United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM), Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love In Action.” Its aim is to achieve the Great Commission through providing short-term mission opportunities.
UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. It nurtures contacts with leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and to provide comprehensive project information. The UMVIM office strives to connect volunteers’ talents to suitable projects for effective service.
UMVIM also promotes and encourages mission through its email newsletter, the UPDATE, printed literature, and its Web site. These tools present mission to UMVIM's current community and potential volunteers, as well as to other United Methodists and Christians.
UMVIM provides training programs for individuals and team leaders to help them prepare themselves and their team(s) for the mission field.
For more information about Volunteers in Mission in the Memphis Conference, contact Rev. Robert Craig at Dyersburg First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg, TN: 731-285-6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.