Educational Institutions

Southwestern School of Missions

  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • www.indianbible.org

Mission Statement

Indian Bible College exists to disciple and educate indigenous Native Christians for lifetimes of biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world.

Main Programs

  1. Bachelor of Biblical Studies
  2. Associate of Biblical Studies
  3. Certificate of Biblical Studies
  4. Christian Ministry Certificate
Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

Almost all of our services are done on our Flagstaff, AZ campus. We do have some extension classes and are developing some online courses. We have students come from nationwide and international locations.

ruling year

1961

President

Self-reported

Dr. Jason Koppen

Senior Vice-presisdent of Student Life

Self-reported

Clint Ross

Keywords

Self-reported

Indian, Bible College, Native American

Notes from the Nonprofit

On February 21, 2013, the Indian Bible College received notice from the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) that we had been granted approval of “applicant status”! The feedback we received is that IBC is more ready for the pursuit of accreditation than most schools at our stage.

For over 20 years, IBC has been preparing for the pursuit of accreditation, led by servants like Jerry Yonnie, Ben Yazzie, and Richard Standley. The fruit of their efforts is close at hand! IBC has been pre-approved to move forward with an accelerated timeline of three years through the first phase (instead of the normal four to five years).

The addition of our two newest full-time staff, Academic Dean Kevin Newman and Librarian Barbara Berreman, has been particularly helpful in proving our readiness to ABHE. For more information on accreditation go to www.abhe.org. The Indian Bible College holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822; 407.207.0808). Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.

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EIN

86-0210715

 Number

1941582068

Physical Address

2918 N Aris St

Flagstaff, AZ 86004 1904

Also Known As

Indian Bible College

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Indian Bible College began as Southwestern School of Missions in 1958; this spring we will conclude our 55th year! Serving in a ministry with such a legacy is truly a privilege. IBC has 147 graduates from 45 different tribes. The school has had more than 200 staff and
faculty (including adjunct and full-time) and thousands of volunteers serve its students over the years. It currently has hundreds of donors and thousands of prayer partners! It takes a small army to run a small Bible college like IBC . . . so think of the large army it has taken to operate and fund IBC over the years! [Note: for a comprehensive copy of our history, contact Editor Martha Gushee at (928) 774-3890 or mgushee@indianbible.org.]

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Bachelor of Biblical Studies

Four or five year program of Biblical education with emphasis areas for pastoral leadership, general leadership, youth and children's ministry, cross-cultural ministries, and biblical counseling.

Category

Christianity

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

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Budget

Program 2

Associate of Biblical Studies

A two or three year program in Biblical education.

Category

Christianity

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Certificate of Biblical Studies

A one or two year program of Biblical education.

Category

Christianity

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 4

Christian Ministry Certificate

A sixteen credit hour program designed for church lay leaders for basic Christian doctrine.

Category

Christianity

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

Almost all of our services are done on our Flagstaff, AZ campus. We do have some extension classes and are developing some online courses. We have students come from nationwide and international locations.

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Financials

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SOUTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF MISSIONS
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Southwestern School of Missions

Leadership

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President

Dr. Jason Koppen

Senior Vice-presisdent of Student Life

Clint Ross

BIO

Assistant Professor of Practical Ministries
2008-, B.S., George Fox University;
M.Div, Multnomah Biblical Seminary; D.Min., Western Seminary

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Indian Bible College is distinct from other Bible colleges in that it specifically targets Native American students who are pursuing full time ministry. Classes are tailored to meet the specific needs of our students and the Native American population at large."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Roy Anderson

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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