Meet Advancing Native Missions
ANM: Why We Exist
Advancing Native Missions exists for one purpose: to help take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world’s remaining unreached and unevangelized peoples. We do this by standing behind thousands of native missionaries who are reaching their own people for Christ in more than 100 countries.
It may come as a surprise to you to learn that more than 80% of world evangelization is being done by native missionaries. Although we confidently affirm the important role that Western mission organizations have played and continue to play in many regions of the world, we also know that Western missions alone is not enough. As more and more countries close their doors to Western mission organizations, Advancing Native Missions finds that the best way to reach these nations with the Gospel is through native or indigenous missionaries: Indians reaching India, Iranians reaching Iran, etc.
Not only do native missionaries already know the language and culture they are working in, but they don’t have to worry about entry visas or getting deported. Native missionaries are also spiritually fruitful: many baptize hundreds of new believers and plant dozens of new churches over the course of their lifetime. Moreover, because they live at the same economic level as those they are ministering to—just $100 or $50 a month in some places—native missionaries represent the best investment in terms of world evangelization.
Tell me about your missions organization...
Headquartered near Charlottesville, Virginia, Advancing Native Missions is an inter-denominational, evangelical, non-profit missions organization founded in 1992 that serves as a bridge between native missions organizations and the body of Christ in North America. Our staff family of approximately 60 come from various nations (U.S., India, Indonesia, Philippines) and from various backgrounds (engineering, law, education, pastoral ministry), but we all have two things in common: a love for the Lord and a love for indigenous missionaries.
ANM staff travel to the frontiers of world evangelization to personally survey and evaluate native missions organizations which are reaching unreached peoples. We look for ministries which adhere to an evangelical faith, demonstrate financial accountability, and show solid evidence of spiritual fruitfulness. (Click here to see our field standards for native missions organizations.)
What is your missions organization's financial policy?
Advancing Native Missions operates under the highest standards of financial accountability, and we are proud to be a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability. The standard administrative portion of all gifts is 10%, which means that 90% of your gift will go directly towards the ministry for which it was designated. The remainder of our administrative costs are covered either by undesignated gifts or incoming gifts specifically designated for staff salaries or administration. (Click here to view our most recent financial statements.) We are thankful to have received the highest ratings from several independent non-profit watchdog groups for financial integrity.
Please get to know us better!
We would love to have you visit us here at our office, to get better acquainted. One of our characteristics is that we are deeply relational. We love the missionaries we are serving, our donors and friends, and each other. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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