Prepare, Train & Deploy Your Church

Most churches are filled with compassionate people who want to be part of a relief team during a disaster but may not know where to start. We understand the challenges of relief operations, logistics, community preparedness and the need for proper training for volunteers to be safe. Local churches can play a crucial role in the aftermath of a disaster, however the congregation often lacks the skills to be effective. With proper training and a little planning your church can make a huge impact for the Kingdom of God.

Is your church ready for disaster?

Now your church can host a two-day disaster relief certification course that will give them the skills and the confidence to serve and minister in the midst of disaster. Imagine your church trained and ready to serve.

This interactive, video-based course is taught by our expert trainers and includes topics such as Spiritual and Emotional Care, Disaster Chaplaincy, Crisis Evangelism, Disaster First-Aid, Scene-Safety, Church and Community Preparedness, Crisis Ministry Tools, Preparing a Place of Refuge, hands on exercises and more!

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and disaster relief credentials.  Most of all, your church will learn how to meet the urgent physical, spirtual and emotional needs in the midst of crisis through the power of the Holy Spirit. Our team will also help your church become a place of refuge and help you form a local response team.

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Read more below about starting a response team or becoming a Refuge Church!

Start a Crisis Response Team

We can help your church form a crisis response team so you can quickly mobilize teams when disaster strikes in your community. During the seminar, we can meet with your team to offer our insights on having your facility ready, forming a response team and how to work with local officials. We will answer any questions you have to help you take the next steps with your disaster relief vision. We would love to talk with you about partnering with CRI as a “Refuge Church”.

Become a Refuge Church

When Crisis Response International deploys, we partner with local churches in the communities that have been affected by a disaster. Our goal is to meet the urgent basic needs, minister to the hurting and connect them to local congregations with hope that their community will be rebuilt and even stronger than before.

There are many challenges to running relief operations out of your facility but this is what we do!  A “Refuge Church” is a partner church who opens their doors for us to run relief operations and establish a “Base Camp” in times of crisis and disaster. Our base camp may include becoming a point of distribution, setting up our mobile kitchen, housing volunteers, storing equipment and being a vital link to the needs of the community affected by the disaster. We will help your church to shine in a dark time of crisis and lay a strong foundation for long term recovery. Become a “Refuge Church” and let’s partner together!

How to become a Refuge Church

Read the CRI Statement of Faith and complete the Refuge Church Application.
CRI Statement of Faith

Refuge Church Application