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.
Your gift to the Disaster Relief ministry enables us to respond in times of disaster and crisis. When you give, 100% of your gift goes to minister to those devastated by the current crisis.
Hopefully, your church has already developed a response team, written a strategy and have established a plan for disaster response. If not, these steps may assist you in meeting needs in your community.
Untrained volunteers that can respond with their church to needs in their community. Typically using the Ready Church model.
Untrained volunteers that have participated in “just-in-time” training (safety and basic Disaster Relief for current event response). Able to respond after initial surge of trained volunteers and when authorized by State Director. They will be integrated with trained volunteers and leaders and be limited to specific tasks.
Volunteers that have completed the Introduction to Disaster Relief, two unit-specific trainings and are fully credentialed. These are Yellow Shirts.
Tier Three Volunteers that have International DR training.
Training Materials | Lunch | DR Cap | DR T-Shirt | DR Identification Card
Criminal Background Screening (Required for DR Service)
Training Materials | Lunch | DR Identification Card | DR Background Screening
You are now required to complete a portion of the DR training online! “Introduction to Disaster Relief” needs to be completed prior to attending our in-class portion of training. After completing your online sessions, you will attend a Saturday session (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM). Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event.
Apply the coupon code below to receive your online training for free: SBCVDR (all caps)