"Christian Love in Action"
What is UMVIM? (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission)
Conferences and jurisdictions recruit, support, and coordinate projects for those wanting to make a loving difference in the world. The understanding that "we are called" and "we are sent" is the foundation of our faith. The scriptures are full of stories of people who responded to a call and were sent on a mission for God. At the very heart of our Christian calling is putting our faith into action. Volunteers In Mission exists so all people in the church can have the opportunity to live their calling by service to others. UMVIM "exists to enable the participation of persons from throughout the world in global mission volunteer programs and projects so that affirming, empowering, and trusting relationships are established." (2004 Book of Discipline, Par. 1312.5)
Who can I contact for information?
The North Alabama Conference Volunteer in Mission Coordinator, Rev. Matt Lacey, works with the conference UMVIM team to coordinate Volunteers in Mission ministries. The responsibility of the coordinator is to match volunteers with mission opportunities; to be responsive to volunteers' desire to serve; to train and mobilize volunteers for mission volunteer service; to disseminate information on what is happening in the area for a short-term Volunteer In Mission programs. (2004 Book of Discipline, Par. 630.6) The role of the Conference Coordinator is to educate, equip and empower you to experience "Christian Love in Action."
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