A Message from Mark
L.E. Maxwell, Prairie’s co-founder and my grandfather, shared that “none of us dreamed what God was going to do out here on these barren prairies.” In truth, no one could have dreamed that over the years 17,000 students would leave this place prepared to serve God in 114 countries around the world. Our prayer is that you will join that legacy, that all of us in this community will catch a glimpse of the need that is so evident at home and abroad, and in response, take up the call to obey.
Setting the Course
I've been at Prairie for two years now and during this time, we've made significant and foundational decisions regarding our purpose, values and financial health. As we look further into the future, I would value your feedback as we set the course. Below is a short survey that will take less than 5 minutes of your time. Thank you for taking the time to complete it.
UP FRONT | Newsletter & Podcast with Mark Maxwell
Last year we introduced a weekly audio program where I would discuss important issues and answer questions about the ministry of Prairie Bible Institute. This program has been streamed live at Prairie Radio as well as available through our Podcasts. This year, I have added an online newsletter that I hope to update at least once per month. Both of these resources are available below.
UP FRONT | Audio Program
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UP FRONT | Online Newsletter
September 12, 2012
October 11, 2012
What Drives Prairie
We hold four key values that motivate what we do and what we teach:
First, we are Christ-centered. He is our Life and we have purposed to know Him more deeply.
Secondly, by the time our students cross our stage and receive their diploma, we trust that they will have been transformed by teaching grounded in God’s Word.
Thirdly, as life-long learners and followers of Jesus, we are discipleship-oriented, committed to serving and building up one another.
Finally, we are driven to ministry and missions.
I understand that students can prepare for a career or get a good education in a lot of places. At Prairie, our aim is to go beyond just that. No matter where they go after they graduate, our desire is that our students will be equipped and empowered to be an effective disciple of Christ: going into the world, praying, teaching others, speaking in word or action into world issues such as injustice, abuse and poverty, in His name and in His Spirit.
If you are a prospective student, I hope you’ll join us for one life-changing year of Bible or a longer program that will equip you for specific roles within God’s local and global church. It will be time well spent.
Since starting here, I have been overwhelmed with our alumni and friends who care so deeply about this place. This past fall, Phil Callaway, Wayne Nelson (Director of Development) and I had the opportunity to visit many of you during our Raving Fans Tour and we came back with the understanding that you want to be involved and you desire regular meaningful communication. Our desire is to let you know what God is doing here and how he is directing this school. We will share our needs, blessings and current events with you and provide channels for feedback and service.
Interviews with Mark Maxwell
During Prairie Bible Institute’s graduation service held April 24, 2010, Bruce Miller, Chairman of Prairie’s Board of Directors, announced that Mark Maxwell has been appointed as the 9th President of Prairie Bible Institute. The response to this decision was overwhelmingly affirmed as close to 1,800 staff, faculty, students and guests spontaneously erupted with a standing ovation.
Mark is an alumnus of Prairie and has been involved with business and missions for his entire career. He has served on Prairie’s Board for the past 15 years, most recently as Chair. The grandson of Prairie’s co-founder L.E. Maxwell, Mark has been serving as Interim President since February. The appointment follows two months of growing endorsement around the campus and community as Mark has spent significant time providing clarity and focus on the school’s faith foundation as a Christ-centred, Bible-based, discipleship-oriented college preparing students for lifelong learning and service in ministry and missions.