United Methodist Volunteers in Mission offers training opportunities to better equip individuals, mission teams, and congregations to be on God’s mission in the world. Three different trainings are offered:
Team Leader Training
UMVIM Team Leader Training equips and empowers persons to serve as team leaders for short-term mission trips. The training covers the logistics and spiritual components of planning and executing a successful mission trip. Our United Methodist Mission sites tell us they can tell a real, positive difference about teams led by UMVIM-trained leaders. All United Methodist churches sponsoring mission teams are encouraged to have their leaders complete this training. $25 registration fee includes UMVIM guidebook and lunch. Trainings run from 9am to 2:30pm on the dates indicated. Scholarships are available for those in need.
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Involving Your Church in Mission
This workshop explores ways to engage local congregations in the wider, global mission of The United Methodist Church. It provides pastors, lay leaders, mission committees, and other interested lay people with the information, tools, and ideas they need to help their congregations become more interested and involved in God’s mission in the world. Special attention will be given to different ways to build mission partnerships for local churches. This training will last from 9am to 12pm. Registration is $10.
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Individual Volunteer Training
Individual Volunteers serve in a mission capacity from two months to two years, and training is handled at a national level by the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. These multi-day trainings cover a variety of issues needed for cross-cultural mission volunteers. Trainings are held every year in five different locations across the country. More information on these trainings can be found at the link below: