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Disaster Relief Training

May 21, 2022 • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

SBC of Virginia Ministry Support Center
SBC of Virginia Ministry Support Center

4956 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022


New Volunteers & Re-Credentialing
Basic Training (Saturday Only)

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 local church
  2. Online for re-credentialing or for COVID-safety reasons
  3. Saturday portion of this statewide Advanced DR Training Weekend.

If the Basic Training is held during a DR Training Weekend, you are invited to stay overnight on Friday evening at the host church if you need accommodations and/or would like take part in a mock deployment.

Basic Training Registration

For Credentialed Volunteers
Advanced Training (Saturday Only)

In-person training will be conducted for unit leader and chainsaw operator. This is a one-day event. Click here for more information.

Advanced Training Registration

For Credentialed Volunteers
Chaplaincy Training (Saturday Only)

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 (2-hour course)
  2. Southern Baptist Chaplain Course (8-hour course)
  3. Assisting Individuals in Crisis Course (13-hour course)
  4. One Elective Course (Choose one)
  • Spiritual and Psychological First Aid (14-hour CISM course)
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters (14-hour CISM course)

For a list of full requirements and other information on Chaplains, click here. If the Basic Chaplain course is held during the DR Training weekend, the host church will provide overnight accommodations for the SBDR Basic Chaplain Trainings which will give you a feel for ministering during deployment.


Unable to train in-person?

Register to get trained online
Online Training

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