Now open for individual or multi-week registration. Space Limited.

Not an event, it's a path.

God is calling forth “burning one’s” whose love will not wane amid the uncertainty and challenges of our day.

Trailblazers is a multi-generational, ministry training experience designed to help you overcome the shakings, resist the pressures, forsake false comforts, and burn for Jesus while fulfilling His Great Commission.

Impartation & Equipping

Our staff and speakers will help you grow in love for Jesus and discover your identity as the Father’s beloved child. You will receive training and ministry tools that will equip you to live missionally anywhere.

Daily you will grow in intimacy with God as you participate in worship and joy-filled prayer. You will receive personal ministry, be part of a small group and begin to dream with God for His plans and purposes.

Now open for individual or multi-week registration. Space Limited.

Trailblazers is an immersive ministry training experience, not a conference. Set in a missional community setting, you will have the opportunity to engage in worship, prayer, personal ministry, small group encounters, mission base life, service projects, outreach, and much more.

Week 1 (1/10-1/15)

Dan Mooney

After leading worship in a Catholic church all through high school, a collegiate classmate shared how Dan could have a personal relationship with Jesus. During the next 30 days, Dan asked the Lord to come and sit at the throne of his heart and when entering a church sanctuary, he sensed God himself surrounding and embracing him in a profound way which established the reality that God knew him, and he knew God.

Over the next 30 years, Dan served on church staff in various denominations as a worship leader, choir director, college pastor, missions pastor, and small group/discipleship pastor. He currently ministers as the First Year Pastor at the Global School of Supernatural Ministry where he is entering his 4th year on Global School staff.

In addition, Dan has recorded and produced over 20 albums for a wide range of Christian artists and mentored scores of musicians who now serve the body of Christ.

Bible Encounter Discipleship Model Teaching and Activation

The Bible Encounter Discipling Model is a tool to fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations. This model includes: Bible Storying, discussion questions focusing on how Jesus made disciples, releasing a prophetic atmosphere for hearing God’s voice, and partnering in covenant relationships within a small group setting. The purpose is to allow Jesus to speak to each individual and a small group as a whole through the Word of God and through the prophetic work of Holy Spirit. The goal is for every person participating to walk away knowing they have heard from the Lord through the scriptures and from His voice. (click picture for bio)

Rose Thomas

Rose Thomas trained with CRI in 2018 after a career in education and child welfare. She immediately deployed to Hurricane Florence and the Paradise Wildfires. Rose deployed to the Bahamas in 2019 and completed the ARC school in 2020. She joined CRI staff later that year and currently serves in the HR Department.
Rose's passion is to help CRI develop a happy, healthy, holy community. She has begun teaching CRI Culture, developed a CRI handbook and dreams of developing a member care department to help CRI missionaries thrive in ministry.

Community Living, Conflict Resolution, CRI Culture & Values,

As social and economic pressures increase, the need for Christian Communities who know how to “do life” together will be essential in the gospel going forth and The Church to thrive. Many Christians know how to live the American dream and visit a building on Sunday but very few know how to experience authentic missional community. (click picture for bio)

Week 2 (1/17-1/22)

Bob & Cindi Cummings

Bob and Cindi Cummings are from the state of Washington and have been married for over 53 years. They have been in ministry for most of those years. Because the Cummings have always had a passion for helping people in crisis and coming alongside the hurting at a very vulnerable time, they were drawn to CRI in 2017. During that time, they served as ARC School Leaders, have been on several deployments, and have filled multiple roles at the CRI Base. Currently, they are on staff and living at CRI Base.

They love where CRI is going in this new season, teaching and making disciples, and feel very blessed to be part of it. The Cummings are very excited to be leading Trailblazers discipleship groups.

Experiencing The Father’s Embrace

Experiencing Father’s Embrace shows you how you can personally feel your Heavenly Father’s loving and comforting embrace and points out areas that may be hindering you from experiencing a more intimate relationship with your Creator. EFE reveals the love that God has for each of His children. His love is not doled out by age, race, gender, politics, or denomination, nor can it be strived for or earned – His embrace is for all! Bob and Cindi will also be serving as Trailblazers Small Group Leaders throughout the quarter. (click picture for bio)

Week 3 (1/24-1/29)

Jay Baylor

Jay has ministered for over 25 years in a variety of ministries and churches- as a Young Life Area Director, Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Associate Pastor, and church planter. Jay is an instructor in the Global School of Supernatural Ministry, teaching Bible.

