By Sharon Mager
Chaplains work alongside local churches and provide additional resources to help minister to people reeling from crisis events.
Disaster Relief chaplains come from a variety of professions, ministries and backgrounds. Some are ministers, others teachers, social workers, psychologists. They’re men and women who respond to God’s call to provide care and compassion during times of disaster—providing a sense of calm, and offering hope through the power and love of Jesus.
There are still openings on May 13 and 14 at Fellowship Baptist Church of Middletown.
Training is from 6 to 10 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
First Baptist Church of St. Charles will host a training session June 10-11. Classes are from 6:30 to 10 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
The cost for a two session is $25 for new volunteers or $15 for current volunteers. There is also a $15 charge for books, at the training, or they can be downloaded for free. Snacks are provided on Friday and lunch is provided on Saturday.
Al Caho, chaplain coordinator for the Maryland/Delaware Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry, will teach the classes. Caho will provide specialized training in crisis and spiritual intervention.