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RETIREES: THE BACKBONE OF DISASTER RESPONSE 

RETIREES: THE BACKBONE OF DISASTER RESPONSE 

By Cheryl Wade Retirement is not the end of busy work lives for the men and women who OPC Disaster Response sends around the country to repair damage dealt by hurricanes, tornados, and floods.  Church leaders say that these senior citizens make up the backbone of...

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Ministry To Those Suffering in Eastern Europe

Ministry To Those Suffering in Eastern Europe

By David Nakhla, Administrator for the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia…begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the...

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May Ukraine Crisis Fund Update

May Ukraine Crisis Fund Update

May 16, 2022 To date, the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries has received over $623,230.00 in donations for the Ukrainian Crisis! We thank God for the charity of his church and for all those who have sought to aid individuals, families, and churches in crisis. As...

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An Overview of OPC Disaster Response

The primary goal of disaster response in the OPC is to restore worship within OPC churches and families, and to demonstrate the compassionate love of Christ to our neighbors.

Volunteers go to places of disaster to assist those in need. It is never clear in advance how our work will be used: it might be that an individual or the whole country gets to see a glimpse of Christianity. It is important to go as a team, no matter how large or small.

Mark Palmer

Deacon and OPC Disaster Response Volunteer

OPC Disaster Response Video

Inspirational, documentary-style video on OPC Disaster Response

August 2021 STORM Report

The S.T.O.R.M. Report:

The short-term missions and disaster response e-newsletter is available as an email, bulletin insert, and poster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about joining the OPC Disaster Registry, but have questions? Check out our page: Frequently Asked Questions.

Disaster Response Resources

Emergency preparedness for churches: guides, tips, worksheets, checklists, and training.
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