Our Programs

UDRN offers a variety of opportunities to get involved and engage with us. The National Training Academy, Connected In Crisis™, and the National Prayer Team are three ways we equip leaders seeking to establish a disaster relief network in their city. We hope you take a moment to explore each option below.

Need more info? Take the first step and register for a FREE Info Session or connect with us.

National Training Academy

Ready to have a plan for your city and local church to be equipped, trained, and prepared before the next disaster? Our National Training Academy provides the foundational roadmap necessary to help launch a network of churches within your city that work together autonomously to serve those impacted by disaster. 

Understanding the National Training Academy Program

Overview

The National Training Academy was created by UDRN with a demand to replicate and scale a tested disaster response model utilized in the city of Austin, Texas. UDRN has created the NTA to equip church and ministry leaders across the nation interested in launching a Disaster Relief Network. The program provides a foundational roadmap to scale UDRN’s model for your city. You’ll walk alongside a mentor as you experience a coaching-style approach to learning as each level of skills training and milestone are achieved.

Each NTA course builds upon the foundational skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to establish a Disaster Relief Network (DRN) within your city. A DRN is made up of a network of churches within your city that work together autonomously to serve those impacted by disaster. The model fosters relationship building between the church and local, city, and state emergency management organizations engaged in disaster response. The model also enables the church to remain relevant throughout the response with credentialed and badged volunteer training that is recognized by emergency management officials. Through the model’s unique survivor care solutions, you are able to help transform your community through essential resources that provide immediate relief, as well as long-term solutions that walk along-side survivors in their recovery process.

 

First Step – Join us for a FREE Info Session (90-Minutes)
You can get started today by joining our next Info Session. Join us from the convenience of your home or office. We recommend this to all who are interested in exploring WHY we believe every major city should have a Disaster Relief Network. 

How to Establish a Disaster Relief Network in Your City

Overview

If you’re convinced your city needs a Disaster Relief Network, the 4-Day Intensive Training is for you and your team. The course provides instruction on building the initial Leadership Core Team, developing the network of churches, recruiting volunteers, strategies for delivering survivor care, training volunteers, and deploying to a disaster. Additionally, the Friday and Saturday before the course begins, you and your team will become certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), a nationally recognized crisis intervention technique.

 

Details

Immerse yourself in four days full of instruction, conversation, and networking by disaster response professionals, ADRN’s leadership, and the comradery of other groups on the same journey as you. Interactive lectures, breakout sessions, and Q&A give every learner the opportunity to digest the content, and to discuss and collaborate. Each session in the training challenges you and your team to examine your current city and begin preparing the next steps for launching your Disaster Relief Network when you return home.

 

Pre-Requisite

Pre-requisite on-demand video training is required before attending the in-person 4-Day course. In addition to demonstrating a commitment to establishing the new Disaster Relief Network, the pre-requisite courses provide in-depth knowledge and language for disaster relief which will aid you and your team during the 4-day discussions. 

 

What You Will Learn

• The framework and command structure of a Disaster Relief Network before and during a disaster deployment.

• Techniques and strategies for building the network of churches and local businesses.

• Techniques and strategies for recruiting and training volunteers.

• Techniques and strategies in how to provide short- and long-term survivor care.

• Receive certification in the nationally-recognized CISM+ crisis intervention technique.

• How to deploy a team of trained CISM+ volunteers during a disaster response.

• Next Steps for putting all the learning into action.

 

Resources

Training workbook with notes and insight from the 4-Day course will be provided, in addition to supporting documents that will assist you in launching a network.

 

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COMING SOON

Actionable Steps leading to the Disaster Relief Network Launch in Your City

The 12-Month Advanced Course mentors you and members of your Leadership Core Team for 12-months in all facets of establishing the Disaster Relief Network (DRN). The 12-Month Advanced Course assists you in fully establishing a DRN by providing regular contact with a Mentor through in-person coaching sessions, group webinars, training videos, an all-access document library, and monthly/quarterly milestones to guide teams in the priorities necessary to establish and grow a thriving DRN.

 

Additionally, the 12-Month Advanced Course gives you a license to use UDRN’s configurable Volunteer Management and Training portal, which enables you to manage preparedness and credentialing of your growing volunteers base, while also providing on-demand training videos to equip your volunteers.

