Disaster Relief trainings are for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. Anyone in the state can go to any of the trainings. They are not limited to people who reside in the region.
All DR volunteers are required to have a DR background check and up-to-date DR photo ID according to FEMA regulations. If your training is over three years old (inlcuding Intro to SBC Disaster Relief) you MUST be recertified according to NAMB requirements.


September 25-26, 2015

Training with new material led by Enio Aguero (NAMB): Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Updated format combines Level 1 Basic Chaplaincy and Level 2 Advanced (OSFA) Chaplaincy.

Introduction to DR/Re-certification for DR volunteers will be offered Friday at 6:30 p.m.



Fall Creek Baptist Church, Indianapolis      MAP


$20 for Chaplaincy Training Level 1 or 2 (includes meals, lodging at the church and training materials)

$40 Intro to DR or Recertification of IN DR Volunteers (includes DR Background Check, DR Hat, DR Photo ID & Lanyard)

Register by September 21.

New Registration Format

You will see some changes to the registration process. We have upgraded to a new registration software and will need you to register as a new user. On the right side of the page you will enter your first and last name, email address, and create a password to make your new account. You will then start a new application by selecting the season you would like to register for.

Click here to register for Disaster Relief Training.


What is a Disaster Relief Chaplain? SBC Disaster Relief Chaplains intentionally support the spiritual needs and concerns of persons, communities, regions and the nation when a disaster occurs. They do not have to be professional chaplains, clergy, or counselors, but they are believing men and women who in the name of Jesus use their training to offer loving care to those who are hurting, while cooperating and building upon partnerships with vital ministries such as local churches, and various community agencies.

How will the Chaplaincy Training benefit your ministry? Not only will it qualify you to be attached as a SBC Chaplain to DR units going to serve physical, spiritual and emotional needs elsewhere when there is a crisis, but it will also equip you to minister more effectively to your own church members and community now. For more info, contact John Horn (812-454-6615) or Mike Soper (317-590-1309), SCBI DR Chaplaincy Co-Coordinators.


SCBI DR Chaplaincy Co-Coordinators:

  • John Horn (812-454-6615) 
  • Mike Soper (317-590-1309)