Trainings for Churches, Team Leaders

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.

VIM Team Leader Training Schedule

Keep checking for new dates. 

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


Specialized Training in Disaster Response

These trainings for certification in Disaster Response are offered in association with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Early Response Team Basic Training
  • Saturday June 3, 2023 @ Baldwin Community UMC, Pittsburgh Register
Early Response Team Recertification Training

For more information contact David Kissinger at