Chaplaincy

Disaster Chaplaincy

CRI Chaplains work as a Spirit-led team to bring spiritual and emotional support to victims of disaster and crisis, first-responders as well as CRI relief workers (Responders). All CRI Chaplains are CRI responders, with a value of joyful and humble service. CRI Chaplaincy has three ranks, Assistant Chaplain, Field Chaplain, and Senior Chaplain.

Basic requirements to become a CRI Chaplain include:

  • Being a CRI Responder
  • Serving at a deployment or deployment exercise (a training)
  • Fulfilling the application process, including an interview
  • All requirements and responsibilities are below.

Assistant Chaplain

Requirements
  • Being a Certified Responder with at least one deployment, including deployment exercises.
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic
    • Please note – We require the Basic Chaplaincy training even if you have attended a Rapid CRT.
  • Application form completed.
  • Interview Completed.
  • Completed and approved background check.
  • Pastor/Overseer recommendation letter.
  • Chaplain recommendation letter (if you know a CRí chaplain).
  • Personal resume.
  • Current digital photo and updated RLS form.
  • Copy of ministerial license, ordination documentation or theological education certification (if applicable).

CRI Leadership may waive requirements based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

Field Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy. This includes advanced training in CRI Academy or at a live event. This also includes ongoing continuing education courses.
  • CRI deployment experience as an Assistant Chaplain. This provides first-hand experience while working under the leadership of Senior Chaplains.
  • At least two deployments or training events.
  • Interview and references indicating you’re prepared for advancement.
  • Current digital photo and updated RLS form.

CRI Leadership may waive requirements based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

Senior Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy. This includes advanced training in CRI Academy or at a live event. This also includes ongoing continuing education courses.
  • Interview and references indicating you’re prepared for advancement.
  • CRI deployment experience as a Field Chaplain.
  • At least two deployments or training events.
  • Current digital photo and updated RLS form.

CRI Leadership may waive requirements based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

Assistant Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Assist CRI chaplains with personal ministry.
  • Assist with chaplaincy functions at training events and deployment.

Field Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Minister to individuals, families, fellow responders, first responders, etc.
  • Assist (in chaplain capacity) during trainings and deployments.
  • On-call (phone ministry) availability during CRI deployments.
  • Assist in providing post deployment chaplain support for CRI Responders.
  • Facilitate on-the-job training for Assistant Chaplains.
  • Assist the facilitation of group crisis interventions.

Senior Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Help give leadership to the CRI Chaplaincy Department.
  • Minister to individuals, families, fellow Responders, first responders, etc..
  • Assist (in chaplain capacity) with trainings and deployments.
  • On-call (phone ministry) availability during CRI deployments.
  • Provide post deployment chaplain support for CRI Responders.
  • Assist in on the job training with Assistant and Field Chaplains.
  • Facilitate group crisis interventions.
  • Develop support plans for grief and loss victims.
  • Teach chaplaincy related courses at CRI trainings.