Contact the Mission Vitality Center to be part of these training events at the Rio Texas Conference Center – 16400 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX. 78248. Lunch will be provided for participants both days. Contact Shelly Kennerdell at 210.408.4514 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- Friday, February 26th – VIM Leadership Train the Trainer – A training for persons who are interested in training leaders who will lead Volunteer-In-Mission teams to serve in short-term mission work locally, within the U.S. and abroad. Ideally, participants should have previous VIM experience, understanding of UMC and VIM history and best practices, theology of mission, cultural sensitivity and cross-cultural partnership understandings, an understanding of poverty, and a comfortable and confident teaching / presentation style. Participants in this training are encouraged to participate in the VIM Leaders training the next day as co-trainers with Jurisdictional VIM Coordinator - Audrey Phelps.
- Saturday, February 27th – VIM Mission Leadership Training – A training for persons who are interested and committed to leading mission teams from their local church / communities to serve in short-term mission work locally, within the U.S. and abroad.