Disaster Recovery Ministry

(In-person course on 28-Nov-2024 - 9am to 5pm)

Course Description

This training will equip you to provide a pastoral presence and spiritual support to the community following disasters, in relief and recovery centres, outreach visits, and recovery activities.

Course Overview

In South Australia an multifaith network of chaplains has been established to assist people who have been affected by disasters and major emergencies within their communities. Known as Disaster and Recovery Ministries coordinated by Uniting Church.

You can volunteer to be part of this ministry outside of your school community once training is completed. 

Make sure you only enrol up for the course if you can attend, as we have limited spots!

Also, after the enrolment, don't forget to generate the Humanitix ticket to reserve your spot (this is the first activity of the course player)

If you have decided to participate, but something unforeseeable happens, try to notify us a week in advance if possible by email
(bookings@smg.net.au)

Topics

7.5 Hours

Comprehensive Exploration

  • 6 Topics
  • 1 Course Evaluation
  • 1 Certification

Make sure you only enrol up for the course if you can attend, as we have limited spots!

Also, after the enrolment, don't forget to generate the Humanitix ticket to reserve your spot (this is the first activity of the course player)

If you have decided to participate, but something unforeseeable happens, try to notify us a week in advance if possible by email
(bookings@smg.net.au)

Topic 1

Pastoral care 

Topic 2

The nature of compassion 

Topic 3

Phases of recovery 

Topic 4

Calming strategies 

Topic 5

Trauma and spiritual challenges 

Topic 6

Ministry of presence 

The Uniting Church in Australia SA

Key Learning Outcomes 

Skills in caring for traumatised people.

Navigating disaster recovery environment.

Pastoral and spiritual care

Meet the instructor

The Uniting Church in Australia SA

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God's world.


We are...

  • A Christian community – following the example of Jesus Christ.
  • An Australian church – standing alongside Indigenous Australians and supporting rural and remote communities.
  • A caring church – dedicated to social justice and providing community services through UnitingCare.
  • A diverse church – with a wide range of worship styles and theology in our South Australian congregations.
  • A place of hope and support – providing a safe place to explore life's many big questions.


We are the third largest denomination in Australia with ten percent of South Australians affiliated with the Uniting Church (ABS).


We were formed on 22 June 1977 - with the coming together of the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches.