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Advancing Native Missions

'Til all hear

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

EIN: 75-2402759


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

Subject area info

Religion

Christianity

Protestantism

Population served info

Adults

Indigenous peoples

Christians

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (X01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Protestant (X21)

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Context Notes

This metric shows the number of unreached people groups our missionaries are currently working among.

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

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 more than 100 countries, with a total of more than 13,500 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 more than 100 countries, all through our network of 13,500 native Christian workers.

Financials

Advancing Native Missions
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

15.57

Average of 17.29 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.9

Average of 2.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Advancing Native Missions

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Advancing Native Missions

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Advancing Native Missions’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $82,704 -$498,786 $50,819 $1,374,942 -$1,852,452
As % of expenses 0.8% -5.0% 0.6% 13.9% -17.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $24,811 -$546,261 $7,132 $1,334,593 -$1,889,761
As % of expenses 0.2% -5.4% 0.1% 13.4% -17.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $10,360,603 $9,539,155 $9,387,275 $11,124,622 $9,335,448
Total revenue, % change over prior year 2.1% -7.9% -1.6% 18.5% -16.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8% 1.5%
All other grants and contributions 99.8% 99.6% 99.8% 97.2% 98.4%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $9,882,916 $10,008,634 $8,902,587 $9,883,071 $10,743,313
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.6% 1.3% -11.1% 11.0% 8.7%
Personnel 18.4% 20.9% 22.2% 20.6% 18.4%
Professional fees 1.3% 1.9% 1.8% 2.5% 1.6%
Occupancy 0.4% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 70.0% 65.7% 67.6% 69.0% 68.4%
All other expenses 9.9% 10.9% 8.0% 7.6% 11.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $9,940,809 $10,056,109 $8,946,274 $9,923,420 $10,780,622
One month of savings $823,576 $834,053 $741,882 $823,589 $895,276
Debt principal payment $6,604 $0 $6,474 $3,859 $3,970
Fixed asset additions $0 $49,793 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $10,770,989 $10,939,955 $9,694,630 $10,750,868 $11,679,868

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.4 1.9 3.3 3.9 1.9
Months of cash and investments 2.4 1.9 3.3 4.0 2.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 1.3 -0.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,951,738 $1,551,536 $2,428,839 $3,218,054 $1,728,789
Investments $5,665 $7,208 $9,610 $77,480 $77,798
Receivables $57,206 $137,100 $58,032 $53,358 $500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,605,210 $1,609,275 $1,597,775 $1,597,775 $1,597,775
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 35.1% 35.1% 37.4% 39.9% 42.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.7% 7.3% 15.1% 2.5% 3.8%
Unrestricted net assets $1,196,952 $650,691 $657,823 $1,992,416 $102,655
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,901,835 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,901,835 $1,931,142 $2,365,011 $2,231,620 $2,676,207
Total net assets $3,098,787 $2,581,833 $3,022,834 $4,224,036 $2,778,862

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Mr. Oliver Asher

Oliver and his lovely wife Andrea graduated from the University of Virginia (’88), married, and moved to the Dominican Republic to be missionaries—all in the space of three months! Their life together with Jesus and the five children they have been blessed with has continued to be an adventure. In 1995, Oliver graduated from UVA with his master's in civil engineering. The Lord called Oliver to ANM in 1996, and he joined the ministry after working for five years as an environmental engineer. As our President, Oliver’s passion is to team build, encourage, and love our staff members as we equip, encourage, and advocate for native missionaries to reach the remaining unreached people groups of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Advancing Native Missions

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Advancing Native Missions

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mrs. Ellen Lemke

Advancing Native Missions

Term: 2019 -

William A James

W Wesley Howard

John F Elder IV

Ruth B Graham

Daniel Karunakaran

Jason Strampe

Ellen J Lemke

Graham P Stewart

Herbert W Richardson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • 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

Contractors

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