2018 CHURCH DISASTER RESPONSE SUMMIT

COLLABORATION.  EDUCATION.  INSPIRATION.

Thursday, October 11 I 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Chapelwood UMC

11140 Greenbay Street, Houston, TX 77024

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

PASTORS & STAFF

Discover the church's unique role in disaster response and your community's recovery needs. Be inspired by churches that have built transformational and sustainable ministries walking families through recovery. 

 

LAY MINISTRY LEADERS

Hear from other leaders who have motivated, equipped and engaged their church to restore their community. Share "Harvey" lessons learned and connect with others to prepare for future disasters.

RECOVERY AGENCIES, LTRGS & NON-PROFITS

Connect with churches that are passionate about restoring their communities and learn how to utilize the largest source of volunteers in the communities you serve.​

 

CHURCHES OUTSIDE DISASTER-AFFECTED AREA

Learn how to adopt an impacted community and prepare volunteers at home, and build a disaster response coalition in your community.

NEARBY HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON

CITY CENTRE 1-10 WEST

10503 Town & Country Way, Houston, TX 77024

713-464-2677 • WEBSITE

Contact Madison Vaughan directly for discounted rate.

CROWN PLAZA HOUSTON

GALLERIA AREA

7611 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

713-680-2222 • WEBSITE

For group rate use promo code "Houston Responds".

Complimentary Shuttle available to and from the Summit

 

SUMMIT SPONSORS

Thanks to our generous Summit sponsors, we are now able to offer registration at no charge. 

Thanks to donations from our generous sponsors, we are now able to offer registration at no charge. 

 

FREE REGISTRATION!

Donations Accepted

 

Two Registration Options: 

All-Day Registration 1:00 to 9:00 PM

Evening-Only Registration* 6:30 to 9:00 PM

 

*If you will not be attending the first half of the Summit and will not need a boxed dinner reserved, please select Evening-Only Registration. Thank you!

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey heightens awareness of the slow pace of disaster recovery, the need for church engagement is becoming far more evident. The Summit is an ideal opportunity for church leaders to collaborate with other organizations, learn from disaster response experts, and be inspired to engage in helping to restore their communities. Recovery organizations will be able to learn best practices from church and non-profit leaders to expand local church support and volunteer engagement.​

If you are interested in the 3-Day Crash Course in Disaster Response for Church Leaders click here.

SUMMIT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • LESSONS LEARNED FROM HARVEY RESPONSE & RELIEF

  • COORDINATION & PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT DISASTER

  • THE BUSINESS OF DISASTER RECOVERY

  • ENGAGING PEOPLE, CHURCHES & PARTNERS

  • FAMILY & COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • RECOVERY LEADERSHIP BASICS

  • CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP 101

  • IMMEDIATE RELIEF MANAGEMENT & SHELTERS

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

 

12:00 PM:  Registration Opens - Meet others working in your region

  1:00 PM:  MAIN SESSION 1

  2:05 PM:  Breakout Session 1

  3:20 PM:  MAIN SESSION 2

  4:15 PM:  Breakout Session 2

  5:30 PM:  Dinner - Meet others working in your region

  6:30 PM:  MAIN SESSION 3

  7:20 PM:  Breakout Session 3

  8:30 PM:  CLOSING SESSION

  9:00 PM:  Dessert (OPTIONAL) - Meet others working in your region

 

 

CONTACTS

Summit sponsorship information - Tommy Rosson

Questions about registration and donations - Jennifer Casey

Communications and media inquiries - Duane Theriot

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