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Add Connect Up training to your ministry toolbelt!   ConnectUp is more than just a training—it’s a transformative addition to your ministry toolkit. We’ve witnessed firsthand the remarkable healing it can facilitate. The success stories from our ConnectUp events are truly inspiring, demonstrating the profound impact of this ministry model.

This ministry model will equip you for personal prayer ministry to individuals seeking healing, freedom, and strengthening in their connection with God.

The intensity of disaster and crisis is increasing.  Personal ministry for our returning Responders is a high priority.  ConnectUp is a highly-effective tool to be used to minister to those returning.   You will be equipped to provide  “member care” to fellow Responders, CRI staff, Base visitors, and volunteers on and off deployment.  You will also be able to use elements of this training to minister to those affected by crisis on deployment. 

Credentialed CRI Responders will have the opportunity to make up CRI’s new  ConnectUp Branch when it launches.  This in-person training would be a prerequisite to being a part of CRI’s Branch and will also meet one of the  prerequisites for starting a ConnectUp Branch in your community. ConnectUp Branches are an expression of the ministry in different locations.   Branches exist to grow and nurture a network of prayer ministers who are united under the leadership, direction, vision, and values of ConnectUp. The goal is to create a home for healing prayer ministers to belong as they serve.  ConnectUp sessions are conducted in person and via Zoom.

~ATTENTION CRI CHAPLAINS~

The annual CRI Chaplain ordination ceremony is scheduled during this event.

Katie Luse

Katie Luse is an author, speaker, and creative. She and her husband Mitch are the Directors of ConnectUp, a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry appointments focused on emotional healing. Katie previously worked for Global Awakening under Dr. Randy Clark as the 2nd Year Pastor for the Global School of Supernatural Ministry. Prior to this, she worked for The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) in anti-human trafficking where she taught internationally on caregiving for survivors of trafficking. Katie enjoys creative arts ministry with a focus on writing and directing. Her “Jesus Theater” pieces for children have resulted in thousands of kids becoming friends with Jesus. Katie is ordained through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening (ANGA) and holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Friendship with the Holy Spirit is her greatest passion and aspiration. For ConnectUp Training, Katie travels and teaches with a team who hold their own credentials and experience in ministering to those who are hurting and oppressed through prayer.

ConnectUp is a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry. It consists of a network of prayer ministers who are trained and mentored in the context of community. The team is trained in a variety of prayer tools with an emphasis on the presence of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ConnectUp utilizes a simple form of prayer ministry that ministers emotional healing, physical healing, and deliverance in a relational and Spirit-led format. ConnectUp also provides outreach mobile teams to groups offsite, branch establishment to those who are seeking to establish healing prayer in their community, and training for anyone who wants to grow in serving the oppressed and hurting in Jesus name through prayer ministry.

ConnectUp Ministry Model Teaching and Activation

ConnectUp is a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry. It consists of a network of prayer ministers who are trained and mentored in the context of community. The team is trained in a variety of prayer tools with an emphasis on the presence of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ConnectUp utilizes a simple form of prayer ministry that ministers emotional healing, physical healing, and deliverance in a relational and Spirit-led format. Connect Up also provides outreach mobile teams to groups offsite, branch establishment to those who are seeking to establish healing prayer in their community, and training for anyone who wants to grow in serving the oppressed and hurting in Jesus name through prayer ministry. Click on picture for bio.

Registration Details

When?

Thursday, April 4th & Friday, April 5th (see registration for more details).

Where?

CRI Missions Base – 2494 Camp Jaycee Rd. Blue Ridge, VA 24064

Who?

This ConnectUp event is only open to our current CRI Chaplains

How Much?

$199 all inclusive.

Lodging?

Complimentary Base lodging options: gender-specific dorms/ limited  couples housing and parking for your RV. Off-site lodging available within 30 minutes.

Food?

All meals will be lovingly prepared and served at no charge while you are at the Base. Food allergies will be accommodated.

Transportation?

We offer transfers from/to Roanoke Airport and the Base.

A link to register for a ride will be included in your confirmation email ($10 each way).

Questions?