1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Pre-Conference Workshop

How to Start a Disaster Ministry (Drs. Jamie Aten & David Boan)

A disaster ministry is an ongoing program that expresses the fundamental faith and ministry of the church.  This is contrasted to more reactive programs that respond to a crisis but are exceedingly difficult to sustain over time. In this workshop you will learn: theological and ministry reasons for starting a disaster ministry, how to form a disaster ministry, develop and implement a church disaster plan, how to integrate disaster care across your existing church ministries, and what it takes to make a ministry last over time.

**4 CE Credits are offered for these speakers

Wheaton College has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4597. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Wheaton College is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

+ Objectives

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Theological and ministry reasons for starting a disaster ministry

  • How to form a disaster ministry, develop and implement a church disaster plan, and how to integrate disaster care across your existing church ministries

  • What it takes to make a ministry last over time

 

5:00- 6:30 p.m. | Conference Sign-in

 

7:00 – 7:10 p.m. | Conference Welcome

Caring for the Vulnerable 
Dr. Jamie Aten

*CE credits are NOT permitted for this speaker

 

7:10 - 7:30 p.m. | Opening Devotional

Dr. Philip Ryken

*CE credits are NOT permitted for this speaker.

 

7:30 –8:30 p.m. | Conference Keynote

Bishop Efraim (Ef) Tendero

*CE credits are NOT permitted for this speaker

 

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Social & Networking