• Approved by the 2016 General Conference, churches are encouraged to provide UMVIM displays, information resources, solicit individual or group testimonies, and/or develop other ways to celebrate the UMVIM movement in whatever fashion that best suits the local congregation; and to draw upon the available resources of the Conference UMVIM Committee to help make the day memorable, one of “Christian Love in Action. Click on the picture to learn more!

  • The "Movement" series will initially encompass three short videos designed for church and team leaders to initiate conversations surrounding mission theology and questions about service. Check out the first of the series, "Why We Go" by clicking the image.

  • At this time we are praying for those who may be affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Click the image for more information.

  • UMVIM, SEJ works in partnership with missionaries and organizations around the globe. Click here to take a look at our International, Domestic, Southeastern Jurisdiction, and Young Adult Mission Opportunity Lists.

  • Click on this banner to learn more about the various ways you can support UMVIM SEJ with your prayer, time and resources.

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United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.

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Team Openings

  • March 1-9, 2019. Saraland UMC is looking for additional team members, ages 13 and older, to join their team to Santo Domingo Ecuador. The team will be working alongside the Methodist Church of Ecuador. In the mornings, the team will be doing light repairs on a church in the area, and in the afternoons, the team will conduct a Bible program and feed a large group of street children. The approximate cost of the trip is $1800, all inclusive. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Hoppe at mike@saralandumc.org.

  • July 11-21, 2019. The North Conference Partnership will continue their work together in Community Health Evangelism partnering with the Young Adult Evangelism team and the Community Health Workers and Dentechs in the North Conference of the UMC of Nigeria. The outreach in rural villages and Muslim areas is in need of vision care professionals (Ophthalmologists, optometrist, vision techs), and medical screening professionals (doctors, nurses, Pas) to join the dental professionals from the North Georgia and North Alabama Conferences. The North Conference of the UMC of Nigeria is the only UMC Annual Conference in a majority Muslim area. The approximate costs of the trip are airfare ($1200-$2000), one night hotel in Abuja ($75) and Visa ($160). For more information contact Jeff Jernigan at jsjernigan@aol.com or visit the website here.

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  • Please be in prayer for the work that UMVIM Teams will do in 2018.