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.


Spring 2017 VIM Team Leader Training Schedule


Sat. March 4 from 10am to 4pm at Trinity UMC, Indiana

Wed. March 22 from 10am to 4pm at Ebensburg UMC

Sat. April 8 from 10am to 4pm at First UMC: Washington

Tues. April 25 from 10am to 4pm at UM Center, Cranberry Twp

Sat. May 6 from 10 am to 4pm at Edinboro UMC

Wed. May 17 from 10am to 4pm at Good Shepherd UMC (Kane Dist.)

More dates coming soon!  


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

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)

Early Response Team Training - Click on the date that you plan to attend to get to the online registration form.