Rapid Response Team


How we share hope in crisis

Welcome to Sharing Hope in Crisis training!


Our next seminars are in-

Spalding on Saturday Jan 13th 2018 (The Lighthouse Church, Spalding, PE11 2XP)

Bishops Stortford on Saturday 20th January 2018 (CM23 3LJ – Bring a packed lunch)

Kilmington, Devon on Saturday March 3rd 2018, (The Beacon at the Baptist Church, Kilmington, EX13 7RF)

Frinton, Essex on Saturday May 12th 2018, (Frinton Gospel Chapel, Old Road, Frinton on Sea, CO13 9BY)

Birmingham on Monday May 21st and Tuesday May 22nd 2018, (Riverside Church, 21 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8AR). Both evenings are 6.30pm for a 7pm start and finish at 10pm and you need to attend both).

Chatham on Saturday June 30th 2018 (RCCG Victorious Family Parish, ME4 4TX)

Accrington on Saturday Oct 27th 2018 (Ernest Street Baptist Chapel, BB5 4HP)

Courses run 9am to 4.30pm; lunch is normally provided.

Please watch the videos to understand the seminar; you can register for training here

Sharing Hope in Crisis:

The one day Sharing Hope in Crisis training (SHIC) prepares you to provide effective spiritual care for people experiencing crisis. Learn how to appropriately provide emotional and spiritual care. Learn practical skills to share God’s love and comfort with people in crisis.

Course Outline:

Mission to Respond
Look at Suffering and Trauma
Ministry of Hope
Message to Share
Communication to a Diverse Community
Messenger to Serve
Community Crisis Plan

Watch this five-minute testimony from a pastor who hosted a Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar

Becoming a chaplain

If you have completed a Sharing Hope in Crisis course you can take further training to become a Rapid Response Team chaplain. Our last UK CISM course was at All Nations Christian College from 15th to 17th September 2017 and we invite anyone interested in a possible 2018 course to contact us.

Register for training here


You can register for Sharing Hope in Crisis training or the CISM course here:

The CISM (Critical Incident and Stress Management) course is about Crisis Intervention. It is not psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialised acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialised training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of CISM will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilisations, defusing’s and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed and we will include a Biblical framework throughout our 3 days together. The cost of this 3-day residential course will be in the order of £250 per person and by registering interest we will notify you when the course details are confirmed.