AID has been set up as a charity with the following charitable objects:
“The advancement of religion, namely to serve Jesus Christ in the church and in the world in a manner faithful to the Holy Scriptures and as his ambassadors in low income communities to bring solutions to poverty (financial, physical and spiritual) and to promote the relevance, truth and authority of the Holy Scriptures (in accordance with the Anglican Thirty-nine Articles of Religion) in a manner that leads others to trust and serve Jesus Christ in the church and in the world.”
AID’s vision is as follows:
“To help those in financial, physical and spiritual need by working through the churches of the Anglican Communion in line with our Charitable objects and the GAFCON Jerusalem Statement and Declaration,”
AID’s unique strength is its contacts within the Anglican Communion in both the developed and the developing world. Using its knowledge and its existing relationships, AID can unlock the skills and resources within the Anglican Communion and build links that can channel resources and transfer skills to appropriate projects. AID also assists with building the capacity of churches in the developing world to carry out holistic development, meeting the spiritual, material and physical needs of the world’s poorest.