Native American Baptist Institute (NABI) is a ministry of Covenant Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma.
NABI exists to provide quality, Christ-centered Bible training, free of charge, to men who desire to seriously study God’s Word but do not have the opportunity to go away to Bible college.
David Bane (pastor, Covenant Baptist Church) adapted the core of his training from Georgia Baptist College (Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies) and condensed it into module format for NABI.
Our one-year cycle of 7 to 12 hour modules includes in-depth courses on the following subjects:
An overview of every major doctrine in the Bible:
Theology Proper: The Doctrine of God
Christology: The Doctrine of Jesus Christ
Pneumatology: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Bibliology: The Doctrine of Scripture
Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation
Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church
Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man
Harmatology: The Doctrine of Sin
Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels
Eschatology: The Doctrine of Last Things
This includes an overview and outline for every book of the Bible.
Old Testament Overview
New Testament Overview
Principles in Studying & Preparing Sermons
Methods for Missions & Church Planting
The Christian Life
The Preacher and Preaching
Biblical Principles of Leadership & Family
With Christ in the School of Prayer
In July of 2016, Keith Coley (Choctaw) and Rick Dobbs (Chickasaw) became the first NABI graduates. Rick and Keith were among the first students to join NABI. They completed the one-year cycle and were awarded the Certificate of Biblical and Theological Studies from Native American Baptist Institute.
We are committed to our heritage of historic Baptist faith and practice, as we believe it is patterned after the pure teaching of God's Word.
The NABI logo depicts four torches, representing the four generations of ministry in 2 Tim. 2:1-2.
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
These verses represent four generations of gospel training:
Apostle Paul ➜
faithful men ➜
If one of these links is broken, the gospel torch will not burn in the next generation.
We are indebted to the faithful generations who carried the gospel torch before us, and to those who put the torch into our hand.
It is our desire to pass this gospel torch to another generation of men who will pass that torch to another generation after them, a so on until our Lord Jesus returns.
Would you prayerfully consider joining with us in this great task?
Be sure to read Why NABI? 7 Reasons.