"United Methodist Volunteers in Mission: Christian Love in Action"


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is the short-term mission agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify "Christian Love in Action" through short-term mission service at home and abroad. Lynette Brown is the Director of mission at Northside UMC and our North Georgia conference coordinator. She can assist with your questions, training, and networking regarding UMVIM and may be reached at


Interested in participating in an upcoming Disaster Response Team Trip?

Date:   April 25-28, 2019

Sending Church: Northside Church, 2799 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta 30350

Serving: Whiteville, NC

Description: Hurricane Florence and Michael created enormous loss and suffering. Many families are still displaced and hurricane season begins again in June! No special skills are necessary, only your desire to serve. Join us as we clean and prepare homes for restoration.

For this trip Early Response Team (ERT) trained is suggested but not required.

Requirements: Team members must be 18 or older and have medical insurance.

Click Here to Register

Team Leader: Jeff Adams,

Dir. of Missions, Northside Church: Lynette Brown,


Upcoming UMVIM Team Leader training:

Learn best practices in healthy mission trips to benefit both your team and the folks you are in ministry “with”.  We will cover so much more than just “logistics” including spiritual formation, risk management, and cultural intelligence.

This course is for Short Term Mission Trip Team leaders and also folks interested in missions and learning best practices for your church. The training will provide you with the tools you will need to confidently lead a mission team from your church congregation on a successful mission trip either within the USA or throughout the world.

​Contact Lynette Brown,,NGA UMVIM Coordinator, to schedule a training.