Africa Inland Mission International

watch video

Training in Ministry Outreach

Born out of Africa Inland Mission’s heart for reaching Africa’s unreached, TIMO is a 2-3 year training program designed to equip men and women for long-term ministry.

TIMO brings teams of 3 to 12 new missionaries into places of engagement with Africa’s unreached people groups. With the guidance of an experienced team leader, and at times, working with national church partners, each team sets out to learn language and culture as they work through TIMO’s specialized curriculum. With an emphasis on church planting, TIMO provides practical hands-on training while engaging in real, transformational ministry

TIMO is about training cross-cultural workers in context.

Some teams are in towns, some are in cities, some are rural, and some are really off the beaten path. While many teams serve among a specific people group, others live in crossroads-communities where multiple people groups can be impacted. Depending on the context, a team may focus on pioneering church planting or work with a greater emphasis on mobilizing and partnering with nearby churches to accomplish this work. Every TIMO team is seen as a strategic part of AIM’s greater work.

TIMO is about foundations.

Through deep relationships and active discipleship, teams lay the foundations for reproducing churches where they minister. And in the process of learning and doing ministry, team members themselves gain a foundation of knowledge and experience for long-term engagement with Africa’s unreached peoples.


TIMO is looking for dedicated Christ-followers who are ready to be discipled to go and make disciples among Africa’s unreached peoples. To learn more about current and upcoming TIMO teams and how you might take part, follow the link to the AIM mobilizing office nearest you.