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Prairie offers online courses in two modalities Online Education and HyFlex. 

Online Education courses can be started at any time then you may interact with your instructor and other students online, complete course readings, submit assignments, and write exams at your own pace within a four-month period. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise stated.  See full polices here

HyFlex courses allow students to join on-campus courses online via Zoom.  These courses follow the on-campus schedule which can be found on the Registrar’s Office webpage
To enroll in a HyFlex course contact the Registrar’s Office at 
registrar@prairie.edu
*Students will also be charge a college service fee for HyFlex courses. 

The dates each course is available for registration during the current academic year are listed in the course description. 
See the on-campus schedule for the complete listing of HyFlex courses.
 

Old Testament

Course Description:

A study of the first five books of the Bible, focusing on the historical, literary, and theological features of these books, as well as establishing a strong grounding in Torah principles in preparation for interpreting the rest of Scripture.

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Samuel Hildebrandt 

Textbook:  Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Pentateuch   ISBN 978-0830825516

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept. 1- Oct. 21) by Dr. Megan Roberts 

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

A study of the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings and Ezra-Nehemiah in their cultural, historical, and literary setting. Brief interaction with Ruth, Esther, and I and II Chronicles as they relate to the books associated with them. Focuses on interpretive and contextual issues, historical setting, cultural concerns, and their relevance in developing a strong biblical theology in today’s world.

Prerequisite: OT 112 Reading the Torah

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Samuel Hildebrandt 

Textbook:  Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Historical Books   ISBN 978-0830853106

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) by Dr. Megan Roberts 

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

A study of Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, focusing on historical, literary, and theological features with special emphases on Hebrew poetry and ancient Near Eastern Wisdom literature.

Prerequisite: OT 112 Reading the Torah; OT 221 Reading the Historical Books is recommended 

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Samuel Hildebrandt 

Textbook:  Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction   ISBN 9781844745371  
Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible   ISBN 9780728300927 
How to Read the Psalms   ISBN 9780877849414

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) by Dr. Megan Roberts 

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

A study of the Latter Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve), with Daniel and Lamentations, focusing on developing sensitivity to the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of these books. Class time will include discussion of the relevance of the prophetic books for contemporary critical issues.

Prerequisite: OT 221 Reading the Historical Books and OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature 

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 – Nov. 30 2022, May 1 – June 30 2023 created by Dr. Carmen Imes instructed by Dr. Megan Roberts  

Textbook:  NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible   ISBN 978-0310431589 
Interpreting the Prophets : Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophets   ISBN 978-0830824687 
Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubles Times   ISBN 978-0830836949

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6- April 26) by Dr. Megan Roberts 

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

New Testament

Course Description:

In this course, students are introduced to the story of Jesus Christ and his earliest disciples as told by the four Gospels and the book of Acts. Students will grow in their understanding of who Jesus is as well as in their ability to interpret the Bible by attending to its literary, historical, and theological character.

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 – 31 2022, Jan. 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Justin Allison   

Textbook:  Four Portraits, One Jesus   ISBN 978-0-310-22697-0

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Fall 2022 Term 2 (Oct. 31- Dec. 17) by Dr. Justin Allison  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

This course is an exercise in the disciplined and attentive listening to the text of Scripture as given in Paul’s letters. Sound interpretive skills will be practiced to discern what the text meant to its first recipients and what it means for church communities today. In reading the text, more focused attention will be given to the historical/cultural situations of the letters and the ways the gospel is contextualized.

Prerequisites: NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts 

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available Sept. 1 – Nov. 30 2022, May 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Justin Allison   

Textbook: TBA

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Winter Term 2 (March 6- April 26) by Dr. Justin Allison  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

In this course, students are introduced to the book of Hebrews, the Catholic epistles (James, 1, 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3, John, Jude), and the book of Revelation. This course will focus on the ways in which the earliest Christians navigated the eschatological tension between the first and second comings of Jesus. In the process, students will gain further understanding of the historical circumstances of Christians living in the late first-century Roman empire, as well as extend interpretive skills development (esp. literary analysis, canonical integration, history of interpretation, and theological appropriation).

