The Rapid Response Team requires Billy Graham chaplains to complete the following four training courses: Sharing Hope in Crisis (SHIC), two Critical Incident Stress Management courses (CISM) and a free online chaplain deployment orientation. These courses may be taken following chaplaincy approval. However, if you’ve completed SHIC and the CISM courses prior to the application process, they will still be credited to you. BG-RRT chaplains will be responsible to take the chaplain deployment orientation, located in the BG-RRT Portal, every two years.
Sharing Hope in Crisis Live Seminar (6 hours)
The one-day Sharing Hope in Crisis (SHIC) seminar is intended for anyone and everyone in the church. All of us know a friend, neighbor or co-worker who is struggling with a life crisis. This seminar was developed to help you know what to say and what not to say when people grieve, and how to compassionately and appropriately share the love and hope of Jesus Christ. This training is also beneficial for counselors, first responders, and church leaders who face suffering people on a regular basis.
This six-hour course, along with the online Sharing Hope in Crisis online course, meets the suggested requirements for RRT chaplaincy.
Zambia Sharing Hope in Crisis Live Seminar
Blessing Centre, Bread of Life Church
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Plot On. CH02 Off Los Angels Road, Lusaka
Sharing Hope in Crisis Live Seminar
Saturday, July 15, 2023
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Shelton, Connecticut Sharing Hope in Crisis Live Seminar
Hilton Garden Inn
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Sharing Hope in Crisis On-Demand Training Seminar
The Sharing Hope in Crisis On-Demand Training Seminar was developed with you in mind. This is the same training as our one-day in-person seminar, but at your leisure, from your own home or with a group, and is free of charge.
Sharing Hope in Jesus’ Name Conference
This training conference is a combined effort of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team ministry and Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries group. Registration is now open for the 2023 conference in Orlando, Florida February 23-26, 2023 at the Orlando Renaissance Hotel.
Critical Incident Stress Management
Two CISM courses need to be selected from the list provided to meet chaplain requirements. These courses should be completed within the first 24 months of receiving approval as a chaplain. Some CISM trainings are offered online while others require attendance.
*Completion of these courses does not automatically mean an applicant is approved.