Responding to the Acts 1:8 Challenge


Disaster Relief Training – Why can’t I just go help people?

            -- A “Top 10” of training

  1. Training helps us understand the needs in a disaster
  2. Training enables us to respond in appropriate and effective ways
  3. Training prepares us to understand the roles of all parts of the disaster team
  4. Training enables us to sharpen our skills to be most effective
  5. Training helps us learn how to be an asset and not a hindrance in a response
  6. Training helps us understand hazards and safety concerns in disaster areas
  7. Training prepares our heart for ministry in disaster situations
  8. Training prepares the hands to be ready to serve effectively
  9. Training prepares the head by giving knowledge to increase effectiveness
  10. Training helps us give God our very best

(Adapted from an original article by Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief)


We can respond to disaster needs appropriately if we are trained and certified.  The next training opportunities near us are April 8-9 at Western Oaks Baptist Church, Springfield; and April 22-23 at Streator Baptist Camp, Streator.  Online registration is available at www.ibsa.org/dr


Questions can be directed to Alexis Dumire at (217) 391-3142, or Bob Dyer.

 Acts 1:8

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

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