The Center for Missional Outreach encourages all North Texas Conference churches to work with United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) to plan and organize their mission trips. This organization exists to help you with insurance, training, and location possibilities.
The purpose of UMVIM is to enable the participation of United Methodists throughout the world in global mission volunteer programs so that affirming, empowering and trusting relationships are established.
To learn more about UMVIM and what we are doing here in the North Texas Conference, please contact the Center for Missional Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-526-5000 or 800-815-6690.
Finding a Mission Trip Site
The General Board of Global Ministries maintains mission trip lists. There is a 45-page document that lists U.S. domestic location projects by state. There are links to find a volunteer placement for an individual or a team as well as a guide for how to volunteer.
For international trip information, call our office and we can help you to connect through UMVIM with almost any country.
Mission Project Idea for Youth: Summer 2017-Churches still looking for a mission trip site for their junior high and senior high youth need to know about MSP (Mission Service Project). MSP runs this summer during June 11-17, 2017 (Sunday-Saturday). Located in the McAllen/Mission/Pharr/Edinburg, Texas area, this project focuses Read More
February 2017 – Hope in Vernon Parish, Louisiana-Remembering the day they waked from sleep to receive the text message that screamed, “You only have minutes to evacuate!” is a sobering reflection for Sabine River residents Snookie and Mickey Young. This day, however, their faces are relaxed and joyful as Read More
Central Texas Call For Volunteer Help: December 2016-YOU Are Needed! Remember all the flooding from 2015-2016? Williamson County is down to their final 12 homes needing repairs and rebuild! There also is a deadline of February 28, 2017, to close everything out! WE need YOU! To make arrangements to come Read More
Planning a Trip to Russia?-Prior to June 2016, an individual or group could travel to Russia on a Tourist Visa and not be concerned about their status. However, that all changed in July 2016 when President Valdimir Putin signed a new law restricting “missionary activity.” Although Read More
LAVIM Mission to Kenya: October 4-20, 2016-Please join us on our mission on October 4-20, 2016, sponsored by First UMC Baton Rouge to Nairobi, Kenya, then to Maua Methodist Hospital for a construction/Bible school mission. At the end of the mission, we will go on a photo safari Read More
February 15, 2016: Zika Virus Warning-Churches planning to send groups abroad this year need to have frank conversations with pregnant or possibly pregnant travelers about the risks associated with visiting destinations where the Zika virus has been locally transmitted by mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Read More