Prerequisites: NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters 

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available Sept. 1 – Nov. 30 2022, May 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Justin Allison   

Textbook: Letters to the Church   ISBN 978-0-310-26-738

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Fall Term 1 (Sept. 1- Oct. 21) by Dr. Justin Allison  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

This course offers a literary, historical, and theological engagement with the Gospel of John—one of the most influential writings in the whole of Scripture. For John, the disclosure of God in and through his unique Son, portrayed in the Gospel, is the climactic event of history. Through a combination of audio, video, and reading, this course will feature a survey of John’s Gospel, noting significant distinctive themes along the way, such as Jesus’ “signs,” divine “glory,” and the relationship of John’s Gospel to the Old Testament. It will also highlight the main issues involved in reading and interpreting John’s Gospel, and some scholarly debates which affect our understanding.

Prerequisites: NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts 

When is it offered? 

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Joshua Coutts    

Textbook: The Word of Life: A Theology of John’s Gospel   ISBN  9780802829382

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: Note available as a HyFlex course 

Languages

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the basic grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew. The learning format is self-paced and structured around the material provided by Zondervan Academic Online Courses and a Hebrew workbook. The course instructor will monitor the learning process and students may email with questions if needed.

Course Format & Registration

Course material—including instructional videos by Miles Van Pelt, readings, interactive practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience. Please note that you will need to use Google Chrome browser for correct display of the Hebrew font. Purchase of Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Workbook, 3nd Edition, is required for completion of translation assignments. You can register anytime. Once enrolled, you will have four months to complete the course.

*Note: Due to the arrangement with Zondervan, Prairie is unable to refund enrollments in this course. This course cannot be audited.

Textbooks: 

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook   ISBN 0310270227
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia   ISBN 139781598561623
Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Available within course)  

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Course Description

This course builds on the material and learning of Hebrew I (OT 206) and completes the introduction to the basic grammar and vocabulary of Biblical Hebrew. Preparing students to read portions of the Hebrew Bible on their own, the course offers instruction in lexical and syntactical skills with a primary focus on the Hebrew verbal system. Like Hebrew I, this course is structured around the material provided by Zondervan Academic Online Courses and a Hebrew workbook. The course instructor will monitor the learning process and students may ask questions if needed.

Prerequisite: OT 206 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I

Course Format & Registration

Course material—including instructional videos by Miles Van Pelt, readings, interactive practice exercises, quizzes, and vocabulary review—is available online for study at your own convenience. Please note that you will need to use Google Chrome browser for correct display of the Hebrew font. Purchase of Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Workbook, 3rd Edition, is required for completion of translation assignments. You can register anytime. Once enrolled, you will have four months to complete the course.

*Note: Due to the arrangement with Zondervan, Prairie is unable to refund enrollments in this course. This course cannot be audited. 

Textbooks:

Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook   ISBN 0310270227
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia   ISBN 139781598561623
Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Available within course)

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This course provides an introduction to the grammar of Biblical Greek with special emphasis on learning the vocabulary and basic grammatical forms necessary to read and study the New Testament in its original language.

Course Format & Registration

All course material—including instructional videos by William D. Mounce, audio recordings, readings, and vocabulary exercises and review—is available online for study at your own convenience. The textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, 4th Edition, is integrated into the online material. You can register anytime. Once enrolled, you will have four months to complete the course.

*Note: Due to the arrangement with Zondervan, Prairie is unable to refund enrollments in this course. This course cannot be audited.

Textbook is included in online course.

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Introduction to Biblical Greek II picks up where Introduction to Biblical Greek I leaves off, digging deeper into the vocabulary and grammar of New Testament Greek.

Offered in partnership with Zondervan and BibleMesh, this course will allow you to gain (a) more extensive knowledge of Greek verbs and their various forms, (b) confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and cutting-edge vocabulary building tools, and (c) the foundational knowledge required to begin studying the New Testament in its original language.

Prerequisite: NT 206 Introduction to Biblical Greek I

Course Format & Registration

All course material—including instructional videos by William D. Mounce, audio recordings, readings, and vocabulary exercises and review—is available online for study at your own convenience. The textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, 4th Edition, is integrated into the online material. You can register anytime. Once enrolled, you will have four months to complete the course.

*Note: Due to the arrangement with Zondervan, Prairie is unable to refund enrollments in this course. This course cannot be audited.

Textbook included in online course.

