Orientation & Credentialing

Volunteer orientation is open to any member of a Southern Baptist church who is at least 18 years of age. Attending orientation does not obligate you to serve, but is necessary before serving. A Disaster Relief ID badge will be issued to those who complete orientation and a background check. Updating an expiring/expired badge requires EVERYONE to complete orientation and a background check; currently, every three (3) years.

Orientations and credentialing events may include feeding, chainsaw, mud-out/ash-out, shower/laundry, damage assessment, chaplaincy, formstack, initial contact, and blue cap training. Blue cap training is limited to those who have are currently a blue cap and those nominated by a blue cap.


Southern Baptists interested in being a part of the Disaster Relief team can attend any event listed below. If you plan on attending, we ask that you pre-register as this helps us to plan for the event! The pre-registration form can be found at the bottom of this page (If you are unable to pay the registration fee by Credit/Debit card, you will need to wait and register, in person, the day of the event and make payment then).


New Volunteers – $30.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $20.00
BCM students – $20.00


Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Conference Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 14, 2023

Disaster Relief Team Center

7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK, 73762

October 28, 2023

Woodward, First Baptist

202 E. Hanks Trail, Woodward, OK 73801

November 11, 2023

Shawnee Immanuel Baptist Church

1451 E. 45th Street, Shawnee, OK 74804

Additional Training Opportunities for currently badged team members


All classes will be scheduled by invitation only and will take place at the Disaster Relief Facility, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762


To inquire about this training, please email:  rdeatherage@oklahomabaptists.org 

Equipment – CPR/First Aid

First Aid/CPR Classes will be scheduled for Fall, 2023 at the DR Team Center.
(7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762)

The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $20.00 per person.  To register, please email Ryan Deatherage at rdeatherage@oklahomabaptists.org

Disaster Relief Orientation Schedule

8:30-9:00        Registration
9:00-2:30        Training

Lunch Provided

New Volunteers

    • Sign in at New Volunteer table
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend Training
    • Check out at New Volunteer table

    Badge Renewals


    • Sign in at Returning Volunteer table
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend a class of your choice