Your continued service in disaster relief is making a difference now and for eternity.

If you are a returning Disaster Relief volunteer, view the upcoming event locations below. You will be completing Ministry Area Cross-Training, and it is typically held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time.* There is no charge to attend with a current badge. If your badge expires within the next year, consider being a recredentialing volunteer.

*Times and fee are different for the September 2021 training. Find those on the registration page.

Ministry Area Descriptions


*Helps to have a background in construction

Assessors visit homes effected by disasters and make first contact with the owner(s).  They make notes about the needs of the location, minister to the families, assess damage, and report back their findings.

Basic CPR

Learn the foundational skills for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

First Aid

The First Aid training will provide skills for providing basic care for open wounds, broken limbs, head injuries, etc.

Safe Food

*Our most popular call out after a disaster.

In this course learn about feeding operations to ensure the safe storage, handling, preparation, and distribution of food to disaster victims and workers. Nothing in the manual is to be construed as overriding state and local laws and regulations, nor are the guidelines designed to replace appropriate procedures currently being used in state disaster relief training.

Chainsaw Safety and Roof Tarping

*A future course will be offered for chainsaw usage.  Please watch emails for announcements.

Chainsaw Safety provides a brief overview of the safe operation of a chain saw team. As with any equipment, the operator should seek to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible about operating a chain saw.  Tarping a roof after a disaster helps prevent further damage to the home, so rebuilding may begin.

Mobile Communications/Command

*Having amateur or “ham” radio experience is beneficial.

When cell phone towers and phone lines are down, we still need the ability to communicate with one another during a response.  Taking this course will teach you how to use the communications tools of Disaster Relief.

Emergency Child Care

Parents need to assess their homes after a disaster and need a safe place to leave their child(ren) while they tend to cleanup efforts. It is a ministry where children and parents are shown the love of Jesus at a time when care and attention are vital needs in their lives.


*Two-day training, beginning on Friday at 9am. You must hold a current DR badge to attend.

Chaplains provide spiritual care to those affected by a disaster. 

Evangelism in Crisis

Learn how to minister to the people you meet on responses with your presence, prayer, and conversation.

Flood Recovery

This course teaches safety and work procedures in home clean-up after a flood/hurricane. 

Water Purification

Learn about the need for filtered water, ways to purify water, different types of water filters for use when responding to disasters whether domestic or international.

Ministry Area Manuals

Coming soon

Bowling Green

September 18, 2021 at Calvary Baptist

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March 19, 2022 at Bellevue Baptist



April 9, 2022 at Central Baptist



September 10, 2022 at Graefenburg Baptist



October 8, 2022 at Corinth Baptist


Give to support Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief efforts.

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Contributions can also be made by mail. Just write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check made out to the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Mail gifts to:
13420 Eastpoint Centre Dr.
Louisville, KY 40223.