We exist to help disciples make disciples.

Years of Ministry
Since our Founding in 1948
Since 2006
Acres of Property
On our Campus
Lunches Served
(We lost count)

We are a discipleship training center for adults, designed to bring Native American and First Nations people to life and maturity in Christ by equipping disciples and training leaders through biblical education, character formation, and ministry training.

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Our History

Mokahum Indian Bible School was founded in 1948 by the Christian and Missionary Alliance as a school providing Bible training to Native Americans. Over the next 30 years, students from many tribes came to Mokahum to study, going on to become pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders in communities and reservations all over North America.

After Mokahum’s closure in 1978, the school sat vacant for nearly 30 years. In 2006, the Alliance offered to give the property to Oak Hills Center for Indian Ministries for the reestablishment of a Native training center.

The new Mokahum Discipleship Ministry is a community where Native Christians can come to receive mentoring, ministry training, and biblical education that will prepare them for life and service in the body of Christ. It is a safe place where followers of Jesus Christ can together build a strong foundation to withstand adversity, to grow in love for God and others, and to serve Christ faithfully.

Mokahum is...


We are a community who learns, grows, and does life together – as students and as instructors.


Our course work is outcome-based, which means that we are done when we are living out what we have learned. For this reason there is no time limit on time at Mokahum – students graduate when they have mastered what they are learning.


We fulfill the Great Commission when we make disciples. Everything we do at Mokahum is designed to be reproduced with others.

What We Believe

Meet Our Team

Paul Mitchell

Mohakum Director

Paul is a member of the Lakota Rosebud Tribe and has served as a church planter on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

Paul Jorgensen

Director of Discipleship

Paul has over 45 years of ministry experience, serving in evangelistic music ministry, youth ministry, church-planting in the country of Austria, and church leadership in the U.S.  He is passionate about making disciples who make disciples.

Kwisnd Clelland

Campus Life Director

Dan Hovestol

Admissions Advisor / Accounting

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