On this page are links to sources of information on the Internet, many of which were used in the development of this training program. Please explore what is available. The more you learn, the better you can prepare your congregation.
NOTE: Web sites change and they don’t change. We cannot guarantee that the links listed on this page will still exist or be up to date when you go them. This information was correct as of October 1, 2015. Also, this list is far from being all-inclusive. Search around and see what you find.
Learn how your congregation and family can prepare to respond to local disasters – strengthened, informed, and ready to reach out in your community with the hope of Christ.
Community Arise! This online ecumenical curriculum is designed for church leaders to answer questions about how your congregation can prepare and respond if a tornado, flood or fire moves through your community.
God With Us — Worship and Christian education resources for congregational use after a local disaster, with emphasis on the needs of children, youth, and families immediately after a disaster. (68 pages)
Faith in the Midst of Community Disaster: a Bible study on Disaster Preparedness, by Rev. Joan LeRoy Abell. Our faith informs how we deal with disaster—not only strengthening and giving hope; but also shaping how we help others rebuild and experience that hope. (24 pages)
Prepare to Care: Guide to Disaster Ministry in Your Congregation — a guide for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. (87 pages)
Together We Triumph: Youth Response to Disaster is a resource about dealing with disaster for Church Youth Leaders created by a joint task force of United Methodists and Presbyterians. Available online in the church store, PDS# 74340-95-019, free (includes leader manual and student activity guide); or you may download and print copies as needed: Church Youth Leader’s Manual (90 pages) Student Fellowship Activity Guide (42 pages)
State and County Government Emergency Management – Home Pages
Additional online materials and training for families and communities