Volunteers in Mission (VIM)

About Volunteers in Mission

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is a grassroots movement of United Methodists who seek to put their “Christian Love in Action.”  Since the 1970s, UMVIM has offered a framework through which disciples can engage in short-term mission locally, nationally, and globally.  

Our volunteers are lay and clergy, young and old, with differing abilities and vocations, from all walks of life.  Tens of thousands of United Methodists engage in short-term mission each year in ministries as varied as disaster response, community development, pastor training, micro-enterprise, agriculture, Vacation Bible School, building repair and construction, and medical/dental services.  There is a place for everyone to serve.

Asbury VIM Team

Our Asbury VIM Team has participated in multiple mission projects across the country - California (Paradise, Happy Camp, and Middleton), Texas (Houston), and Louisiana (Baton Rouge and New Orleans) --  as well as in Puerto Rico. Most recent trips have been focused on rebuilding homes in California after fires.

Our VIM Team has also done local activities by helping with construction and remodeling projects for the Byron and the Tracy UMC.

If you would like to join the VIM Team on future trips, contact Steve Elliott or the church office.