AIM is a network of independent congregations committed to Christ-centered, Bible-based Methodism, which recognizes and appreciates the local autonomy of its member churches. Our passion is to help equip the local church to reach its community and change the world through passionate love, purposeful direction, and personal ministry.
AIM exists to serve you... Whether you are a pastor or a layman, we would love the opportunity to fulfill the mission Christ has entrusted to us by helping you fullfill that which He has entrusted to you!
The Association is sponsoring a series of short-term mission trips, which are being planned for 2017. Details will be forthcoming as they are finalized, but please be aware of and in prayer over the following plans...
The Republic of the Philippines
Ministering to local pastors and churches through education, youth camp, and outreach
Carroll's Methodist Church invites all to attend the Poplar Springs Camp Meeting in Canon, Georgia...
Poplar Springs Camp Meeting - 2018
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
Speaker: Rev. Gary Briden, Worship Services 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, July 28
* For more information, please contact the AIM office.
The Association Hosting a Church Training Event
Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4, 2017
Riverside Independent Methodist Church, Flowood MS
Event Description: New Church Dynamics (NCD)
- Help plant "Dynamic" churches
- Increase the survival rate for new churches
- Develop a plan to provide fresh hope and direction
- Help achieve community transformation
- Help ensure reproduction
- Assess current status, envision what needs to change, and generate a plan
- Ministry Skills for 6 Phases for Growing Churches
- How Church Size Impacts Ministry
- Seven Critical Systems for Healthy Churches
Location: Riverside Independent Methodist Church, 1127 Luckney Road, Flowood MS 39232
Cost: $35.00 (includes Registration Fee, 3 Meals & Snacks). Course Materials provided free of charge.
Lodging: Contact the AIM Office for Motel Accomodations
TN VALLEY REGION LADIES RETREAT
Harvest Pointe Methodist Church, Madison AL, will be hosting the TN Valley Region Ladies Retreat
Date: Friday, November 10 - Saturday, November 11, 2017
Location: Deer Run Camp & Retreat Center, 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson's Station TN 37179
(just south of Nashville, TN)
Cost: $79.00 per lady (includes 3 meals)
Credit Card - Online at our website www.aim2020.com under "Secure Online Giving" and earmark "Other - Nov Ladies Retreat"
Check - Payable to Harvest Pointe and earmark Ladies Retreat
Mail your check to Mrs. Jessica Daigre, 25865 Apple Orchard Lane, Athens AL 35613
MID SOUTH REGION LADIES RETREAT
Saturday, November 11, 2017 = "Joy in the Journey"
Co-Hosted by the ladies of Shiloh IMC and Williamsville IMC
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 = 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Williamsville Independent Methodist Church
17352 Hwy 19 S; Kosciusko MS 39090
Cost: $15.00 per lady Pre-Register by Wednesday, November 1st
$20.00 per lady Register After Wednesday, November 1st
Please make checks payable to AIM and earmark Mid South Ladies Retreat
Please mail payment to AIM, 405 Marquis Street, Jackson MS 39206
The Association sponsors an association wide conference annually, as well as regional conferences. These are times of inspiration, as well as training for churches, pastors, and laypeople.
In addition, the association sponsors an excellent youth camp program that are open to all.
The association has close working relationships with several mission agencies, and has church members and pastors serving around the world.
In addition to helping to get missionaries on the field, the association can help your church get more involved in missions and extend the influence of your church (and you personally) beyond your community.
One key way the associations helps churches is by helping them locate qualified, trained, Spirit-led pastors. If your church is without a pastor and could use help locating suitable candidates, we'd love to talk with you. We can help your congregation get a clearer understanding of the type of pastor you need, and can help connect you with pastors who would be a good match for your church.
At the AIM office we have many resources, tapes, training kits, and books that can help your church develop its ministries. We have consultants that we have worked with and recommend highly to help in the area of church growth and health, assisting a "turn around" church, or a church restart, and proven models to use in church planting.
If you are a pastor and are currently without a church (or are considering a ministry move), we may be able to help you. Look over the association beliefs and practices, and if you think we may be compatible, we would like to talk with you. We can connect you with congregations that are looking for pastors and staff, and we know how to help with these transitions.