Disaster Response Coordinator
"While we may not be able to solve the many crises facing us, we are very well positioned to offer hope where there is fear and the promise of God's presence when we feel lost." - the Rev. Jane Schlager
The disaster response ministry is about caring; caring for people, caring for church facilities, caring for community, and caring for others in the conference and beyond.
Many of our churches send teams out into neighboring regions, across the U.S., or across the world to help those who need it. We are very good at reaching out to help others, but how may of our churches are really prepared to help ourselves when the time comes?
Disaster Preparedness Resources
LOCAL CHURCH DISASTER PLANNING GUIDE - Utilize the Disaster Planning Guide and Workbook to develop a disaster response plan that is unique to the needs and nature of your specific church.
PANDEMIC PROCEDURES FOR LOCAL CHURCHES - This information can help you provide safer care of your church staff and the congregation during a flu pandemic.
THE CA-NV CONFERENCE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN - The California-Nevada Annual Conference has adopted this plan as a structure to facilitate the abilities of the conference, the districts and the local churches to be in ministry to persons in need as a result of a disaster.
DISASTER RESPONSE MINISTRY BROCHURE - for local churches.
GENERIC LOCAL CHURCH DISASTER RESPONSE PLAN - a disaster preparedness and response plan.
EARLY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING
The mission of an early response team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. Participants learn about disasters, how to prepare a team of people for a disaster and ways to get involved after a disaster.
INTRODUCTION TO CHURCH DISASTER PLANNING
In the future, your church may need help or may want to give help in a disaster. In the "Introduction to Church Disaster Planning" training, participants learn about: