Presentation on theme: "United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Serve where invited Work in a ministry endorsed by the United Methodist Church Serve in cooperation with the local."— Presentation transcript:
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Serve where invited Work in a ministry endorsed by the United Methodist Church Serve in cooperation with the local host group
How UMVIM Creates Leaders in Mission Relevant to local needs Provide opportunity for long-term impact/relationship Collaboration Learning Empowering Mutuality in mission Modeling Jesus
Trip Goals Cultural exchange with students of Africa University Build lasting relationships to foster sustainability and development opportunities Increase in global Christian community Training team members to be future leaders in mission
Micah 6:8 (NIV) He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Mark 1:16-20 (NRSV) As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.
Risk-Taking Mission and Service “offering ourselves in purposeful service to others in need, making a positive difference even at significant personal cost and inconvenience to our own lives. We offer ourselves, our gifts and abilities and passions, to God so God can use us to transform the world by relieving suffering. We serve.”