What Is Volunteers in Mission?
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is the short-term mission arm of the United Methodist Church. Through our combined efforts, the United Methodist Chuch is usually one of the first organizations where there is need and one of the last to leave. Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities, vocations, and stations in life. We come together through the United Methodist Church in order that all may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and abroad.
Our emphasis is upon matching persons with opportunities so that everyone may participate in mission. After all, mission is not only for those who live in the field full-time as God calls all Christians “to bring good news to the oppressed [and] to bind up the broken-hearted” (Isaiah 61:1).
We believe that no matter who you are, no matter the level of your resources, no matter how big or small your church, God is calling you to mission.