“Mokahum” is an Ojibwe word that means “new beginning.”  Our hope is to bring our Native American people to a new beginning.   From that new beginning, our objective is to assist in developing and maturing followers of Jesus Christ.  Our focus is discipleship and leadership training, ministry training, and life skills development. Our students come from all over the United States and Canada. You can come to Mokahum, learn from veteran ministry leaders, build lifetime friendships, and develop your gifts in the local church.

It is exciting as I talk to our graduates and hear of what God is doing in their lives and ministries!  We are committed to partnering with you in the work that God wants to do in your life!

Paul Straubel, Director of CIM

Our purpose:

To bring Native American people to life and maturity in Christ by equipping disciples and training leaders through culturally relevant biblical education, ministry training, and life skills development.

Our mission:

To see a growing force of Native American believers who have been established in their faith and trained as leaders so that Christ’s church will grow—both on and off reservations—through the evangelization of the lost, equipping of believers, preparing of leaders, and sending of missionaries.

Our objectives:

  • Biblical Education: To equip students with a basic understanding of the Bible, the essentials of historic Christian theology, and the necessary disciplines for growth and maturity in the faith.
  • Ministry Training: To facilitate students formation of an ongoing commitment to a local church body, and encourage the active use of their spiritual gifts in ministries of the church, local outreaches, and missions experiences.
  • Life Skills Development: To guide each student in his/her development as a whole person—spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social—through mentoring, practical work experience, and possibly other avenues such as counseling or continuing education, depending on the individual’s needs.