Acts of Mercy is the relief and response arm of Antioch Ministries International. Epicentre’s chapter of Acts of Mercy mobilizes the Church (us!) to meet needs by bringing a response in times of disaster or catastrophe.  WoRship, Readiness, and Response are the three hallmarks of the Acts of Mercy team, which positions ourselves to be crisis ministers locally, nationally, and internationally.  We believe that disaster opens opportunities of not just surviving but thriving, and sovereignly ushers in a harvest for those who are prepared and obedient.


Upcoming Training Opportunities

*Please read below for directions on how to register for the class and let us know you are going by emailing your name and preferred contact number.

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Pasadena Fire Department is proud to announce a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class beginning October 6, 2017, co-hosted by Fuller Theological Seminary and Kaiser-Permanente. The first 2 class sessions will be conducted on the Fuller Theological Seminary campus. The final class session will take place at Pasadena Fire Station 33, located at 515 North Lake Avenue, Pasadena. Here are the dates and times:

  • Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:45am to 5:00pm
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm

Participants must be pre-registered, and must complete all class sessions to receive a Certificate. In this CERT class you will develop skills to help you be better prepared to take care of yourself and your family when disaster strikes, no matter where you are – home, work or play. The coursework follows the FEMA curriculum and includes or addresses the following subjects:

Fire Safety/Fire Suppression
Disaster Medical Operations

Disaster Preparedness
Light Search & Rescue
Disaster Psychology


CERT Organization & Incident Command System

The final day of class includes a disaster drill, giving participants an opportunity to put what they’ve learned in class into action.

Class Size is Limited – First Come, First Served

In your email, please provide your full name, address and best contact number. If you are affiliated with one of our co-hosts, a business or educational institution in Pasadena, or are a City employee, we’d like to know that too.

Information to help you be ready for the classes, including where to park, will be provided about 1 week prior to the first class session. There is no fee to attend this CERT course.

If you are interested in joining and would like to be notify of future events, please email

Videos of Past Crisis Response & CRi

One of our partners in Crisis Response is CRi (Crisis Response International).

Members of Epicentre Church responding to the 2010 Haiti earthquake: