Events

Global Social Justice Conference
Events

January 19-20, 2018

The disciples' rebuke of people who brought their children to Jesus, prompted Christ's reply, "Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such is the kingdom of heaven." His concern reached out to the powerless, the vulnerable, and the voiceless. 

The main purpose of The Global Social Justice Conference is to educate and inspire participants to respond to the biblical mandate of justice toward those to whom Christ was referring. Attending the conference will increase your awareness of critical issues faced by people in Canada and around the world and illustrate ways the local church can effectively respond to needs

Location: CrossRoads Church, Red Deer, AB

 

 

Schedule
Friday, January 19:
6:30 PM - 10 PM ~ Including Brian Doerksen in concert

Saturday, January 20:
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
*More specific details will be added to the schedule soon* 

Hosts

Participating Agencies
International Justice Mission
Food for the Hungry Canada 
World Vision 
Medical Missions International 
Samaritan's Purse 

Deeper 2018
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February 9-12, 2018

Deeper is for youth in grades 9-12. It includes great music and worship, powerful messages and challenging workshops that encourage teens to go DEEPER in their commitment to know Christ and make Him known.

We have awesome speakers and workshops that will challenge, encourage and inspire you to grow further in your walk with God. To learn more about the workshops, please see their descriptions below.

Great Sessions. Great Worship. Great Experience. 

Invest in the future of your teen. 

Individual Registration                     Group Registration

 

Main Speaker

To say Joel is energetic is an understatement. He lives life to the fullest & shows the love of Christ to teens in Kelowna and beyond. He started a houseboat /camp ministry, designed and developed RUSH a teen conference that draws in 1000’s of teens from all over B.C. He has done some of the craziest things to draw teens to Christ.

Schedule

Friday, February 9
6:00-7:00PM | Registration
7:30-8:45PM | Games in the Gym
8:45-10:45PM | Concert
12:00AM | Lights Out

Saturday, February 10 
9:00-10:00AM | Workshop #1
10:00-11:00AM | Brunch / Break
11:00-12:00PM | Workshop #1 Continued
12:15-1:30PM | Main Session #1
1:30-2:30PM | Crowd Breaker Games
2:30-3:00PM | Snack
3:00-4:00PM | Workshop #2
4:00-4:15PM | Break
4:15-5:15PM | Workshop #2 Continued
5:15-6:15PM | Supper
7:00-10:00PM | Main Session #2
12:00 AM | Lights Out

Sunday, February 11
9:30-10:30AM | Brunch
10:30-12:30PM | Closing Session #3
Send off by Prairie Students

Workshops

Morning Workshops
1 - Making Sense of the Old Testament
2 - Apologetics: Defending your Faith
3 - Getting the most out of your devotional life
4 - Music and Your Heart
5 -Loving God with all of who you are
6 -The Big Story: Part 1&2

Afternoon Workshops 
1 - The Big Story: Part 3&4
2 - Apologetics: Defending your faith
3 - Pornography and How it Affects your Friends
4 - Discerning God's will: What the heck am I supposed to do
5 - Sharing your Faith with your Friends
6 -My Brain: What is going on inside my head

Camp Days 2018
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January 11-12,  2018

Once again, we're excited about this year's Camp Days at Prairie!

These two jam-packed days are designed to help you connect with our students about summer opportunities. Prairie has students in a variety of unique programs that could enhance your camp ministry, including: Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Camp Ministry, Explore Certificate in Wilderness & Leadership (1-year), Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Outdoor Leadership (4-year), Practical Nursing (camp nurses), Digital Media (A/V technicians), Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral (speakers), Diploma in Music & Worship Arts (worship leaders), and Diploma in Sports Ministry & Management.

Let's continue to reach kids with the love of Christ through adventure and fun!

Please consider joining us for Camp Days 2018! For more information, please contact us at campdays@prairie.edu or call 1-800-661-2425.

Registration Fees:

The Camp Rep fee includes a display table for your camp, lunch and dinner on Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Additional costs you may select will be nights of accommodation in our dorms.

