Since September 11, 2001, with God’s guidance and direction, the RRT has responded to manmade and natural disasters in nine countries on six continents, offering emotional and spiritual care to more than 450,000 survivors and first-responders. Today, with RRT offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, we hope to reach even more people with the comfort and hope of Jesus Christ..
A Rapid Response Team Chaplaincy deployment can be physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally challenging, requiring tremendous effort of each team member. All applicants should prayerfully consider these challenges and apply to the Rapid Response Team only when they are confident that they can personally meet each one.
Applicants are encouraged to approach becoming an RRT Chaplain as a journey of discovering God’s plan for you and possibly your family. Self-selection is a major part of the process and it is possible that, at some time during the training, you may decide that it is not for you. Please do not consider that to be a failure, but rather the right decision made in the light of mature consideration of your God given skills and abilities.
I. RRT Essential Job Functions
To be considered as a RRT Chaplain for deployment, you must demonstrate an ability and a willingness to the below:
Physical Requirements and Responsibilities
Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Functions:
II. Training Standard
In order to maintain a high standard of excellence while providing emotional and spiritual care, and operating in accordance with expected standards of the disaster community, all RRT chaplains will be required to complete the following minimum training requirements within 12 months of being accepted.
The RRT-recommended CISM courses are:
We are excited you are interested in becoming a BGEA - RRT chaplain, to share God’s love at a
moment’s notice anywhere in the world. As you consider applying to be a RRT Chaplain, we encourage you to prayerfully review all the requirements listed.
God bless you.
Rapid Response Team,
BGEA Australia & New Zealand