During a disaster, it can be difficult to know what to do or who to turn to. That’s why LCMS Disaster Response provides the Church Workers’ Quick Reference Guide for Disasters and Pandemics.
In just 13 pages, this guide covers what to do in the face of an impending disaster like a hurricane or forest fire, how to respond in the aftermath, strategies for self-care, ways to plan for a pandemic, and so much more. The resource also offers prayers, Scripture passages and hymns that are appropriate to use after a tragedy.
It is hoped that the guide will be a useful resource for church workers who are looking for ways to respond. At the very least, it will serve as a discussion starter and conversation piece as congregations reach out to the community in times of great distress.