Are you planning to lead a Mission Work Trip in 2017? Do you know where to start in planning an effective work trip to both those you are leading and those who you plan to minister? A training workshop for leaders will be held at First United Methodist Church, 504 East Hwy 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269, on January 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The cost is $25.00 which includes the cost for lunch and materials. The workshop will be led by Dr. Alan Newhall, retired pastor and experienced work team leader, using materials developed by the North Central Jurisdiction VIM. The morning will be spent on practical details of planning and carrying out a mission work trip and the afternoon will focus on preparing team members for the experience. You must register and pay for the training by January 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Alan Newhall at or Christy Blickensderfer at


Registration form available here