Lutheran Early Response Training (LERT) is a volunteer training program provided by the LCMS Office of National Mission. It is a simple training program designed to help you serve as a trained Christian volunteer when a disaster strikes.
This training is part of a Synod-wide disaster response program, facilitated by a network of District Disaster Response Coordinators and Teams, under the direction of LCMS Disaster Response. At the close of the program, you will receive a certificate of participation and a LERT volunteer credential issued by LCMS Disaster Response. Ten members of St. Matthew (including Pastor Michel) received LERT training two years ago.
In the chaos of disaster, it’s important to stay focused on the task at hand. This training will help you focus on the most important thing to remember as you prepare for or respond to a disaster in our community or beyond. At the center of LERT volunteer training is one thing— MERCY! Christ’s mercy is the basis for everything we say and do. This one-day training event will equip you to be an effective volunteer should a disaster strike our community.
A training event will be held Saturday, March 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3300 – 24th St. in Rock Island. It will begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. $35 Registration fee. REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE. Feel free to contact Pastor Michel if you have any questions.