Why Advancing Indigenous Missions?
The Evangelical movement in the world has changed. At one time, evangelism, church planting, and discipleship were the mission focus
primarily undertaken by the Church in the West; but now, they are the distinctive marks of the indigenous Church in many pockets of
the World. The Good News of Jesus Christ is bearing fruit as indigenous Christians faithfully spread the Gospel.
Movements are gaining momentum as the Gospel takes root.
Advancing Indigenous Missions was birthed to come alongside indigenous church planting ministries reaching out to unreached people
groups and helping them to equip the Church for works of service.
Who does Advancing Indigenous Missions work with?
AIM works primarily with the leaders of independent indigenous mission groups. Through visiting the indigenous missions and building
relationships with them, AIM has come to know our indigenous mission leaders. Our vision of discipleship is taking the role of
serving in suitable and appropriate ways, and encouraging the indigenous mission in their lead ministry role.
The indigenous missions we work with: 1) demonstrate a burden for the lost and a commitment to building the Church, 2) have a clear
evangelical statement of faith, 3) are faithful in the face of spiritual and physical opposition, 4) are committed to financial
transparency, and 5) serve under the accountability of a board of directors.
AIM is inspired by our partners mostly because they are examples of committed followers of Jesus Christ. They know the Bible has
commissioned believers to "Go into all the world and make disciples"; and they are determined to walk in obedience regardless of the
obstacles and challenges that they face.