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.
The basic format of the “Service” program is that 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.