Continuing Education Opportunity: Disaster Chaplain and Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings Training


  • Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church 2165 Georgia 138 Riverdale, GA, 30296 United States

The Southeastern Synod ELCA , the Lutheran Theological Center of Atlanta, and the Episcopal Diocese of Altanta in partnership with NDIN (National Disaster Interfaiths Network), invites clergy, religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this three-day Disaster Chaplaincy training, including Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own congregation, diocese, synod or faith community – or, affiliate with a local provider. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices. 

Registration Information: 
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training (by the senior religious leader who has jurisdiction over their ministry and/or by their supervisor, if they currently serve as a chaplain and/or credentialed religious caregiver). Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation and supervisor’s endorsement.. 

Tuesday, July 18th through Thursday, July 20th • 8:15-5:00PM Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church - 2165 Highway 138 SW - Riverdale, GA 30296 - Directions

Hotel: LaQuinta Inn, Union City, GA - 770.306.0049. Group Rate ID: GROFHI (Disaster Relief Group) 

Tuition is $525, Paid in Advance

Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by Friday, July 7, 2017

Limited Scholarships available for ELCA-SES Rostered leaders available via the SE Synod Disaster Ministry Committee

Contact: jfboettner@hotmail.com 

(Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and training materials are included)