Centennial: Joy in the Journey
100 Years & Counting
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Through faith in Christ of those who went before us, and by the grace of God, it will soon be 100 years since Prairie College opened its doors to the first class for Bible studies.
Learn more about the Centennial theme, “Joy in the Journey: 100 Years & Counting” as we celebrate all that God has done, is doing, and will continue to do here at Prairie.
Sukkot: Come and Tabernacle With Us
100 years is an incredible testament to God’s faithfulness to our school. We considered what kind of celebration might be fitting to honour this legacy, and we settled on Sukkot as a meaningful experience to welcome alumni back to the Prairie campus.
As followers of Jesus, we need the daily reminder that we live in temporary shelters. Just as Jewish believers would journey to Jerusalem abiding in tents for the Feast of Tabernacles.
Videos of Centennial... All in one place!
Perhaps you weren’t able to make it here to campus this summer, or perhaps you did but missed one of the speakers. Fortunately, we recorded all the speaker sessions, so now you can watch them at your convenience. Click the button below for the whole list of videos
Check out our Speaker & Artist Bios
To find the list of Attendees, go to our registration site using the link to the right. On the left side you’ll see a list of options. Click on the one that says “Attendees” to see the entire alphabetical list of attendees.
As many have suggested that it would be difficult to travel more than once, we would like to recognize the classes of 1971 and 1972 during the same week as the Centennial Celebration July 13-17, 2022. However, to ensure everyone has time to participate in the celebrations, we have tentatively placed the Re-Grad ceremonies on Wednesday, July 13 @ 9:30 a.m. for the class of 1971, and Wednesday, July 13 @ 12:30 p.m. for the class of 1972.
How did Prairie start?
During the early 1920’s a few families in the Three Hills area saw there was a need for young people to receive a Biblical foundation for life, work, and ministry.
Fergus Kirk (top right) sent an inquiry to Midland Bible Institute in Kansas for someone to come and teach. In response to this request, in 1922 L.E. Maxwell (bottom right) arrived.
The first class started studies in two classrooms in one of the McElheran farm houses. Then as the school grew they moved closer to Three Hills and expanded the facilities to better accommodate the student numbers.
Since these early years, the college grew in both student size and program options equipping students to be Christ-centered, Bible-based, and missional examples in their workplaces.
To view more about our history and presidents, see the About page.