Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action.

It is meeting the urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations with loving care and a timely response as James 2:15-16 instructs us to do.

Our Ministry:
 The Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief ministries are comprised of approximately 450 volunteers from all over the state who are committed to sharing the hope of Jesus with those whose lives have been impacted by disasters.

Our specialized areas of ministry include: chainsaw, flood recovery/mud out, ash out, food preparation, chaplaincy, shower unit, and communication unit.

We exist to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ in times of disaster.




CBDR on Wyoming Channel 13 News!

Attention: Great news for all DR Volunteers!
Effective immediately we have a new lower fee structure. 

SBDR Volunteers must be:

  • Minimum Age: 18
  • An active attender of an SBC church in their state
  • Be credentialed every 3 years (see below)
  • Have a completed Personal/Medical Information packet on file at state office
  • Show proof of Health Insurance card at deployment

Training Registration Information (New Lower Fees)

First Time Attendees                                                                     $40
Includes:   Background check (required)
Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
First DR t-shirt, mesh hat & badge

Re-credentialing DR Volunteers (required every 3 years)       $20
Includes:  Background check (required)
Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
Updated badge

Adding or Refreshing Units                                                          $15
(for credentialed volunteers that just want to add or refresh units)

SUVs (Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers)                            $30
Includes:   Background check (required)
Friday Evening Involving So. Baptists in DR (required)
At least 1 Unit on Saturday (required)
(SUVs do not receive credentialing but will be able to work on certain deployments
under the supervision of a SBDR team lead.)

Online Preregistration Preferred-CREDIT CARD & PAY AT THE DOOR (see trainings list below)

Other ways to Preregister (ONLY CASH or CHECK AT THE DOOR)

  • Colorado Volunteers
    Contact Rhonda Nanney: Rnanney@cbgc.org or 303.771.2480 x250
  • Wyoming Volunteers:
    Contact: info@wyomingsbc.org or 307.472.4087

Sample of What to Expect at a Training

Weekend Schedule 
For First Time & Re-credentialing

Involving So. Baptists in DR
For Adding/Refreshing Units(Credentialed Only)
For All Attendees
8:30-11:30AM Training Units
Lunch Provided
12:30-4:00PM Training Units
Complete List of Training Units Offered
          (Trainings may vary)
Half-day Units-Saturday  (morning & afternoon)
          Fire Ash-Out
          DAC/Chaplaincy 101
All-day Units-Saturday
          Driving Requirements (CBDR vehicle/trailer)
          Chainsaw (boots required)


Future Trainings and Online Registration

                             In Colorado                                                                          In Wyoming

November 11-12
Community of Grace, Centennial
4343 S. Flanders St.

Training Units Offered (subject to change):

  • Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)
  • Recovery, Mud-out
  • Fire Ash-out
  • Shower/Laundry (with hands-on training w/remodeled unit)
  • Feeding
  • Assessment
  • Driving Requirements (All Day)



Keep checking back for details on other upcoming trainings.

Colorado & Wyoming Volunteers:
First Time Attendees and volunteers needing to re-credential, fill out the full downloadable packet for your state and bring it to your training location. If you are current on your credentials and are coming to refresh or add units, fill out the Units Only packet. This will shorten your time at the registration desk.

(Not for Chaplain Trainings) 


 Churches, please help us promote the following trainings:

Description of Trainings

Description of Trainings

Training Units-Where Can I Be Used in DR

What to Bring to Training

What to Bring to Training

Must-haves and recommended items for your welfare.

Volunteer Deployment Info

Volunteer Deployment Info

Information you will need before you deploy.

How Churches Can Help

How Churches Can Help

Info and resources for Churches to get involved in DR.

Disaster Relief Home

Disaster Relief Home

Return to Disaster Relief Homepage.



Contact Information:

7393 S. Alton Way Centennial, CO 80112-2302
303-771-2480 ext 250

Dennis Belz- State Director
 Rhonda Nanney – Administrative Assistant