Team Leader Training is strongly encouraged for United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) team leaders (lay or clergy), but all interested persons are welcome to attend whether leading a team or not. If you have a group from your church (or individuals from several churches) planning a mission trip (nationally or internationally) or if you're simply exploring the possibility, you are encouraged to attend. Some churches may want to consider taking an UMVIM team to areas within Mississippi that need assistance and rebuilding. This training will take place at Getwell Road UMC (7875 Getwell Rd. Southaven, MS 38672) on Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At the training, participants will receive a wealth of information on preparing an UMVIM team for service, including such topics as effective project selection, spiritual development, cultural sensitivity, logistics, and finance. Participating in the training does not obligate you to lead a team, but will help you understand the fundamentals of team leadership and will enrich any future mission experiences. You will also gain ideas on places around the world where you can serve. Cost is $20.00 for the UMVIM manual (pay at door) and pre-registration is required. Register by calling or emailing Rev. Amanda Gordon with your name, church, phone number, and email address by Monday, Aug. 19. Contact Rev. Amanda Gordon at 662-781-1333 or amandaMMUMC@gmail.com.