Stage 1: Planning and Preparation – Before Disaster Strikes
1. Authorize the Chair of the Finance Committee to take actions in the name of the committee as a member of the DRC Executive Committee and appoint a member to sit on the Disaster Response Committee.
2. Ensure safe storage and back-up of all vital financial records.
Stage 2: Warning – Disaster is Imminent
No action is required at this point, other than individual protective actions to survive the disaster.
Stage 3: Emergency Response – After Disaster Strikes
The Chairperson must prepare to convene as a member of the DRC Executive Committee at the call of the senior pastor or the Disaster Incident Coordinator (Disaster Response Coordinator).
Stage 4: Relief
Assist the trustees in resumption of the normal functions of the church.
Stage 5: Long Term Recovery
Routine functioning resumes.