UMVIM Training Opportunities

UMVIM Team Leader Training Courses
As a part of the Virginia Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Policy every UMVIM team leader is required to take the Team Leader Training course. When you answer the call to lead a team into the short-term mission field, you are assuming responsibility that is much more than handling logistics and making decisions. The UMVIM Team Leader Training Course trains and equips you as the team leader to then train and equip your team.
UMVIM Team Leader Trainings are offered periodically by the Conference UMVIM Leadership Team. Churches or districts may request a training to be offered (depending on the calendar and trainers availability) by contacting the UMVIM Coordinator Rebecca Makowski or the Director of Justice and Missional Excellence office, Glenn Rowley
The course is 5 ½ hours.
To offer a training there must be a minimum of eight participants.

Pre-registration is required. Register by sending an e-mail to Cindy Ingroff in the Conference Office ( with the following information:

E-mail address:
Primary phone number:
Dietary restrictions (if any):
CEU (yes or no)

Registration deadline is noon on the Monday before the training event.

Scheduled Courses:

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Gathering Time: 8:30am-9:00am
Course Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Chester United Methodist Church, 12132 Percival St., Chester, VA 23831
Lunch included
Cost: $10.00 
Trainer name: Glenn Rowley

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Gathering Time: 8:30am-9:00am
Course Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Rd, Henrico,  VA 23228
Lunch Included
Cost: $10.00
Trainer Name: Kip Robinson


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