Rapid Response Team

A ministry of crisis trained volunteer chaplains who deploy in the aftermath of a disaster to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of disaster victims and people in crisis.


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Sharing Hope in Crisis

From the ashes of 9/11, the Rapid Response Team ministry was developed to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA currently has chaplains in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. These volunteer chaplains are carefully selected and trained to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ and appropriately share God’s hope through the One who “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Deployment Map

Deployment Map

View an interactive map of all current and past Rapid Response Team deployments.

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Training Events


Get trained how to effectively meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering.

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Online Course


Get prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care during the everyday tragedies of life.

Course Info




Read stories, view photos, and watch videos about Rapid Response Team deployments and chaplains.

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