LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Baptist Convention has scheduled four more training sessions across the state to prepare members of Kentucky Baptist churches and volunteers with Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief to work in the aftermath of natural calamities.
Coy Webb, director of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief for the KBC, said the importance of the training comes into focus when looking at just some of the more recent natural disasters volunteers have responded to, whether severe flooding, deadly tornadoes, hurricanes, even wildfires in the western U.S.
Volunteers from Kentucky have provided hot meals, emergency child care and clean-up assistance.
“Our volunteers have to keep their skills sharp,” Webb said. “The work is just too important not to do so, and that’s why we are offering this training to all volunteers, whether they’re new or have been involved for years.”
Chaplaincy and phase one/two training will be offered in:
- Louisville on Feb. 7-8 at Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Rd.
- Richmond on March 7-8 at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass.
- Pikeville on April 11-12 at First Baptist Church, 126 4th St.
- Glasgow on Sept. 19-20 at Calvary Baptist Church, 307 Columbia Ave.
Please note that chaplaincy training is both days; phase one/two training is Saturday only.
Fees for new volunteers are $40 per person and include two training sessions, lunch, manual, background check, photo ID and cap. Current volunteers pay $20 per person for one class.
The training will cover chainsaw safety, basic CPR and first aid, chaplaincy, evangelism in crisis, communications, emergency child care, evangelism in crisis, flood relief, safe food, water purification and laundry unit set up.
Register online at www.kybaptist.org/drtraining or call toll-free in Kentucky at 1-866-489-3527.