Register

Schedule: [click here]

Campus Map & Directions to Prairie: [click here]

Alternative Accomodations
Bed & Breakfast
Heartland Haven - 403.443.1463

Hotel
Best Western - 403.443.7889
Super 8 - 403.443.8888

Motel
Rest Easy Motel - 403.443.2188
Lamplighter Inn - 403.443.5919

GCC 2018
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March 14-15, 2018

This Jesus... Unstoppable

 

Prairie's Annual Missions conference is one of the highlights of our year! All conference events are free to students, staff, and community.

Lawrence Tong
Lawrence's spiritual journey began with a commitment to Jesus Christ at an evangelistic meeting in Singapore in 1973. He visited one of the Operation Mobilization (OM) ships, Logos, when it sailed to Singapore in 1974 and a year later he joined OM. His leadership journey has included among other places, serving as OM country leader for Taiwan.  After the 2008 earthquake he and a team of local partners established a fast growing work in the Sichuan region with a significant focus on welfare and agricultural programs. Lawrence combines an infectious enthusiasm for both the mission of OM and the well-being of its members around the world. And in 2013, he became the International Director of OM International. Lawrence and his American wife, Susan, have two adult sons, Josh and Benji, of whom they are extraordinarily proud. If you would like to learn more about him, please click here.

Brother Yun
Brother Yun was born 1958 in a poor family in China. He became a Christian when he was 16 and God called him to be His evangelist. Within a year he was arrested and while he has paid a heavy price for his witness (imprisoned 3 times) but he has seen also seen God do many miracles. Many people have come to the Lord through his ministry. He escaped from China in 2001 but he continues his ministry from Germany. His vision is to see the Chinese church evangelizing the unreached peoples from eastern provinces of China, westwards towards Jerusalem—most of these nations are Muslim—the movement is called “Back to Jerusalem.” If you would like to learn more about him, please click here.

Schedule
Wednesday, March 14 | Session | 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 15 | Session | 9:00, 10:30 AM, & 7:00 PM

Recordings of main sessions will be made available at www.prairie.edu/podcasts.

Location
Rick Down Athletic Centre (RDAC)
403 6th Ave N, Three Hills, AB
[View Campus Map & Directions to Prairie]

Information & Questions
Phone: 403.443.5511
Email: gcc@prairie.edu

Meals
Sanford Hanson Dining Room
A la carte with prices ranging from approx. $2.50-$14.00
Cash, debit or credit card payment accepted.
You are also welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat with the students.

Maxwell Centre Atrium Café
Bakery items (muffins, cinnamon rolls, assorted cookies)
Soup of the day
Beverages (Tazo teas, Seattle’s Best coffee, espresso, frozen drinks, etc)

Accommodations
There are a limited number of dorm rooms available. Please call 403.443.5511 ext. 3733 or email gcc@prairie.edu for availability. Accommodation alternatives in Three Hills include the following:

Bed & Breakfast
Heartland Haven - 403.443.1463

Hotel
Best Western Diamond Inn - 403.443.7889
Super 8 - 403.443.8888

Motel
Rest Easy Motel - 403.443.2188
Lamplighter Inn - 403.443.5919

Missions Heritage
Birthed in our distinctive missions heritage, Prairie's annual missions conference focuses on the outward commitment of the Christian to answer the call of Christ. Our goals for the Conference are to challenge all members of the Prairie community:

  • To embrace the biblical message of the global mission of God through anointed preaching. God’s mission originates in His nature, finds initiative in His divine will, and is expressed in the mandate of Christ to “go and make disciples of all nations.” God has called, equipped, and empowered the Church to participate as His servant in the responsibility and privilege of His mission.
  • To expose the community to the current works of God in global mission. God is continuing in His mission today through the worldwide witness of congregations to the gospel of Jesus Christ in every culture.
  • To engage in all realms of personal responsibility and influence to join God in His mission. The faithful Christian servant is to participate in the mission of God through willing submission to God’s unique design and calling.

Read more about Prairie's history and commitment to world missions.

Brian Doerksen's New Album
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PRAIRIE COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBER, JUNO AWARD WINNER, BRIAN DOERKSEN, RELEASES BRAND NEW ALBUM

Three Hills, AB (October 6, 2017): From the writer of such classic songs as Come, Now is the Time to Worship, Refiner’s Fire, Faithful One, and The River comes a brand new album entitled GRATEFUL. Brian Doerksen is known for his powerful lyrics combined with sing-able melodies and this long-awaited project will not disappoint.

