on salvation: “We have been looking in Hebrews 6 and we have spoken about people who have had five experiences. Every one of the experiences in some measure is supernatural. They have been supernaturally enlightened. Christ has been revealed to them, the Bible has been made a living book. They’ve tasted the heavenly gift which I believe is really Jesus Himself. They became partakers of... Read more..
How is DPM still able to publish new books?
In the 1980s the Lord instructed us to record Derek every time he ministered when preaching and teaching God's Word. In addition to these recordings, individuals have contacted us to let us know that they have old reel-to-reel messages of Derek when he was in their area. It is out of this vast archive of material that we continue to produce new books and other works for publication.
Since Derek Prince has passed away, are his works still covered by copyright?
Yes. Any book in print by a publishing house is bound by copyright restrictions due to contractual agreement. Written permission must be obtained from the publisher for photocopying or use in other publications (except within “Fair Use” guidelines). See the copyright page for contact information. For CD, DVD, MP3 materials or Derek’s teaching letters, it has consistently been the policy of Derek Prince Ministries to allow individuals to make copies for giving away.
Can I translate Derek Prince’s Bible teaching into my own language?
Contact your nearest office to find out the procedure for new translation and publishing.
Does DPM partner with other ministries?
Our mission at DPM is to make Derek Prince’ Bible teaching available to pastors and believers who are seeking to dig deeper into God’s Word. We partner with other Bible teaching ministries and theological colleges around the world and encourage pastors to learn from a wide range of teachers available to them. We hope that by playing our part in a pastor's theological formation they will develop their own authentic ministry teaching and resources for their specific settings.
How to download your eBook
How to download your eBook
The Amazon Kindle is a great e-book reader, but they try to limit users to Amazon’s e-books only. However, there is a way for you to read e-books in the EPUB, Mobi, and PDF formats to your Kindle. Did you download one our eBook, but are you struggling to install it on your mobile device?
The following videos are designed to help you get the eBooks working on your smartphone.
How to install eBook tutorial videos:
If you need any more guidance, please follow these instructions:
Step 1: Find Your Kindle Email
Log in to your Amazon account, and get your Kindle's email address:
- On your PC, browse to amazon.com/myk or go to Account > Your devices and content > Manage devices. Make sure the Devices tab up top is selected. Then, find the relevant Kindle device and click it. In the drop-down window, click [your name's] Kindle.
- The next page will show you a Device Summary that lists your @kindle.com email address. (If this is still set to a default address, change it by clicking Edit and add your own name.)
- Go to the Preferences tab (at the top), and scroll down to Personal Document Settings.
- Click the down arrow (on the right) and scroll to Approved Personal Document E-mail List. The email attached to your Amazon account should be listed here. If that's the email address you'll be using to send e-books to your Kindle, you're all set. To use a different email, click Add a new approved e-mail address and enter the address you want to use.
Step 2: Determine the format of your E-book
Now you know your Kindle email, determine the format of your e-book, and then email it to your Kindle.
- Mobi Format
Books in the Mobi format are already readable by the Kindle. Connect your Kindle device to your PC with a USB cable, and simply drag and drop the file onto it.
Another way is to create a new email, attach the file, and send it to your Kindle's email address. The subject line isn’t relevant, but make sure there is nothing in the body of the email. After sending, it should appear on your Kindle shortly.
- EPUB Format
EPUB is a common ebook format around the web, but the Kindle can't read it so you first need to convert epub files to Mobi files for the Kindle to read. An easy way to convert your epub file to Mobi is a free piece of software called Calibre.
- When you set up the software, you will be asked for your model of ebook reader, and a pop-up suggests sending the books by email. Fill in the email address for your Kindle and the authorized email address with which you've set to send documents to your Kindle.
- Once you set up Calibre, click on Add Books and select any e-book files you've downloaded to appear in the Calibre library. Now select a book in your Calibre library and choose Convert Books from the top bar.
- In the upper right-hand corner, make sure to set the Output Format to Mobi.
- Click OK, and wait until the Jobs number at the lower-right of the main screen goes from 1 down to 0.
- Now select the title again and click Save to Disk. Pick the folder you want to save your file. This will create a subfolder with the name of the author. Within that folder, search for the Mobi file. You can email this file to your Kindle, or drag and drop it using a USB cable.
- PDF Format
Amazon can automatically convert PDFs into the Kindle format, but they offer two ways of formatting your file.
- Option 1: If you want your Kindle to display every page in the PDF as if it were a graphic, just email the .pdf file to your Kindle's address without a subject line. You could also drag and drop the file onto your Kindle if you attach the device to your PC with a USB cable. This option doesn’t allow you to change the font while reading your e-book, so you might prefer the next option.
- Option 2:Attach the PDF file to an email, and make the subject line "Convert" (nothing more, only that word). Send it to your Kindle email address and your PDF will be converted into a Mobi file, where you can control the font size and formatting.
What was Derek’s favorite Bible translation?
By far, Derek liked to read the King James Version in his personal Bible study time (or the original Greek or Hebrew!). But, because many of the words used in the KJV had fallen out of common use, he switched to the more modern translations, so he wouldn’t need to spend so much time defining words while he was preaching. The New American Standard Bible and the New International Versions came into more frequent use, but later he switched almost exclusively to the New King James when preaching. That said, he never failed to use another version (i.e., J.B. Phillips, The Living Bible or The Amplified Bible, or “the Prince version”) if it better expressed the true meaning of the original Greek or Hebrew.
Where can I buy non-English books?
Derek Prince's Bible teaching is available in many languages in format. You could even use these materials for outreach in your city. Visit our webshop or contact your nearest office for details.
What are mp3s and why are they lots cheaper than a CD or DVD?
An MP3 has no physical product as such, but is simply a digital audio file, that can be downloaded and transferred onto mp3 players or other devices. This is the reason that the MP3 versions of Derek Prince’s messages are so much cheaper than the CD or DVD equivalent – because the overheads involved in producing a file, are so much less, than those required for producing a CD or DVD message or series.
An MP3 player gets it name from the MP3 files that you store on it. Just as DOC is a type of computer file used by the Microsoft Word word-processing program, and PDF is another type of file for storing printable documents, so MP3 is a particular file type used for storing audio. Think of MP3s as computer files and an MP3 player as a special type of computer, dedicated to playing back sounds stored in coded format inside those files.
How do I download mp3 audio files onto my iPad or iPhone?
1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Safari and open the file you are trying to download.
2. Tap on the Share button, which will bring up the Share sheet.
3. Select “Save to Dropbox.”
4. Now tap the Save button, or choose a different folder where to save the file, then tap Save.