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Theology

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the biblical, doctrinal, philosophical and historical “big picture” outlines of the Christian faith. The course aims to equip students with the skills to develop a Christian mind by assisting them in constructing a theological foundation for thinking and dealing with life’s most important issues. This course will also enable students to begin to think theologically and to construct a Christian worldview for the edification of the community of faith and to the glory of the almighty God whom we serve. 

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Bill Nyman    

Textbook: What Christians Ought to Believe: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostle’s Creed ISBN 9780310520924 
Plain Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine ISBN 9781636483283

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Fall 2022 Term 2 (Oct. 31- Dec. 17) by Dr. Ray Yeo  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

A systematic orientation to the centre of Christian theology—the life of the Triune God. This course will cover the doctrines of God, Trinity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and Revelation. It will also consider questions of method, including the sources and norms of theology. The discipline of theology will be approached as a practice of the church, both local and global, carried out for the benefit of the church’s life, its proclamation, and its service to the world.

Prerequisite: TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology 

Online Education:
Available May 1-11 2023 Dr. Ray Yeo    

Textbook: Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything   ISBN 9781433556371                                                                                         The Mosaic of Christian Belief    ISBN 9780830851256

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Winter 2023 (Jan. 9 – April 26) and Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6 – April 26) by Dr. Ray Yeo  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

The purpose of this course, following TH 210, is to provide a systematic orientation to the second half of the field of Christian theology—God’s creation. This course will cover the doctrines of creation, humanity, sin, salvation, church and last things. The discipline of theology will be approached as a practice of the church, both local and global, carried out for the benefit of the church’s life, its proclamation and its service to the world.

Prerequisite: TH 210 The God of the Gospel

Online Education:
Available July 1 – July 30 2022, Jan. 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Bill Nyman      

Textbook: From Eden to the New Jerusalem   ISBN 978-0825420153                                                                                                                                 The Mosaic of Christian Belief    ISBN 978-0830851256                                                                                                                                                        The Great Divorce   ISBN 978-0060652951

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:

Taught Fall 2022 (Sept 1 – Dec. 17) by Dr. Ray Yeo  

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

Deepens and expands the introduction to apologetics given in HF 111 Thinking and Writing. Examines various methodologies as well as objections and issues students are likely to encounter. Students gain familiarity with the evidences for the factuality of Christianity and learn how to refute non-Christian systems of thought. They are encouraged to develop a more incarnational (life-style) apologetic.

Prerequisite: TH 210 The God of the Gospel and either HF 110 Written Composition or HF 111 Thinking and Writing 

Online Education:
Available June 1 2022 – July 30 2023 taught by Dr. Bill Nyman      

Textbook: Thinking About Apologetics   ISBN 9780830839452                                                                                                                                            Five Views on Apologetics   ISBN 9780310224761                                                                                                                                                                   The End of Apologetics   ISBN 9780801035982

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: not available 

 

Course Description:

This course will look at God’s mission and the biblical foundation for doing mission-–including the nature and purpose of God, mission in the Old and New Testament, the essential missionary task, and the instruments of mission. We will also examine a number of contemporary models/paradigms/theologies of mission.

Prerequisite: TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology 

Online Education:
Available June 1 2022 – July 30 2023 taught by Dr. Ernie Koop      

Textbook:  There are no textbooks for this course 

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: Fall 2022 (Sept. 1 – Dec. 17) 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

You will be challenged toward intentional pursuit of a love relationship with God as a faithful discipleship response to His person and work. The course content will explore a Christian spiritual theology and practice, not as a formula or recipe, but rather as a transformational relationship with the triune God in which you have both responsibilities and privileges. The course is designed to stretch beyond a cognitive/intellectual exercise so that you will be encouraged to actively engage in the whole-hearted pursuit of relationship with God, both inside and outside of the classroom. The anticipated result is that you will know God more deeply, relate to Him as one intimately known by Him, and desire to make Him known to others.

Online Education:
Available June 1 2022 – July 30 2023 taught by Al Mertes       

Textbook: One Life   ISBN 978-0310277-668                                                                                                                                                                       Sacred Pathways   ISBN 9780310329886                                                                                                                                                                    Celebration of Discipline   ISBN 978-0060-62839-0

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept. 1 – Oct. 21) and Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Arts & Science

Course Description:

Thinking and Writing uses a focus on critical examination of the many views opposing the Christian faith to teach the skills of research, argumentation, and writing. The student critically engages with various perspectives he is likely to encounter in the workplace. A variety of writing exercises develops his ability to address opposing positions through appropriate research, analysis of resources, and proper and prayerful argumentation.

