Key-Way-Tin Bible Institute -- Training Native Christians for Life & Leadership


As a ministry of the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission (NCEM) since 1973, the Key-Way-Tin Bible Institute (located at Lac La Biche, Alberta) served to train First Nations Christians for life and leadership.

In February 2013 it was decided that KBI could not continue as a Bible school. The decision was very difficult and was based on several factors, primarily staff shortage. (The School's full-time staff were NCEM missionaries, responsible for building their team of prayer/financial supporters -- so it was not a simple matter of hiring more staff.) The decision to close KBI certainly does not minimize NCEM's value for the discipling and training of First Nations believers.

With a strong family atmosphere at Key-Way-Tin, this decision was especially hard for students and staff members. Nevertheless, there has been an acceptance of God's sovereignty and anticipation of what the Lord will do in the future through each past student and staff member. (A number of the 2012-13 students transferred to other Bible schools which accepted their course credits.)


Northern Canada Evangelical Mission is looking for an evangelical charitable organization to carry on ministry at this site for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.

The property is 3 km outside of the town of Lac La Biche, Alberta (2.5 hours northeast of Edmonton) and has 40 acres of beautifully developed lake front property (no beach).

Infrastructure consists of a large administration building, dormitory, dining room, detached houses, shop and cabins (23 buildings in total). It has a soccer-football-baseball field, a gymnasium, and outdoor skating rink. Although rural, it is fully serviced with town water and sewer, natural gas and high speed internet.

Contact: Roan Elford, NCEM (Prince Albert, SK)
Phone: 306-764-3388 or email:











To read KBI's final newsletter
The Kontact (Summer 2013)
click here (pdf format)


We welcome your questions and comments.

You may phone the Northern Canada Evangelical Mission Headquarters Office at 306-764-3388 or email:

or write to:
PO Box 3030
Prince Albert, SK  S6V 7V4