Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief is a ministry-based approach to impacting people for the Kingdom of God. Our motto of Serving Christ in Crisis has two implications:
- We serve Christ to those persons who are victims of disaster.
- When we minister to persons in need, we are serving Christ Himself (Matthew 25:40).
The goal of Disaster Relief is to provide some measure of normalcy for the victims of a disaster event.
We offer two opportunities for planning for disaster response:
- Individuals who want to serve as credentialed Disaster Relief volunteers need to attend a Phase 1 event. Click the Training tab above for a list of current training events.
- Churches who want basic information on how to minister during the time of a disaster can host a seminar on Family and Church Preparation. For more information please contact us…
Disasters provide many opportunities for believers to be the “hands and feet of Jesus”. Many people have a natural and emotional desire to help other people when tragedy strikes. In order to be the most effective, here are some thoughts to keep in mind:
- Attend one of our scheduled Phase 1 events. Click the Training tab above for a current listing.
- Find out where and how we are responding by clicking the Updates tab above.
- The best response is Prayer and Financial Support. Please refrain from collecting unsolicited items and please do not self deploy.
None at this time.
2017 DEPLOYMENT RESULTS – YTD
- 92 Gospel Presentations
- 8 PROFESSIONS OF FAITH
- 761 Volunteer Days
- 396 Meals Prepared
- 306 Assessments
- 1 Mudout Jobs Completed
- – Pressure Washes
- – Mold Remediations
- 138 Chainsaw Jobs Completed
- – Tear Outs/Repair Jobs
- 78 Roofs Tarped
- 3 Children Cared For
- – Showers Completed
- – Laundry Loads
- – Communication Messages
- 406 Chaplaincy Contacts
- 27 Other Decisions
- 662 Ministry Contacts
2016 DEPLOYMENT RESULTS – YTD
- 278 Gospel Presentations
- 13 PROFESSIONS OF FAITH
- 2,700 Volunteer Days
- 23,063 Meals Prepared
- 131 Assessments
- 133 Mudout Jobs Completed
- 16 Pressure Washes
- 56 Mold Remediations
- 235 Chainsaw Jobs Completed
- 11 Tear Outs/Repair Jobs
- 2 Roofs Tarped
- – Children Cared For
- – Showers Completed
- – Laundry Loads
- – Communication Messages
- 921 Chaplaincy Contacts
- 32 Other Decisions
- 1,152 Ministry Contacts
For those persons who want to learn about Disaster Relief to see if it is a ministry they would like to be part of. (Registration is required but there are no training fees. It’s FREE!) Recertification CANNOT be accomplished at this event.
2017 INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER RELIEF TRAININGS:
At this credentialing session, you will receive an introduction to the ministry of Disaster Relief and an orientation to the ministry area of your choosing. Once you become a credentialed Disaster Relief volunteer, recertification is required every 3 years. Recertification can be accomplished at these trainings.
- Friday/Saturday Schedule
- In most cases, choose the day’s session you would like to attend (First Time Attendees who have NOT completed a standalone Introduction to Disaster Relief will need to attend both the Friday and Saturday sessions.)
- Opportunities to train and cross train in 2 ministry areas
- If recertifying, must attend the 3 hour training session of the Primary Unit/Ministry Area you are assigned to.
Phase 1 Schedule:
- 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Check-in and ID Photo (Please arrive no later than 5:15 PM)
- 6:00 – 9:00 PM: Introduction to Disaster Relief/Training in Ministry Area/Recertification (Chaplaincy, Cleanup & Recovery, and Feeding ONLY)
- 7:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration (Please arrive no later than 8:15 AM)
- 9:00 – 11:45 AM: Training in Ministry Areas/Recertification (all Ministry Areas)/Cross Training
- 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Commissioning Service
2017 PHASE 1 TRAININGS:
Online registration is easy:
- Click the link below for the training you want to register for.
- If this is the first time you have registered online, click the “Don’t have an account? Sign Up” to the right of the “Sign In” button.
- Complete the information and click “Create an Account”.
- You will receive an email with the information to activate your account and register for the training.
NOTE: Please be aware that there is a separate online registration link for FIRST TIME PHASE 1 ATTENDEES (those who have not attended a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Training or who have attended an Introduction to Disaster Relief ONLY training in the last 12 months.)