Online Education:
Available June 1 2022 – July 30 2023 taught by Dr. Bill Nyman       

Textbook: Why People Don’t Believe   ISBN 9780801013775                                                                                                                                               Mere Christianity   ISBN 9780060652920   
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics   ISBN 9780830833825

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:
Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept. 1 – Oct. 21) and Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28)

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu 

Course Description:

Thinking and Writing uses a focus on critical examination of the many views opposing the Christian faith to teach the skills of research, argumentation, and writing. The student critically engages with various perspectives he is likely to encounter in the workplace. A variety of writing exercises develops his ability to address opposing positions through appropriate research, analysis of resources, and proper and prayerful argumentation.

Online Education:
Available June 1 2022 – July 30 2023 taught by Tim Fodor        

Textbook: Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness   ISBN 9780898867565                                                                                                                                        

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: Not available 

Course Description:

This course covers, in survey fashion, the events and themes which make up the early part of the story of the western world. The chronological range extends from the period of the earliest known ancient near eastern civilizations through to the end of the medieval period (mid-15th century) in Europe. While related historical events in other parts of the globe will be used as reference points, the primary geographical stage will be the regions of the Middle East, the Mediterranean basin and the wider European subcontinent. The course focuses on key events, people and ideas which played a formative role in developing this collective entity referred to as Western Civilization.

Prerequisite: HF 111 Thinking and Writing

Online Education:
Available July 1 – Nov. 30 2022, May 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. James Enns        

Textbook: The Western World: A Narrative History   ISBN 9780134956237*

*May take time to ship

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:
Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course picks up the narrative of western civilization where HF 231 left off. It covers the period from the late Middle Ages to the late 20th century. Two key questions which the course seeks to answer are: 1) what is modernity? and 2) how has it formed western civilization and then the world beyond the West? Or, ‘How did the West become the West?’ While using political events as the primary reference points in mapping the historical narrative, the course will also examine a variety of other cultural events, people and movements which formed the spirit of the age. These include: religious/philosophical ideas, especially as they are expressed in art, architecture, music and literature; developments in the fields of science and commerce; and key social institutions/practices. Students will also practice the craft of history by producing an historical account of their own.

Prerequisite: HF 111 Thinking and Writing 

Online Education:
Available July 1 – Nov. 30 2022, May 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. James Enns        

Textbook: The Western World: A Narrative History   ISBN 9780134956237*

*May take time to ship

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:
Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6 – April 26) 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course describes and analyzes the range and nature of Christian expression around the world. This will be done in three ways: 1) by briefly describing the four main streams of Christianity evident today; 2) by examining the variety of expressions of indigenous Christianity in the various geographical regions of the globe, and major challenges Christians face in each region; and 3) by getting a brief introduction or how Christianity spread from its Hebrew roots in Palestine to becoming a global faith which is known today as World Christianity (Christianity whose agenda is no longer determined by churches in the nations of the West). The underlying question for Christians living in the West is, ‘What is our place and role in this recently altered global landscape of Christianity?’ This course will offer some possible answers to that question.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Emma Karin Emgard         

Textbook: Great Commission Great Compassion: Following Jesus and Loving the World   ISBN 978-083084437-1 
The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance   ISBN 978-1587433993   
On the Way With Jesus: A Passion for Mission   ISBN 0836194152

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:
Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6 – April 26) taught by Dr. James Enns 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

An introduction to the major psychological perspectives on human behaviour and cognitive processes including sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, human development, motivation, emotion, personality, health, disorders and therapy. Psychological principles are discussed in light of a Christian worldview and their contribution to a broader understanding of human behaviour.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – July 30 2022, Jan. 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Kevin Peters          

Textbook: Exploring Psychology in Modules 11th ed.   -students may also rent the e-book. 