In 2014, Jay was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church of North America, and he began planting Church of the Apostles in the City in Northeast Baltimore. Most recently, Jay is part of the team bringing Biblical Trauma Healing to the Baltimore region.

The best part about Jay’s life is being married to Mindy for 29 years. They have three daughters, Rachel is a Computer Engineer at Quaalcom in San Diego, Hamna is teaching math physics in Bloomington IN, and Emma is a data analyst for the Maryland Office of Public Defender.

Jay holds a BA from Penn State in International Relations and a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, Washington.

Supernatural Ministry: Healing, Deliverance, Words of Knowledge, Biblical Foundations for Ministry.

A time of great revival and a billion-soul harvest is coming. Every believer needs to be equipped and activated in the “greater works” that Jesus said we would do to fulfill the Great Commission. Jay will help you get equipped and activated to live a supernatural lifestyle every day. (click picture for bio)

Week 4 (1/31-2/5)

Chanee Baker

Chanee Baker, Assistant Director for Crisis Response International, is passionate to walk in her identity, run in her calling, and soar in her anointing. Her journey with the Lord began as a young child and includes serving in roles such as Executive Director of Christian Early Childhood Centers for 12 years, Children’s Pastor for 3 yrs, orphan care and teacher to missionary children for 3 years, as well as serving on the CRI administrative staff for 2 years.

Chanee’s desire is to call out the gold treasures in others and spur them on to love and good works. She enjoys creating opportunities for others to encounter the Living God and inspiring them to come up higher into their own calling and anointing.

She and her husband Ty live in Blue Ridge, VA on the CRI Mission Campus with their fluff ball Pomeranian named Emma.

Thriving in Missions

A trailblazer lifestyle is one of endurance, persistence, and fortitude. More than just surviving the journey, we want to be a people who thrive in missional living. This week you will learn new skills, practical tips, and strategies for setting yourself up to go the distance. Topics include cultural awareness, raising support, and avoiding burnout. (click picture for bio)

Barbara Smith

Barbara has served as a CRI Responder/Chaplain for Ten years. Barbara is part of the prayer ministry team at her home church. She loves attending prayer meetings at her home church and enjoys ministering to children and youth. Barbara co-leads Freedom Groups, which assists people with breaking thoughts and habits that hinder their relationship with Jesus and others. Barbara believes that Christians often suffer because they do not discern the enemy's tactics or understand Biblical warfare.

Thriving in Missions

Barbara is a seasoned CRI Responder/Chaplain. Unity in the mission field is a key to thriving in missions. She will teach on the subtle, often undetected, attacks that destroy people and relationships and some Biblical principles and techniques for thwarting those attacks. (click picture for bio)

Week 5 (2/7-2/12)

Katie Luse

Katie Luse is an author, speaker, and creative. She and her husband Mitch are the Directors of ConnectUp, a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry appointments focused on emotional healing. Katie previously worked for Global Awakening under Dr. Randy Clark as the 2nd Year Pastor for the Global School of Supernatural Ministry. Prior to this, she worked for The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO) in anti-human trafficking where she taught internationally on caregiving for survivors of trafficking. Katie enjoys creative arts ministry with a focus on writing and directing. Her “Jesus Theater” pieces for children have resulted in thousands of kids becoming friends with Jesus. Katie is ordained through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening (ANGA) and holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Friendship with the Holy Spirit is her greatest passion and aspiration. For ConnectUp Training, Katie travels and teaches with a team who hold their own credentials and experience in ministering to those who are hurting and oppressed through prayer.

ConnectUp is a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry. It consists of a network of prayer ministers who are trained and mentored in the context of community. The team is trained in a variety of prayer tools with an emphasis on the presence of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ConnectUp utilizes a simple form of prayer ministry that ministers emotional healing, physical healing, and deliverance in a relational and Spirit-led format. ConnectUp also provides outreach mobile teams to groups offsite, branch establishment to those who are seeking to establish healing prayer in their community, and training for anyone who wants to grow in serving the oppressed and hurting in Jesus name through prayer ministry.

