June 1, 2020 — The conference Connectional Ministries office and the conference Volunteers In Mission (VIM) coordinator have received several inquiries regarding the sending and receiving of VIM teams in person June 2020 through August 2020.
At this time, the Virginia Conference is continuing to monitor the statewide status reports of COVID-19 and will err on the side of overall safety. Until further notice, please have teams postpone the sending and receiving of VIM summer teams. Thank you for your cooperation.
As a part of the Virginia Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Policy every UMVIM team leader is required to take the Team Leader Training course. When you answer the call to lead a team into the short-term mission field, you are assuming responsibility that is much more than handling logistics and making decisions. The UMVIM Team Leader Training Course trains and equips you as the team leader to then train and equip your team. This course is intended for those who have never taken an UMVIM Leader Training Course. Those who have taken an UMVIM Leader Training Course are still welcome to come or to take the online UMVIM Leader Refresher Course offered through UMVIM SEJ. Check umvim.org for the current online Refresher Course schedule.
The course is 5 hours and there is no cost.
A light lunch will be provided; donations to the host church are appreciated.
Pre-registration is required. Register by sending an e-mail to Rebecca Makowski at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Primary phone number:
CEU: (yes or no)
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