Chaplaincy

CRI Chaplains have specific training, proven character, and a calling from the Lord to bring comfort and care into unique circumstances. First and foremost, we are Holy Spirit led, servant-minded CRI Responders who answered the specific call to become a Crisis Chaplain.

Commitments of a CRI Chaplain:

  • Dedication to Jesus, with a life of integrity, purity, and holiness. 
  • Faithful student of the Word
  • Diligent in prayer and worship.
  • Walking in the gifts of the Spirit (prophecy, healing, deliverance)
  • Agreement with CRI Statement of Faith. (See Addendum 1)
  • Devoted to compassion, kindness, and love.
  • Commitment to self-care and personal wholeness.
  • Dedicated to all aspects of CRI ministry needs.
  • Identity rooted in God’s love as a “Son or Daughter,” not in a title or role as a Chaplain. 
  • Willing to serve as a CRI Responder in any role.

Our Chaplaincy program offers various credentialed designations for crisis deployment within CRI, and our training will help you minister wherever you go in life.

We are now offering ordination for chaplains who meet the requirements, including involvement in our chaplaincy team, disaster deployments, and annual training. This will enable Chaplains to work in their local communities, hospitals, emergency services, etc.

The full details of Chaplaincy Ordination will be rolled-out and explained during each week of the Chaplain Academy. We encourage all pursuing this to attend as much as you can as it will help you meet some of the requirements.

CRI Chaplaincy has three ranks, Assistant Chaplain, Field Chaplain, and Senior Chaplain. The requirements and responsibilities are listed below.

Assistant Chaplain

Requirements
  • Must be a Certified CRI Responder by completing our Crisis Response Training online here or a live event. 
  • Complete one deployment with CRI as a Responder. 
  • Completion of Disaster Chaplaincy – Basic through CRI Academy.
  • Completion of application, interview, and background check.
  • Submission of a current digital photo.

Field Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of the Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced through CRI Academy 
  • Completion of ongoing continuing education courses
  • CRI deployment experience as an Assistant Chaplain (minimum two deployments)
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement
  • Submission of current digital photo

Senior Chaplain

Requirements
  • Completion of Disaster Chaplaincy – Advanced through CRI Academy.
  • Completion of ongoing continuing education courses.
  • CRI deployment experience as a Field Chaplain. (minimum two deployments)
  • Interview and references indicating you are prepared for advancement

Assistant Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Assist with chaplaincy functions at training events and deployments.

Field Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Minister to families, CRI Responders, first responders, etc.
  • Act as an onsite chaplain during training events and deployments.
  • Be available for “Chaplains on Call” (phone ministry). 
  • Be available for CRI deployments and/or provide post-deployment chaplain debriefing and support for CRI Responders.
  • Assist facilitation of group crisis interventions with senior chaplains.
  • Assist in on-the-job training for Assistant Chaplains

Senior Chaplain

Responsibilities
  • Help give leadership to the CRI Chaplaincy Department
  • Minister to families, CRI Responders, first responders, etc.
  • Act as an onsite chaplain during trainings and deployments.
  • Be available for “Chaplains on Call” (phone ministry). 
  • Be available for CRI deployments and/or provide post-deployment chaplain debriefing and support for CRI Responders.
  • Facilitate group crisis interventions.
  • Develop support plans for grief and loss victims.
  • Facilitate on-the-job training for Assistant and Field Chaplains.
  • Teach chaplaincy related courses at CRI trainings

The 4CTeam

The CRI Chaplain Critical Care Team (4CTeam) are chaplains ready for immediate deployment up to 24-hours following a traumatic event or crisis. These chaplains have unique skills and the ability to be “first-boots on the ground.” If you are interested in being part of the 4CTeam, email chaplains@criout.com to apply. 

All Chaplains must wear CRI Chaplain gear and CRI badge daily on all deployments. As a Chaplain, it is recommended that you annually review the Disaster Chaplaincy Track – Basic.

Please address questions to chaplains@criout.com.

CRI Statement of Faith