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Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Kanakuk Institute!

Below are some resources that will help you as you prepare for your time with us. We will be sending information to help you on your journey.

Fall 2020 Covid-19 Response Plan

In preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Kanakuk Institute remains unwavering in our commitment to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus community. Click here for more information.  

Enrollment Forms

You may enroll anytime by clicking the link below.

We ask you to read the Student Handbook before making your commitment to KI.

There are six parts to the enrollment paperwork:

  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Tuition Agreement
  • Health Form & Questionnaire
  • Copy of your driver’s license
  • Copy of your insurance card
  • $250 Deposit

Student Handbook

All the information you need regarding the Institute is included in the Student Handbook.

Disclaimer: this is the current class handbook. Your handbook upon arriving at KI may have slight changes.


The Kanakuk Institute is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Branson, Missouri.  While Branson is well-known for live music and family vacations, it’s also home to and near magnificent hiking trails and lakes.  Students also enjoy the student life on the Institute’s 8-acre campus. 

I am forever changed because of the foundation KI helped me develop.

2018 Graduate


Once you complete your student enrollment, we encourage you to begin planning and saving for your tuition at the Institute.

If you plan to raise financial support for the program, you are asking people to partner with you in your ministry. Many students each year build incredible relationships and find unique ministry opportunities through the fundraising process. If you have never raised support before, check out our Support Raising Guide to help get you started. Also, below are sample budgets, a database to track donors, and support letters and newsletters. Feel free to use any of these to help in this process.

Raising Support Guide (PDF)
Mock Budget (PDF)
Support Letter 1 (PDF)
Support Letter 2 (PDF)
Support Letter 3 (PDF)
Example Newsletter (PDF)
Support Database Example (PDF | Excel)
Response Card (PDF | Excel)


Kanakuk Institute students will have the opportunity to serve in the community by completing an internship or practicum for five hours a week, a total of 175 hours for the year.  Students pursue, explore and advance their vocational pursuits while practicing the many Biblical discipleship skills they are learning at the Institute.

The Institute staff works with students to choose a practicum that will best fit their goals. Most internships are determined once you arrive in September. 

If you are hoping to do a specialized internship, please contact Julie Brinkman at  

Bible Reading Plan

 To prepare you for your time at the Kanakuk Institute, we have created a simple Bible Reading Plan for you to build consistency and learn more about the Inductive Bible Study Method. Sign up to receive weekly emails and read through the book of Luke with us!

Key Dates

Class of 2020 Graduation
May 1
Move In Day
Sept 21
Parents Weekend
Nov 23-27
Christmas Break
Jan 3
January Classes Begin
Jan 18
Spring Break
Apr 16
2022-2023 Applications Open
April 17
2021-2022 Applications Open
Sept 5
First Half of Tuition Due
Oct 30-31
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19-Jan 3
Welcome Back Dinner
Jan 4
2nd Half of Tuition Due
Feb 26 - Mar 14
Class of 2021 Graduation
May 1

Sample Weekly Schedule

The schedule below is an example of a typical week at the Institute. Each student will participate in the activities below, but times may vary.


7:00 – 7:45


8:00 – 9:30

Inductive Bible Study

9:45 – 12:00

Lifeline or Belief Statement Teaching and Discussion Groups

12:30 – 1:00


1:00 – 3:00

Campus Job

3:00 – 5:00


6:00 – 7:00



7:00 – 7:45


8:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 2:00

Dining Hall Duty and Lunch

2:00 – 4:00


6:00 – 7:00


7:30 – 8:30

Intramurals (Football,
Basketball, Soccer)


7:00 – 7:45
Link Year Discipleship
8:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00
Chapel (every other week)
1:15 – 2:00
2:00 – 4:00
Host Family Dinner
7:00 – 9:00


7:00 – 7:45
8:00 – 12:00
12:30 – 2:00
2:00 – 4:00
4:00 – 6:00
Community Service at Jesus is Homeless
6:00 – 7:00


7:00 – 7:45


8:00 – 9:00

Student Speeches

9:00 – 12:00

Special Speakers & Leadership Development

2:00 – 4:00


6:00 – 7:00


8:00 – 10:00

Barn Dance or Fun Event

On the weekends, students are free to use the time however they choose.  

Most students do part-time jobs, homework, go on hikes, and enjoy the rich community.

Masters Credit

By participating in the Kanakuk Institute, you will graduate with free transferable credit at John Brown University, the Dallas Theological Seminary, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.