Disaster Preparedness & Response Ministry Team

The Disaster Preparedness and Response Ministry Team (DPRMT) was formed in 2000 so that members of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference could share in a ministry to survivors of disasters within the geographical boundaries of the Conference. Since then the work has been concentrated in four areas:

1. Preparedness -- we produce materials to assist congregations prepare for emergencies within the congregation, encourage family preparedness and encourage congregations to collect contact information so they can assist their members at the time of a disaster.

2. Collection of materials that might be needed when a disaster event occurs.

3. Cooperating and collaborating with other agencies, volunteer and governmental, who have disaster response responsibilities, so that we don't jump in and become part of the "second disaster."

4. Encourage individuals and congregations to assist in the long-term recovery in communities that have experienced a disaster. In most years, disaster recovery work camps are held within the geographical boundaries of the Conference.

As a part of the DPRMT's goal of helping local churches with preparedness and emergency management, the team has created the Emergency Management Flip-Chart. Click here to read an introduction to flip-chart. To download the flip-chart click here. For the electronic version of the chart that is not meant to be flipped, click here.

Click here for a document on emergency contact information, and the importance of it for your church.


Your Help Is Needed At DPRMT Work Camps

Join the IKC Disaster Preparedness & Response Ministry Team at the upcoming work camp.


June 12-25 

Flood-Related Recovery Projects in the Salyersville, Ky. Area 

All Skill Levels 

Projects: Painting, Cleaning, Cooking, Food & Clothing Distribution, Carpentry, Plumbing & Electrical 

Lodging & Meals: Lakefront Church of God in Salyersville, Ky. 

Fee: $110 Per Person Per Week, Partial Week Registration $20 Per Day & Night


Contact John Gantt today for more information and registration materials. Please be sure to indicate the days that you are interested in working. Click here for a printable information sheet.

Thank you! Our conference-sponsored disaster relief ministry is a hands-on way to love and serve our neighbors. After all, it's what Jesus taught us to do!


UCC & DOC Issue Joint Special Appeal For Ecuador

The United Church of Christ One Great Hour of Sharing and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion have issued a joint special appeal for $500,000 for Ecuador earthquake relief and recovery. The United Church of Christ and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with our ecumenical partners, are well-positioned to respond to immediate needs and to be strategically active in long-term accompaniment as people recover their lives and livelihoods.


The situation is urgent. The need is great. Here’s how you can help:


Pray: Prayers Following Disasters


Give Online To: One Great Hour of Sharing: International Emergency


Or Mail A Check To:

Indiana-Kentucky Conference, UCC

1100 W. 42nd St., Suite 155

Indianapolis, IN 46208

*Please specify Ecuador Earthquake 2016


One Great Hour of Sharing (UCC)
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100

*Please specify Ecuador Earthquake Relief

EFC cover letter.pdf211.82 KB
Emergency Flipchart.pdf215.13 KB
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