Disaster Response Network

Disaster Response Team

Our Mission:

  • to represent Jesus well

Our Vision:

  • to set up a network of churches that can respond with Christ-like compassion in times of disaster from immediate response to long term recovery

Our Goals:

  • to respond to smaller localized disaster within Indiana in partnership with local churches and local County Organizations Assisting in Disaster (COAD) groups
  • to respond to larger regional and national disasters outside of Indiana in partnership with other disaster ministries (i.e. Convoy of Hope)
  • to provide disaster preparedness training to churches that is informative, useful, and Christ-centered

Our Team Members:

A Disaster Response Team member is a dedicated follower of Jesus who is interested in representing Christ well during any or all aspects of disaster response, such as mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Areas of service may include the following: debris removal, bulk distribution, volunteer support, church/family preparedness and much, much more

 

Our Structure:

Indiana Honorbound Disaster Response Network (IHDRN) is a ministry under the authority of the Indiana District Assemblies of God that will work in conjunction with other Christian organizations and churches during disaster response ministry.

Our Ministry:

  • To Pray: As a disaster response ministry team member you will have opportunity to pray:
    • That people will turn to Christ
    • For the needs of those affected by disaster
    • For a compassionate anointing upon Christ-followers who will minister in a disaster
  • To Give: As the needs during a disaster surface, you may be given an opportunity to participate financially, and by giving donations for specific products needed in a particular disaster
  • To Serve: As a disaster team ministry member you will have the opportunity to serve by using your heart of compassion, skills, and experience to minister to victims of a disaster. This could include (below is just a sampling of the ministry opportunities):
    • General Labor - CDL Driver – Cooking - Debris Removal
    • Distribution of Supplies - Forklift Operator - Shipping and Receiving
    • Warehouse Work - One-on-One Prayer Ministry
    • In general, hearts willing to love, smile, and listen to someone hurting and in need of Christ’s love. Special skills may be used, but none are needed.

Our Network:

It is our desire to connect with churches and/or groups through an individual point of contact (POC) who can represent the church/group as a whole. If you are an individual interested in disaster response, we strongly encourage you to contact your pastor and have him/her contact us about putting together a disaster response team from your church. As a part of the network, you will be given:

  • The opportunity to respond when alerted through various forms of media by praying, going or giving
  • When an alert is given, you will notified:
    • Of the nature and location of the disaster
    • Of the skills needed for response in the disaster
    • Of the date and time team members will be asked to minister
    • About any details or expectations of team members (cost, what to bring, shelter and food availability)
    • Opportunity for further training in disaster will be offered

Now What?

If you would like to join our network, have any questions, or need more information, contact Carl Lamb @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (765) 635-3810. Once you are a part of the network, then you will be contacted via email, Facebook, text, or phone call with:

  • Training opportunities available to you
  • Disaster Response ministry opportunities as they arise
  • Our need of updated information from you and your church as we continue the building of our disaster response ministry network