The whole Prairie experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, is designed to be an intentional process of learning to love and follow Christ in all of life.
Students are members of a transformational community that requires participation in specific spiritual growth activities such as chapel, Impact Groups, conferences, days of prayer, and service to prioritize relationship with God and put faith into action.
Our purpose is to edify each other and glorify God.
Each student works together with others in overlooked and undervalued roles, preparing for a life of service.
We respond with both love and truth to restore and discipline.
Impact Groups are biblical small groups of 8 – 10 students that serve as a vital context for spiritually growing together.
Seeking God Together
We schedule opportunities twice a year where we dedicate a full day to grow in practice of prayer.
As a Christian educational community, we seek to live according to the biblical standards laid down by Jesus Christ for His body, the Church. For the sake of fulfilling the community’s purposes, its members humbly enter into a Community Covenant that demonstrates grace while articulating our responsibilities within the Prairie community.
In joining this community and entering this Covenant we are, before the Lord, acknowledging our dependence on the power and grace of God to live together according to this ideal.
The Statement on Human Sexuality articulates Prairie’s beliefs of the Bible’s teaching on human sexuality.
The Statement on Historical Adam clearly articulates the teaching you will find in the classrooms on the historicity of Adam.
Statement of Faith
Knowing the statement of faith that Prairie holds to will be important in anticipating the type of environment you will find yourself in.
Student Development staff members are privileged to interact with students outside the classroom and have an active role in encouraging those in various student leadership positions. Specific attention is given to equipping whole-life disciples of Jesus and fostering a Christ-centered community through co-curricular experiences.
Focus: Joining God in mission to address the world’s greatest needs.
Focus: Hearing the Word and worshipping God in community.
Focus: Cultivating Christ-centred community.
Students and staff at Prairie participate in a program simply called “Service.” There are two main goals for developing a service component on Prairie campus. The first goal is to learn to follow Jesus’ example when he “came not to be served but to serve” (Mat.20:28). We learn to serve by doing service. The second goal is to foster staff/student relationships. Through staff members working shoulder to shoulder with students we hope meaningful relationships develop between them.
During “Service” one or two staff members participate with each Impact Group in performing a campus task once a week, usually something quite menial in nature. Our intent is that, wherever possible, all groups will work together on the same day and ideally at the same time. Through this shared experience we hope to contribute to an authentic Christ-centered community that not only studies, worships and plays together, but also works together.
Our desire is to live in Christian unity. Such unity requires learning to reconcile and be reconciled, to give and receive forgiveness, and to graciously relate with appropriate biblical attitudes and responses (John 17:20-26) especially in the difficult experiences of our life together.
Each member of the Prairie community is responsible to participate in this restorative approach to life (Ephesians 4:3). We have developed the following processes to assist in working through challenging aspects of community.
On occasions when a student falters or fails in his/her Christian and community responsibilities it is our desire to respond restoratively, with both love and truth, to that individual. Click here for a diagram that depicts the restorative or care-fronting process, and here for a paper that theologically informs this process.
The intent of the Prairie staff/faculty is to treat students with both care and justice in all interactions. However, if you as a student feel that you have been mistreated in some way and/or if you feel a decision about your situation is not equitable then click here for the process to seek reconciliation and resolution.
Prairie is firmly against harassment and abuse of any kind. Students and staff alike can be assured that any complaint is taken very seriously. Our current policies and procedures around abuse may be found here.
Submit grievances or formal complaints in reference to issues that relate to accreditation standards to the Academic Dean. Subsequent appeals of bible college related programs may be made to the Executive Director, Association of Biblical Higher Education, 5850 T G Lee Blvd., Suite 130 Orlando, FL 32822 USA
All Prairie students participate in Impact Groups. As a group of mutual responsibility for helping each other in whole-life discipleship, the mission of an Impact Group is to contribute to the holistic Christian development of students. Impact Groups are designed so that students are encouraged to develop in character, competence, and commitment. They are encouraged to take on more responsibility for others as they make progress through the College experience.
Times are allotted on Mondays and Wednesdays within the daytime class schedule for Impact Groups, but students can choose any time that works best for their groups to meet weekly.
Each Impact Group is led by an Impact leader (a fellow student who has been approved by Prairie staff and affirmed by peers). These leaders serve under their respective director of student development. The directors, in turn, report to the Dean of Student Development.
Applications for Fall 2023 (September start), Winter 2024 (January start) and Online Education (start anytime) are open.
Prairie welcomes applications from individuals all around the world! To begin the International Student Application please click the link below.
If you are applying for the Master of Leadership in Global Christian Education and need more information visit the program page.
In 2022 we launched a 5-year, $100 million dollar Capital Campaign. This ambitious campaign includes a major overhaul to Prairie’s facilities in various areas on campus. It is a long-term investment to equip Prairie to expand our reach and impact students to meet the greatest needs of the world for God’s glory.
Encourage inmates in three institutions across Alberta to discover or reconnect with Jesus Christ. This fund assists the students studying the Certificate in Bible program with scholarships, resources for classes, and instruction.
Invest in the next generation of world changers for God’s Kingdom. Your gift to this fund reduces the burden of students’ tuition and allows more students to receive scholarships and bursaries each year.
Prairie College celebrates 100 years of encouraging a Biblical foundation for life and career. This fund contributes towards the general operating expenses of the College during the 5-year Capital Campaign: Expanding for Greater Impact.
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