United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

Short-term mission is one way that United Methodist lay people seek to address human needs together in response to God’s presence in their own lives and in the lives of others in the world, writes the Rev. Lisa Beth White. Read more

Practicing Faith

United Methodist short-term mission has, from the very beginning, been a practice in which lay people have let their personal salvation lead them into involvement in Christian mission. Read more

Global Nature

A medical doctor with a heart for mission, Dr. Michael C. Watson became a key founder in the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission movement. Read more

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United Methodists and other volunteers responded so quickly to the damage from nine tornadoes in Dallas Oct. 20 that the focus has already moved from relief to recovery. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

Mission volunteers are trained to be engage in accompaniment mission with partners by sharing their support and expertise. More importantly, volunteers are inspired to work “with” and not “for” partners, writes program director Una Jones. Read more

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Short-term mission volunteers participate according to a set of guidelines led by the understanding that they are fulfilling God's mission, not their own. Read more

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Harvey Pews

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Victims of Hurricane Harvey still await cleanup and rebuilding as the supply of able-bodied volunteers begins to diminish, writes Jim Truitt of Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Read more

Global Health

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United Methodist Volunteers in Mission are getting a special Sunday to thank them for their service to others. Read more

Local Church

Early Response Team

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Sawing through burned trees in wildfire recovery is one of Pacific Northwest region's more unusual mission needs, and United Methodists there formed a chainsaw unit to meet the challenge. Read more

Practicing Faith