UMVIM, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, is the heart and hands of the church. Training is available to prepare you for outreach to your neighbors.
Are you planning to go on a mission trip in 2022 or sometime in the future? UMVIM opportunities are available in Michigan, across the U.S., and around the world.
A Volunteer in Mission Training has been scheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Flushing United Methodist Church, 413 E. Main Street, Flushing MI 48433. This is an in-person event. Zoom will not be available.
This training for team leaders and participants will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 4:00 pm. Things covered in the training include:
- UMVIM structure
- team leader expectations
- cultural challenges
- process for organizing
- joining a team
- finding mission journey
Cost is $10, which includes the print materials provided. Be ready before disaster strikes.
Register by email to Michigan VIM Coordinator Jody Pratt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
(From the UMVIM website) United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is a grassroots movement of United Methodists who seek to put their “Christian Love in Action.” Since the 1970s, UMVIM has offered a framework through which disciples can engage in short-term mission locally, nationally, and globally. Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities and vocations, from all walks of life. Tens of thousands of United Methodists engage in short-term mission each year in ministries as varied as disaster response, community development, pastor training, microenterprise, agriculture, Vacation Bible School, building repair and construction, and medical/dental services. There is a place for everyone to serve.