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Welcome to CRI!

Thanks for learning more about getting involved in Christian disaster relief missions with CRI!

Founded in 2007 and birthed out of the prayer movement, CRI has grown into a leader in Christian disaster response missions. Based in Blue Ridge, VA we train and mobilize thousands of volunteers a year who say “yes” to the call of God to “go” reach the harvest in crisis.

Get started living out your passion for God and fulfilling the Great Commission in four steps:

1. Train with CRI

We don’t send untrained volunteers, so training is a must and we have a few options.

a) *Highly Recommended* Our Boot Camp training is an epic hands-on immersive experience you will never forget! Learn real-life practical ministry skills taught by leaders with first-hand field experience. Training is designed to build your faith and equip you to minister with confidence and power in crisis.

b) CRI Online Academy. Best for rapid train and deploy situations, our new 8 -hour training online gives you the essential skills and message to deploy into crisis situations around the world.

c) Bring CRI to your city or church. We travel around the world hosting our one-day training seminars to assure your church and city are prepared and equipped to reach the harvest in crisis. We’ve also developed a responder network of over 12,000 strong.

2. Serve

Our Mission Allies program plugs you into work service on our base in Blue Ridge, VA. Come for a week or a month or longer and we’ll plug you into the many opportunities we have on our 84-acre missions base.

Staff – We have opportunities for full-time missionary staff positions to join our team. Please email [email protected]

3. Go

Long-term or short-term disaster relief mission trips are available to our network of trained volunteer responders. We are Spirit-led in our response decisions to assure we are in the right place at the right time. The safety of our teams is absolutely paramount. We encourage each responder to receive blessing from their spouse and pastor and also to count the cost of following Jesus in crisis. The pay-off is amazing and God always shows up in an amazing way.


4) Pray & Give 

We invite you to pray for CRI and consider becoming a monthly financial partner to fuel global missions around the world. We understand the seasons of life and our financial partners are critical to making this work possible. Learn more here.

Thank you for taking some time to learn about CRI. Please reach out with any questions and speak with our team. We’d love to hear from you.

Questions? Get in touch!