With a release date of October 27, 2017, the first single has recently shipped to radio stations in North America. Based on words from the ancient prophet, Micah Six Eight provides a timely message for a world that is rapidly changing. With escalating tension between nations, natural disasters and increasingly violent extremism, the words “Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly” are needed more than ever. 

GRATEFUL comes after a seven-year hiatus during which Doerksen went through what he describes as a “long, hard winter.” His heart was broken as the church he had helped plant went through a time of conflict, scattering hundreds. “I lost my words and struggled with depression and hopelessness,” he says. “In the middle of the darkness and disorientation I was sure I would never write original songs again. Thankfully, I was wrong. Five years later the first song (Scars On His Hands) marked the beginning of the spring thaw. Over the past two years, the songs have returned, expressing gratitude that only comes after a journey through darkness. The new songs sound like me, but a new version of me—one that has gone through a tough season and found hope again.”

The new project explores themes of gratitude, love and the suffering and resurrection of Jesus and varies in its production from lush, orchestrated songs to sparse, intimate moments.

Established in 1922, Prairie College is an interdenominational community that seeks to equip and mentor individuals through biblically integrated education for life and careers that will meet the greatest needs of the world for the glory of God. Prairie’s president Mark Maxwell commented on Doerksen’s new project: “Music has always played an integral part in the life of the college since its very early days and in establishing the Music & Worship Arts program, we sought the help and support of veteran singer, songwriter and worship leader Brian Doerksen. We are thrilled that Brian is recording again and look forward to this album getting out there and heard by people all over the world.”

Regarding his involvement with Prairie College, Doerksen says, “I’m thrilled to be personally giving leadership to the new Music & Worship Arts program at Prairie. Our heart beat is creativity and culture- making in our musical mother tongue. We are exploring how the singer-songwriter serves the community and how those with a calling to music ministry and worship leadership serve the church. Those who show promise either as a songwriting worship leader or a singer-songwriter will record an EP of original songs as their graduation project.” 

Official Press Release

2nd Annual Pilots Athletics Alumni Tournament
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March 24, 2018

Prairie College is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Prairie Pilots Athletics Alumni Tournament will be happening on March 24, 2018! Last year we had over 40 former Pilots athletes competing, some of them in multiple sports and we are hoping to increase this number for this coming event! Sign up with athletes from your previous teams and see if your era has what it takes to claim the “Greatest Team” title.

When: March 24, 2018
What: Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal Alumni Tournament
Where: Prairie College – Rick Down Athletic Centre (R.D.A.C.)
Who: Men’s & Women’s Athletic Alumni
Why: Re-engaging former students with what is currently happening with the Prairie Pilots and
enjoying the competition of sport

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Individual fee: $25 dollars. Fees include: T-shirt, brunch on Saturday morning, & a minimum of 3 games. Contact Clinton Nigh (clinton.nigh@prairie.edu) for signing up as a team and receiving a team discounted price.

This is not meant to be a fundraising event but is meant to re-engage alumni with what is currently happening with the Prairie Pilots.

If you have any questions you can contact Clinton Nigh (clinton.nigh@prairie.edu)

 

Consider Lecture - Dr. Yuan
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November 9-10, 2017 (Recording now available)

Come hear a powerful testimony from Dr. Christopher Yuan as he articulates a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal transformation from an agnostic gay man to a Bible professor. Not only does God turn his unbelief into belief, but God also freed him from the bondage of drugs and promiscuity. This inspirational story of redemption and grace transcends the topic of sexual identity touching on issues such as drug addiction, promiscuity, incarceration and HIV.

