Serving God by Serving Others

ERT (Lutheran Emergency Response Training)
Volunteer Training Events

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Sessions begin at 8:30 am


Saturday, August 12, 2017
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

1209 Kingsbury Road
Washington, Illinois 61571
> Registration Form

The registration fee is $35 which includes your disaster response training manual, LCMS volunteer vest, other helpful materials, and lunch. Plus, you will receive your certificate of participation and volunteer certification badge from LCMS Disaster Response and the Office of National Mission.

Welcome to the Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) volunteer training program provided by the LCMS Office of National Mission. Together we will walk through a simple training program designed to help you serve as a trained Christian volunteer when a disaster strikes.

This training is part of a Synod-wide disaster response program, facilitated by a network of District Disaster Response Coordinators and Teams, under the direction of LCMS Disaster Response. At the close of the program, you will receive a certificate of participation and a LERT volunteer credential issued by LCMS Disaster Response.

In the chaos of disaster, it's important to stay focused on the task at hand. This training will help you focus on the most important thing to remember as you prepare for or respond to a disaster in your community or beyond. At the center of our LERT volunteer training is one thing— MERCY! Christ's mercy is the basis for everything we say and do.

Showing mercy to everyone connects the hurting and helpless with the gospel of Jesus. Disasters span the globe: no nation, state, community, or person is exempt from disaster. From Taiwan to Texas, from Mexico to Minnesota, from India to Indiana, an unparalleled opportunity stands before us to share Christ by sharing Christian care in times of disaster. Christian care crosses the boundaries of culture, language, social class, skin color, and religion to reach the hearts of hurting men, women, and children.

This 6-hour training event will equip you to be an effective volunteer should a disaster strike your community.



LERT (Lutheran Emergency Response Training)
Chainsaw Training Event

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)
Redeemer Lutheran Church
6801 North Allen Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614
> Registration Form

Welcome to the ADVANCED CHAINSAW volunteer training program provided by the Central Illinois District – LCMS. In order to attend this course, you MUST have completed the six hour Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) basic training.

This eight hour event will consist of an instructional and operational based training. Once certified in chainsaw disaster applications, you will be equipped to be an effective chainsaw volunteer should a disaster strike your community.

You will be required to bring hearing protection, eye protection, helmet, chaps, leather gloves, leather steel toe boots, chainsaw, bar oil, and fuel. If you do not have these items, we will provide them for you at the time of the training.

The cost is $35.00, which includes breakfast, lunch, manual, and certification.

Bring your LERT disaster response vest and your LERT I.D. certification badge.


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1209 Kingsbury Rd, Washington, IL 61571