United Methodist Volunteers in Missions [UMVIM] (Ends of the Earth)
2 Days until REACH 2015! Today we are featuring United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – UMVIM. They serve the Ends of the Earth (International People & Communities).
Mission and Vision: To inspire change in the world. To inform, connect and equip volunteers. To interact as servants of Christ. Transforming the world through “Christian Love in Action."
History: The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission movement arose through the local church, as United Methodist felt called to express their faith through hands-on mission. The UMVIM motto, “Christian Love in Action,” is taken from 1 John 3:18, in which Christians are asked the love “not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” UMVIM has worked closely with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), providing teams to assist in recovery from natural disasters to violent conflicts. Volunteers have served in every continent, often but not always in nations with Methodist churches.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.
UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. We continually nurture our contacts with these leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and provide comprehensive training resources for team leaders to help them prepare their teams for the mission field.
UMVIM, SEJ provides opportunities for volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities. To learn more visit their site at: www.umvim.org