Dr. Yuan's message of redemption is one that points to our Heavenly Father who is calling all of us prodigals to run to Him. Christopher casts a compelling vision of not embracing our sexuality, but embracing Christ, thus shattering the paradigms of gay and straight and pointing us toward the biblical standard of holy sexuality.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00am-11:00am | Holy Sexuality (Testimony) - North Auditorium
7:00pm-8:15pm | Texts & Hermeneutics - North Auditorium

Friday, November 10, 2017
10:00am-11:00am | LGB Issues & the Christian Campus - North Auditorium

All three sessions are now posted on our Soundcloud page which can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/prairiecollege/sets

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over eight years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks in conferences (such as The Gospel Coalition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, InterVarsity’s Urbana and the Moody Pastors’ Conferences and Men’s Conference), on college campuses and in churches (such as Saddleback Church and Willow Creek Community Church). He has co-authored with his mother their memoir (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary.

Consider Lecture - Dr. Houston
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November 7, 2017

Join us as we welcome Dr. James Houston:
Community Chapel at 10AM | North Auditorium | "SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT HEARS"

Consider Lecture at 7PM | Maxwell Centre | THE CHALLENGE OF 'A FLUID CULTURE’ TO THE FORMATION OF CHRISTIAN IDENTITY 

Dr. James Houston is a founding father of Regent College. "He is a prolific author, editor, and Christian scholar, and is respected worldwide as a leader in educating and equipping laypersons. His major areas of interest include the Christian classics, historical theology, and the traditions of Christian spirituality."

Solitary Refinement
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November 15, 2017 | North Auditorium 

Christian Life Week this Fall!
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September 19-21, 2017

Prairie will host Christian life week, a series of chapels focused on deeper commitment and connection to Christ.

This year, Phil Callway, author, speaker and founder of LaughAgain will be speaking each of the three mornings, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in chapel at 10:00 am. 

Purpose of Christian Life Week Series
Christian Life Week focuses on the inner life of the Christian. This series will challenge Prairie community members to:

1) Embrace the “crucified life” through the identification with Christ in his death and resurrection.

2) Pursue passionate relational intimacy with Christ.

3) Engage in the process of spiritual growth in Christ.

Prairie Pilots - Golf Tournament
Sports

September 12, 2017

Prairie College's Athletics Department is excited to invite you to their Annual Golf Tournament happening on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Sundre Golf Course. Your participation in the tournament will help support the Prairie Pilots' upcoming athletic season as well as special projects at the Rick Down Athletics Centre.

Sign up with a Team (foursome) or as an individual golfer. There is also a special price for Prairie College Alumni who sign up as an alumni team. While fundraising is our objective, one of our main goals is to reconnect with alumni and friends of Prairie College while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Rocky Mountain Foothills.

A portion of the registration fees is eligible for a charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes. If a single individual pays for a team entry, only the individual who pays the fee is eligible to receive an income tax receipt. 

If you have any other questions regarding the Prairie College Annual Golf Tournament or would like to support us through an In-Kind Donation please contact Clinton Nigh at clinton.nigh@prairie.edu or 403-443-5511 ext. 3881.

Registration  Sponsor Registration

Registration deadline: September 5th

Prices:
Individual Golfer: $275 (Tax receipt of $120) 
Team Entry: $900 (Tax receipt of $285)
Alumni Team Entry: $750 (Tax receipt of $135) 
(to qualify as an Alumni Team, a minimum of 3 participants must be Prairie College alumni)

Traveler’s Tales Concert
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September 12, 2017

The Music & Worship Arts department is thrilled to host this combination of musicians. The concert will include Ryan McAllister, Northern Hymns, and Coalmont! Each group has a unique blend of Folk Canadian storytelling and a way of praising God. 

September 12 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets are available online here or at the Maxwell Centre reception desk:
$10 per person
$20 per family (2 adults and up to 4 kids) 

Walk Thru the Bible
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September 14, 21, 26, & 28

Prairie is thrilled to host the Walk Thru the Bible seminar and welcomes others to join the students for the four night program! As part of the freshmen class, “Spiritual Theology,” the students will be participating in this seminar! It will enhance their understanding of the Old Testament and New Testament so they can have a deeper relationship with God and be better equipped to share the Gospel with others. 

September 14, 21, 26, 28 @ 6:30 PM | North Auditorium 
$50 ~ Adult Rate: Seminar and Workbook 
$42 ~ Student Rate: Seminar and Workbook

For more information and to register, contact Kendi Dyck at kendi.dyck@prairie.edu or (403) 443-5511.