UMVIM Team Leaders Training

April 11, 2023

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is the short-term mission arm of the United Methodist Church. Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities, vocations, and at different phases in life. We come together through the United Methodist Church to offer our skills and talents for Christian service at home and abroad.

What is a team leader?

A team leader is someone who has completed UMVIM team leader training and serves as the “head missioner.” There are as many leadership styles as there are mission volunteers and there is no one set model for being a successful team leader. The team leader will  determine the best way to share team responsibilities and the team should understand that final decisions rest with the Team Leader. When conflicts arise on your team–and they inevitably will–it is vital that your decisions are respected. Safety requires that, in difficult situations, the team leader as the ultimate say. This does not mean that the team leader should function as a dictator. Modeling respect for your hosts and your team members is the best way to ensure that they return that respect when a quick decision is necessary

When: Sunday, April 16, 2023

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Where: Virtual via Zoom (link will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration)

Cost: None

Trainers: Matt Lacey (SEJ UMVIM) and Brian Mateer (WNC Conference)