With all 12 conferences of the United Methodist North Central Jurisdiction reporting their 2006 Volunteer in Mission activities, Indiana conferences led the other ten conferences by a long shot.
In dollars contributed, the South Indiana Conference contributed more than $1.4 million and the North Indiana Conference contributed more than $800,000 or 30 percent of the jurisdiction's total VIM contributions.
When it came to the value of work completed converted to dollars, the South Indiana Conference contributed more than $3.2 million worth of work and the North Indiana Conference contributed more than $1.4 million worth of work or a total of $4.6 million or 45 percent of the jurisdiction's total value of work. Overall, the jurisdiction contributed $7.3 million in contributions and $10.7 million in the value of work. This was almost a doubling of volunteers reported over last year.
Church-wide the General Board of Global Ministries reports that the number of participants in United Methodist Volunteers in Mission climbed from just under 20,000 in 1992 to almost 111,000 in 2006, with several peaks and valleys across the 15-year period. The total number of mission volunteers registered by Global Ministries in 2006 was 112,486, including several programs in addition to Volunteers in Mission.
Reporting your church's VIM trips to your conference office is an important task in completing your congregation's VIM trip.