AIMS:(Acceleration in Mission Strategies)


AIMS (Acceleration in Mission Strategies) was formed in 1985 under the leadership of Dr. Howard Foltz to train and encourage the church to adopt and evangelize the world's least reached peoples. After 35 years, AIMS continues to make the Unreached People Groups in the world their priority. AIMS is a nonprofit organization according to the IRS and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 38301
Colorado Springs, CO 80937-0937


Phone: (719) 266-3737


Organization details

EIN: 742436293

CEO/President: Joshua Bold

Chairman: Thant McManus

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. Howard Foltz

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


The purpose of AIMS is "through global partnerships to see the Great Commission become the Great Completion".

Our new initiative LIGHT3500 began in May of 2019 to target and reach 3,500 Unreached People Groups with the gospel in the next 5 years through partnerships and people group adoptions. Adoptions provide support to indigenous Coordinators and National Missionaries who are networking and reaching the Unreached and report to us in real time.

Mission statement

AIMS Mission Statement is:

To mobilize strategic partners to proclaim the Kingdom of God to the remaining unreached peoples.

Our mission is to develop and implement strategies to target and reach Unreached People Groups through Evangelism, Discipleship, Holistic/Humanitarian ministry, and Church Planting with sustainable indigenous movements as a final result.

Statement of faith

AIMS holds to the Lausanne Covenant.

Our core values include Kingdom, Prayer, Loving People, Integrity, Being Strategic, Empowering, and Fervency.

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating141 of 58517 of 45
Fund acquisition rating89 of 5858 of 45
Resource allocation rating266 of 58523 of 45
Asset utilization rating261 of 58527 of 45

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$481$506$0$0
Short-term investments$108,161$103,692$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$314,099$261,256$179,320$155,432$134,542
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$329$1,596$4,906$8,787$14,561
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$329$1,596$4,906$8,787$14,561
Total assets$314,428$262,852$184,226$164,219$149,103
Payables and accrued expenses$2,782$3,073$416$6,710$5,465
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,782$3,073$416$6,710$5,465
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,782$3,073$416$6,710$5,465
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$123,043$100,288$9,915$9,915$15,608
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$311,646$259,779$183,810$157,509$143,638
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$411,479$288,536$258,313$254,463$265,910
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,469$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$16,158$10,544$6,789$11,139$5,034
Total other revenue$20,627$10,544$6,789$11,139$5,034
Total revenue$432,106$299,080$265,102$265,602$270,944
Program services$316,409$185,960$199,410$197,434$199,556
Management and general$53,258$31,705$33,158$47,847$43,990
Total expenses$380,239$223,111$238,801$251,731$250,480
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$51,867$75,969$26,301$13,871$20,464
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$51,867$75,969$26,301$13,871$20,464

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Early in 1985, Dr. Foltz came into contact with a number of other church leaders in the Charismatic Renewal from across the United States. They shared a common mission burden and could see that Charismatic churches across America contained great-untapped resources for world evangelization. There was an expressed need for envisioning, mobilization, networking, and a focus on becoming more strategic. So, on the first day of spring in 1985, AIMS was born.

Program accomplishments

In the 35 years of AIMS, our partners have reported 171,000 Christian leaders trained, 51,200 churches planted, and over 3 million salvations.

Currently active teams working in Europe, Africa, Central and South Asia, Middle East and in North America are seeing great results through indigenous networks of coordinators, trainers, and missionaries targeting over 200 unreached people groups, with many more to come in the near future, and taking the gospel to them and seeing churches planted.

AIMS continues to provides training for strategic cross-cultural ministry.

AIMS helps churches and individuals adopt and engage unreached people groups with a goal of establishing church planting movements.

AIMS builds alliances with churches, agencies, organizations, and individuals to partner with them in chosen regions.

AIMS partners with and trains national missionaries to plant regional churches.

Recent program improvements in 2019 include new web design, new innovative networking database, new online mobilization tools, new coaching services, new method for tracking adoptions/movement, new staff, new accounting and giving platform.