Important United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) and Disaster Response Information

Here are some important pieces of information regarding UMVIM and Disaster Response for to share and keep for future reference:


The Advance:

The Advance is an official program of The United Methodist Church for voluntary, designated, second-mile giving. Through The Advance, United Methodist annual conferences, districts, local churches, and organizations, as well as individuals and families, may choose to support mission programs or mission personnel with their financial gifts. Each Advance project has been vetted and approved by Global Ministries and Advance staff. For more information on The Advance, visit:

Important Advance Numbers:

  • Our SCJ number for mission education (used to provide scholarships for educational/leadership development missions and for mission education events/opportunities): 901455
  • UMCOR’s US Disaster Response: 901670
  • UMCOR’s International Disaster Response: 982450

Important Dates:

  • November 8-11, 2017: Mission Volunteer Training in Arkansas
  • July 18-22, 2018: Global Young Peoples Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • September 9-12, 2018: SCJ Mission Academy in Missouri

Thank you for helping spread the word of how to connect in mission in the UMC!


Audrey J. Phelps
Director of VIM & Disaster Response
South Central Jurisdiction