Native American Ministries

Aho—“thank you”—for stopping to visit with us!

As American Baptists, we have been in ministry together for many years. Some of that history can be found here. Our Native American churches are located in the Northeast, Southern Plains, Northwest and Southwest. What began through missionaries sent to our people continues to evolve as a growing partnership in ministry.

The needs of native people across this nation remain great. Often, the highest levels of need are met with the lowest quality of care. These conditions remain as a result of unresolved issues between Native American Nations and the United States, broken promises and systems that continue to foster dependency and oppression. Existing within these difficult circumstances is the vitality of a diverse people group made up of more than 500 distinct Native American tribes. Our cultures are rich with values that can serve as pathways to a better understanding of relationships among people. A common thread is the importance of spiritual health for all.

Native American Leadership Training Series

Join us for these three virtual sessions led by gifted facilitators! Each session to be held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET.

  • April 9, 2022: Developing and Implementing a Church Strategic Plan

Learn how to put together long-term and short-term goals as well as refine and improve your church’s vision, mission, and values. 

  • May 21, 2022: Understanding New Technology and Social Media as Ministry Tools

Discover the latest technology and platforms to improve your outreach, presentation of services and ministry opportunities.

  • October 15, 2022: Developing a Successful Native American Youth Ministry

Enhance your youth ministries with skills and tools to grow your programs. 

Attend all three sessions for $20 or individual sessions for $10 each. Registration will open soon.

To learn how you can become involved in American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ Native American Ministries, contact the Rev. Ben Sullivan, 405.833.0141.

Murrow Children’s Home has Provided Care for More than 100 Years

children from Murrow Children's Home The Murrow Indian Children’s Home, located in Muskogee, OK, was founded by an American Baptist and has been providing care to Native American children with support from ABHMS and its predecessor organizations for decades. The mission of the home is to provide a safe, nurturing environment, spiritual foundation, and cultural experiences to Native American children. Learn more.