AIMS:(Acceleration in Mission Strategies)

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Summary

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

Website: www.aims.org

Phone: (719) 266-3737

Email: [email protected]


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


Purpose

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.


Statement of faith

View here: https://aims.org/documents/STATEMENT-OF-FAITH.pdf

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating366 of 102516 of 48
Fund acquisition rating224 of 102711 of 48
Resource allocation rating639 of 102725 of 48
Asset utilization rating449 of 102523 of 48

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%3%2%2%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%2%2%2%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%95%96%97%96%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%2%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%5%4%3%4%2%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%83%84%78%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%88%75%90%95%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%73%62%75%74%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%12%25%10%5%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%17%29%14%9%14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%14%14%19%18%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.191.210.851.301.531.68
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.351.001.011.031.061.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.651.210.851.331.621.86
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
39.39112.9085.02431.0623.1624.62
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.010.010.000.040.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.039.8213.898.997.096.18
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
3%1%1%0%4%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%82%116%77%63%57%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$205,938$157,083$178,814$155,432$134,542
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
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
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
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
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
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
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
Fundraising$10,572$5,446$6,233$6,450$6,934
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

Compensation

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

Compensation data as of: 4/30/2017


Response from ministry

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History

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.


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