add-heading-copyDisaster Chaplaincy

Welcome to our Disaster Chaplaincy page!

We are excited about all that God is intending to do through our Chaplaincy Team!
Basic requirements to become a CRí Chaplain include:
  1. Being a CRi Responder
  2. Serving at a deployment or deployment exercise (a training)
  3. Fulfilling the application process, including an interview

CRí Chaplaincy is a bit different than most, because in the CRí world, we work as a Spirit-led team, and everyone pitches in to do whatever is at hand. There may be times that Responders are doing intense ministry, and times that Chaplains get really dirty working. All CRí Chaplains are first of all CRí Responders, with a value of joyful and humble service. Whenever possible, Chaplains will be assigned to talk to people, but there may be times that there’s just a lot of work to be done, and Chaplains will work hard alongside the rest of the team.

CRí Chaplaincy has three ranks, Assistant Chaplain, Field Chaplain, and Senior Chaplain. Requirements and responsibilities are listed below.

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If you became a Responder at a live Rapid Training, you also need a Basic Chaplaincy Training, available online or at a live training. To advance beyond an Assistant Chaplain, you will need advanced training. (see below)

The online Disaster Chaplaincy Track is open to everyone, with no prerequisites. It’s designed for anyone wanting to be equipped to minister in crisis situations and has Basic and Advanced segments.

The content of the online Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic is required to become a CRí Chaplain and is included in CRí Academy’s Course 1. Those who have attended a live Basic Crisis Respon­se training (that included the 7 steps (CISM) starting with Step #1, “Holy Spirit, come!”) do not have to re-take the online Basic, but it is a great refresher! Advanced training is required when applying to progress from Assistant Chaplain to Field Chaplain, either one of the live trainings previously held in Nashville or the online Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Advanced. Live trainings will be listed on the Training page.

Note: You are only considered to be operating as a CRí Chaplain when officially deployed or on assignment by CRí. Self-deploying or acting as a CRí Chaplain in other situations is not allowed. However, we encourage individuals to serve in their own communities as chaplains under the auspices of their home church or local chaplain ministries.

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 Commitments of a CRí Chaplain

  • Dedication to a life of integrity and purity, faithful in study of the Word, prayer and worship, and walking in PHD (prophecy, healing, and deliverance).
  • Agreement with CRi’s Statement of Faith.
  • Devoted to compassion, kindness, and ministering to others with the love of Jesus.
  • Understanding and carrying out what it means to be a good chaplain.
  • Commitment to good self care, including one’s own emotional healing.
  • Involvement in ministry to Responders or other tasks as directed by CRí leadership.
  • Active involvement with CRI at trainings, deployments, and/or chaplaincy responsibilities.

Assistant Chaplain Requirements

  • Being a Certified CRí Responder with at least one deployment, including deployment exercises (serving at a CRí Training).
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic through CRí Academy (our online training academy) or through attending a live Basic Chaplaincy training. Please note – the Basic Chaplaincy training is required even if you have attended a Rapid CRT.
  • Completed application form.
  • Completed interview.
  • 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. http://criout.wpengine.com/rls/
  • Copy of ministerial license, ordination documentation or theological education certification (if applicable).

Requirements may be waived at discretion of CRí leadership, based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

Assistant Chaplain Responsibilities

  • Assist CRí chaplains with individual ministry.
  • Assist with chaplaincy functions at training events and deployment.

Field Chaplain Requirements

  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced online training in CRí Academy or at a live event, and ongoing continuing education courses.
  • CRí deployment experience as an Assistant Chaplain. This provides first-hand experience while working under the leadership of Senior Chaplains (minimum 2 deployments or training events).
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement.
  • Current digital photo and updated RLS form.  http://criout.wpengine.com/rls/

Requirements may be waived at discretion of CRí leadership, based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

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 CRí deployments.
  • Assist in providing post deployment chaplain support for CRí Responders.
  • Facilitate on-the-job training for Assistant Chaplains.
  • Assist facilitation of group crisis interventions.

Senior Chaplain Requirements

  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced online training in CRí Academy or at a live event, and ongoing continuing education courses.
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement.
  • CRí deployment experience as a Field Chaplain, working under the leadership of Senior Chaplains (minimum 2 deployments or training events).
  • Current digital photo and updated RLS form.  http://criout.wpengine.com/rls/

Advancement to Senior Chaplain will be by invitation, but you are encouraged to express interest.
Requirements may be waived at discretion of CRí leadership, based on applicant’s qualifications or experience.

Senior Chaplain Responsibilities

  • Help give leadership to the CRí 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 CRí deployments.
  • Provide post deployment chaplain support for CRí 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 CRí trainings.

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Here are some links:

Disaster Chaplaincy Bundle – Basic & Advanced  (Best Value)

Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic     (Great review for all Responders! If you attended a live Rapid Training, this is required before becoming a CRí Chaplain.)

Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Advanced    (Required for Assistant Chaplains who want to progress to Field Chaplain.)

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If you are not yet a CRí Responder, you can get certified online through Course 1 – Rapid Responder Training of CRí Academy  or by attending a live training. We offer a Bundled Course for those who want to become a CRí Responder & CRí Chaplain.

Apply to Become a CRí Chaplain