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2014 Disaster Relief training dates

The SBC of Virginia offers training to equip members of SBC of Virginia churches so they are able to respond during times of disaster. Each training offers necessary instruction for volunteers to respond with other Southern Baptists around the world during times of disaster and crisis. The training is practical and allows those, 18 years old and above, to serve with confidence. Because of our partnerships with FEMA, Salvation Army, Red Cross, IMB, NAMB and other SBC State Conventions, we have a credentialing process that allows us to respond to the front lines of a disaster. Training events are offered across the Commonwealth; so, if a particular date does not work for you, there is another training within a couple hours drive.


Four Tiers of Volunteers in Virginia:

  • Tier One - Untrained volunteers that can respond with their church to needs in their community.
  • Tier Two - Volunteers that have attended a Ready Church training event - Able to respond to local events in their community.
  • Tier Three - Volunteers that have completed the Ready Church training, Intro to a National Response (The part of the ISBDR not taught in Ready Church) and two unit-specific trainings. These are Yellow Shirts.
  • Tier Four - Tier Three Volunteers that have International DR training.


Ready Church Orientation - $20.
Ready Church Orientation is from 8:00am until 12:30pm.

  • training materials
  • lunch
  • Ready Church cap

Ready Church Orientation and Full Disaster Relief Credentialing - $40
This training goes from 8:00am until 5:00pm/

  • training materials
  • lunch
  • Ready Church cap
  • DR cap
  • DR T-shirt
  • DR Identification Card
  • criminal background screening (required for DR service)

Disaster Relief Re-credentialing - $25
This training goes from 8:00am until 3:00pm

  • Training materials
  • Ready Church cap
  • lunch
  • DR background screening
  • DR Identification Card


All training events begin promptly at 8:00 am. The onsite Check-in desk will open at 7:30 am.

  • March 1st - Hyland Heights Baptist Church <Map> - Lynchburg
  • March 8th - Northstar Baptist Church <Map> - Bristol
  • March 15th - Centreville Baptist Church <Map>
  • March 22nd - Liberty Baptist Church <Map> - Hampton
  • May 3rd - Boones Mill Baptist Church <Map>
  • June 28th - Grace Community Church <Map> - Richmond

Regisration is now closed.  Check back later this Fall for 2015 Training dates.  Thank you for your interest in this ministry!

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