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Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief

Chaplaincy

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Ministering to the spiritual and emotional needs of the survivors of a disaster; that's the role of the disaster relief chaplain.

Every disaster relief team needs at least one chaplain who is trained to care for people in the midst of crisis. Going door to door in a neighborhood where a chainsaw team is working provides many ministry opportunities for chaplains. In addition, stand-alone teams of chaplains may be deployed to minister in disaster situations, if they are requested by the local association's director of missions or disaster relief coordinator. Chaplains are also trained to identify and care for other disaster relief team members who may be overwhelmed by the response situation.

Volunteers serving on chaplaincy team are required to complete the following training:

  • Phase I - Involving Southern Baptists in Disaster Relief
  • Phase II - Two-Day Chaplaincy Training