The PRIME Experience: Practical Research and Immersion in Ministry Effectiveness

From: Volume 7, Issue 1: Spring 2010, Experiential Learning Pages 186-198

Abstract

In the mid-1990s, Huntington University revised their traditional, undergraduate Bachelor of Science ministry preparation program to include Practical Research and Immersion in Ministry Effectiveness, more commonly known as PRIME. PRIME is a 7-month, full-time practical ministry assignment that allows students to integrate cognitive input, ministry experience, spiritual formation, and critical reflection. This integrated model is consistent with Ted Ward's split-rail fence curriculum model, which is expanded in Fred Holland's two-track model. The Ministry and Missions Department at Huntington University conducted an alumni survey in 2007 that revealed common PRIME learning outcomes.

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