Mokahum Indian Bible School was founded in 1948 by the Christian and Missionary Alliance as a residential 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 Ministry Center 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” comes from an Ojibwe word meaning “sunrise” or “new day.” Our vision for Mokahum Ministry Center is that Native people will come here to experience their own new beginning, moving forward with hope into the future God has planned for them. We wish to build a learning community that will in turn build the Church as Native students become equipped to love and serve Jesus Christ within their own culture and around the world.