There’s no better place for light than darkness. And there’s no better time than now to get equipped and trained to bring the light and hope of the Gospel to those who need it most. Since 2007 Crisis Response International (CRI) has trained thousands to be an answer to prayer in the midst of some of the world’s worst disasters. But our work is far from over. At CRI we’re committed to bringing the message of God’s grace and love to those affected by disaster and crisis. Our internationally recognized training and certification program opens doors that were previously closed to Christian ministry. And you’re invited to be a part of it with us.

Host a Disaster Relief Training Video Seminar

Now your church can host our 16 hour disaster relief certification course led by an approved CRI facilitator. This interactive, video based course is taught by our experts in crisis response and includes topics such as Spiritual and Emotional Care, Disaster Chaplaincy, Crisis Evangelism, Disaster First-Aid, Scene-Safety, Deployment Protocol, Church and Community Preparedness, Crisis Ministry Tools, Team Building,  Preparing a Place of Refuge, Understanding Suffering, hands on exercises and much more!

Most of all, you will learn how to meet the urgent practical and spirtual needs through the power of the Holy Spirit. All attendees will recieve a certificate of completion and will also be eligble to become a Disaster Chaplain and/or a credentialed responder with CRI.

Live Basic Crisis Response Training

Basic Crisis Response Training is for churches who want to mobilize their members to respond to disasters in their own community, nationally or international with CRI. (This includes Responder Certification with CRI as well as Chaplaincy Level I Certification with option to become CRI Assistant Level Chaplain)

  • Spiritual and Emotional First­Aid
  • Grief & Loss
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster First­Aid
  • Deployment Protocol
  • Personal and Community Preparedness
  • Healing, Deliverance & Crisis Ministry
  • Coordinating a Response
  • Chaplaincy Level I Certification
  • Shelter Operations & Point of Distribution

Rapid Crisis Response Training

A condensed seminar style version of our Basic Crisis Response Training that still provides certification as a responder upon completion. This does not include Level I Chaplaincy Certification.

  • The 4 Phases of Disaster
  • Spiritual and Emotional First Aid
  • Forgiveness, Loss and Grief
  • Proper Wound Care, Bandaging, Basic Lifts and Carries
  • Intro to Chaplaincy
  • Healing, Deliverance & Crisis Ministry
  • Ministering to Refugees
  • Deployment Protocol

Chaplaincy Training & Certification

Training to recognize the spiritual and emotional wounds of trauma, grief and loss and how to provide appropriate care and support. (This training includes Level I Chaplaincy Training and eligible attendees will be certified CRI Chaplains. Attendees also receive a Basic CRI Responder Certification.) Level II and III events are also available for hosting.

  • Ministry of Presence and Listening
  • Deployment Protocol
  • Connecting with & Serving Your Community
  • Ministering in Crisis
  • Recognizing Stress & Compassion Fatigue
  • Chaplaincy Protocol
  • Simulation Exercises
  • Defusing and Debriefing
  • Chaplaincy on Call Training

Disaster First Aid Training

This is an advanced First Aid Training that requires 20 hours to complete. Trainees receive a certificate of completion. Typically done in an intense 2 day period.

  • Scene Size up, Situational awareness, and more
  • Trauma, Head, Neck, Chest, Homeostasis, Shock
  • Soft Tissue injuries, Treatment and infection identification/mitigation
  • Fractures, Splinting, MCI, Pt. Exam Practice
  • Trauma Review, Environmental injuries: Hyperthermia, Hypothermia, Burns, Hazmat
  • Medical Emergencies, Coma, GI Bleed, Diarrhea
  • OB, Pediatrics Sick not Sick, Bites & Stings, Drowning
  • Review & Testing

Preparing Places of Refuge

A basic preparedness seminar for personal, family and community called to establish refuge places or a city of refuge. (CRI will incorporate Basic Responder Certification)

  • Foundations of Communities of Refuge
  • Our Response to Known Risks and Intelligence
  • Centrality of Israel and Middle East Issues
  • Refuge Place Concepts, Models and Expressions
  • Hiding and Moving, Security Issues
  • Ministering to Refugees
  • Personal and Community Preparedness
  • Alternative Power, Communications, Food Security & Water


Host Director Sean Malone

CRI Director, Sean Malone, has a message burning in his heart to train and prepare 10,000 crisis response missionaries by 2020. Now more than ever your church and community needs to be equipped to bring hope to the broken. Sean is available to speak on a number of urgent and pertinent topics that can help your church and city prepare for crisis.

  • Hear the C​RI Story
  • How to Mobilize Your Church
  • International Aid Stories of Hope
  • The ISIS Crisis & Rescuing Yazidi Women
  • Understanding Disaster & The Times We Live

Request an event in your city