Volunteers In Mission Training 2011

by Kyland Dobbins*

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Team Leader Training is here again and the deadlines to register are quickly approaching! If you plan to lead a mission team, be a part of mission team, or are simply just in the “getting interested” phase of missions to places like Johannesburg, South Africa or Joplin, Missouri, then UMVIM training is for you. Even if you have had the training in the past but have not gone through a class in the last five years, you need to attend a training class before you can be certified to serve. Since the Central Texas Conference covers some vast Texas territory, we are attempting to make it as convenient as possible for you to attend this training by offering two different training locations:
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 12, First UMC Mansfield (777 N. Walnut Creek Dr. Mansfield, TX 76063). The registration deadline for this tranining is Wednesday Nov. 9.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 19, Oak Park UMC (5505 S. 31st St. Temple, TX 76502) The registration deadline for this tranining is Wednesday Nov. 16.
Of course, don’t let regional or county lines deter you as all are welcome to either of the trainings. Please click on the following link to register: UMVIM Training 2011 Registration
*Rev. Dobbins is the CTC’s Mission Experience Coordinator. kylanddobbins@ctcumc.org