Who we are

We are a network of independent congregations committed to Christ-centered, Bible-based Methodism, which recognizes and appreciates the local autonomy of its member churches.  

Our theological approach and expression is in keeping with our Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.

We seek to help the local church successfully fulfill the Great Commission and intentionally follow the Great Commandment.  As a voluntary network of like-minded independent Methodist congregations, AIM is doing together what cannot be done separately. 

Each of our member churches owns and controls its own property and calls its own pastors, for our goal is neither control nor uniformity but only unity in love.

Specifically, we join together to assist one another by

  • strengthening our congregations through fellowship opportunities and discipleship training,
  • developing leadership and providing support in outreach opportunities,
  • offering encouragement and counsel to leaders of the local church,
  • assisting the local church in its pursuit of better missional work and stronger congregational health, and
  • welcoming like-minded churches to join our mission.

what we do

Keeping ever in mind the charge of the Great Commission, AIM provides a variety of services and ministries to build up its member congregations. Among other things, these include

  • seminars and workshops,
  • church consultation,
  • pulpit-supply,
  • pastoral candidate screening,
  • regional retreats and youth camps, and
  • a helpful resource library.

Working together to share the gospel, the Association supports the following efforts:

Church Planting

Voluntary gifts from both local churches and private individuals made to the AIM Church Planting Fund help underwrite the start-up costs of new congregations.

Church Health

Valuing church health and believing that a church’s health is more important than its size, we assist our member churches in their pursuit of becoming healthier congregations. All churches every five to seven years need to re-evaluate their mission and vision. That being so, we work with member churches to assess a member church’s health and devise a strategy to improve its health, bringing both experience from working with churches and a fresh "outside" perspective.

Foreign Missions

Recognizing that our mandate is to spread the Gospel throughout all the world, we are presently partnering with two other like-minded groups for focused ministry in Belize.  Our goal is to establish a national church in Belize with national leadership, by planting churches, training pastors and leaders, and developing a Christian school program.  Addidionally, we also use World Gospel Mission as an approved missionary-serving agency, and have missionaries serving in various parts of Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Wesley Biblical Seminary

This fully-accredited theological seminary, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is endorsed by AIM as the best seminary for the preparation of our people.  Founded by AIM in 1974, WBS operates under an interdenominational charter in order to serve all churches that share in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition.

Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Kentucky Mountain Bible College, located in Vancleve, Kentucky, is endorsed by AIM as the Christian college of choice for all our high school graduates and especially our people who are preparing for ministry.