The purpose of Volunteers In Mission (VIM) is to share the love of Jesus Christ in ways that make a Christian difference
That is the goal of every mission team that goes to missions in Oklahoma, nationally and all over the world.
If you have a desire to make a meaningful difference; if you have a heart that is filled with compassion for the disadvantaged, the marginalized, the oppressed; if you want to respond to the love Jesus Christ has poured out on you, there is no better way than to offer yourself to God in mission.
Interested? Want more information? We hope the Holy Spirit has touched you to think about helping.
What VIM Does & Does Not Do
VIM seeks to support the church in ministering to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of all people, as well as the renewal of their environment. VIM operates in partnership with the church, advocating and facilitating the church’s ministry.
What VIM Does:
Works closely with our mission sites to ensure we hear and understand their needs and prepare our teams accordingly. Trains and properly prepares team leaders to ensure the success of each team’s mission and the safety of its members. Facilitates every aspect of a team’s mission, including transportation, housing, meals, and insurance. Supports each team from formation to completion, including any emergency that might arise while on a mission. Offers Its help, where asked, in the task of hosting missions and receiving teams An extensive list of ministries, churches and programs that ask VIM teams to assist in their mission work
What VIM Does Not Do:
Tell churches, in Oklahoma or anywhere else, what to do in fulfilling God’s call to mission (we work with each church to give expression to that congregation’s call to participate in God’s mission)
Work in other countries without an invitation from the Methodist entity in that country.
Determine the content (or tasks) of the mission.
(The church or entity that invites us requests assistance/support in various areas that include construction, health, Bible schools, evangelism, education, and so on)