AIBI Resources
Resources for Biblical Church Development
A Worldwide Outreach of American Indian Bible Institute
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AIBI Resources Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does AIBI do? - Why do you exist?

How did AIBI Resources get started?

What exactly is included in the training materials?

What format are these resources provided in?

How much do these resources cost?

Will there be any more manuals or updates?

What about copyrights on the training materials?

What is the World Wide Web (Internet) and
How does it benefit the distribution of Bible training Resources?


Are the materials only in English?

Who Translates the materials?

How can I help translate?

Who are the people receiving these materials and
What are they doing with these resources?


How many copies of the CDRom have been distributed?

What are some of the statistics of those who have visited the website?

How can I help?

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What does AIBI do? - Why do you exist?

AIBI (American Indian Bible Institute) is a Bible training organization whose focus is the development of Godly leaders who are equipped to train others to:

REACH - TEACH - TRAIN - SEND

Evangelism (Reaching)Edification (Teaching)
Equipping (Training)Extension (Sending)

A statement of our purpose
A vision of our ministry

Our purpose:
To glorify God
I Corinthians 10:31

Our vision of ministry:
To develop a Biblical leadership development team (to make disciples)
Matthew 28:19-20
To plant sound Biblical churches (by developing the leadership team which can plant such churches) Acts 9:31
To motivate, equip and involve an increasing number of people as church planting specialists (enough for every reservation and every urban area) Acts 11:19-22, Acts 20:4
To help each church planted or served to become a growing, reproducing body (a healthy, reproducing church must always see beyond itself to see other areas where a similar ministry is needed) Acts 16:1-5, Acts 19:10

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How did AIBI Resources get started?

American Indian Bible Institute (AIBI) was established in 1966 to provide training to Christian Native Americans in order to establish a Biblical leadership development team on every reservation and in every urban area. The Bible Institute has developed a variety of leadership training programs to strengthen churches. Students have gone out from the Bible Institute to serve the Lord on reservations and in urban areas in at least ten states.

Since AIBI works with many different tribes, they have found that they must focus on Biblical principles rather than contemporary methods in church development. As a result, they have found that the materials work effectively in many different cultures and among many different ethnic groups in both urban and rural settings.

AIBI Resources was established to provide these training resources to all people groups around the world by utilizing the internet, and computer based medium that are often more available and easier to use than any other way to distribute materials.

For more information you can also visit the links to AIBI or AIBI Resources on this site.

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What exactly is included in the training materials?

AIBI Resources provides Bible training materials in diagram, outline and manual form. The focus of all of the materials is to help develop biblically based maturing believers and church leadership.

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What format are these resources provided in?

Resources are available in different media forms – print, CDRom and through the World Wide Web or Internet. New methods are continually being developed.

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How much do these resources cost?

AIBI has taken the position that all of the materials are available at no cost to those individuals or organizations seeking to use them. Donations from individuals who appreciate this ministry are accepted and appreciated however to help defray the cost of making them available to others.

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Will there be any more manuals or updates?

This website is continually changing.  There are manuals, diagrams, translated materials always being added. 

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What about copyrights on the training materials?

Although the materials available through AIBI Resources are copyrighted you have permission to print, reproduce or otherwise copy any or all materials in their entirety for the purpose of personal or corporate study. Any reproduction of material for resale or profit is strictly prohibited.

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What is the World Wide Web and how does it benefit the distribution of the training materials?

The World Wide Web or Internet as it’s also called, is a network or large group of connected computers that allow others to share information. The Internet allows information to be made available simultaneously worldwide. One way that AIBI utilizes this resource is by recognizing that the cost of printing one set of manuals and shipping a box across the country used to be over $100 per set. It is now done electronically with minimal expense through the internet.

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Are the materials only in English?

NO, several of the manuals and diagrams have already been translated into Spanish. There have been requests for other languages as well. Please pray with us as the Lord continues to open the doors, and that the laborers of the harvest will come forward to help translate, proof and edit the AIBI Resources materials into other languages.

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Who translates the material?

There are individuals around the world, possibly just like you, that are using the materials themselves and see the need for this material to be available for the language group that they are ministering in. Some see this as a ministry to reach out to others. These individuals are working together as a team. Some make a first draft translation, others edit, others proof; all serve the same Lord with a common goal of providing Biblical training resources worldwide.

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How can I help translate?

If you can proficiently write in another language and would like to help spread the resources of AIBI to another language group, please contact us at the email address: for more information on how to be a part of a translation team. You can also visit the translation page on this site.

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Who are the people receiving these materials and what are they doing with them?

We have had contacts from all over the world. Many are using these resources to help plant churches and develop Biblical leadership within their existing churches. The following are excerpts of emails received from the AIBI Resources website:

Thank you for making available the resources on your website. I am just starting a new church plant and many of the items in your resources have proved helpful. (UK)

Praise HIS name Glad to receive the CD. I thank God for all who worked behind this treasure. May God will bless them and equip them more to serve HIM in a much better way. warm regards (India)

These excellent resources have helped me in my personal growth as well as in the Discipleship / Church- planting ministries that the Lord has me participating in here in (Mexico).

I looked at your materials and WOW! and they look really good - they are just right for the mission field and in straightforward English and clearly laid out and would be a real blessing here as well. Would it be possible to send us a copy of your CD so we can use the resources to train pastors here? (Philippines)

The materials look great - Thank you for making the CD-Rom available - (Thailand).

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How many CD’s have been made with these resources?

There have been 15 releases of the CDs since AIBI Resources began in 2000. There have been thousands of copies of the CDRoms made available for distribution worldwide. Many have been hand carried to several of the now over 65 countries that are using the CDs to further their training.

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What are some of the statistics of those who visited the website?

Since beginning in January of 2000, there have been visitors from over 135 countries including many that are otherwise closed to the Gospel of Christ. There have been thousands of Bible training manuals downloaded worldwide. There are dozens of other ministry websites who have made direct links to the AIBI Resources website for their visitors. (http://www.aibi.org/)

There are also several "mirror" domains / sites of AIBI Resources. These include:

http://www.aibi.org
http://www.aibi.net
http://www.aibiresources.com
http://www.aibiresources.org
http://www.recursosdeaibi.org
http://www.recursosdeiglesia.org

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How can I help?

Glad you asked—First of all, you can PRAY. Pray for wisdom as the materials are developed. Pray for means to translate these resources. Pray for the Lord to provide partners in this ministry. Secondly, you can participate—through translation, giving financially, encouraging, or using the resources yourself. Would YOU consider being a partner?

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