Advancing Native Missions

'Till all hear

aka ANM   |   Afton, VA   |  https://advancingnativemissions.com/

Mission

Headquartered in Afton, Virginia, Advancing Native Missions (ANM) is an inter-denominational, evangelical, non-profit missions organization that serves as a bridge between native (local) ministries and missionaries and the body of Christ in North America. ANM staff travel to the frontiers of global missions to personally survey and evaluate ministries that are bringing the wonderful news of Jesus to people in their own countries and communities. We look for ministries that adhere to the core beliefs of the evangelical faith, demonstrate financial accountability, and show strong evidence of spiritual fruitfulness. Currently, ANM stands behind more than 10,400 indigenous missionaries who are reaching their own people in 97 different countries around the world.

Ruling year info

1992

President

Mr. Oliver Asher

Main address

PO Box 29

Afton, VA 22920 USA

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EIN

75-2402759

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (X01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe all people everywhere should have access to the gospel, but today more than 3 billion people around the world have still not heard the gospel message. They don't live near a church, there is no pastor in their community, and they may not even know a single Christian. Since 1992 ANM has helped individual Christians and local churches solve that problem by getting involved in global missions in ways that make sense for them. Because we believe there’s a place for everyone in God’s global mission, even if someone can’t travel to distant countries and remote tribes.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Indigenous Missions

Connecting individuals and churches in the U.S. with local pastors, churches, and ministries around the world that are sharing the life-changing news of Jesus with their own countries and communities.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Adults

One of our primary focuses is on reaching unreached people groups (UPGs) with the gospel.

Our various partner ministries around the world are currently working among 858 different unreached people groups.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unreached people groups being reached

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of missionaries being supported in the field

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Indigenous peoples

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of churches planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups

Related Program

Indigenous Missions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are tracking the cumulative total of churches started since ANM's founding in 1992.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ANM exists so that all people everywhere will hear the story of Jesus. To do this, we encourage, equip, and advocate for strategic and fruitful local ministries around the world who are introducing the gospel of Jesus to unevangelized and unreached people where they live.

In Matthew 24:14, Jesus made a promise to His people — “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached among all nations.” We believe this is true and that every Christian has a part to play in the mission of taking the gospel to all nations. This is what keeps us moving forward until our vision is fulfilled.

The key to our success is our native missions strategy. Instead of sending American missionaries to other countries, we create partnerships between Christians in the U.S. and native Christian workers serving in their own countries, because we believe in local leadership, relational ministry, long-term impact, sustainable growth, economical investment, and gospel-centered outreach.

Donations to ANM support native Christian workers who are already accustomed to the languages, cultures, and living standards where they live, so donors can accomplish more with less while participating in the global body of Christ.

Since 1992, ANM has developed a network of native partners in 116 countries, with a total of more than 10,900 local workers sharing the gospel among those who have the least access to the message of Jesus.

Our generous donor community of thousands of individuals and hundreds of local churches support this work and help launch new initiatives where the needs are greatest.

In 2020, ANM donors provided $6,022,498 to fund gospel outreach, planted 1,561 churches, engaged 884 unreached people groups with the gospel, and sustained ministry work in 116 countries, all through our network of 10,911 native Christian workers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Advancing Native Missions

Board of directors
as of 8/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ellen Lemke

Advancing Native Missions

Term: 2019 -

William James

W Howard

John Elder IV

Ruth Graham

Daniel Karunakaran

Jason Strampe

Ellen Lemke

Graham Stewart

Herbert Richardson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No