Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 3:30 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Location: Hempfield UMC
Cost: $45 (Includes training materials and lunch)
The Rev. Tom Lank is the Volunteers in Mission Coordinator for the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the UMC and is an Ordained Deacon in Full Connection in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Tom’s specialization as a deacon is in missions and peace with justice ministries. He has organized international mission journeys in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua and domestic mission journeys in 9 different U.S. states. He describes his calling as connecting the people of God with the needs of the world through genuine encounters and relationships.
Who Should Attend?
If you are interested in learning more about being a UMVIM team leader or hosting mission teams this entire day of training is designed for you. Team Leader Training is recommended for all first time United Methodist Volunteers In Mission team leaders, but all interested persons are welcome to attend whether leading a team or not.
If you are interested in learning how to be a more effective UMVIM Team Member, the morning session and working lunch are targeted toward you. We will also be covering what can be expected when going to disaster cleanup and rebuilding sites on your Mission Journey.
- 8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions, What is UMVIM?
- 9:30 – 11:45 UMVIM Teams
- 11:45 – 12:45 Working Lunch
- 1:00 – 3:00 Team Leader Training and Certification
- 3:00 – 3:30 One on one discussions if needed