Center for Missional Outreach Church Planting

Disaster Resources

Rev. Marji Bishir Hill
Disaster Response Coordinator

972-526-5000 or toll free 800-815-6690

  • June 15, 2016: Recovery Office Case Managers Help in Rowlett, Garland, and Wylie
  • Collin County Tornado Update: January 5, 2016

  • Master Emergency Operations Plan Cross and Flame

    Download this Local Church Disaster Response Plan Word Template for local churches to use who need to put together a plan in case a disaster occurs on their own church property. Preplanning is essential for successfully minimizing any adverse affects of an emergency or disaster on a religious organization and its operations. This recovery plan has been designed to identify the key elements that should be followed to help reduce the impact of an emergency or disaster.

    UMVIMTeam Leader Guide

    Click here to download Leader Guide.

    This guide will help you as you prepare to go into a disaster zone to serve in either clean-up or rebuilding.

    Red Cross Sheltering DocumentAmerican Red Cross

    Click here to download Red Cross Sheltering Document

    This is a 3-page overview of how a local church or other faith-based organization becomes a shelter, from when the organization shows interest, to opening and running a shelter, to closing and reimbursement. Written by local Red Cross Emergency Planning Analyst Eric Schultz, who says "We tried to keep it fairly short and high-level, to answer the frequently-asked questions concerning our shelter agreements and procedures."

    Flood Buckets

    Here is an engaging video to encourage others to assemble UMCOR cleaning buckets and to educate them on what goes into one. Specifics can be found on the UMCOR Flood Buckets web page.

    Website Links:

    Methodist Domestic Disaster Response

    North Central Texas Council of Governments Emergency Preparedness Department

    Denton County Pandemic Flu Information

    UMCOR Sager-Brown Depot

    American Red Cross - Dallas Chapter

    Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management

    Dallas Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster

    FEMA Online Courses

    FEMA IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS-100)

    FEMA IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

    FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP)

    FEMA National Incident Management System