A free webinar series on disaster preparedness for faith communities from Crisis Care Ministries is being offered as an extension ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Kevin King, Executive Director of Mennonite Disaster Service, affirms this resource and notes that the United Methodist Church has been a strong partner with MDS in the work of disaster recovery, through funding, expertise and case management. We encourage representatives from WDC congregations to consider registering for this webinar series, as you care for your church members and the wider community. See the announcement and info below.

Faith and community leaders are early responders to crises within their communities. The Trauma-Informed Faith Communities project of Crisis Care Ministries can help you be more trauma-informed and prepared in 2024.

Register here for the live webinar series, Navigating Storm Season. Prepare for spring storm season with brief webinars provided by experienced partners from Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. The series goes live on February 6 through 27, Tuesdays, at 10:00 to 11:00 AM Central Time. Register only once to sign up for all Navigating Storm Season sessions, attending as you are able.

  • Topics include:
    • February 6, 2024 – Individual and Family Disaster Preparedness
    • February 13, 2024 – From Disaster Preparedness Through Long-Term Recovery
    • February 20, 2024 – Faith Community Disaster Preparedness
    • February 27, 2024 – First Things to Know About Disaster Emotional and Spiritual Care

The Trauma-Informed Faith Communities project is designed to strengthen the capacity of faith and community leaders to better respond to individuals and communities affected by and at risk for experiencing numerous crises and disasters. For the project home page, click here.

Click here for the Webinar and Training Archives with previous webinar videos and resources.

For questions about the Navigating Storm Season webinar series, email crisiscare@earthlink.net or call 405-530-2071.