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Collection 407 Records of InterAct Ministries

 Collection
Identifier: CN-407
Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, brochures, handbook, video tapes, and historical sketches documenting the ministry of the mission.

Topics covered include administration of the mission, the Arctic Bible Institute, infant baptism, the Moravian Church, Arctic Training Center, Victory High School, Multi Media Production, the correspondence school program, Victory Bible Camp, Slavic Gospel Association's transfer of its work in Alaska to AMI, Native Institute of Canada, Native Bible Centre of Canada, the relationship of village missionaries to the teachers in government-run schools for the Indians, recruitment of staff, interorganizational relations, work possibilities in Canada, ministry among Sikhs in western Canada and other mission-related topics. These materials comprise only a small portion of those created by the mission. Correspondence includes internal communication with AMI administrators such as Wallace Bays.

Dates

  • Created: 1947-1989

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

1.00 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

Mission agency serving Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan; founded in 1951 as Alaska Missions, Inc., with sixteen independent missionaries as the core of the organization, growing to 175 by 1980; name changed to Arctic Missions, Inc. (1956), and InterAct Ministries (1988); headquarters located in Anchorage, Alaska (1951-1958), Portland, Oregon (1958-1965) and Boring, Oregon (1965- ); ministry focused on evangelism and church planting in rural villages throughout Alaska, western Canada and Siberia, and included a boarding high school for native Alaskans, outreach camp, Christian conference center, the Arctic Bible Institute (3-year program to train indigenous leadership), and Multi Media Program which produced evangelistic radio programs and audio tapes and administered the Arctic Bible Correspondence School.

Other Descriptive Information

Related URL: http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/guides/407.htm
Title
Collection 407 Records of InterAct Ministries
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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