LERT Disaster Services

LCMS Central Illinois District - Lutheran Early Response Team

The Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) volunteer training program is provided by the LCMS Office of National Mission. Together we will walk through a simple training program designed to help participants serve as a trained Christian volunteer when a disaster strikes. This training is part of a Synod-wide disaster response program, facilitated by a network of District Disaster Response Coordinators and Teams, under the direction of LCMS Disaster Response. At the close of the program, participants receive a certificate of participation and a LERT volunteer credential issued by LCMS Disaster Response. At the center of our LERT volunteer training is one thing— MERCY! Christ's mercy is the basis for everything we say and do.

To report a disaster in Central Illinois or to schedule disaster training, please contact Stephen Born.

LERT Training

Check back often as new events are added throughout the year

Basic Training Events

None scheduled at this time.

Advanced Chainsaw Training Events

None scheduled at this time.


Donations for LERT can be sent to the LCMS Central Illinois District, 1850 North Grand Ave. West,
Springfield, IL  62702. Please be sure to note on a check’s memo line that the donation is for LERT.

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