Disaffiliation FAQs related to disaster response ministry in the South Georgia Conference


Q: If my local church votes to disaffiliate can I keep my ERT credentials?

The Early Response Team (ERT) program has always included communities of diverse faith backgrounds and denominations who agree to follow the UMCOR ERT program guidelines. The South Georgia Conference will continue to include trained individuals in UMCOR’s local response to disasters.  


Q: If my local church votes to disaffiliate can my church still have an ERT team?

The Conference Disaster Response Ministry is grateful for the ERT in South Georgia and the partners we collaborate with during disaster responses. No one team can do everything so synergizing resources best benefits our response capabilities. If a church who has a disaffiliated has a trained team, the team can still remain connected to our district or conference response coordinators for opportunities to deploy and apply their UMCOR training locally.


Q: Can disaffiliated churches host UMCOR training (ERT, Connecting Neighbors, Disaster case management, etc.)?

While trainings will be held in United Methodists Churches across South Georgia, the trainings will be open to any interested persons who agree to follow the UMCOR ERT program guidelines. All participants who successfully complete the training will receive UMCOR credentials as appropriate.

Stay in the know

Sign up for our newsletters

Contact

Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

Contact us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.