2011 Training at Lutheridge
June 26 – July 2, 2011
is for high school youth (age 14 – 18) and youth leaders. In this corps, you will build practical skills in most aspects of disaster response so you can apply these skills in the disaster field. The training is hands on, learning the ABCs of disaster response ranging from mucking out to spiritual care of people affected by disaster. Specific units include:
To register, click here.
If you have questions about the program, contact Hal Shope, ATNM Executive Director, at (404) 680 – 6860 or email him at Hshope@atnm.org for further information.
* was created, in part, through a grant from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment at the ELCA Foundation, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and All Things New Ministry, respectively.
In 2008 All Things New Ministry decided to focus on preparing high school youth to serve as volunteers in the disaster field. The purpose of this ministry would be to:
Our idea was to offer various types of training, such as construction and meeting emotional and spiritual needs of people affected by disaster, to equip youth for this service. We also expected that the high school youth would commit to at least one week of field disaster ministry. We convened a steering committee of youth and their leaders to help us further develop this concept.
The Steering Committee
During Fall 2008, teens and leaders participated in a Steering Committee to guide the development of the . This steering committee was funded by All Things New Ministry and Thrivent for Lutherans. This committee:
We used the input from these youth and their leaders as we refined the idea of the .
In January 2009, a two year project was funded by Lutheran Services for Children Endowment and All Things New Ministry to develop the . That project ended with the successful pilot test of the program at Lutheridge during 2010.
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