Resources

A Mission Journey: A handbook for volunteers by General Board of Global Ministries

– Contact VIM Coordinator, Michelle Schwartzman for a copy or purchase on Amazon

 

The Team Leader Toolkit by United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

– Contact VIM Coordinator, Michelle Schwartzman for a copy or go to https://www.umvim.org/team-leader-handbook

Forms

You may find these forms and documents helpful over the course of your mission journey.  These can be uses as templates and changed to your team’s specific needs.

Keep in mind some of these forms may be covered in the team registration process for insurance through umvim.org.  Many of these resources can also be found in the appendix of the Team Leader Handbook.

VIM Grants

Books

  • Consuming Mission by Rev. Dr. Robert Haynes, 2019
  • Hope Made Real: The story of Mama Arlene and the children of Urukundo by Arlene D. Brown, 2020
  • I’m Still Here: Black dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown, 2018
  • The Last Missionary by Bob Walters, 2016
  • Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton, 2011
  • The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright, 2018
  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert, 2012
  • White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin Diangelo, 2018

Other Resources

Pastor Bill Klebe
Conference Secretary, Global Ministries
wklebe@susumc.org

Doug Hoy
Disaster Response Coordinator
drc@susumc.org

Michelle Schwartzman
Volunteers In Mission Coordinator
vim@susumc.org