Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is a Christ-centered partnership of national, state and associational ministries serving through the local church to bring help, healing and hope to individuals and communities affected by disaster. The IBSA Disaster Relief Ministry is comprised of approximately 1,500 volunteers from all over the state who are committed to sharing the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters.
Our specialized areas of ministry include: chainsaw, flood recovery/mudout, food preparation, chaplaincy, childcare, shower unit, communications unit, and Search and Rescue. More ministry information is available here: DR training descriptions
Disaster Relief Training Information
Disaster Relief Training Weekends involve a Friday evening and Saturday daytime schedule. The Chaplaincy class begins earlier on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. It is preferred for a new volunteer to attend the Friday evening Introduction to Disaster Relief 101 Class and then take specialty classes on Saturday. However, if your schedule only allows for you to attend on Saturday you can still become a certified Disaster Relief Volunteer. For more information about the weekend schedule, class descriptions, or frequently asked questions about Disaster Relief Training, see the links below.
2013 DR Training Dates and Locations
Central - April 19-20 Grace Southern Baptist Church, Virden, IL
North - May 3-4 Streator Baptist Camp, Streator, IL
South - October 11-12 Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp, Pinckneyville, IL
Central 2013 Current Volunteer Disaster Relief Training
Central 2013 New Trainee Disaster Relief Training
North 2013 Current Volunteer Disaster Relief Training
North 2013 New Trainee Disaster Relief Training
South 2013 Current Volunteer Disaster Relief Training
South 2013 New Trainee Disaster Relief Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Disaster Relief Training Agenda Sample
All new volunteers are required to take Introduction to Disaster Relief 101. It is offered on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. There are two class periods on Saturday (morning and afternoon). Early registrations are encouraged and should be completed at least 2 weeks before the event. Training fees: New trainees - $30 Renewal - $10. Lodging cost is an additional $10 at Camp Streator or Sallateeska. You must bring your own bedding for dorm style sleeping.