VIM Trainings: Spring 2018

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Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey engulf the home of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe, associate pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. (Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe)

Join the NTC Effort to Help the Gulf Coast Recover

Imagine what God could do through the 300 churches of the North Texas Conference if we focus our energy and resources on Hurricane Harvey recovery in the Rio Texas Conference and send 300 mission teams there in 2018 and 2019!

If you are planning to be a part of Hurricane Harvey recovery, please note that the Rio Texas Conference requires that all participants (youth and adult) receive UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteer in Mission) training or at least that one trip leader receives this training. The UMVIM training aims to ensure that mission teams do not inadvertently “help” in ways that hurt and nurtures attitudes of respect and true partnership with the people and communities who are served.

Every VIM training session costs $12 per person and will be held on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Texas Conference Center.  Follow the links below to register:

Volunteers in Mission:

March 3, 2018:

April 21, 2018:

May 12, 2018:

Contact Rev. Andrew Fiser at or 972-526-5018 for more information or to arrange trainings on other dates or locations for your congregation.