Trainings Available to Local Church


VIM Team Leader Training

This training is for certification as United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Team Leader and is designed to equip participants to plan and lead VIM teams locally, nationally, or internationally.  It is designed for those who have previous experience as part of a VIM team or local mission service and for those who have led VIM teams and need to re-certified with the new UMVIM Handbook.

It is also helpful for those who have thought about joining a VIM team and want to know what to expect. In the process you will learn more about UMC missions and Volunteers In Mission opportunities for local churches & individuals.


Fall 2016 VIM Team Leader Schedule

Note: Doors open and registration begins 30 minutes prior to training start time. 

  • Sun. September 25 - 2pm - 7:30pm at Galloway UMC, Franklin area 
  • Sat. Oct 1 -  10am - 3:30pm at UM Center in Cranberry Twp. PA
  • check back soon - additional trainings being scheduled

Each Registration is $8 and a copy of "A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers" is required.  Paper copies can be purchased through the WPA UM Center for $12 or online through Barnes and Noble.  E-book versions are available through or  Invite your congregation to participate!



Specialized VIM Training in Disaster Response

Trainings are offered beyond VIM Team Leader training in the following areas in association with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Volunteers are needed in Connellsville area for cleanup and rebuild. Use Request to Volunteer Form or email 

  • Fall 2016 Emergency Response Team Training. Cost is $20.
    • September 9th 9am - 5pm at Wesley UMC in Connellsville, PA
    • September 17  9am - 5pm at First UMC in Kane, PA
    • October 8 9am - 5pm at Zion UMC in Elton/Johnstown area