Chaplaincy

CRI Chaplains have specific training, proven character, and a calling from the Lord to bring comfort and care into unique circumstances. First and foremost, we are Holy Spirit led, servant-minded CRI Responders who answered the specific call to become a Crisis Chaplain.

Commitments of a CRI Chaplain:

  • Dedication to Jesus, with a life of integrity, purity, and holiness. 
  • Faithful student of the Word
  • Diligent in prayer and worship.
  • Walking in the gifts of the Spirit (prophecy, healing, deliverance)
  • Agreement with CRI Statement of Faith. (See Addendum 1)
  • Devoted to compassion, kindness, and love.
  • Commitment to self-care and personal wholeness.
  • Dedicated to all aspects of CRI ministry needs.
  • Identity rooted in God’s love as a “Son or Daughter,” not in a title or role as a Chaplain. 
  • Willing to serve as a CRI Responder in any role.

CRI Chaplaincy has three ranks, Assistant Chaplain, Field Chaplain, and Senior Chaplain. The requirements and responsibilities are listed below.

Assistant Chaplain

Requirements
  • Must be a Certified CRI Responder by completing our Crisis Response Training online here or a live event. 
  • Complete one deployment with CRI as a Responder. 
  • Completion of Disaster Chaplaincy – Basic through CRI Academy.
  • Completion of application, interview, and background check.
  • Submission of a current digital photo.

Field Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced through CRI Academy 
  • Completion of ongoing continuing education courses
  • CRI deployment experience as an Assistant Chaplain (minimum two deployments)
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement
  • Submission of current digital photo

Senior Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced through CRI Academy.
  • Completion of ongoing continuing education courses.
  • CRI deployment experience as a Field Chaplain. (minimum two deployments)
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement

Assistant Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Assist with chaplaincy functions at training events and deployments.

Field Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Minister to families, CRI Responders, first responders, etc.
  • Act as an onsite chaplain during training events and deployments.
  • Be available for “Chaplains on Call” (phone ministry). 
  • Be available for CRI deployments and/or provide post-deployment chaplain debriefing and support for CRI Responders.
  • Assist facilitation of group crisis interventions with senior chaplains.
  • Assist in on-the-job training for Assistant Chaplains

Senior Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Help give leadership to the CRI Chaplaincy Department
  • Minister to families, CRI Responders, first responders, etc.
  • Act as an onsite chaplain during trainings and deployments.
  • Be available for “Chaplains on Call” (phone ministry). 
  • Be available for CRI deployments and/or provide post-deployment chaplain debriefing and support for CRI Responders.
  • Facilitate group crisis interventions.
  • Develop support plans for grief and loss victims.
  • Facilitate on-the-job training for Assistant and Field Chaplains.
  • Teach chaplaincy related courses at CRI trainings

The 4CTeam

The CRI Chaplain Critical Care Team (4CTeam) are chaplains ready for immediate deployment up to 24-hours following a traumatic event or crisis. These chaplains have unique skills and the ability to be “first-boots on the ground.” If you are interested in being part of the 4CTeam, email chaplains@criout.com to apply. 

All Chaplains must wear CRI Chaplain gear and CRI badge daily on all deployments. As a Chaplain, it is recommended that you annually review the Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic.

Please address questions to chaplains@criout.com.

CRI Statement of Faith