Connect Up Ministry Model Teaching and Activation

Connect Up is a non-profit that serves individuals through prayer ministry. It consists of a network of prayer ministers who are trained and mentored in the context of community. The team is trained in a variety of prayer tools with an emphasis on the presence of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ConnectUp utilizes a simple form of prayer ministry that ministers emotional healing, physical healing, and deliverance in a relational and Spirit-led format. Connect Up also provides outreach mobile teams to groups offsite, branch establishment to those who are seeking to establish healing prayer in their community, and training for anyone who wants to grow in serving the oppressed and hurting in Jesus name through prayer ministry. (click picture for bio)

Week 6 (2/14-2/19)

Mike Wyatt

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 a leader in ministry have positioned him well to serve CRI over the past 7 years as Deployment Director and Operations Director. Mike also has a passion for establishing a “Place of Refuge” in his local community.

CRI Leadership

“Trailblazer Leader: A leader who leaves a path for others to follow. Trailblazing Leadership is about looking at things from unique perspectives”. Trailblazer Leadership training is the keystone training for Crisis Response International (CRI) that establishes leadership skills and fundamental principles by which CRI leaders act to accomplish their mission and care for the Responders, CRI resources, and those we serve.

CRI Trailblazer Leadership training outlines the basic leadership roles and requirements within CRI as an organization. The training provides the Trailblazer with a full understanding of what is required of CRI leaders and deployment leaders and how to be successful. It helps foster an understanding of “things” from a leadership point of view and equips the Trailblazer to take on the role of a deployment leader should they be chosen. The training can also serve as a refresher for those who already have leadership experience. (click picture for bio)

Week 7 (2/21-2/26)

Corey Stark

Corey Stark is the Founder and Director of Ignite The Nations, based in Kansas City, where he resides with his wife Meredith and daughters’ Samantha and Justice. The Stark’s vision is to be “burning and shining lamps,” having hearts that are fully alive in the love of God, as they pursue the mission of exalting Jesus throughout the nations by establishing joyful multigenerational communities with a vibrant culture of prayer that empowers missions and impacts the community, especially in times of crisis.

Forerunner Messengers – Intimacy, Urgency, Intercession, Justice

As it was in the days of Noah, God is calling all those with ‘ears to hear’ to partner with Him in the greatest transition of human history. As the storm continues to escalate by God’s design, encountering His beauty in intimacy and understanding His end-time restoration plan is critical for our effective partnership in intercession. As we pray faith-filled words of agreement to God, we mitigate the crisis, and a greater measure of the Spirit’s power is released to accomplish sovereign purposes in geographic regions of the earth. However, if we neglect to pray, whether, through ignorance or apathy, the sovereignly ordained blessing that He joyfully longs to give can be delayed and, in some cases, withheld altogether. Join Corey as he lays a solid biblical foundation that is both revelatory and practical for experiencing intimacy with God and understanding His end-time plan, so the Word of God effectively fuels our intercession. You will be activated as a prophetic messenger who brings justice in critical times. (click picture for bio)

Week 8 (2/28-3/5)

Justin Perry

Justin Perry is the Director of MorningStar University and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of MorningStar Ministries in Fort Mill, SC. After a dramatic salvation experience in 2000, Justin immediately began to experience and walk in supernatural ministry. Since that time he has been involved in equipping the Body of Christ in healing, evangelism, prophetic ministry, and supernatural theology. Justin has a vision for the church to know the Scriptures and the power of God. Whether training in the gifts of the Spirit or teaching Systematic Theology, he makes daunting and complicated issues inviting and accessible. Justin has seen multitudes equipped and released into their spiritual gifts both inside the church and out in the streets. He is the author of four books, including: Adventures in Dreaming: The Supernatural Nature of Dreams, and The Victorious End-Time Church: True Theology Vol. II and is the host of a weekly online show, Supernatural Theology. He and his wife, LeeAnna, have two sons and two daughters and live in Fort Mill, SC.

Supernatural Theology; Unshakable Foundations for a Victorious End-Time Church.

