Community Missions and Disaster Response
The purpose of Community Missions and Disaster Response is to equip and encourage Georgia Baptist churches to be strategically missional through connecting, resourcing, networking, and missional strategy development. Our key verse is Acts 1:8:
“But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
State Missionary Support
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Stress Management for the Trauma Provider
Stress Management for the Trauma Provider is an important workshop for all who work with traumatized people. This course explores the “Stress Continuum,” the levels of stress including eustress (i.e., beneficial, motivating stress), traumatic stress, burnout, countertransference, compassion fatigue or secondary PTSD, and vicarious traumatization which may occur as a result of helping others.
A discussion of coping strategies for those who work with traumatized children will also be offered. Individual self-report exercises and an experiential group support session will assist the participating trauma provider in assessing their own level of stress through sharing personal experiences with others. Stress management self care techniques will be presented, experienced and discussed. This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals, emergency services personnel, and peer counselors.
Upon completion, participants will be able to: Discuss motivating factors for the work we do as trauma providers; Recognize your own signs and symptoms of stress; Understand the impact of working with trauma survivors; and Discuss burnout, countertransference, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and critical incident stress.
(13 Contact Hours; 13 CE Credits for Psychologists; 13 PDHs for EAPs; 13 CE Hours for Calif. MFTs & LCSWs; 13 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.3 General CEUs from UMBC)* Completion of “Stress Management for the Trauma Provider” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.
Day 1: (8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.)
• Definition of the “Stress Continuum” • Profile of a Trauma Provider/Caregiver • Exercises to assess the individual’s level of eustress • Stress (unavoidable stress from everyday pressures) • Compassion stress • Burnout • Explaining situational stress in personal terms • Countertransference (trauma provider’s wounds triggered by victims)
Day 2: (8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.)
• Stress continuum and self-assessment exercises -Compassion Fatigue/Secondary PTSD – Why trauma providers are especially vulnerable to compassion fatigue – Vicarious traumatization (therapist’s inner experience resulting from empathetic engagement with client) • Developing stress resilience • Importance of social support for trauma providers • Group exploration of personal stress experience • Self-care tools to manage stress
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
At this credentialing session, you will receive an introduction to the overall ministry of Disaster Relief, 3 ministry areas (Child Care, Cleanup & Recovery, and Feeding), and Evangelism Encouragement. Once you become a credentialed Disaster Relief volunteer, recertification is required every 3 years.
NEW AND IMPROVED SCHEDULE BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER 2017!
7:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration/Check-in (Please arrive no later than 8:15 AM)
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Training
Community Missions Opportunities
Mission Georgia Volunteer Opportunities
Click here > www.missiongeorgia.org to find volunteer and community missions opportunities, to post needs for assistance in your ministry or to report what God has done through your recent ministry or missions endeavor. Click here to share where your church has been on mission or who you are partnering with.
Chaplaincy is an expression of ministry that places chaplains inside various settings, which include healthcare agencies, corporations, prisons, public safety agencies and the military services. Chaplaincy is an extension of the local church reaching into our religiously diverse and multi-cultural society providing spiritual care to people. Click here for more information…
Church & Community Ministries
Church and Community Ministries is a movement to shape and influence the community meeting specific needs by demonstrating God’s love and sharing Christ.
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Send North America > Atlanta
We are working with Urban Atlanta Church Planting and the North American Mission Board for church planting efforts in Atlanta.
- For information about SendATLANTA click here.
The Continuing Education Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention seek to assist the living partnership of churches within the Georgia Baptist Convention in the fulfillment of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission by providing a ministry of biblical and practical training for ministers and laity.
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Penfield Christian Homes
Penfield Christian Homes is a Christ-centered ministry for reclaiming the lives of adult men and women suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our curriculum features individual and group Counseling, Bible study, drug and alcohol education and much more. For more information, visit our website at penfieldrecovery.com or call us at 706-453-7929.
Campers on Mission
A fellowship of Christian campers who share their faith while camping. Membership is open to Christian campers of all denominations. From state fairs and motor speedways to rural campgrounds, COM combine a love of the outdoors with ministry opportunities across North America. For information or to become a member of the Georgia Campers on Mission, click here.
Georgia Mountain Resort Ministries
Based in Cleveland, Georgia, Georgia Mountain Resort Ministries (GMRM) is responsible for resort missions work by Baptists in the North Georgia Mountains. Our desire is to assist the resort industry of North Georgia in offering Christian-based services to the guests who visit as well as to the employees of the tourist industry. Click here for more information…
Golden Isles Ministries
Quality, organized and life-changing mission trips to the Golden Isles of Southeast Coastal Georgia. Students, adults and children can serve in reaching this resort area with beach ministry, family programs, day camps, sports camps, prayer walking, assisting church plants, ministries at the Pier on St. Simons, Jekyll Campground and much more. Affordable lodging is available. For more information go to http://goldenislesministries.com.
Appalachian Regional Ministry
ARM is a Cooperative Program ministry of several state conventions, NAMB and WMU. The purpose of this ministry is to mobilize Southern Baptists and their resources to provide ministries, to evangelize the lost, to assist existing churches, and to start new churches in the multi-state region of Appalachia. For more information and a current list of opportunities, visit the ARM website at www.arministry.org.
The name says it all. World Changers exists to serve churches in their mission of making disciples by putting students on the front-lines of missions, providing experiences designed to develop students’ hearts for Serving Others. Join us as we “Change the City, Change the World”. Click here to get started.
Disaster Relief is a ministry-based approach to impacting people for the Kingdom of God. Our motto is “Serving Christ in Crisis”. The goal of Disaster Relief is to provide some measure of normalcy for the victims of a disaster event. Click here for more information.
Baptists 4 Haiti
This ministry was formed to continue the work started by the Georgia Baptist Convention Disaster relief following the earthquake in January 2011. Go to http://www.baptists4haiti.com for more information.
World Hunger Fund
100% of every dollar goes directly to World Hunger – Help Us Give!
Twenty cents of every dollar is used to support hunger projects in the United States. Eighty cents of every dollar is used for international hunger ministry as well as water well drilling, agricultural education, water purification and more. Click here for more information.
Do you believe God is leading you to a particular country or people group? Please allow us the privileged of helping you make that connection. Email us your requests.