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Disaster Relief Training Opportunities

October 12 • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fincastle Baptist Church
Fincastle Baptist Church

7330 Roanoke Rd Fincastle, VA 24090

October 12, 2024
October 12, 2024

Saturday • 8:00AM - 4:00PM

New Volunteers & Re-Credentialing
Basic Training

Saturday, October 12 • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This training provides an overview of everything required to be deployed with a Disaster Relief team, including, Biblical foundations, evangelism, organizational protocols, and working as a member of chainsaw team, flood recovery team, and feeding team. This training can be taken in 3 ways:

  1. In-person at an SBCV church.
  2. Online for re-credentialing or new volunteers.

Basic Training Registration

For Credentialed Volunteers
Advanced Training

Saturday, October 12 • 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In-person training will be conducted for Chainsaw, Unit Leader/Team Leader, and the Quick Response Feeding Unit. This is a one-day event. Click here for more information.

Advanced Training Registration

For Credentialed Volunteers
Chaplaincy Training
Saturday, October 12 • 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Being a volunteer chaplain to those who have experienced loss and pain is a rewarding ministry, but it can be very challenging because of the emotional and spiritual demands involved. In order to maintain a high standard of excellence while providing emotional and spiritual care and operate in accordance with expected standards of the disaster community, all SBCV DR volunteer chaplains will need to complete the following minimum training requirements:

  1. Spiritual Care Provider (short online course)
  2. Southern Baptist Chaplain Course (8-hour course)
  3. Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) Course (8-hour course)
  4. Assisting Individuals in Crisis Course (13-hour course)
  5. One Elective Course (choose one)
  • Spiritual and Psychological First Aid (14-hour CISM course)
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters (14-hour CISM course)

SBDR Basic chaplain Registration

Unable to train in-person?

Register to get trained online
Online Training

Staff Contacts

Shawn AmesShawn Ames

Relief Ministries Coordinator


Kimberly McDanielKimberly McDaniel

Administrative Assistant for Ministry Support


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