Responding to Crisis on the Mission Field as a Supporter and Sending Organization

Randy McAlister, Crisis Consulting International

Missionaries serve in many parts of the world that present an elevated risk for something bad. Some of these risks include civil unrest, environmental emergencies, and kidnapping. Oftentimes evacuation may be necessary. Mitigating these risks starts with training before workers are sent but also in ensuring a good crisis response is implemented after the negative event. This presentation will look at important training and considerations before missionaries arrive in-country and best responses during a crisis.

 Randy McAlister volunteers with Crisis Consulting International - a ministry focused on supporting the global Christian community in fulfilling the Great Commission through providing safety & security training, risk assessments, and kidnapping/hostage response. Randy is a Police Captain in the Twin Cities area and has served as both a paramedic and a police officer for over 20 years, including as a SWAT team commander and investigations supervisor.