All our programmes are underpinned by our operating principles:
Prayer, discernment and obedience to God underpin all that we do.
We regard God as the source of all goodness, love and life and those who promote these things do God’s work whether they acknowledge him or not.
We recognise that human life comprises body, mind and spirit and that healing is most effective when all three aspects are addressed together.
We look to the person of Jesus as our model of excellence in the relationship between patient and healer, and for personal values in all our personal and corporate conduct.
While we seek to model Jesus in our practice and teaching, and in no way want to deny Him, we do not proselytise.
PRIME represents a worldwide community that shares the ethos, values and goals which have defined and shaped its work from the outset.
The predominant agencies and focus for achieving our goals are the affiliated PRIME groups across the world, including the UK.
The historic UK base for PRIME International is committed in servanthood to coordinate and support such groups in any way necessary for them to mature to autonomy - motivated and equipped to teach, train teachers, generate teaching materials, expand PRIME into new areas, and contribute to the greater PRIME family.
The work of PRIME International will include exploring new opportunities to establish autonomous groups based on location or specialisation. In doing this we recognise the need in each case for focused, capable and committed leadership locally to carry the work forward.
Our teaching, and the materials that support it, must consistently and constantly represent our values-based approach and our priority to re-integrate the spiritual, psychological and social with the biophysical dimension of health and health care.
Our commitment to truth and integrity is expressed in our supportive relationships and in our teaching where we seek to adhere to, and promote the truth both of Scripture and of science as supported by both historic and contemporary evidence.
In the context of ongoing, supportive relationships, we appreciate the many gifts of time, expertise, creativity, skills, commitment, prayer and finance that we receive towards the work of PRIME.
The value of generosity underpins our operating pattern of tutors and leaders contributing their time, travel, expertise and the production of learning materials at no or minimal cost to the organisation. But this pattern is sustainable only by those with a high income. That should not diminish or restrict others who cannot contribute in this way; these should be fully valued as part of our international community and gain benefit from our support to progress the development of PRIME in their local area.
While we hold generosity as a key value for our organisation and are eager to expand our work, we will use our resources - money, staff and volunteers, time, and skills - prayerfully with thoughtfulness, prudence, and care.