training schedule

disaster relief



levels of training

phase 1

  • Required for all disaster relief volunteers.
  • Introduction to Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief and phase one selected ministry area.
  • Basic Manual in selected ministry area (clean-up and recovery, communications, assessments, chaplaincy, childcare or feeding).
  • Training in selected ministry area.
  • Yellow Hat is awarded for the completion of Phase I Training.
  • All disaster relief volunteers must be re-certified every three years.

phase 2 (team leader training)

  • Must have completed Phase I in selected ministry area.
  • Must have completed Chain Saw School for Clean-up and Recovery.
  • CPR and Basic First Aid (can be received from American Red Cross, or American Heart Association, or other nationally recognized provider of this specialized training).
  • Advanced Manual in selected ministry area.
  • Must be recommended by Disater Relief unit leadership

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Upcoming Events › Disaster Relief

April 2021

DR Advanced Chainsaw Training

April 15 - April 17
Spring Baptist Church, 633 E Louetta Rd
Spring, TX 77373 United States

Contact: Mike Phillips at or 281-744-7474

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DR Advanced Chainsaw Training

April 23 - April 24
Camp Ta-Ku-La, 1809 Farm to Market Road 2097
Chester, TX 75936 United States

Contact Clay Jones at or (409)898-7074  

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August 2021

EQUIP Conference

August 14
Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Stuebner Airline Rd
Houston, TX 77069 United States

Every church wants more leaders. Every church wants to see their current leaders develop into better leaders. That's where EQUIP comes in. EQUIP is a conference designed for the local…

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September 2021

Week of Reach Texas State Missions Offering Emphasis

September 19 - September 26
TX United States
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October 2021

DR Phase 1 (Ft. Worth)

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001 W Seminary Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76115 United States

Volunteers will get a general overview of the SBTC Disaster Relief ministry which includes: deployment procedures (call outs), finances and reimbursements, and volunteer guidelines.

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online intro to disaster relief training

If you are unable to attend the Intro to DR training sessions in person that we offer throughout the year, online training is available. Upon completion of the online Disaster Relief training, you must submit your required documents.

Once you have completed the Intro to Disaster Relief Training (either live or online), you may take advantage of our Phase 1 training options which are not offered online (see below for the schedule).


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