Saturday, August 17, 10am-4pm
Led by Rev. Amanda Gordon
Pre-Register by August 12: 662-781-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When you pre-register, please include your name, church, phone number and email address. Bring $10 if you would like a hard coy of the handbook (downloadable copy is free). Bring money for lunch.
In case you're wondering who needs to attend a training:
- UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) highly recommends that any mission team have a trained team leader.
- If you are planning to lead a short-term mission trip (nationally or internationally or disaster response) or simply exploring the possibility, you are encouraged to attend.
- 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 have.
- It's easy to hop on a plane, unload at a project and work passionately for a few days, then go back home. But that's not the goal of UMVIM. To make the most of your mission experience, the practical, relational and spiritual aspects of leading a team need to be considered.
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 for teams, logistics and finance. You will also gain ideas on places around the world where you can serve.