AIMS:(Acceleration in Mission Strategies)

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Most believers feel the pull to make a difference in the world - to care about those who have never heard the gospel, to do something that matters among the nations - but it can feel so daunting to know where to begin.

AIMS can help. We are passionate about connecting individuals and churches with strategies to bring the gospel to unreached people groups - those who still have no access.

Throughout 35+ years of ministry, AIMS has developed strategic relationships with indigenous partners in multiple nations, granting access into the some of the least reached places on the planet.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Acceleration in Mission Strategies
3050 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Phone: (719) 266-3737


Organization details

EIN: 742436293

CEO/President: Joshua Bold

Chairman: Thant McManus

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Howard and Patricia Foltz

Ruling year: 1987

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".

We provide training for strategic cross-cultural ministry designed to make a lasting impact. We help churches and individuals "adopt" the world's least reached people, with the goal of establishing church planting movements in their midst. We help build alliances with other churches, agencies, and individuals who will partner with them in the region they have chosen. We partner with and train national missionaries to plant churches among the unreached people in their region.

Mission statement

We're on mission to get the message of Jesus to those who have no access.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating401 of 103118 of 51
Fund acquisition rating241 of 103313 of 51
Resource allocation rating667 of 103327 of 51
Asset utilization rating475 of 103124 of 51

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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
Without donor restrictions$188,603$159,491$173,895$147,594$128,030
With donor restrictions$123,043$100,288$9,915$9,915$15,608
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


Howard FoltzPresident, Founder$33,151
Patricia FoltzSecretary, Co-Founder$11,917

Compensation data as of: 4/30/2017

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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

AIMS has trained over 170,000 pastors and leaders worldwide to engage in cross-cultural ministry and church-planting movements among the world's least reached people groups. Since 1985, more than 51,000 churches have been planted by the national partners AIMS has trained. As a result, an estimated 34.3 million people have heard the Gospel, most for the first time, and approximately 3.1 million people have found Christ.