APRIL 21-22, 2017: Northside Baptist Church, Brunswick, GA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2017
- Click here to register if you are a First Time Attendee to a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Phase 1 Training or if you have attended/completed an Introduction to Disaster Relief Training within the last 12 months.
- Click here to register if you are a Previously Trained Disaster Relief volunteer who needs to recertify or would like to cross-train in another ministry area.
Download the appropriate registration form to be completed and mailed in along with the registration fee:
Click here for a PDF registration form for a First Time Attendee to a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Phase 1 Training or if you have attended/completed an Introduction to Disaster Relief Training within the last 12 months.
Click here for a Word document registration form for a First Time Attendee to a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Phase 1 Training or if you have attended/completed an Introduction to Disaster Relief Training within the last 12 months.
Click here for a PDF registration form for a Previously Trained Disaster Relief volunteer who needs to recertify or would like to cross-train in another ministry area.
Click here for a Word document registration form for a Previously Trained Disaster Relief volunteer who needs to recertify or would like to cross-train in another ministry area.
**SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2017: New Providence Baptist Church, Forsyth, GA
**This training event will be a one day only event. Once the details are confirmed, the new registration will be made available.
SPECIAL CLEANUP & RECOVERY ONLY PHASE 1 TRAINING:
This is a special credentialing session for Cleanup & Recovery ONLY for those attending Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Phase 1 Training for the first time or for active volunteers wanting to cross-train in Cleanup & Recovery. NOTE: Recertification CANNOT be accomplished at this training.
June 3, 2017: Liberty Baptist Church, Tifton, GA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 26, 2017
Click here to register if you are a First Time Attendee to a Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Phase 1 Training or if you are wanting to cross-train in Cleanup & Recovery.
FEES: Credentialing Training Fees if received by the registration deadline:
First Time Phase 1=$40, Recertification = $20, Cross-training in another Ministry Area = $20.
Required every 3 years in your Primary Unit (ministry area) to remain an active volunteer. This can be accomplished by attending any of the Phase 1 trainings or by attending a Recertification Training hosted and scheduled by the leadership of the Primary Unit you are assigned to. Recertification in your Primary Unit will recertify you in all areas you are trained in.
Designed for volunteers who sense the Lord leading them to become involved in this ministry at a leadership level and prepares the Disaster Relief volunteer to serve as a Team Leader or fulfill some special role. Recertification CANNOT be accomplished at this event. (Training Fees = $40/Chaplaincy 2 = $65. Additional charges may apply.)
2017 PHASE 2 TRAINING: Details coming soon.
Chainsaw Schools begin at 8:00 AM on Friday morning with registration and conclude late Saturday afternoon. Phase 1 Training in Cleanup & Recovery is a prerequisite to attending Chainsaw School.
Space is limited and registrations are processed on a first come/first serve basis. (Training Fees may vary. See registration form for details.)
2017 CHAINSAW SCHOOLS:
APRIL 7 – 8, 2017: Southland Complex, Sylvester, GA
SPECIAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: None at this time.
Privacy and Refund Policy for Training Events:
Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled payments.
You can register and pay online for events by their registration deadline. Once a paid registration has been processed online, it cannot be cancelled online. If there are any problems or questions related to this, please contact the Disaster Relief office at 770-936-5254, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Disaster Relief, 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097.
If you would like to donate to the Georgia Baptist ministry of Disaster relief, you can do so in the following ways:
To mail a donation, please make checks payable to Disaster Relief and mail to:
Disaster Relief Georgia Baptist Mission Board 6405 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097
Visit our Disaster Relief eStore and order all you DR gear online!
Patches, belt buckles, tees, caps and much more!
Only VISA or MASTERCARD are accepted.
If paying by check, Please make checks payable to “DISASTER RELIEF”.
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Click here to download the diagram for placement of Disaster Relief patches.
(All forms are provided in a PDF format and as a Word Document.)
- Community Assessment Form – Rev. 01/2017 (PDF Format)
- Community Assessment Form – Rev. 01/2017 (Word Document)
- Personal Information Form/PI Form – Rev. 01/2017 (PDF Format)
- Personal Information Form/PI Form – Rev. 01/2017 (Word Document)
UPDATE YOUR VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
CLICK HERE to update your personal information.
Disaster Relief Contact
Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief
For all Disaster Relief inquiries For general information, inquiries and questions from the public and Georgia Baptist churches, please email: DisasterResponse@gabaptist.org
State Missionary Support
Georgia Baptist Mission Board Communications
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