2018 Mississippi Conference Disaster Academy

The 2018 Mississippi Conference Disaster Academy will take place March 23 - 24 at Brandon First United Methodist Church located at 205 Mary Ann Drive in Brandon. This two-day conference aims to build enthusiasm about our ability to spread the Gospel through local ownership and engagement in disaster as we participate together with God in the restoration of life and community.

Those who attend will gain an understanding of disaster response in all stages (beyond simply ERT). The academy is also geared towards teaching participants how to build community, relationships and networks across the conference--especially within districts. Local church congregants will discover specific ways their faith communities can get involved (i.e. connecting neighbors, ERT, etc.) and aid volunteers find and name their area of interest in serving. 

The deadline to register for the academy is March 22. Download the brochure here. Those who attend the entire academy can receive one CEU. Those who attend one day will receive half of a CEU. For more information, contact Mellie Jordan at disasters@mississippi-umc.org or 662.736.6362.