Disaster Relief Ministries – California Southern Baptist Convention

Disaster Relief Ministries

Disaster Relief is one of the most popular and well-known ministries offered by the California Southern Baptist Convention, providing Christian love in action by meeting urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis.

Whether serving a hot meal from our mass feeding unit, clearing a home-site with our cleanup & recovery – after a wildfire or clearing mud from a home after a flood – and most importantly, providing spiritual care and emotional support to disaster survivors, California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries (CSBDRM) meets those needs with loving care in a timely manner. CSBDRM has more than 1,500 active, trained volunteers and a fleet of equipment ready for deployment at any moment.

Disaster Relief Events & Training

Each year CSBC offers several events to train Disaster Relief volunteers in a number of specialties. Check our page regularly for a list or click the links on the right for information or to learn more about becoming a trained volunteer.  

Upcoming August 2023 Trainings

The CSBCDR August 2023 Trainings are open for Registration!
Has God placed it on your heart to become a CSBC Disaster Relief Volunteer? Are you an existing volunteer needing to renew your badge or wanting to take additional training?
This is also the opportunity for people you know who have expressed an interest in DR to join us!

CSBCDR crew serving during Hurricane Ian

Online Chaplain Manual Training

Fri & Sat Aug 11-12, 2023

7am to 4pm PDT

For first time and renewing Chaplains
2-day online training.
Please email certificates of completion to

SBDR Training Northern California Sacramento – El Camino Baptist Church

Saturday August 19, 2023


In person training at El Camino Baptist Church Sacramento, CA.
The training includes Intro to SBDR (morning)
and choice of 1 additional training (afternoon)
– Rapid Response Kitchen Feeding
– Personal Property Recovery

SBDR Training Southern California Anaheim – First Southern Baptist

Saturday August 26, 2023

8:30am to 4:30pm

In person training at First Southern Baptist Church, Anaheim CA. The training includes into to SBDR (morning)
and choice of 1 additional training (afternoon)
– Rapid Response Kitchen Feeding
– Personal Property Recovery


Chaplain Requalification Requirements

Community Disaster Ministry

Church Disaster Preparedness

Additional Online Chaplain Training Opportunities

Click Here to view more information, resources and trainings offered by Crisis Care.

Please email a certificate of completion to ljohnson@csbc.com. Crisis Care Response does not notify CSBCDR of a list of participants that completed classes.

Disaster Relief Deployment

Questions about an active deployment? Please e-mail DeployDR@csbc.com

Disaster Relief Contributions

Disaster Relief contributions help meet the needs of people who are in a disaster situation. Gifts are used to underwrite California Southern Baptist Convention’s response to natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc.) that occur in California, nearby states or mission partnership countries. These response services include the preparation of hot meals for disaster victims who are without basic utility services, cleanup of homes, recovery assistance to victims without insurance resources, and transportation for volunteers to affected areas. Your contribution may be used for any current or future disaster response effort.

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