Course 1 is designed to impart the basic knowledge, values and skills an individual needs to become a CRI Responder. Course 1 includes topics such as basic disaster chaplaincy skills, crisis ministry, disaster first-aid, personal preparedness, deployment protocol and much more. Most of all, you will learn how to meet the urgent practical needs through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Completing Course 1 in CRI academy qualifies you to become a CRI Responder, and as such, you are eligible to deploy with us to disasters and crisis situations domestic and abroad.
Regardless of if or how often you deploy with CRI, this online Academy will help you be much better equipped to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people in the midst of crisis and disaster anywhere you are.
CRI Academy online courses are designed for individual use only. For information about video seminars for churches or use of CRI Academy for a small group please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How it works
The course takes about 16 hours to complete; however, you can work through the course at your own pace! At the end of the course, you will be asked to fill out a brief form in order to create your own personal responder profile in our Responder Level System (if you have not already done so). This will keep track of your online and / or live training events as well as deployments, other achievements so that you are adequately credentialed and receive all CRI Responder benefits and deployment notifications, and updated badges. (See more about the Responder Level System at http://criout.com/rls/.)
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Sean Malone - CRI Founder and Director
While involved in the motion pictures industry in New York, Sean found a front row seat at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks where 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 officially launched Crisis Response International, and since then have trained thousands of Responders to reach the Harvest in the midst of crisis.
Mary Leonard - Chaplaincy Director
Mary and her husband, Bob, have been with CRI since the beginning, and she was one of the first Certified CRI chaplains. She is a gifted teacher and encourager who has an urgency to see the Body of Christ equipped to minister in crisis, and expects a great harvest of souls in the context of crisis. Mary is an ordained minister, a police chaplain, a licensed massage therapist and has extensive experience ministering in personal and mass crisis. She and Bob reside in Kansas City where Bob is on staff at IHOPKC.
Mike Wyatt - Deployment Director
Mike Wyatt is a retired US Army Medical Service Corps Officer. He served in Iraq in a MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) as the Deputy Commander. In recent years he deployed to Haiti and Nepal immediately following the earthquakes. His years in the military, YWAM and as an executive in a local ministry has positioned him perfectly to serve the area of deployment for CRí. Mike also has a passion for establishing a “Place of Refuge” in his local community.
Tracey has spent 35 years as a Firefighter and Paramedic Officer. He was
a Senior EMS Instructor for Washington State and has been a lecturer
with the University of the Nations for 31 years. His pre-hospital care
presentation, “The Hand of God in Emergency Care” emphasizes the
spiritual aspect of treating the sick and injured.
serves as part of the training team for Crisis Response International
and is a former member of the CRI board of directors. Previously, Chuck
served a pastor in the Vineyard movement for over 20 years and founded
the Shiloh House of Prayer in West Virginia. Recently Chuck started Prepare The Way Today, a ministry focused on preparing The Church to
understand crisis and the practical steps to prepare. Chuck and his wife, Linda, have two grown children, Josh and Sarah, and enjoy life in the mountains of West Virginia.