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex:
Fall 2022 Term 2 (Oct. 31 – Dec. 17) taught by Kevin Peters  

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

An introduction to the major psychological perspectives on human behaviour and cognitive processes including sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, human development, motivation, emotion, personality, health, disorders and therapy. Psychological principles are discussed in light of a Christian worldview and their contribution to a broader understanding of human behaviour.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Kevin Peters          

Textbook: Sociology 9th (Canadian Edition)   ISBN 9780134308043 – also available to rent  

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: Not available  

 

Course Description:

This introductory course will assist in nurturing leadership character, convictions and competencies. The foundational content will explore a theology and philosophy of leadership, investigate the formation of a Christian leader and survey the primary tasks of leadership. Building on this foundation, you will receive contextualized training for the specific leadership ministry in which you will be serving during the academic year. You will be challenged toward becoming a godly influencer of others.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Char Bates         

Textbook: Spiritual Leadership: Moving People to God’s Agenda   ISBN 978-14336-6918-7                              
The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership   ISBN 0787955876  
How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership   ISBN 9780310293156

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Summer 2022 Aug. 20-27 taught by Dr. Glenn Loewen and Mark Maxwell   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This introductory course will assist in nurturing leadership character, convictions and competencies. The foundational content will explore a theology and philosophy of leadership, investigate the formation of a Christian leader and survey the primary tasks of leadership. Building on this foundation, you will receive contextualized training for the specific leadership ministry in which you will be serving during the academic year. You will be challenged toward becoming a godly influencer of others.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – July 30 2022, Jan. 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Dr. James Enns         

Textbooks: The Beginnings of Western Science 2nd Ed.   ISBN 978-0226482057  
Making Modern Science: a Historical Survey   ISBN 978-0226365763

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept 1 – Oct. 21) 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Intercultural Studies

Course Description:

A basic understanding of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the major world religions will allow Christians to be more effective in their witness for Christ in today’s multicultural world. After a survey of the ideas, philosophy, doctrine, and major practices of the main religions we will discuss how our Gospel witness can be/should be contextualized to people from a particular world religion. We will not include Christianity or Judaism in our study.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 –  June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Emma Karin Emgard      

Textbooks: Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement ISBN: 9781540964915  
Encountering World Religions: A Christian Introduction ISBN: 9780310588603  
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity ISBN: 9780310092643

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept 1 – Oct. 21) taught by Dr. Emma Karin Emgard 

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

In this course, we will deal with foundational principles for communication between people from different cultures. You will learn to be aware of the influence of thinking processes, worldviews, plus verbal and non-verbal behaviours. We will also cover aspects of anxiety and uncertainty that everyone faces when communicating with someone from a different culture. Most of the assignments will relate to you applying the teaching to your own interaction in your host nation.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 –  June 30 2023 taught by Dr. Emma Karin Emgard      

Textbooks: Things Fall Apart   ISBN 978-0385667838  
Cross-Cultural Conflict   ISBN 978-0830816577   
Effective Intercultural Communication   ISBN 978-0801026638

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6 – April 26) taught by Dr. Mike Schmidt  

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Contextualization is a term used in mission contexts that carries a variety of different meanings and applications. There are many contextualization models used in Christian ministry and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. The reasons why mission practitioners use a particular model is often implicitly anchored to specific theological convictions or philosophical presuppositions. This course material seeks to parse out the different contextualization models so that students can weigh the veracity of each in light of scripture. This is a directed study course for students studying abroad, where the instructor assists students in demonstrating how a particular contextualization model might be applied to their different field locations.

Course Description

Field Contextualization is designed to equip students to recognize, examine and implement the various contextualization models used in modern missions. Students will understand their philosophical foundations, strengths and weaknesses, and demonstrate how a model of their choosing might be applied in a particular context.

Prerequisite: SJ 101 Social Justice Foundations

Course Format & Registration

You will need an internet-enabled desktop, laptop or tablet to participate. Online lessons include textbook readings, audio and video segments, forum discussions, written assignments, and delivery of two expository Bible messages. You can register anytime. Online Education students will have four months to complete the course (GlobeTREK students will have until June 30). If receiving college credit is not important to you, you can sign up for personal interest at a reduced price! Phone 1.800.785.4226 or email online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

Textbooks:

Contextualizing the Faith   ISBN 1540960005

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Ministry

Course Description:

An orientation to gospel coaching in its relation to ministry; in-class and out of class practicum involves small group coaching networks and observation. Students will discover that coaching comes from whom God has shaped us and come to appreciate gospel language in the ministry life of Jesus.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 –  June 30 2023 taught by Roger Helland      

Textbooks: Gospel Coach   ISBN 9780310494324 
Gospel Coach Workbook   ISBN 9780615972237

