Rapid Response Team


How we share hope in crisis


The one-day Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar is intended for Christians like you. We all know a friend, family member, neighbour, or colleague struggling with a life crisis. This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most. Sharing Hope in Crisis is especially useful for counsellors, first responders, and church leaders who serve suffering people on a regular basis.


Attend a Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar



SATURDAY 20th July 2024

National Ministry Centre, 6100 Richardson Way, Crosspoint Business Park, Coventry.

09:00 am to 3:30 pm

Please bring a packed lunch


  SATURDAY 12th October 2024

Arise Church, 227 – 229 Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln.

09:00 am to 3:30 pm

Lunch will be provided

                                             Please book a free space for catering using this link


What To Expect

Whichever way you choose to take part in the training, you can expect to cover topics such as:

  • Mission to Respond
  • Look at Suffering and Trauma
  • Ministry of Hope
  • Message to Share
  • Communication to a Diverse Community
  • Messenger to Serve
  • Our work in the UK

You can also watch the video below to understand more about the training.

Becoming a chaplain

Our BG-RRT chaplains are deployed here in the UK and around the world to offer spiritual and emotional support to communities in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. Chaplains are specially crisis-trained through completion of a Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar, and often further training (see below). If you are interested in becoming one of our crisis-trained chaplains, you can get in touch by contacting us here, or simply sign up to one of our seminars or register for our On-Demand online training.

Register for Training

To sign up for our next Sharing Hope in Crisis training you can register your interest by filling in your details here:

Sharing Hope in Covid-19 Crisis

Find encouragement in God’s Word and practical ministry instruction to help others with our Covid-19 video resources. You can access these short, bite-size videos for free by clicking on the banner below.

Sharing Hope in Crisis On-Demand Training

This free Sharing Hope in Crisis on-demand training was developed with you in mind. Come learn how to be further equipped, engage in conversation, and share the hope of Jesus Christ with those suffering from everyday tragedies of life. The training is free of charge and is available at your leisure. This course allows you to view the sessions as an individual or with a group. Click the banner below to register and get started today.

Critical Incident and Stress Management Training

Further training is available via our CISM (Critical Incident and Stress Management) course. This is normally undertaken by chaplains within two years of appointment. Details of CISM course can be found here.

Unable to get to any of our seminars?

If you unable to get to any of the venues where we are holding Sharing Hope in Crisis seminars – why not consider our Sharing Hope in Crisis On-Demand Online Course.

Learn how to share God’s love and comfort with those suffering. As an individual or group you’ll be equipped with practical skills such as understanding trauma, being a good listener, and knowing what—or what not—to say to someone who is grieving.