Who We Are
We are Dei Corps, an inter-denominational disaster relief ministry dedicated to the Mission of assisting people who have been struck by such a disastrous event within our nation that it will take several groups, of which we desire to be a part, of properly trained and equipped individuals who can help bring relief to hurting individuals. The principle behind our operations can be found in Paul’s letter to the Romans, Romans 12:9–13 (NLT) 9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,* and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.* 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
We provide food, clothing, shelter, and protection to those who have been affected by disasters as well as counseling through trained and certified chaplains and counselors from various denominations who dedicate their time to help victims and their families. We were formed to do more than just serve the material needs of victims, but also the spiritual and emotional needs of those so affected.
Our Attitude: Exodus 17:15 "The LORD is Our Banner."
After defeating the Amalekites in battle, Moses built an altar and dedicated it to the LORD to celebrate their victory on the field, calling it Adonai-nissi, "the LORD is Our Banner." We remember this dedication upon every response effort we undertake. For every success we have on the field, we dedicate each success as a victory to the LORD who gave us His Charge to service.
Our Spirituality: Ephesians 4:4-5 & Romans 12:4-5
"There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called- one LORD, one Faith, and one Baptism." "Just as each of us has one body with many members, these members don't have the same function, in Christ we are who are the many that form one body."
We believe in the universal church from the denominations of old, and prior, to the newest denominations of this day as one that originated from one source, the LORD, and we call upon the members within the body of Christ to unify as One in service and join us in our Mission.
Our Mission: Matt: 10: 1-18 “Freely received – freely give. To reveal and minister the heart and love of the Living GOD.
Our Mission and Charge is a direct one, to train, prepare, equip, and strategically deploy Crises / Disaster Chaplains and capable Responders who can minister in crises and disaster situations. Our volunteers understand that they are not to be just missionaries that have come to spread the Word to those affected by disasters, but are to regard themselves as missionaries that were sent into action, into danger, to execute the Word and save those in danger in the aftermath of disaster events. Our purpose is: to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, support the broken hearted, safeguard the helpless; provide physical assistance wherever possible; encourage the emotionally distraught and to provide spiritual care in crises and disastrous situations.
Our Preparation: Ephesians 6:14-17 & Joshua 1:9
"Stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, the breastplate of righteousness in place, your feet fitted with readiness. Take up the shield of faith to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the Sword of Spirit, which is the Word of God." "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified or discouraged, for the LORD will be with you wherever you go."
We believe that before our Chaplaincy can be fully prepared for the Mission at hand they must be fully prepared spiritually, emotionally, and physically, competent in every area of skill and discipline before taking to the field. Our volunteers understand this and strive to better themselves in each area of their duties, to undergo an advanced level of training, and to trust in Him that sends them into the field that He will guide and lead them during their service to Him.
Our Stewardship: Deuteronomy 26
Just as proper training and competence in duties are paramount to effective service on the field so are the proper allocation and use of the resources dedicated to the Mission. Deuteronomy 26 reviews the three tithes to be set aside and allocated over the three year periods as commanded. We apply His commandment to the allocation of the tithes as a guide over our own resources in an effort to ensure the proper allocation and diligent use of the resources granted to us by donors and supporters into three equal categories:
Any remainder of resources granted to the Mission is to be properly stored, saved, and secured until called to service for the purpose by which it is intended. This system of allocation, use, and safeguarding of the resources donated to the Mission is how our definition of stewardship is to be defined and implemented throughout the disaster relief ministry.