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

An introduction to contemporary youth and pastoral ministry. Students will examine youth and church culture, various models of youth and pastoral ministry, the biblical and theological foundations for reaching and discipling today’s youth and families as well as a short study on the history of youth ministry. The areas of programming, teaching, recruiting, volunteers, and administration, developing relationships with students and families, and personal care in ministry will also be covered.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – July 30 2022 – Jan. 1- June 30 2023 taught by Kelly Steffen    

Textbooks: Jesus Driven Ministry   ISBN 9781581348514 
Old Path, New Power: Awakening Your Church   ISBN 9780802414465

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept 1 – Oct. 21) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to preaching and youth communication that covers the creation, development and execution of sermons. In this course, students will have the opportunity to deliver sermons in various settings, even on radio. It is the belief that you learn public speaking through experiential learning.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – July 30 2022 – Jan. 1- June 30 2023 taught by Kelly Steffen    

Textbooks: Preaching God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon   ISBN 978-0310248873 
Secrets of Dynamic Communications   ISBN 9780849921902  
Communicating for a Change   ISBN 978-1-59052-2

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Fall 2022 Term 2 (Oct. 31 – Dec. 17) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to preaching and youth communication that covers the creation, development and execution of sermons. In this course, students will have the opportunity to deliver sermons in various settings, even on radio. It is the belief that you learn public speaking through experiential learning.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Roger Helland     

Textbooks: The Supremacy of God in Preaching   ISBN 978-0801017087 
Preaching God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon   ISBN 978-0310536246

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: not offered 

Course Description:

This course focuses on a Biblical understanding and appreciation of God, as a missional God and the church as God’s missional agent in the world. Explores the genesis and development of new initiatives as a substantial ministry in the life of a Christ follower. Students will have hands-on training and study in the observation, development, and rebirth of new missional initiatives. As well, students will formulate a personal missional philosophy for ministry. The pastoral core competencies of evangelism and leadership stem from this course.

Online Education:
Available July 1 2022 – June 30 2023 taught by Roger Helland     

Textbooks: Building a Discipleship Culture   ISBN 978-0982452103 
The Tangible Kingdom   ISBN 978-0470188979 
Small is Big, Slow is Fast   ISBN 978-0310517016

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: not offered 

Course Description:

An introduction to contemporary youth and pastoral ministry. Students will examine youth and church culture, various models of youth and pastoral ministry, the biblical and theological foundations for reaching and discipling today’s youth and families as well as a short study on the history of youth ministry. The areas of programming, teaching, recruiting, volunteers, administration, developing relationships with students and families, and personal care in ministry will also be covered.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Al Mertes     

Textbooks: The 9: Best Practices for Youth Ministry   ISBN 9780764441349  
Youth Ministry 3.0   ISBN 9780310668664  
The Core Realities of Youth Ministries   ISBN 9780310255130

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Fall 2022 Term 1 (Sept. 1 – Oct. 21) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course examines the teaching methodology of Jesus in principles and practice for teachers of youth. Students will be introduced to curriculum design and teaching methods that will help them become more effective teachers. We will explore several teaching styles that bring lessons to life with feeling and impact.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Al Mertes     

Textbooks: Teaching Like Jesus   ISBN 978-0310223474 
Creative Teaching Methods   ISBN 978-0781452564

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Winter 2023 Term 1 (Jan. 9 – Feb. 28) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu

Course Description:

This course will examine various styles and philosophies of youth ministry along with a comprehensive tour of Alberta churches and parachurch organizations.

Prerequisite: YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods 

Online Education:
Available July 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Al Mertes     

Textbooks: Youth Ministry in the 21st Century   ISBN 9780801049675  
Meet Generation Z   ISBN 9780801017018

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Not offered 

 

Course Description:

This course is designed as a capstone course to cover various topics found in the church and parachurch ministry. This course will look at current trends and issues as they relate to youth/pastoral ministry. Students will also assist in the research and presentation of course topics related to present and future ministry.

Online Education:
Available July 1 – June 30 2023 taught by Al Mertes     

Textbooks: Leading from the Second Chair   ISBN 9780787977399 
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry   ISBN 9780310240457

Register here or contact online.ed@prairie.edu for more information.

HyFlex: 
Winter 2023 Term 2 (March 6 – April 26) taught by Kelly Steffen   

Textbooks: see the Library webpage for a current textbook list

To register please contact the Registrar’s office registar@prairie.edu