- Train and equip Christian volunteers to respond to disaster and pre-disaster situations.
- Recruit and mobilize crisis relief volunteers to the field.
- Intercede for disaster areas and victims.
- Some Wesley members have already attended crisis relief training, and some have participated in crisis relief trips to Bangladesh, Cambodia, Gujarat, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal and the Philippines.
- Pro-active participants who are being trained for crisis relief by attending relevant courses, and going on short trips.
- Relief medical doctors and nurses.
- Child disaster relief workers.
- Trauma counsellors.
- Prayer partners.
- CRW seeks to demonstrate God’s love to victims of disasters through relief work, with the aim to be operationally ready locally and abroad.
- To train and mobilize our congregation to do relief work primarily in Australasia, preferably air travel within 7 hours, in partnership with Evangelical Christians, non-religious, governmental or non-governmental organizations engaged in relief work.
- To raise awareness on disaster preparedness within communities at risk.
- To engage in the survival and re-construction phases of relief work, generally up to 6 months post-disaster: child crisis care, medical relief, and relief aid distribution of essentials goods.
- Partnership with local churches and agencies - Volunteer crisis relief worker send by the Church will work along side with local church and agencies by providing support and assistance.
- Selection of Partner Relief Agencies - The crisis relief team should preferably partner with Christian relief agencies that are experienced, credible, well established and approved by the Church.
- Level of Partnership in Relief Work - Partnership in relief work with local churches and agencies will be up to early rehabilitation and re-construction phases.
- Selection & Screen of Volunteer Relief Workers – Criteria to be considered are;
- Emotional maturity and ability to withstand trauma.
- Physical health – relatively healthy and able to endure sleepless nights, poor conditions and probable stress on the body.
- Spiritual maturity – maturity in spiritual walk and has sound doctrinal background
- Spiritual covering.
- Submission to team leadership.
- Prayer covering.
- Training/experience in Crisis Relief.
- References – Pastors/PTMers/LCEC.
- Regular Wesley Church attendance for at least 6 months.
- Application form approved and accepted by the committee.
- Volunteer’s Safety - Volunteers’ health and safety are of paramount concern and it will precede any relief project.
- Types of Aid – Aid can be broadly classified into 3 distinct means; (a) Providing trained & skilled personnel for very specialized projects, (b) Providing cash and (c) Providing relief aid such as food supplies and specific materials. There is a need to identify what type and level of aid CRW can support and provide in the different phases in the event of a disaster.
- Core Values – Partnership in relief work with local churches and agencies will be up to early rehabilitation and re-construction phases.
- We are Christians (prayer, Bible-centred, kingdom advance, reconciliation, uphold Christian principles, intercessions, integrity, humility, personal testimony).
- Commitment to poor and needy and suffering regardless of background (race, language, religion).
- Response/Ready and responsive.
- Flexibility & Adaptability.
- Care and value people entering their world, cultural sensitivity.
- Service, teamwork, safety of members/stewards.
- Evangelical, protestant/non-religious relief organizations partnership eg. World Vision, CREST, CRS, Red Cross, TRAC, CAC
Wesley Pastoral Team Member
Tel: 6837 9234
Tel: 6634 6648