How does a ReadyCity training work?
The ReadyCity training is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the process of developing the Christian community in your city into a ReadyCity. Below are the recommended process steps to developing a ReadyCity.
Discover what it takes to unify the Christian leaders in your community to respond to the emergency in your city. Learn how it all works and what it takes to become a ReadyCity.
Learn what Biblical Readiness is, assess how Biblically Ready your Christian community currently is, and learn the principles that will strengthen your city’s Biblical Readiness.
Unified Leadership Development
As a ReadyCity leader you will bring local churches and the Christian community together to respond to emergencies, big and small. Emergencies are best responded to locally, making the Christian community the largest untapped network of resources, programs, facilities and volunteers. Tapping these resources and guiding Christians in your city to pray, care, and share with people in crisis and disaster requires special abilities.
Planning for Engaging Community Partners
The ReadyCity training is unique in that it identifies the resources and strengths already built into your city by networking already established organizations and individuals together. Networking with government, law enforcement, emergency response, churches and other community leaders can be like entering a new world and learning a new language.
How to Identifying Community Resources
Learn how to assess your community’s resource capacity to respond to crisis in the city along with some practical steps in getting any Christian organization, no matter its size, ready to respond in emergencies.
Assess what risks your city faces using the Risk Assessment Template. Identify what the potential impacts on the local Christian community would be using the Impact Analysis Template.
An Emergency Response plan is a series of plans that detail how the ReadyCity will respond as a Christian community to the needs that arise from a crisis or disaster. The plans that are discussed include: Emergency Operations Plan, Ministry Continuity Plan, Emergency Operations Center Plan, and Emergency Response Plan.
Equipping the City
This training shows you how to equip your Christian community to develop Biblical readiness and to be ready to respond, using the other CEN Ready Programs – ReadyChristian and ReadyChurch.
Activating the City
When is it appropriate to share Christ in emergencies? Are there federal rules against proselytizing if we are responding to a disaster? What is an effective way to share Christ when people are facing crises? These and many more questions will be addressed in Activating the ReadyCity.
Exerciseing Your City
Evaluating the effectiveness of your current program by doing an evaluation through a series of questions and scenarios known as a “table top exercise.”