A Mission Journey: A handbook for volunteers by General Board of Global Ministries

– Contact VIM Coordinator, Michelle Schwartzman for a copy or purchase on Amazon


The Team Leader Toolkit by United Methodist Volunteers in Mission

– Contact VIM Coordinator, Michelle Schwartzman for a copy or go to


You may find these forms and documents helpful over the course of your mission journey.  These can be uses as templates and changed to your team’s specific needs.

Keep in mind some of these forms may be covered in the team registration process for insurance through  Many of these resources can also be found in the appendix of the Team Leader Handbook.

VIM Grants


  • Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration by Karen Gonzalez
  • Consuming Mission by Rev. Dr. Robert Haynes, 2019
  • Hope Made Real: The story of Mama Arlene and the children of Urukundo by Arlene D. Brown, 2020
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, 2019
  • I’m Still Here: Black dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown, 2018
  • The Last Missionary by Bob Walters, 2016
  • Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton, 2011
  • The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright, 2018
  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert, 2012
  • White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin Diangelo, 2018

Other Resources

Flo Waybright
Conference Secretary, Global Ministries

Michelle Schwartzman
Volunteers In Mission Coordinator