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
Church Training Event
Hosted by the Association of Independent Methodists
January 26 - 27, 2018 and March 2 - 3, 2018
Participants have one track option at this church planting training: New Church Dynamics (NCD).
New Church Dynamics is a four-day event providing practical tools to implement systems for growing a dynamic, missional church. It addresses how to:
- 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
Riverside Independent Methodist Church
1127 Luckney Road
Flowood, MS 39232
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 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.