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Mission E-Academy

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission exists to train, equip, connect and mobilize volunteers for Christian mission at home and throughout the world. 

This year, thanks to the global pandemic, we are offering courses from our annual Northeastern Jurisdiction Mission Academy online.  We have partnered with Global Ministries, UMCOR, Church & Society, and New York Disaster Interfaith Services to connect you with some of the best resources available as you participate in God's mission.  We hope you will find the courses that work best for you and register today!  

All courses are free of charge, though we encourage you to contribute to the ministry that makes it possible.

Suggested donation to UMVIM: $25/course

We also encourage you to donate directly to our partners in ministry:

Global Ministries

UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response

Church & Society

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

Course Calendar for May/June 2020
  • Introduction and Modules 1-3
    June 1-4 from 12:00-2:00 EDT
    Instructors: Barbara Burnside (New England Conf) and Tom Vencuss (New York Conf)

  • 6/4 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT
    Offered by Church & Society

  • 6/11 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT
    Offered by Church & Society

  • 6/15 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
    Instructor: Dr. David Scott, Director of Mission Theology, Global Ministries

  • 6/17 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
    Instructors: UMVIM Jurisdictional Coordinators Tom Lank (NEJ), Karen Distefano (SCJ), Tammy Kuntz (NCJ)

  • 6/18 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT
    Offered by Church & Society

  • 6/19 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
    Instructor: Dr. David Scott, Director of Mission Theology, Global Ministries

  • 6/20 9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT
    Please join us in these Engaging, Joyful, Meaningful, and Spirit-filled Sessions as we continue to learn ways to build up the Loving Body of Christ and Ourselves!
    Instructor: Rev. Wendy Vencuss, Abundant Health Coordinator, NYAC and UMCOR Consultant

  • 6/22-6/24 2:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
    A 3-part series
    Instructors: Tom Lank (NEJ) and Sandra Matoushaya (Western PA Conference)

  • 6/24 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
    NEJ Only. Requires permission of conference Disaster Response Coordinator. Background Check must be completed and photo must be submitted before the class begins. This course is only for those who have previously been badged as an Early Response Team member.
    Instructors: Angela Overstreet (UMCOR Consultant), Barbara Burnside (New England AC Disaster Response Coordinator, Tom Vencuss (New York AC Disaster Response Coordinator)

  • 6/25 2:00-3:30p.m. EDT
    Learn about the proposed revision of our UMC Social Principles and how they can inform our mission work. Rev. Christie led the years-long process of getting global input to make the revision truly reflective of our global nature.
    Instructor: Rev. Neal Christie, Assistant General Secretary, Church & Society

  • 6/25 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT
    NEJ Only. Requires permission of conference Disaster Response Coordinator. Background Check must be completed and photo must be submitted before the class begins. This course is only for those who have previously been badged as an Early Response Team member.
    Instructors: Angela Overstreet (UMCOR Consultant), Barbara Burnside (New England AC Disaster Response Coordinator, Tom Vencuss (New York AC Disaster Response Coordinator)