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Tips Sheets on Engaging Faith Communities…

Creating an Engagement Plan

This tip sheet explains the LEADER Process for Creating an Engagement Plan.

Step 1: Learn the disaster’s impact
Step 2: Educate yourself on local faith communities
Step 3: Assess your religious literacy & competency
Step 4: Determine engagement plan
Step 5: Engage religious leaders & communities

Click here to download a PDF of this tip sheet.


The Engaging Faith Communities tip sheets were created through a collaboration between the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC CREATE and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network. For further training, please see EMI course IS-505, which was also developed by this partnership.