Africa Inland Mission International, Inc.

Summary

Africa Inland Mission International, Inc., U.S. Sending Council (AIM or "U.S. Council") strives to plant and cultivate maturing churches through the evangelization of unreached people and the effective preparation of church leaders. AIM is one of five "Sending Councils", individually organized and operating within their respective countries, including South Africa, the U.S., Britain, Canada and Australia. The ministries of the Sending Councils are accomplished through AIM Branches, which operate within the various African countries. To promote effective planning, cooperation and unity of purpose, the five Sending Councils and the AIM Branches have organized Africa Inland Mission International (the "International Council"), with offices in Bristol, England. Through delegates appointed by the Sending Councils, Branches and service units, the International Council establishes overall policy and exercises administrative authority for the ministry. Under this direction, each Sending Council exercises authority for its operation within its country of domicile. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 3611
Peachtree City, GA 30269-7611

Website: www.aimint.org/usa

Phone: (845) 735-4014

Email: info.us@aimint.org


Organization details

EIN: 111873101

CEO/President: Wade Ewing

Chairman: Steven A. Albright

Board size: 9

Founder: Peter Cameron Scott, et al

Year founded: 1895

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Africa Inland Mission International, Inc., U.S. Sending Council (AIM or "U.S. Council") strives to plant and cultivate maturing churches through the evangelization of unreached people and the effective preparation of church leaders.

AIM is one of five "Sending Councils", individually organized and operating within their respective countries, including South Africa, the U.S., Britain, Canada and Australia. The ministries of the Sending Councils are accomplished through AIM Branches, which operate within the various African countries. To promote effective planning, cooperation and unity of purpose, the five Sending Councils and the AIM Branches have organized Africa Inland Mission International (the "International Council"), with offices in Bristol, England. Through delegates appointed by the Sending Councils, Branches and service units, the International Council establishes overall policy and exercises administrative authority for the ministry. Under this direction, each Sending Council exercises authority for its operation within its country of domicile.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Africa Inland Mission International, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

Africa Inland Mission is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations. Our passion is to see Christ-centered churches established and thriving among all of Africa's peoples.


Statement of faith

The unity and trinity of God, eternally existing in three coequal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:26; Mt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; Rev. 4:8)

God the Creator and Preserver of all things, who created man, male and female, in His own image, and gave them dominion over the earthly creation. (Gen. 1:26-31; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 1:1-3)

The deity and humanity of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who being very God, also became man, being begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, dead and buried, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father; whose two natures continue eternally and inseparably joined together in one Person. (Psa. 2:2-9; Psa. 110:1; John 8:56-58, 10:30-32; Isa. 7:14; Mt. 1:22, 23, 28:18 -20; John 3:13; John 5:21; John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Phil. 2:5-11)

The deity and personality of God the Holy Spirit, and the necessity of His work to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, leading him to repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and in His ministry, dwelling permanently within and working through the believer for godly life and service. (John 3:5-8, 14:16, 17,26, 16:7-11; I Cor. 12:13; Acts 1:8)

The divine, verbal inspiration and infallibility and inerrancy of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, and their absolute and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (John 10:35; II Tim. 3:16,17; II Pet. 1:21; Mt. 5:17, 18)

The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation. (I Kings 8:46; Eccl. 7:20; Rom. 3:9,23; I John 3:4; John 3:36; II Thess. 1:8,9)

The sacrificial death of our Representative and Substitute, the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, by the shedding of whose blood atonement was made for the sins of the whole world and whereby alone men are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin. (Isa. 53:5,6; I Peter 2:24, 3:18; Rom. 5:6-8; II Cor. 5:21)

The necessity of new birth as the work of God the Holy Spirit, to be obtained only by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior; that men are saved by grace through faith, not by works. (John 3:3-8; I John 5:1; Rom. 8:1-4; I Tim. 1:9,10; Eph. 2:8,9)

The security of the believer, based entirely on the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby, as a born-again child of God, he has assurance of salvation and has the right to all the privileges of the sons of God. (Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; John 10:27-29; Rom. 8:38,39; Jude 24,25)

The responsibility of the believer to maintain good works, and to obey the revealed will of God in life and service, through which eternal rewards shall be received. (Eph. 2:10; James 1:22-27; Mt. 25:19-23)

The True Church, whose Head is the Lord Jesus Christ, and whose members are all regenerate persons united to Christ and to one another by the Holy Spirit. (Eph. 1-22,23, 3:21; Heb. 12:23)

The observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper as appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mt. 28:19,20; Acts 2:38,41; Luke 22:19,20; I Cor. 11:26)

The supreme mission of the church as being to glorify God and to preach the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15; Mt. 28:18,19; Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:18)

The personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16)

The resurrection of the body. (John 5:28; I Cor. 15:44; I Thess. 4:16; Phil. 3:20,21)

The eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. (John 3:16-18,36; Rom. 2:7-9; Mt. 25:46; Rev. 21:1-8)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating280 of 43051 of 78
Fund acquisition rating90 of 43017 of 78
Resource allocation rating279 of 43051 of 78
Asset utilization rating401 of 43076 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%2%2%2%2%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%2%2%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%91%97%96%96%92%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%2%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%9%3%4%4%8%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%79%82%82%84%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%91%101%103%97%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%72%82%84%81%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%9%-1%-3%3%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%10%-1%-3%4%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%16%16%14%16%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.890.990.990.931.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.538.459.4710.177.8310.67
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.537.559.3510.097.3210.82
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.101.581.161.271.611.23
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.630.860.790.620.81
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.060.580.180.260.620.21
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%13%15%15%16%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%98%86%86%90%82%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$3,225,444$2,576,000$2,311,000$3,269,000$2,290,000
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$68,938$102,000$138,000$112,000$105,000
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,294,382$2,678,000$2,449,000$3,381,000$2,395,000
Long-term investments$13,389,865$10,281,000$9,799,000$10,221,000$10,084,000
Fixed assets$9,885,969$9,817,000$9,949,000$9,961,000$9,981,000
Other long-term assets$1,274,676$2,594,000$2,700,000$2,895,000$3,097,000
Total long-term assets$24,550,510$22,692,000$22,448,000$23,077,000$23,162,000
Total assets$27,844,892$25,370,000$24,897,000$26,458,000$25,557,000
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$1,775,503$2,165,000$1,787,000$1,955,000$1,804,000
Other current liabilities$307,816$135,000$136,000$141,000$136,000
Total current liabilities$2,083,319$2,300,000$1,923,000$2,096,000$1,940,000
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,431,971$1,556,000$1,826,000$2,150,000$2,251,000
Total long-term liabilities$1,431,971$1,556,000$1,826,000$2,150,000$2,251,000
Total liabilities$3,515,290$3,856,000$3,749,000$4,246,000$4,191,000
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$15,494,560$13,399,000$13,073,000$13,818,000$13,445,000
Temporarily restricted$8,763,528$8,043,000$8,003,000$8,322,000$7,749,000
Permanently restricted$71,514$72,000$72,000$72,000$172,000
Net assets$24,329,602$21,514,000$21,148,000$22,212,000$21,366,000
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$25,019,649$24,034,000$23,165,000$24,509,000$24,051,000
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,580,730$213,000$215,000$495,000$1,547,000
Other revenue$751,607$600,000$710,000$539,000$441,000
Total other revenue$2,332,337$813,000$925,000$1,034,000$1,988,000
Total revenue$27,351,986$24,847,000$24,090,000$25,543,000$26,039,000
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$19,673,475$20,438,000$20,177,000$20,759,000$21,326,000
Management and general$4,603,785$4,054,000$4,054,000$3,511,000$4,163,000
Fundraising$606,888$550,000$489,000$467,000$431,000
Total expenses$24,884,148$25,042,000$24,720,000$24,737,000$25,920,000
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$2,467,838($195,000)($630,000)$806,000$119,000
Other changes in net assets$347,834$561,000($434,000)$40,000$0
Total change in net assets$2,815,672$366,000($1,064,000)$846,000$119,000

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Africa Inland Mission (AIM) had its beginning in the work of Peter Cameron Scott (1867-1896), a Scottish-American missionary of the International Missionary Alliance who served two years in the Congo before he was sent to Scotland in 1892 because of a near-fatal illness. While recuperating, he developed his idea of establishing a network of mission stations which would stretch from the southeast coast of the continent to the interior's Lake Chad. He was able to interest several of his friends in Philadelphia in the work and in subscribing some funds. This group formed itself into the Philadelphia Missionary Council.

On August 17, 1895, AIM's first mission party set off. The group consisted of Scott, his sister Margaret, Frederick W. Krieger, Willis Hotchkiss, Minnie Lindberg, Miss Reckling, and Lester Severn. They arrived off the east African coast in October, and Peter Scott started making arrangements in the Kenyan seaport of Mombasa. In little over a year, the mission had four stations-at Nzaui, Sakai, Kilungu, and Kangundo, all in Kenya. More workers came from America, including Scott's parents, and the small group expanded to fifteen.

In December 1896, Peter Scott died, partly because of the extremely hard pace at which he had been driving himself. The mission almost dissolved in the next year when most of the workers either died or resigned. The Council began to take more responsibility for the work and appointed Rev. Charles Hurlburt director of the mission. After a survey trip to Africa, he returned to that continent to work, and he eventually brought his entire family over. For the next two decades, he provided strong leadership for the headquarters, established in 1903 at Kijabe, Kenya.

From Kenya, the mission expanded its work to neighboring areas. In 1909, a station was set up in what was then German East Africa and later became Tanganyika, and still later, Tanzania. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt intervened for his friend Hurlburt to persuade the Belgian government to permit the mission to establish a station in the Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). Work was begun in Uganda in 1918; in French Equatorial Africa (Central African Republic) in 1924; Sudan, briefly, in 1949; and the Islands of the Indian Ocean in 1975. Besides evangelism, workers of the mission ran clinics, hospitals, leprosariums, schools, publishing operations, and radio programs. Rift Valley Academy was built at Kijabe for missionary children. Scott Theological College in Kenya helped train African Church leaders. The churches founded by the mission in each of its fields were eventually formed into branches of what is today the Africa Inland Church.


Program accomplishments

AIM is an international foreign mission organization serving 15 countries in Africa and in some U.S. urban centers with over 500 full-term missionaries and over fifty short-term missionaries.


Needs

AIM is a faith mission, dependent upon God as He moves the hearts of interested individuals, local churches and other organizations to meet financial needs.

Missionaries raise support for their ministries from interested churches and individuals. Funds provided for the support of each missionary are set apart for that purpose and disbursed in compliance with the support schedule and policies. Aim's ministries and projects are supported by those whom God raises up with a concern for that ministry activity or project.