Priscilla Shirer: vetting a winsome but wayward teacher


2 Corinthians 10:12

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.



It is a sad irony that Priscilla Shirer opted to name her ministry “Going Beyond,” because this is exactly what she is choosing to do right now. She goes beyond what is written in teaching men, in partnering with false teachers, in teaching unbiblical prayer practices, and in using improper hermeneutics. Therefore, it is my recommendation that women not follow, support, or receive teaching from Priscilla Shirer or Going Beyond Ministries at this time.

Michelle Lesley ~ Weekday Training for Mighty Amazon Women of God


Our church is using a book by Priscilla Shirer, Discerning the Voice of God, for our women’s Bible study. This post is a result of my concerns with her taking Scripture out of context, and of understanding that I needed to find out about her. Vetting isn’t pleasant but necessary; if this short post can help others to do this with teachers, I’ll be grateful. 

The following are articles that analyze Priscilla Shirer and her ministry, Going Beyond Ministries, or that mention her as one of many current, popular false teachers of our day, including Beth Moore. (The first article in this list offers numerous additional resources on Priscilla.)


Going Beyond Scripture: Why It’s Time to Say Good-Bye to Priscilla Shirer and Going Beyond Ministries


Lifeway Promoting False Teacher Priscilla Shirer Experiential Event



20 thoughts on “Priscilla Shirer: vetting a winsome but wayward teacher

  1. Amen!! Many FALSE prophet’s and teachers will rise in the END TIMES!!

    Please PRAY for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael Everyday!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom Everyone,

    Kristi Ann

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    • Kristi Ann, it is so true that we are flouded with false teaching in these last days. And, yes, I agree – let’s pray for our Nation amd for the Jewish people that the Gospel would go forward and save people for the glory of Jesus Christ, both here in the U.S., in Israel, and in every nation of the earth!
      Lord bless you!

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  2. Let’s take time to vet all of our teachers no matter who they are. Its easy for all of us to be snookered.
    Thank you, Maria, for all of the links. The purity of Truth is a serious matter for all Christians.

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  3. It should set off alarm bells anytime a book other than the Bible is used for expository teaching. That’s how Rick Warren weaseled his way into my former church. These women should quit their vain-glorying ministries, and go home and scrub their floors, preferably on their hands and knees. Great position for humble self examination.

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  4. I discovered some interesting things about Priscilla Shirer when the War Room was coming out. I am always cautious about ‘Christian’ movies. I even listened to her speak at a large gathering in which compared the Bible (written) to hand-me-downs she was given as a child. Am going to check out all of the links.

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