Disaster Relief Ministries – California Southern Baptist Convention

Disaster Relief Ministries

Disaster Relief is one of the most popular and well-known ministries offered by 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 list or click the links on the right for information or to learn more about becoming a trained volunteer.  

For more information, email Laura Johnson at ljohnson@csbc.com or call at (916) 693-3428.

Additional Online Chaplain Training Opportunities

The following opportunities for advanced chaplain training are offered by K-LOVE and taught by Naomi Paget, CSBC chaplain instructor. As these are not administered by CSBC, please go to the K-Love Crisis Response Care Training website for more information and registration.

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

7/20/21    Peer to Peer Crisis Intervention – Registration is open

7/21/21     Crisis Care in Diversity – Registration is open

7/22/21    Moral Injury – Registration is open

7/23/21    Crisis Care in Traumatic Grief – Registration is open

8/10/21    Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) (Chaplain requirement) Registration opens July 6, 2021.

 *Meets requirements for NAMB DR Chaplain

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.

In April 2021, we hosted a Chainsaw deployment training. We will deploy our team with chainsaws to help after hurricanes, fires, and tsunamis. Check out their work in the video below.