HOPE Intensive

Tuesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 13, 2019

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“Worship and prayer create an atmosphere of hope.”

You are a HOPE Bringer!

Do you desire to learn how you can connect with CRI’s vision for influencing cities and lives through the power of worship and prayer?
Would you like to be part of the developing teams serving HOPE on the Blue Ridge Mission Base and CRI’s Mobile HOPE trailer?
We are excited about serving a good God who loves to partner with us in worship and prayer! He is doing amazing things in the hearts of those who serve in CRI and the lives of those affected by crisis. Together we will pursue God’s presence while learning how to work together and grow in our desire to see His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Worship track- Cultivating our desire to reach those in need with hopeful sounds and life-giving words as musicians and singers.
Prayer track- Praying the Word and declaring the truth into broken places through powerful intercession and compassionate prayer.

Who should come?

Those who want to be part of HOPE on base or Mobile HOPE teams that deploy with CRí should jump into this incredible opportunity!

We invite those who have instrumental skills and vocal experience to join us in the Worship Track. If you are interested in learning more about intercession in the midst of crisis please join us in the Prayer Track.

Youth (12-17) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

CRI Responders interested in applying for Event Staff, please see information below.

What can I expect?

The CRI Mission Base is a beautiful 84-acre property nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lodging consists of dormitory-style rustic cabins with bathrooms, heat/air conditioning, etc.

Enjoy daily corporate worship and classroom-style training combined with hands-on exercises.  It will prove to be a unique, unforgettable time of encounter and growth!

The practical skills instruction will be interspersed with powerful sessions designed to take you deep into the heart of God and His desire for you. We’re sure you will encounter Him and make lifelong friends as you embark on this exciting journey.

Training Topics

What You'll Learn

  • HOPE Intensive Overview
  • The Heart and Call of HOPE
  • What is worship?
  • Why should we pray?
  • Personal connection
  • Corporate intention
  • Spiritual authority
  • Influencing the atmosphere
  • Honoring other giftings and callings
  • Functioning as worship and prayer teams
  • Invitation to ministry times
  • Working through offense to pursue unity
  • Preparing for excellence
  • Worship/intercession leadership in crisis
  • Operating in the prophetic and spontaneous
  • Cultivating an atmosphere
  • Leading corporate times vs personal times
  • Creating songs and psalms
  • Crafting scripture/prayer/song sets
  • Rhythm and movement

Event Speakers

Who You'll Learn From

Sean Malone

Co-Founder, Director, Chairman

Sean found a front row seat at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. There he provided lighting for the search and rescue operations. This is where the seeds for being involved in crisis response work were planted. In 2007 he and his wife Laura officially launched Crisis Response International. Since then, CRI has trained thousands of responders to reach the harvest in the midst of crisis.

Laura Malone

Co-Founder, Director

Laura is a coffee drinker and a solutions engineer, in that order. She loves using her creativity to mentor others in creating their own stories. Laura has spent years working under pressure and keeping the balance. She has even packed up and moved her family 17 times in 16 years. The ARC school was a vision she dreamed up years ago at a Heidi Baker conference. It was pulling on her desire to train and send mature believers who each have a heart to be sent out, people who know who they are and what they are called to do. Currently she lives with her husband, three of their five children and their two year old dogter, Roxy. She accepts payment in the form of Starbucks gift cards and shoulder massages.

Michelle Voran

CRI Responder, Worship Leader

Michelle began leading worship seventeen years ago with a heart to see believers equipped to do what they are called to walk in. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Music and loves leading people of all ages and walks of life into the Presence of God. When not at the piano or loving on her two beautiful children, Michelle has a passion for justice in politics that keeps her busy in her city. She and her husband live in Florida where they juggle parenthood and jobs all while giving leadership to a discipleship group of amazing young adults. CRí has been blessed to have Michelle as a responder, worship leader and incredible teacher since she trained in 2011.

Important Information

Here's Where We Answer Your Questions


Location: CRI Mission Base, Training Camp & Conference Center

Address: 2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia  24064

Date:  Tuesday, July 9 – Saturday, July 13, 2019

Shuttles: CRI shuttle available for $10 each way to and from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). Must request during registration.

Shuttle Times:

  • Tuesday, July 9 – Shuttles run from 1-6 PM from (ROA) to the camp.
  • Saturday, July 13 – Shuttles run from 4:15 AM until 12 PM from the camp to (ROA).


Price includes all meals, lodging, training fees & background check.

  • Individual / per person – $395
  • Couples / per person – $375
  • Group Rate (5 or more) / per person – $375
  • Individual / per person (for those lodging offsite) – $295
  • Youth [12-17] / per person – $99  (Youth must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

For those who would like to lodge offsite, you are more than welcome to do so, but we encourage trainees if at all possible to join us at the base as there is much value in the full experience.

Event Staff Volunteers

CRI Responders interested in applying for Event Staff, please click the button below:

Event Staff Application

For questions regarding this event, please email Val at training@criout.com or simply click "Register for HOPE Intensive" below for more details.

Val CooperCRI Training Director

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