Disaster Relief Ministries

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, clearing a home-site after a wildfire or clearing mud out of a home after a flood, California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries (CSBDRM) meets those needs with loving care and in a timely manner. CSBDRM has more than 3,000 trained volunteers and a fleet of equipment ready for deployment at any moment.

CSBDRM efforts are administered through the CSBC Missions Discipleship Group. At the time of a disaster, CSBDRM coordinates the deployment of volunteers and support equipment to assist hurting individuals and churches by providing ministries applicable to the situation. CSBC personnel listed on this page are eager to help answer questions.

National efforts are coordinated through the North American Mission Board.


Training Events
Each year CSBC offers several training events to certify or recertify Disaster Relief volunteers in a number of specialties. Check the list below or click on the links to the right for information or to learn more about becoming a trained volunteer.

Chainsaw Deployment, Clearlake June 19-23, 2017
DR Chaplains RetreatSeptember 7-9, 2017
CISM Training, Auburn October 20-21, 2017
DR Roundtable Blue Caps November 30 - December 1, 2017
DR Training, Bakersfield February 22-24, 2018
DR Training, Petaluma April 5-7, 2018



Disaster Relief Donations
Click here to donate to California Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief contributions are gratefully accepted and 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.

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.