All Disaster Relief Orientation and credentialing will be conducted in small groups facilitated by the local church using online training. Advanced training such as chainsaw operator, lead cook, unit leader or chaplain will be conducted in a classroom setting. Rather than SBCV conducting 8 or 9 trainings per year, there could be an unlimited number of churches that conduct trainings.
The SBC of Virginia has compiled resources for online giving, live streaming, and other resources to help your church with the coronavirus.
Untrained volunteers that are able to respond with their church to needs in their community. Churches are encouraged to develop a response plan to best use their members in an effective and safe manner. Ready Church consultants are available to assist a church in developing a plan. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Credentialed volunteers that have completed Disaster Relief Orientation. These are the Yellow Shirts.
Volunteers that have completed the Disaster Relief Orientation plus unit-specific trainings, Advance Chainsaw training, Unit Leader training or other advanced trainings. These are Yellow Shirts or Blue Caps who are assigned roles such as Unit Leader, Lead Cook and other positions of leadership.
Tier Three Volunteers that have International Disaster Relief training.
The local church will facilitate orientation for as few as 5 (no maximum number) participants:
The pastor does NOT have to attend training but may assign the role of facilitator to anyone of his choosing.