BUILD: Native Christian Leadership for the Next Generation
The greatest need among our Native tribes and nations today is Native Christian Leadership! We need examples that we can follow that impact our families, communities, churches, and tribal councils. Men and women who will be mentors to the next generation. That’s what’s known as Discipleship. Learn about a partnership with CHIEF and Center for Indian Ministries call BUILD: Biblical, United, Indigenous, Leadership, Development.
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Welcome to our CHIEF Website! Take a few minutes and gain a greater picture of the ministry of CHIEF serving the indigenous people groups of the Americas. Your heart will be touched, challenged, and encouraged as you see lives changed for the Glory of God!
My prayer is that you will join us in partnership whether it be in prayer, serving, sending or celebrating. God is raising up a new generation of Warriors of Christ!
Huron travels frequently to represent CHIEF and to minister to various Native peoples. He speaks at churches, conferences, special events. You can listen to his speaking on the speaking page here.
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Every Tribe and Tongue
COMING SOON. A New Native Discipleship tool that is biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical.
Native Christian Leadership Forum
It is CHIEF’s desire to encourage, equip and empower our Native Christian leaders of today and the generations to come.
The Ministry Alliance is a collaboration that aims for a synergy where each partner hopes that the benefits from the alliance will be greater than those from individual efforts.
Discover tools and resources that will better equip you for Native ministry.
Network of Native Ministries
“We invite you to take a moment and visit some of our CHIEF Ministry partners. Here you will find valuable resources from a wide variety of organizations who are working alongside CHIEF to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
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From Our Blog
Written by Heidi Frahler On the beautiful weekend of April 1 and 2, 2022, Lois Claus, wife of the President of CHIEF Ministries, Huron Claus, hosted over 55 women for the Annual Spring Women’s Conference. Held on the CHIEF grounds, special guest speaker, author, and...
CHIEF President Huron Claus interviews Kevin Ruthven, a teacher at Rehobeth Christian School (in New Mexico). Kevin relates how chasing sheep and young children on a Navajo Reservation was his first introduction to Native ministries. Years later as a...
CHIEF President Huron Claus provides a brief overview on the “beginnings of CHIEF”; how his father (Tom Claus) started this ministry with the encouragement and guidance of Dr. Billy Graham. Following Huron’s “historical update, he “passes the microphone”...
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