Disaster Response resources

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

District Disaster Response Coordinators

Grant Application Forms

Recommended Government Preparedness Websites


Quick References In Times of Disaster


Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training

  • Lutheran Early Response Team training information sheet & Registration — For more information about LERT training for you and your congregation, call 888-843-5267. Download Information Sheet and Registration: English version  —  Spanish version
  • How to organize a disaster response training event in your congregation — Responding to a disaster is a vital part of who we are as members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Responding to a disaster allows a congregation to confess Christ to their community, region and world in ways they may have never considered before.

  • FEMA's "When Disaster Strikes ... How to Donate or Volunteer Successfully" — We know your heart is moved by love and compassion for those hurting, but please first consider these seven best practices — including that “used clothing is rarely a useful item to collect for disaster response.” Learn more in this LCMS Disaster Response recommended resource from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Flood Relief Buckets — The LCMS Disaster Response flood relief project engages LCMS congregations, districts and other groups in an outreach ministry to provide pre-assembled flood relief buckets to flood and hurricane survivors as part of a disaster preparedness plan.

  • Survival Kit Project — LCMS Disaster Response’s ‘survival kit’ project engages LCMS congregations and LWML societies in an outreach ministry to provide each member with a ‘survival kit’ as part of a disaster preparedness plan.


Mercy Essays

LCMS Disaster Response offers free essays on different aspects of mercy. These essays are available for download, or call 888-THE LCMS (843-5267) to request free printed copies. New essays will be added every month.

Mercy Essays Series: Christ’s Mercy
Readers will learn about mercy’s roots in the Old Testament, how to make the case for showing mercy in the world, the vocation of Christians as it pertains to showing care to the neighbor and even what it means to be a Lutheran engaging in acts of mercy in today’s social ministries  Download


Spanish Resources

Spanish resources are available on mercy, human care and disaster response, including booklets written by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther and Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

Bible Study and Devotions

Lutheran Early Response Team Training

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Worship Resources


Devotional Booklets

LCMS Disaster Response provides devotional booklets — which include Bible passages, meditations, prayers and hymns — to bring God’s comfort and peace during a crisis.


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