Resources

Team Leaders are well-trained laity and clergy who recruit and direct teams for mission. Successful completion of OK VIM Team Leader Training is required for persons to be entrusted with this responsibility. Team Leaders usually qualify for full scholarship on missions they lead.

We hope that you find this to be a helpful and easy to use resource. This is set up to help guide you through the logistical process of team leadership. We have broken the process down to five easy steps. These steps take you from registration to closing out the team file. As an office staff we are here to help you out in any way that we can. So just give us a call, e-mail, text, come by and visit! Whatever way is most convenient for you. We are here to help!

There are many policies and forms that are valuable resources for your team. We have place them here for your ease.

Conference Policy on Short-Term Missions

The purpose of this document is to explain and to give operational details regarding the attached policy. (see Addendum below), adopted by the Annual Conference at its recent meeting and to be implemented January 1, 2012.

Safe Sanctuaries 

All Trained Team Leaders who have lead teams are required to re-certify every four years. An e-mail will be sent out to all team leaders who have lead a team and the Team Leader Application is expired or near expiration. You will be sent a link to view a Google presentation which includes Safe Sanctuaries training. At the end of the presentation there is a form for the team leader to complete. (Effective 2015) 

Here you will find resource materials for you as a team leader to use during team orientation and further team meetings. We have a suggested book list and movie list to read or watch as a team. You can purchase all of the books from the OKVIM office. Also, you will find a document that we call “Know Before You Go.” It is all of the information that team members should have from the team leader manual. This is something that you can print out and give to each of your team members.

AND you will also find an order form! If you wish to purchase books, VIM T-Shirts, or other VIM items fill out this order form and email it back to lfoster@okumc.org!

Books to Read

Looking for good books to read on mission?

Know Before You Go Handout

Information, and ideas for mission Teams

Order Form for OKVIM 

Order books and VIM T-Shirits

Who I am?

The Rev. Eric Law of the Kaleidoscope Institute talks about assumptions that we might make when we meet another person? Watch this video with friends and dialogue on the topic he presents. You will get to know your friends better.

 

Cobija, Bolivia VIM trip 2015

Lawton and Wichita Districts: Get a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a VIM mission trip as we return for our 4th year to Cobija, Bolivia. Meet our team and the wonderful people of Cristo el Buen Pastor and the American Institute.

 

Website Resources

Health & Vaccinations

Passport, Visa & Foreign Entry/Exit Requirements

Country Information

Airports, Security & Customs

International Calling Codes

Find the international dialing code or time zone for any country.

The World Clock & Weather

World Electric Guide

Using your electrical appliances in another country.

Music Resource

GBGM Music that can be used by Mission teams

Currency & Customs