When disaster strikes, lives are turned upside down. Survivors often need food, clothing, shelter and spiritual care as they begin to cope with tragedy and loss. Responding to these hurting people is a vital part of who we are as members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). We show mercy and love to our communities because of the great grace and love that God has first shown to us.
Join a Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training event near you to learn how congregations and even individual members like you can be better prepared to show Christ’s love to the community when a disaster strikes. Attendees will receive training in the following areas:
•The LCMS Disaster Response Program
• Christian Care in Times of Disaster
• Congregation Preparedness
• Engaging in Community Response
•The LERT Program
• Safety and Equipment
• General Volunteer Opportunities
Attendees also will receive an LCMS Disaster Response credential that will give them credibility as they enter disaster zones in a coordinated and collaborative effort to assist those in need. The cost is free, and lunch is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
8:00-8:30 Arrival/Sign In
9:00 – 12:00 Morning Training
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Afternoon Training