First Baptist Church - Linden
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Disaster Relief Ministry



What is the SBTC Disaster Relief Ministry?


The Disaster Relief Ministry of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is comprised of three basic areas:  Disaster Relief Preparation, Disaster Relief Training, and Disaster Relief Response.

What is the purpose of Disaster Relief?


The purpose of the Disaster Relief Ministry of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is to share the hope of our Lord Jesus with those whose lives have been or will be affected by disasters.   This is done by providing Southern Baptists of Texas opportunities to prepare for disasters and respond to the needs created by the disasters.

Disaster Relief Preparation


Disaster Relief Ministries offers three seminars designed to assist Southern Baptists of Texas in Disaster Relief Preparation.

Family Disaster Preparation – A seminar designed to assist families in preparing for disasters by developing a disaster family plan, family disaster kit and ways to provide ministry for neighbors. The seminar lasts for 3.5-4 hours.

Church and/or Association Disaster Preparation – A seminar designed to assist churches and associations in developing a comprehensive plan for providing ministry to their communities during times of disaster. The seminar includes a look at the possible disasters that could occur in a community and the ministry opportunities that will be available to the local church and/or association. The seminar includes the setting up of a Disaster Committee, who to contact after a disaster occurs, and what training will be needed for the volunteers in the local church and/or association. This seminar lasts 3.5-4 hours.

Disaster Awareness – Provides an overall view of the Disaster Relief Ministry of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and relationships with the North American Mission Board, State and local Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Management, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other volunteer agencies. The seminar also provides a general look at the ministries that exist during a disaster.  This seminar last 30 min.

Disaster Relief Response

The Disaster Relief Ministry of the SBTC is a ministry comprised of trained volunteers who are committed to share the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters.

Currently the SBTC Disaster Relief Ministry provides ministry through Feeding, Clean-up and Recovery, Chaplaincy, and Communications, Operations, Shower/Laundry, Water Purification and Childcare.

The SBTC also offers opportunities for volunteers to be involved in the efforts to rebuild communities in the aftermath of disasters.

For more information on Volunteer activities, call 1-877-953-7282.


 Upcoming Events: 


2015 Training Schedule

Disaster Relief Phase 1 Registrations:

January 10, 2015 - Hooks, Texas

February 7, 2015 - Jasper, Texas

March 7, 2015 - Pflugerville, Texas

April 11, 2015 - Flower Mound, Texas

**A Special Three-Day Training is coming up right here in East Texas at Lakeview Encampment in Lone Star, TX

MAY 21-23!  Watch for more informationon this soon, and take advantage of the close location! Many areas of specialized training

will be offered.  Contact the church office if you want to know more, and we'll put you in touch with our leader.


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*Our Disaster Relief Team for First Baptist Church of Linden are ready to serve whenever a need arises.  If you would like to know more about how to be trained and get involved in this ministry, contact us and we'll help you learn more about it. There is ALWAYS a need for workers! Four of our deacons and their wives as well as our pastor and his wife are all trained in Disaster Relief.  Our Team Leader, Dr. Michael Jansen, has been involved in DR work in many spots across our land. We are stewards of a SBTC Shower Trailer that is deployed in emergencies to help take care of the relief workers.  Some of our workers are multitrained in various DR areas to be able to serve in times of crisis. Contact us for more information at (903) 756-5517.