Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief (CBDR) is Christian love in action. It is meeting the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations with loving care and a timely response as James 2:15-16 instructs us to do.

Our Objective:  To serve others in the name of Jesus Christ in times of disaster.

Our Ministry:
The Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry is comprised of approximately 450 volunteers from all over the state who are committed to sharing the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters.

  • Our specialized areas of ministry include: chainsaw, flood recovery/mud out, ash out, food preparation, chaplaincy, shower unit, and communication unit.

For more information on COLORADO Baptists Disaster Relief call 303-771-2480 ext 250

  • Become a DR Volunteer!

    Upcoming Training Dates:

    • June 27 & 28 -Arapahoe Road Baptist Church  (780 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO)


    • July 11-12  -  DR Chaplaincy Training at Colorado Baptist General Convention Building


    After completing online registration, to speed up registration on the day of training, bring completed Registration Form below (see “What do I need to bring to training?”)


Training: June 27-28

Arapahoe Road Baptist Church

Friday, June 27 (Current DR Volunteers who have attended an Introduction to SBDR in the last 3 years are NOT required to attend on Friday night.)

  • 6:00 pm -Registration
  • 6:30-9:00 pm -Introduction to DR    (required every 3 yrs.)

Saturday, June 28

  • 8:00 am- Registration
  • 8:30 – 11:30 am  -Training Units   (At training you will choose one below)
  • Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:30-3:30 pm  -Training Units    (At training you will choose one below)

Training Units Offered:
  This list are Units offered for this specific training.

  • Assessment
  • Chaplaincy 101
  • DAC (Disaster Assistance Center)
  • Mud Out/Ash Out
  • Shower/Laundry Unit
  • Feeding Unit (5 hour session) (if chosen only choose one unit for day)

Bulletin for Churches:


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Disaster Relief Photo Album

  • Latest Update:

    Ongoing recovery efforts along the Colorado Front Range will begin again on April 12. Many homes affected by the floods are still in need of mud-out and debris removal. We will keep you informed of the recovery plans.

  • What do I need to bring to the training?

    Please bring the following to the DR training:

    • Picture ID (ie. Colorado Drivers License, passport etc.)
    • proof of online payment OR check/cash (Note: we can NOT accept credit cards at training)
    •  completed and signed Registration Packet.  
    • notepad and pen (optional)
    • If planning to do Chainsaw training (only at trainings where offered) must wear steel toed shoes.
    • Disaster Relief Chaplaincy Training - July 11-12, 2014

      Chaplaincy is a specialized ministry in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.

       Trained chaplains minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of people in disaster.

      You will find the practical skills acquired through this training

      will open doors of ministry to people in crisis whether

      it be in a disaster response, in your church or in your  community.

    Register for Disaster Releif Chaplain Training

    Purpose       To prepare believers to minister in times of crisis/disaster


    When           July 11-12, 2014, Friday and Saturday

                           (Participation both days is required for Class Credit)

                            Day 1 – 8:00-4:30                    Day 2 – 8:30-4:30


    Where         Colorado Baptist General Convention

                          7393 South Alton Way, Centennial, CO

                          (Just north of Dry Creek and Yosemite)


    Cost             $40 (includes lunch)


    Register by Thursday, July 3rd to assure your place in the class.


    Register Early      -     Limited Space Available


    Print  DR Chaplain Manual  and bring to class.

    Register Now
    • Questions about Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief Training

  • What can I expect from the DR training?

    You’ll arrive and then sign-in at the Registration table and pick up your training booklet. Once checked-in you will be asked to take a photo (for your DR id badge). The sample schedule is below (this is subject to change):

    Friday, (Current DR Volunteers who have attended an Introduction to DR in the last 3 years are NOT required to attend on Friday night.)
    Registration                   6PM
    Introduction to SBDR    6:30-9PM (required every 3 yrs.)

    Registration                   8AM
    Training Units                8:30-11:30AM (At training you will choose one below)
    Lunch Provided
    Training Units               12:30-3:30AM (At training you will choose one below)

    Training Units Offered:
    (This list is just an example, details of units offered for each training will be provided)

    • Chainsaw Operation/Safety
    • Chaplaincy 101
    • DAC (Disaster Assistance Center)
    • Driving Requirements (using CBDR Vehicles/Trailers)
    • Mud Out/Ash Out
    • Shower/Laundry Unit
    • Feeding Unit (5 hour session) (if chosen only choose one unit for day)
  • Can I be a DR volunteer?

    DR Certification Requirements:
    All DR Volunteers MUST be an active member of a Colorado Southern Baptist Church, a Colorado resident, 18 years or older, and must provide a Colorado picture ID (ie. Colorado driver’s license).

    To be deployed, a DR volunteer must, within the last 3 years, have passed a background check, completed the Introduction to SBDR Class and at least one Unit Training . You will also be required to show proof of health insurance at the time of deployment.

  • How do I register for a training?

    Specific information for each training will be updated on this website. Questions? Call Rhonda at 303-77-2480 ext. 250.

    Options to Register:  

    •  Register online (whether paying by credit card or pay at the door)
    • AND download the registration form and bring with you to registration table.  
    • OR come & register at the Friday night training

    Note: We highly recommend preregistering & having your registration form completed when you come to the registration table. We cannot accept credit card payment on the day of event, only cash or check.

  • What does it cost to be a DR volunteer?

    Initial Training Cost

    • $16- Background Check (required every 3 years) (no charge IF you provide a copy of a background check less than 6 months old)
    • $30 – Introduction to DR Class & at up to 2 additional Units

    Continuing Education and Keeping up Credentials

    • $15- For up to 2 additional Training Units per Training Event
    • $46- Every three years (to renew background check and Introduction to SBDR Class & up to 2 Units)

    Please also consider that once deployed, DR volunteers are expected to cover all travel, lodging and food cost for themselves while serving in a disaster area. Also, you must show proof of health insurance.