Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is a Christian mission sending agency with a heart for Africa’s peoples. We have our roots in a small band of faithful men and women who, in 1895, followed God’s call to venture inland to reach Africans untouched by the gospel. Their vision set the course of AIM for 120 years, as a community called and sent to live and minister among Africa’s least-reached peoples. A call that still remains.
The 'inlands’ of today - those places where the gospel is yet to take root - are not so much geographical as they are cultural and ideological. Within the borders of a given country the Church may be alive and well among one people group and completely unknown to another. Because of these barriers, about 1000 of Africa’s 3700 unique ethnic people groups are still unreached, with no viable witness to the good news. That’s over 300 million people who have little opportunity to hear the gospel, and even less to be discipled as a follower of Jesus. It is for these we labour.
Today, we’re working in partnership with the local church, overcoming obstacles to make inroads and make disciples among Africa’s remaining unreached, wherever they may live - from the centre of the continent to the cities of Europe.
We are part of a movement infused with rich history and fresh vision. We come as learners and work in teams. We go to some of the hardest places but we are ordinary people, transformed by Jesus and called to an extraordinary journey, privileged to be caught up in God’s great redemptive work in Africa.