Early Response Team Training Classes (disaster relief ERT), Aldersgate UMC, Jackson, TN
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Memphis Conference



Saturday, Oct. 20
  • Basic Class:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Recertification Class: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (for ERT members whose badge is still current or expired no later than Oct. 1, 2017)

Aldersgate United Methodist Church,1050 N. Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305

  • This training focuses on helping individuals develop skills needed to serve on an Early Response Team (ERT).
  • A United Methodist ERT is a self-contained team that enters a disaster area by invitation. ERTs provide emergency repairs and/or assistance to help people be safe, sanitary and secure until insurance and other help are available.
  • ERTs offer a caring Christian presence and are trained to provide various types of physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to disaster survivors in the earliest days following a disaster.
  • Training includes team leadership, equipment, spiritual and emotional care, faith-based disaster response, basic response exercises, best practice example like how to tarp roofs, debric cleanup and mucking out flood structures.
  • The training is a result of the ministry relationship between United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
  • Embedded in all UMCOR training is the underlying message of loe and hope that The United Methodist Church offers. Because of who we are, UMCOR's trainings embrace a ministry of presence -- a loving recognition that spiritual bruises and emotional scars matter as much to us as broken doors and windows.
TRAINERS: Rev. Robert Craig and Rev. Brian Stahl
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: Maximum class size is 25.
  • To register after Oct. 15, contact Elyse Bell at ebell@memphis-umc.org  OR 731-664-8480. Online registration closed Oct. 15.
  • Pay $25 (per person) fee at door. Fee includes lunch.
  • Register online for ERT Training Basic Class -  CLICK HERE  Online registration closed Oct. 15.
  • Register online for UMCOR Recertification Class - CLICK HERE  Online registration closed Oct. 15.