First Presbyterian Church, Milton is hosting a disaster preparedness training sponsored by the Synod of the Trinity. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance disaster response training, sponsored by the Synod of the Trinity and its presbyteries, will be offered by five presbyteries across the region to better serve you!
Natural disasters and public violence are both a part of our current landscape. How can we respond to support and heal communities while also caring for ourselves? Plan to attend one of these informational training sessions, with resources from the PDA. These trainings are sponsored by the Synod of the Trinity with five presbyteries across the region.
EVENT SCHEDULE: Each event site includes the following two training opportunities:
- 9 a.m. – Registration
- 9:30 a.m. – Disaster Preparedness and Engagement: “Blessed to be a blessing.” This workshop will have a dual focus. Participants will gain valuable insight on how to prepare themselves and their congregations for a disaster. In addition, participants will discover ways to bring their God-given talent, time and resources to a response-and-recovery effort in their community.
- 12:30 p.m. – Lunch included
- 1:30 p.m. – Human-Caused Disasters: “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.” Violence changes everything, and it requires different skills from responding to natural disasters. Participants will learn definitions and guidelines for human-caused disasters, trauma, clergy care, congregational care, worship and liturgy, media relations and long-term emotional and spiritual care. In addition, participants will be able to bring their learnings directly to their ministry context.
- 3:30 p.m. – Closing remarks
OTHER 1:30 PM OPTION OFFERED:
How to Accompany People in Trauma“Remember, I am with you.” This session will address ways that we can accompany people who have experienced the trauma of natural disasters. It will focus on key concepts of ministry of presence, common pathways of response to and recovery, common signs of stress and coping, and principles of building resilience to stress and trauma.
Date(s) - Sep 5, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Milton