Ready Response Workshop (Day 1)

How ready are you to respond to a crisis? When something happens we all want to respond and help our neighbor. But are we ready to respond well? Join us at Gloria Dei on April 5th & 6th for a Ready Response Workshop. 

This workshop on Day 1 will include the following courses:

  • Basic Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) Training
  • Until They Know You Care
Basic LERT (Lutheran Emergency Response Training) Presenter: Kathy O'Day (Friday) 5-9pm

In the chaos of disaster, it's important to stay focused on the task at hand. LCMS Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training will help you focus on the most important thing to remember as you prepare for or to respond to a disaster in your community or beyond. At the center of our LERT volunteer training is one thing: MERCY! Christ's mercy is the basis for everything we say and do. This training event will equip you to be an effective volunteer should a disaster strike your community. After a brief introduction regarding the goals and theological rationale of LCMS Disaster Response, the LERT volunteer training will address the following:

  • Christian Care In Times of Disaster
  • A Ministry of Presence
  • The LERT Program and How It Works with Other Responders
  • Introduction to Disaster Response
  • Disaster Response & Deployment Protocol
  • Service Opportunities after a Disaster & Safety Protocol


LERT training is also now offered to youth, ages 14- 17, so they can also assist in general disaster response safely and under the guidance of their own youth leadership. LCMS Disaster Response has developed new guidelines for youth participation. A parent must be present and sign a form for participation.

This LCMS DR Training requires registration and a $15 registration fee for materials.

LCC (Lutheran Church Charities) Until They Know You Care Presenter: Chris Singer (Friday) 5-9pm

Zig Ziglar famously quipped, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." This is now most certainly true when it comes to communities outside the faith. Lutheran Church Charities wants to partner with you to care for those in your community who are suffering and in need by sharing the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Christ through the Comfort Dog, Disaster Response, Hearts of Mercy and Compassion, and our Human Care ministry.


Click here to sign up for one or both days by April 3.  Due to the time slots of each class, you can only pick one for each day (with Disaster Assessment Training and the roundtable discussion on Saturday as exceptions).

 Click here to see Day 2 courses and events.

Event Coordinator Stephanie Knea

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