DR Chaplaincy Manual Training Online July 2020

Those interested in working in a disaster area through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief must complete an orientation training course along with at least one of the focused training classes.Volunteers meeting these requirements and completing a background check will receive a California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief identification badge, a gold DR hat and tee shirt which is recognized as the Southern Baptist uniform only to be worn when deployed with a team working under Blue and White Hat leaders.

This 2-day training for DR chaplaincy is related to non-threatening spiritual care and emotional support for disaster survivors and team members. This discipline also provides resources for effective coping, stress management and spiritual wellness. This class includes the required New Volunteer Orientation.
Everyone is welcome to take the Chaplaincy course, but it is also the first required specialized training to prepare volunteers for certification to deploy as a Chaplain.This training event is for new volunteers, for those who desire to be recertified and need to renew their ID badge, or for those who are current volunteers and wish to take additional training.

Zoom sessions begin at 7:45 am PST to provide introduction and fellowship before the course begins.There will be a 1 hour lunch break, and regular breaks throughout the sessions. NOTE: Register by June 30! If all slots are not filled by then, registration will be open to DR volunteers in other states.

Please watch for your confirmation email from CSBC after you submit your payment - it has further instructions to complete your registration!

Disaster Relief Course Cost:

New Volunteer Training (Hat, shirt, DR pin, ID badge & background check) $50

Recertification (Renewed ID badge/new background check)


Current Volunteer (Taking additional training)


Requirements for Chaplain Certification:

To be certified as an SBC DR chaplain ready for deployment, volunteers must:

  • take the 2-day SBC DR Chaplaincy Manual course;
  • take at least the 6-hour Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) course or other specialized courses;
  • deploy a minimum of once every 3 years;
  • renew background check/badge every 3 years, and
  • continue to take specialized chaplain courses.

    Full details for recertification are available here.

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