Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
Short-Term Healthcare Projects - Each year, BMDF members accept short-term, volunteer healthcare assignments in 50+ countries, including our own. Projects are diverse and include working in rural clinics, teaching in dental and medical schools, and instructing health professionals in medical evangelism.
Continuing Medical Education - BMDF provides funds for Continuing Education courses and educational materials to career healthcare missionaries.
International Partnerships - Formal partnerships exist with Baptist conventions or unions in Cuba, Poland, Belarus, Venezuela, Ghana and Ukraine for the development of healthcare missions in these countries.
U.S. Healthcare Ministry - BMDF provides consulting and encouragement to healthcare ministries in North America. Each week manymembers care for the poor as they work in charitable Christian clinics. Catalyzing the start-up and development of new ministries is a BMDF priority.
Disaster Relief - We are committed to training and mobilizing BMDF members for response to worldwide disasters.
BMDF Scholarships - These are available to students and medical residents for short-term projects. Applications can be started online and downloaded here.
Career Healthcare Missions - Encouraging healthcare professionals to enlist as career missionaries is a top priority. Supporting them through prayer, personal relationships, and working together on the field are vital BMDF ministries.
Collaboration - We believe cooperating with other organizations in healthcare missions and ministry is essential. BMDF relates to many in the worldwide Baptist community and other groups of Great Commission Christians having a similar sense of God's call. This allows for much more effective and expansive ministry than could be accomplished alone.
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending 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.
UMVIM provides opportunities for service by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. We continually nurture our contacts with these leaders to respond to the needs of local communities and provide comprehensive training resources for team leaders to help them prepare their teams for the mission field.