Submitted by Jana Jones
Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Global Ministries
Mission Adventures – 2018!
Are you considering getting involved in mission work in 2018? On Feb. 3 at Smoky Hill UMC, you will have the opportunity to find out what types of mission opportunities are available. The Rocky Mountain Conference Global Board of Ministries team will be conducting a series of workshops and training activities to help you find your way of engaging in mission work.
The first “Mission Adventures” seminar for 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at Smoky Hill UMC in Centennial, Colorado. During this session you will learn how United Methodists organize to engage in mission globally as well as locally and the resources which the “Methodist” connection provides around the world.
Registration is now available online
. There is a $10 registration fee that includes lunch.
The seminar will feature the following workshops and training sessions:
Disaster Preparedness and Response:
Insights on what the Rocky Mountain Conference is doing to help everyone prepare for a disaster or recover if they are impacted by a disaster.
Volunteers in Mission:
This workshop will provide information, ideas and guidance on getting involved with the Volunteers in Mission program. Included in this session is information on UMVIM history, project ideas, leader training and other resources.
This session offers details on how to sponsor a missionary, how to arrange a visit and how to support them in their important work.
The United Methodist Church has many other opportunities for mission volunteering. How you considered joining the NOMADS? Or becoming a Global Mission Fellow? Or getting involved with Missionary Service? Or United Methodist Women?
This UMCOR disaster preparedness program has the goal of inspiring congregations and communities to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and caring ways.
VIM Leader Training:
- Ready Congregants - Participants will be inspired to take action in order to prepare themselves, their households and others before and immediately following a disaster.
- Ready Churches - emphasizes the importance of protecting church property and the people within the property, before and immediately following a disaster, and of appropriate use of church property in disaster response.
- Ready Response - encourages churches to explore their capacity for various disaster response ministries and to consider ways to engage community partners.
This three-hour session is for those individuals that would like to lead a volunteer in mission team. The material focuses on the basic activities and the responsibilities of a team leader.