The Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences developed initially from a desire on the part of a group of mathematics teachers at Christian colleges to integrate their faith with their academic discipline.
From 1976 to 1985 this group operated informally, sponsoring conferences at Wheaton College in 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1983. At the 1985 conference, held at the King’s College, it was decided to incorporate formally, and to expand the scope of interest of the organization to the entire spectrum of the mathematical sciences. A constitution was adopted at that time, and a slate of officers elected. Since then, the organization has considered considered various ways to expand the program.