What Is 4 Fires
4 Fires is a contextual Native American ministry developed by Natives for Natives and those with Native hearts. Five hundred years of misguided evangelism has left a bad taste in our mouth concerning western Christianity.
Contextual ministry is the process of worshipping the triune God from within the Native culture using redeemed cultural expressions like the drum, flute, dance and smoking our prayers. God the Father, coming to the earth in the form of a human being, is the greatest example of contextualized ministry that ever was. Jesus, who is God, became immersed in the historical, social, religious, linguistic and cultural contexts of the Hebrew people.
Did You Know?
July 12, 2016
“About 90% of the Native Americans have minimal or no connection to Christianity.”
According to MSNBC between 2005 - 2010 the suicide rate of Native youth in Michigan was 700% higher than any other culture.
4 Fires has a Bible study called"Yashana Lodge." It is the only Native American Christian gathering in a 40 county area in Michigan.
This is our passion
To help Native people break free from generational bondage.
To host Talking Circles to ask the question: "What would our Native culture look like if we invited Jesus into it."
To provide Bible studies that enrich our Native understanding that Jesus was Hebrew and walked in our shoes.