In the last days, God said He would pour out His spirit on all flesh and that we would prophesy, have dreams and see visions. Why? It is because a last-day generation would need these gifts to navigate the unique challenges of that hour, so they can give clarity to others and bring in the Great Harvest. Justin will share strong biblical foundations to help you become an “unshakable” part of The Victorious End-Time Church. A team of Morningstar University Students will travel with Justin to minister personally to attendees. (click picture for bio)

Ken DeBenedictis

Ken was one of a handful of CRI originals back when Crisis Response International was first being formed in Kansas City in early 2007. He has since been involved not just in disaster relief ministry, but has also stayed faithful to the call to prophetic intercession at the International House of Prayer.

Trained at MorningStar’s School of Ministry in SC, The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, and Christian International’s Graduate School, in Santa Rosa Beach, FL., Ken has been immersed in a variety of different streams in the Body of Christ and has devoted his life in helping people gain confidence in operating in prophetic ministry. Through simple training, practical teaching and interactive exercises, Ken’s authentic approach brings a naturalness to flowing in a power that the Apostle Paul encourages us to desire wholeheartedly.

Through his twenty-plus years ministering prophetically across the US and internationally, Ken’s focus as a Pastor, Deacon, teacher, and friend, is to see and encourage the Lord’s beautiful Bride beam with the Love of Jesus and to demonstrate His life-changing power to a world desperately searching for it.

He, his wife Erika, and their four children are based in Kansas City, MO with IHOP-KC.

Prophetic Evangelism, Teaching, and Activation.

Prophetic evangelism is simply God using revelatory phenomena to speak to the hearts of those who don’t know Jesus. When God poured out his Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, believers were given the power to witness about Jesus (Acts 1:8).

One of the gifts that God gave to his church that day was the gift of prophecy (Acts 2:17). Prophecy is the ability to receive and declare revelation from God. When God empowered his church to witness, he gave the gift of prophecy to help us in that task. The gift of prophecy is of immense value for evangelizing the unchurched (1 Cor. 14:24–25). (click picture for bio)

Week 9 (3/7-3/12)

Hal Linhardt

Hal was born in 1950, the middle child of three boys, in Boonville, MO. He attended the University of Missouri, 1968-72, obtaining a Bachelor degree in American History. He was heavily involved in the hippie drug-culture during those years. While still on the campus, he accepted Christ, March 1972.
Hal married Diane Doherty, 3-3-73 and they now have five adult children and twelve grandchildren.
He entered the ministry on 7-7-77 and was lead pastor for 23 years to three churches in the Kansas City area until 2001. He then realized his primary calling was as an Evangelist and served as director of evangelism at the Int’l House of Prayer (IHOPKC) with Mike Bickle until 2018.
Hal and his wife moved to Raleigh, NC in April 2018 and launched the Int’l Evangelists’ Fellowship (IEF) in December 2018. www.iEfellowship.org

Most believers believe in evangelism but yet most do not engage in it. In this week of Trailblazers, you will learn how to share your faith simply, effectively, and biblically—the way Jesus did. Discover the God-given evangelistic tools that will enable you to confidently talk about your Lord and Savior. You will learn how to prove the authenticity of the bible, provide ample evidence for creation, understand the beliefs of cults and other religions, and learn how to reach both friends and strangers with the Gospel.

Week 10 (3/13-3/19)

Deployment

Deployment Week

There will be a deployment or planned outreach this week for all Trailblazers. Registration is open to all. Stay tuned for more info.

Week 11 (3/20-3/26)

Chaplaincy Intensive

The Chaplaincy Intensive Week is designed to equip you to meet the urgent spiritual and emotional needs of those who have suffered crisis, trauma, grief, and loss. Crisis Response International regularly deploys Chaplains alongside our volunteer Responders to bring comfort and care during times of crisis and disaster. However, these skills will equip you with tools that can be used every day in your own community to bring comfort and care.  Learn more about CRI Chaplaincy and how to join our team.

Mike Hutchings

Mike Hutchings has 35 years of pastoral, church planting and pastoring pastors experience in a variety of church cultures including Baptist, Vineyard, Willow Creek, and Mennonite. In Peoria, Illinois, Mike partnered with the leadership team of a Transforming Revival Pastors’ Group where the city experienced significant transformation through the power of prayer and unity.

