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In addition to the 39 hours required of all Christian Ministry majors, the AI Degree Program will include the following courses:

MIN2453 Foundations in American Indian Ministry             3 hours                       

MIN3333 American Indian Hermeneutics                                3 hours

MIN4323 American Indian Theology                                          3 hours

MIN4533 Christian Counseling with American Indians       3 hours

MIN3323 American Indian Homiletics                                       3 hours

MIN4523 Internship in American Indian Ministry                 3 hours

Students wanting more information should contact Assistant Professor Kyle Taylor at [email protected] .

Goals of the Degree Program

The goal of the degree program in American Indian Ministry is to develop Christian leaders who will be prepared to evangelize, disciple, and develop leaders in the native church.

Specifically, the successful student will

  • Develop a philosophy of American Indian ministry utilizing the concepts of contextualization, redemptive analogy, and incarnational ministry
  • Display the unique characteristics of effective leadership that are exercised for effectiveness in the native church (traits of the West – action)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of biblical hermeneutics through the lens of native culture, life and tradition (traits of the North-the mind)
  • Demonstrate skills in preaching and teaching in the context of the native church (traits of the East-the spirit)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how, in Christian counseling, to apply the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the “soul wounding” of American Indians that has resulted in intergenerational trauma as acted out in alcoholism, family dysfunction, abuse, high suicide rates, and hopelessness (traits of the South-the emotional self)
  • Gain experience in working with native American churches and ministries which will allow them to apply their learnings in a real ministry situation (The Center-the total self)