The planning modules in this article provide practical assistance for creating emergency response plans. Work through one module at a time and complete each action step. Some modules incorporate checklists to be completed if and when the crisis occurs. Once you have completed working through each module, the foundation will be in place for a broad-based crisis management strategy.
When complete, your crisis management plan should be in writing. It should be streamlined and easy to follow. It does not need to be lengthy. Often, the use of a flowchart format to identify tasks and steps that can be easily followed is the best approach. Lastly, those responsible for carrying out the plan should receive training on an annual basis.
1. Identifying Areas Of Vulnerability
You need only to plan for those natural disasters that impact your region. On the other hand, crises other than natural disasters can strike any church. As a result, a plan is needed for each crisis in this second category.