Mike conducts “Healing PTSD” training seminars throughout the country, training prayer ministers, clergy, chaplains, and counselors to utilize a healing prayer model to bring restoration to those suffering with PTSD.

He is currently the Director of Education for Global Awakening, an evangelistic ministry in Mechanicsburg, PA. He directs Dr. Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry and the Global Certification Programs. He is passionate about connecting pastors and leaders throughout the body of Christ to come together for transformation in their cities, and he strives to equip others to minister healing and wholeness to the world. He travels to churches and conferences near military bases in the United States, equipping churches to minister healing to those who suffer from PTSD. Mike also conducts weekend conferences on Kingdom Transformation and Transforming Revival. He has been married to his wife, Roxanne for 35 years, and has three children and five grandchildren.

Micky Stonier

Dr. Stonier has served in pastoral ministry for over 45 years and been actively involved in planting over 100 church plants, orphanages, parachurch ministries and numerous chaplaincy programs.

He serves as chaplain and instructor for multiple agencies in San Diego including Police, Fire/Rescue Departments, Medical Examiner’s office and Emergency Medical Services. In addition, Mickey serves with the National Critical Response team that provides spiritual care to victims and families affected by weapons of mass destruction and major airline disasters.

Mickey is a member of the San Diego Critical Incident Stress Management organization and certified trained instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation. He authored the book GODISNOWHERE: Where is God in the Midst of Your Pain? that provides practical and Biblical guidance to those going through a time of crisis.

His educational credentials include a Bachelors of Science in Child Development, a Masters of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University, and a PHD in Marriage and Family Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Mickey is currently an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University Seminary and Bethel Seminary.

He and his wife Karen live in San Diego and have four children and four grandchildren.

Healing PTSD Model, Teaching, Impartation and Activation

This is a powerful tool to bring healing in everyday life. If you know someone with or have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder yourself (commonly known as PTSD), there is healing through Jesus Christ. The Lord has given Dr. Mike Hutchings a model of healing prayer to bring emotional, spiritual, and physical healing and freedom for anyone suffering from PTSD. We have used this tool and have seen tremendous freedom and fruit on deployments all over the world. Come get healed, equipped, and activated! (click picture for bio)

Healing PTSD Model, Teaching, Impartation and Activation

This is a powerful tool to bring healing in everyday life. If you know someone with or have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder yourself (commonly known as PTSD), there is healing through Jesus Christ. The Lord has given Dr. Mike Hutchings a model of healing prayer to bring emotional, spiritual, and physical healing and freedom for anyone suffering from PTSD. We have used this tool and have seen tremendous freedom and fruit on deployments all over the world. Come get healed, equipped, and activated! (click picture for bio)

A Great Harvest is Coming!

In Matthew 24 and Luke 21, Jesus described the unique dynamics upon the earth and the context of when the Great Commission is completed.

This generation is on the verge of the greatest harvest ever seen… It’s time to get ready!

Trailblazers will equip you to be a light in the darkness, reach the harvest in crisis and help you lay hold of the unshakable Kingdom of God. Our heart is that you will become a living expression of God’s love, filled with His glory, overflowing with His power, and ready to bring the Good News into the darkness and pressures of our day.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 NLT

Cost

Individual Week Registration

$278 – Includes: Lodging, Meals, Airport Shuttle

$129 – For local commuters. Includes Lunch

We are here to help. Click the link to set up a call with a Trailblazers advisor.

Details

Overnight guests will receive complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off. Check-in is on Monday 3-5PM (Week 11 check-in is Sunday). If you need to arrive outside those hours, please email training@criout.com. Housing is in shared cabins, and meals will be provided and eaten together as a community. Very limited family/couples cabin availability, so register early.

Commuter check-in will be 7:30AM sharp on Tuesday (Week 11 check-in will be Monday), and you will be provided with lunch. Commuters will arrive in time to join 8AM Worship daily and stay until programming ends at approximately 5PM.

We are here to help. Click the link to set up a call with a Trailblazers advisor.