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Disaster Relief Training Weekend

October 15 • 6:00 pm - October 16 • 3:30 pm

Wayne Hills Baptist Church
Wayne Hills Baptist Church

877 Ladd Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980

October 15 - 16, 2021
October 15 - 16, 2021

Friday - Saturday

As you know, last year we were not able to hold some of our scheduled in-person trainings due to COVID 19, but we are back on track for 2021. So, we have multiple trainings scheduled throughout the rest of the year. Below you will find descriptions and links for each of the trainings.

New Volunteers & Re-Credentialing
Basic Training

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

In-person training will be conducted for lead cook, unit leader, and chainsaw operator. This is a two-day event, Friday evening through Saturday afternoon with the exception of the Incident Command Team (IMT) which will need to attend all day Friday and Saturday. Overnight stay at location required. $30/person for materials and meals. Click here for more information.

Advanced Training Registration

For Credentialed Volunteers
Chaplaincy Training

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)

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.


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