Disaster Spiritual Care Training: A Ministry of Encouragement

This is a Faith Based Disaster Response plan that will provide spiritual support to survivors of trauma and disasters. This training is consistent with the guidelines established by the National VOAD Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee.

To host a training or if you have questions about the training contact:

Dan Franklin
+1 (210) 842-8221

Crisis Resiliency Team (TCRT)
6531 FM 78, Ste 110 #480
San Antonio, TX 78244

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Upcoming Training

Please try to register with the on-line registration when there is a registration link, but if you have any problem e-mail me at DanRFranklin@gmail.com and let me know which course you plan to attend.

Disaster Spiritual Care

18-19 October 2019, Fredericksburg, VA

Location: Chancellor Baptist Church, Fredericksburg

Cost: $125 (Includes manual, 2 meals and Crisis Care Team shirts)

For more information contact: Kristen Curtis, Virginia Baptist Disaster Response at:

Kristen.curtis@bgav.org or 434-609-0916

Information and Registration for Texas Baptist Chaplaincy Training

DSC On-Line Training

3 Oct – 27 Nov 2019

Done in cooperation with B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

Cost: $200

NOTE: A grant from Baptist Health Foundation will reimburse the registration fee for all those in Bexar and adjacent counties. See below for information on how to submit for reimbursement.

Information Flyer for Training: DSC Flyer for On-Line Training

DSC On-Line Registration

Future Plans

Virginia Baptist Chaplaincy Training – April 2020

Air Force Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residents – San Antonio, TX – April 2020

Texas Baptist Chaplaincy Training (Part 2 and Leadership Training) – San Antonio, TX (Sep 2020)

Reimbursement for Training Fee for San Antonio Area Participants

A grant from the Baptist Health Foundation will reimburse the Registration Fee for all those participating in the DSC training in 2019 who live in Bexar and adjacent counties in Texas. The amount of money is limited so participants should register and submit reimbursement request as soon as possible. The actual reimbursement check will be given at the time of training. In order to receive the reimbursement the participant must submit the reimbursement form with receipt to the TCRT.

Those desiring to have the registration fee for the Leadership Course and the Training of Trainers must have prior approval of the TCRT director by e-mail DanRFranklin@gmail.com

Reimbursement Form: TCRT Reimbursement Form for Registration Fee

Mail the reimbursement form with the receipt for registration to the TCRT or e-mail in a .pdf format to the TCRT director.

Training Conducted in 2018 and 2019

17-20 Sep 2019 – DSC Part 1 (16 hours) Dallas, TX

16-17 Aug 2019 – DSC (10 hours) San Antonio, TX

16-17 de agusto de 2019 – Atención espiritual en desastres San Antonio, TX

12-14 Jun 2019 – DSC Training of Trainers San Antonio, TX

11 Jun 2019 – DSC Leadership Training San Antonio, TX

24-26 Apr 2019 – DSC (24 hours) San Antonio, TX

9-12 Apr 2019 – DSC Richmond, VA (BGAV Chaplaincy Training)

8-9 Feb 2019 – DSC Introduction (10 hours) Lovington, NM

9-10 Nov 2018 – DSC Introduction (10 hours) Kingsville, TX

18-20 Oct 2018 – DSC (24 hours) Tyler, TX

27 Sep – 21 Nov 2018 – DSC (on-line) BH Carroll Theological Institute

18-20 Sep 2018 – DSC (Part B 8 hours) and DSC Leadership (8 hours) Galveston, TX

5-7 June 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Abilene, TX

28 Feb – 2 Mar 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Harlingen, TX

15-17 Feb 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Grand Prairie, TX

Jan 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) San Antonio, TX

FEMA Training

Team members are expected to complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training required of all disaster responders.  These free on-line courses are valuable in helping disaster responders understand the operational organization and language of disaster response.  All of the online training is intended to be “open book”.  This is accomplished by printing the test questions before taking a course.  All team members are required to take the FEMA IS-100 course and encouraged to take the 200, 300, 700 and 800 courses. Spiritual Care Team Leaders are expected to take the 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 courses.

Please note that these courses change and sometimes the website location is moved.  Please inform us if you have problems.

Team Leaders are required to take the FEMA ICS 300 Course and encouraged to take the FEMA ICS 400 Course. These are 3 day resident courses. There is no cost to attend. Taking these courses is also an expectation of the National VOAD standards for Emotional and Spiritual Care for leaders of Spiritual Care Teams. These courses are required for emergency personnel such as fire and police officers and other emergency managers. Taking these courses will help the Spiritual Care Team Leaders to better understand the workings of Emergency Coordinators during disasters. For the schedule and to sign up for these courses go to: https://www.preparingtexas.org/Schedule.aspx