Rapid Response Team


How we share hope in crisis

The Rapid Response Team trains Christian men and women in how to effectively meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering.

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. Find out more about the Rapid Response Team ministry and opportunities to serve as a volunteer pastor / chaplain.

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

Course Locations and dates

Sharing Hope in Crisis courses in 2017:
Ware (Christchurch, SG12 7BS) on Saturday June 3rd 2017
Cambridge (C3 Centre, Brooks Road, CB1 3HR) on Saturday September 23rd 2017

UK CISM Course (*), Ware (All Nations College, SG12 8LX) from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September 2017

(*) UK CISM Course: Crisis Intervention 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 £200 per person and by registering interest we will notify you when the course details are confirmed.