Disaster Relief Shepherd (DRS) Training

 Course Overview

The Disaster Relief Shepherd (DRS) is one of  the most important leadership positions in ADRN that a volunteer can fulfill within their church in times of disaster. The DRS role is to walk along-side a family, that has potentially lost everything, who needs a Good Samaritan to walk with them through the process of recovery, until their feet are back on the ground. We are honored by your willingness to step into what God is doing through ADRN and Local Austin Area Churches.

Course Details

Disaster Relief Shepherd Training (I AM Ready Level 2) – Course Time 2 hours:  This training will equip ‘Shepherds’ with the skills, knowledge, and plan to provide immediate and long-term assistance, that enables the survivor to re-establish a viable lifestyle. This position does not require that the Shepherd make any personal financial investment or invite surviving families into their home. This training is FREE. Completing ADRN's I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation along with a Background Check is required to become a ADRN Disaster Relief Shepherd and receive an ADRN advanced trained white badge with SHEPHERD title.

Take the Course In Person

If you'd like to take the Disaster Relief Shepherd training in person at a location near you, please check out our events calendar for upcoming scheduled classes, or email training@adrntx.org.

Take the Course Online

There are 2 PHASES to the online registration process to become an ADRN Disaster Relief Shepherd Team member. To be properly vetted, we ask that the following steps be taken in the order listed.

PHASE I - Prerequisites

1. Go to www.adrnvolunteer.org to View My Profile.
If you have trouble logging in, email training@adrntx.org. Please make sure your contact information on the Profile Tab is current. Be sure to click the Save & Submit button if you make changes.

2. Go to Agree Tab in your profile page to make sure your Confidentiality Agreement, Statement of Faith and ADRN Ethics Agreement are all signed, and make sure you have selected “agree” for your Background Check. This will take you to a new page to complete a Background Check if you have not completed a Background Check for ADRN in the last 36 months.



For a seamless online training experience please do not advance to Phase 2 until completing all of Phase I.

Skipping steps can cause you to be unsuccessful in achieving your goal of completing this course.


PHASE II - Register for Training

1. Register for training. Login to adrnvolunteer.org and click Register for Training.

1a. Click the On Demand Trainings Tab and select Disaster Relief Shepherd Training by clicking the Shopping Cart icon.

1b. Click the link at the top of the page to complete your registration.

2. Click on Site Home, then View My Profile, then On Demand to begin your training.

What's Next?

You will be notified by the ADRN Shepherd Support Team for your consideration to partner with them to shepherd and walk with a family until they are back on their feet.

Thank you for your time and effort you've invested to complete this training. One you have ompleted all the requirements, you will receive a new white badge with "SHEPHERD" title on it.