Connected in Crisis™

Is your city or local church looking for immediate relief in the areas of developing recovery plans and connecting resources? Let our team provide solutions in disaster relief, volunteer management, home construction, rebuilding, and program fulfillment to bring you peace of mind and help transform your community.

Understanding the Connected in Crisis™ Program

Overview

Oftentimes a disaster strikes before the need to form a disaster relief organization is felt or realized.

 

UDRN’s team is ready to deploy at a moments notice to support, equip, and train local churches and ministry leaders in the affected area to help quickly launch a Disaster Relief Network in order to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the survivors.

The Connected in Crisis Program provides key services and resources for rapid response in your community at a time when it is needed the most.

If you need support, please fill out our contact form and our team will connect with you to provide the best approach and plan to support your immediate needs.

 

 

In these instances when response is urgent, UDRN’s Connected In Crisis™ Teams (CICT) are prepared and trained in advance to deploy to disaster-impacted regions. CICTs are on-call, trained volunteers, who are passionate about disaster response and assisting the hurting.

 

Connected In Crisis™ Teams (CICT) are highly skilled to mobilize church leaders in times of crisis. Onsite for approximately 2-8 weeks, the CICTs work with you to mobilize and train volunteers, as well as assist you in creating a network of churches to care for survivor needs.

 

The team responds with all the supplies needed to help establish a DRN.

Since an organization created out of a crisis is solely focused on meeting the immediate needs precipitated by the disaster, the goal of all Disaster Relief Network’s (DRN) established through a disaster response effort will be to attend UDRN’s Intensive Course (4-Days) and ultimately move on to the Advanced Training (12-Month) to be fully prepared and established as a relief organization.

National Prayer Team Program

Are you feeling called to pray with others to see the body of Christ united across the nation – prepared and ready to meet the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of the hurting and those impacted by disaster?

UDRN believes in the power of prayer. When we come into the power of agreement, we can shift the atmosphere. If you feel ready to join the UDRN National Prayer Team, please sign up today. We need your faithful prayers during this time of need. We are raising up an army of prayer warriors from the West coast all the way to the East Coast. The Kingdom and Body of Christ need you! 

Become a UDRN Prayer Warrior

NTA Courses

In-Person

Intensive Course

4-Days | $2,500*

How to Establish a Disaster Relief Network in Your City

If you’re convinced your city needs a Disaster Relief Network, the 4-Day Intensive Training is for you and your team. The course provides instruction on building the initial Leadership Core Team, developing the network of churches, recruiting volunteers, strategies for delivering survivor care, training volunteers, and deploying to a disaster. Additionally, the Friday and Saturday before the course begin, you and your team will…

* 2 Min.to 5 Max. People

 

REQUIREMENTS: Pre-requisites are required. View course for details.

COMING SOON

Live-Online / In-Person

Advanced Training

12-Months | COMING SOON

Launch Your Network

The 12-Month Advanced Course mentors you and members of your Leadership Core Team for 12-months in all facets of establishing your DRN. The 12-Month Advanced Course assists you in fully establishing a DRN by providing regular contact with a Mentor through in-person coaching sessions, group webinars, training videos, an all-access document library, and monthly/quarterly milestones to guide teams in the priorities necessary to establish and grow a thriving DRN.

 

Additionally, the 12-Month Advanced Course gives you a license to use UDRN’s configurable Volunteer Management and Training portal, which enables you to manage preparedness and credentialing of your growing volunteers base, while also providing on-demand training videos to equip your volunteers.

 

REQUIREMENTS: Successful completion of the 4-Day Intensive Course.

 

About UDRN

United Disaster Relief Network (UDRN) equips Christ-centered disaster relief networks to train prepare, and unite local churches to provide disaster relief solutions to their community.

Transparency

United Disaster Relief Network is the National Division of Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN).

 

ADRN is a tax-exempt charity and a proud ECFA Accredited organization following the highest standards in the non-profit world in terms of financial stewardship.

 

ADRN is honored to have earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, highlighting the difference we help to make in the world.

 

ADRN has been awarded the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certification due to our commitment to a higher standard of open and accountable relationships with donors.

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