Equipping Churches

We want to be a resource for you and your church, whether you are hoping to send a team or prepare to respond to crisis in your own community.

We offer a variety of trainings and preparedness surveys as well as opportunities for your church to make a difference at an open response site.

EFCA President Kevin Kompelien met with Mark Lewis, director of EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response, to discuss the mission field that's resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Send a Team

We offer short-term opportunities for believers to bring the love of Christ to those affected by crisis.

If you feel like the Lord is calling you to get involved in one of these opportunities, take a look at our Team Leader Packet.

Trauma Care

Has your church or community been impacted by a traumatic experience such as a natural disaster, COVID-19 or a violent event? Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with someone who experienced something traumatic, but you don’t know how to start? 

Trauma Care brings hope to the hurting and gives a voice to people who feel helpless, hopeless and powerless. Our team offers training in a simple three-step process that helps initiate those difficult conversations. This training can be done online or in-person to accommodate the needs of your church.

Questions about Trauma Care?

Reach out to the Crisis Response team to learn more about Trauma Care resources, programs and training.

Prepare Your Church

When a crisis occurs, can your church respond to local and international needs?

In the last several years we've seen an increase in hurricanes, tornadoes, acts of violence and devastating wildfires. When crisis occurs, people look to their local church for assistance. Is your church prepared to serve after a crisis strikes? We can help.

EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response aids churches through resourcing and training in crisis preparedness. We help establish plans for the church facility, the body of believers and the surrounding community. This preparedness training encompasses the physical aspect of the crisis and the spiritual and emotional impact crisis events have on a church and community.

Prepare for Crisis in Your Church

Use these worksheets to guide your church to think about recovery after a crisis.

Prepare Training Overview

Learn more about what it could look like to host a training.

Mobilize your Church

EFCA ReachGlobal Crisis Response has formed a network of churches ready to respond to disasters. Mobilized churches are equipped with both pre-field and on-the-field training at one of our current response locations. Our experienced training team can help your church serve your community physically and spiritually following a crisis.

Following this training, equipped churches are then prepared to respond with ReachGlobal when a crisis occurs. They may also deploy as a staffing resource during peak ministry times at current Crisis Response locations.

Ways your church can serve on-site:

  •  Job-site supervisors
  • Cooks
  • Hospitality
  • Discipleship ministry team member
  • Praying with others
  • Accounting assistance

Mobilize Your Church

Form a church team to serve in the wake of a crisis.

Ready to get started?

Crisis Response Training

Contact us to learn more about how your church can be prepared and mobilize in the event of a crisis.