If you have had Introduction to Disaster Relief and/or any specialized classes, and your class certification has expired or will expire this year, please take the opportunity and get re-certified, so that you may be able to serve when a disaster occurs. If you take Introduction to Disaster Relief, you need to recertify every 3 years, regardless of activation. To take Recertification class, you must be an existing volunteer.

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Chaplaincy – Knoxville (East TN)

May 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

May 14-15, 2021 – Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, Knoxville, TN. To pre-register for this class, REGISTER ONLINE – click here.  For questions, contact Elizabeth Holmes at or (615) 371-7926.

Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Class – This training will be the introductory course for those who would like to become a chaplain or as a refresher for those who are already trained as DR Chaplains.

Friday – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday – 8:15 a.m. until … finished (approx. 2:00 p.m.); Lunch will be provided on Saturday at $6/person and there will be breaks.

Please pre-register by Monday, May 10, so that we can supply you with the proper training materials and/or lunch count on Saturday. Masks are required on campus.

REGISTER ONLINE – click here.

2021 Regional Training Agenda – West – click here



1. You have taken the Introduction to Disaster Relief in the last three years.

2. You have downloaded and read the new introduction to DR Chaplaincy manual, DR_Chaplain Training Manual_2016click here.  You are responsible for printing your own personal copy and for having READ THIS MANUAL before the training.

3. You have registered.

4. You are among the first 40 people who register.

5. You have a letter of recommendation from your pastor. THIS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE TRAINING.



1) Select the form – 2021 Record of Volunteer Training – fillable

2) Fill in all the blanks that are shaded in blue.

3) Print the form AND initial and sign in the required places.

4) Bring the completed forms with you to training.

By typing these forms, you are helping us save time with data entry and increasing our accuracy of keeping your records.


May 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am
May 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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