Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team Leader Training offered

July 08, 2013

Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team Leader Training


Are you wishing you (and your church) could be of help in light of recent tornadoes, floods, and fires (think Oklahoma, Cherokee, Colorado, New Jersey), but not sure how to do so? VIM Team Leader Training will provide you and your church with all the information and tools you will need to participate in or lead hands-on mission.

News from UMCOR has asked us to “wait” to plan a trip to Oklahoma till October. If a large hurricane makes landfall as predicted, many will want to go. Some sites require a trained team leader. Let’s get trained now… for future opportunities.

Training is based on standard North Central Jurisdiction UMVIM curriculum and the General Board of Global Ministries UMVIM Training Manual that will be available at a cost of $25.00.

Sunday, July 21
2:00 – 5:30 pm
Sloan, Iowa (B & R Pizza, 411 Evans Street)

Training will be provided by Kathy Martin, former Iowa Conference VIM Coordinator. The cost of the VIM Training Manual is $25.00 (one per church will suffice). Team Leader Training will be held at B & R Pizza, 411 Evans Street in Sloan, Iowa. Contact Rev Catie Newman at johnstruckfarm@wiatel.net or Rev Kathy Martin at martink@morningside.edu to register or with questions.

Saturday, August 3
8:30 am – 1:30 pm – lunch provided
Indianola, Iowa (Indianola First UMC, Gable Chapel)

Saturday, August 17
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Camp Okoboji (during Roundup, a VIM event, August 16-18 -- click here for the Roundup flyer)

Saturday, September 21
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Manchester, Iowa (Manchester UMC)

Trainings in August and September will be provided by Rev Melisa Bracht-Wagner, Iowa Conference VIM Coordinator. Email melisa.brachtwagner@yahoo.com to register or ask questions.