June 1 – August 15

Training and sending mercy missionaries to the harvest field of crisis

What is ARC School?

The ARC is an 11-week Crisis Response Missions Training School held at the CRI Base in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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The purpose of the ARC is to equip you to join our team as staff at our mission base or deploy longer-term as a CRI missionary in the field.

What can I expect?

This school is designed to train you for the unique needs of crisis response missions as well as setting a deep foundation to become part of our staff. 

You will enjoy spending time in a community culture of prayer, worship, and missions. There is time set apart to study the Word, encounter God, and learn from amazing speakers.

Students are highly encouraged to go on a long or short-term deployment right after the school. Completion of the ARC School will make you eligible to apply for CRI Staff and live on base beyond the school. We will help you with partnership development and watch God provide for your journey into full-time missions.

Is ARC right for me?

  • You want to be part of a transformational response to crisis so that cities and nations will be revived, restored, and rebuilt on God’s Kingdom.
  • You are 18-99 and hear the calling to “Go” to this unique mission field and want a base to come and go from.
  • You want to be equipped as a CRI Missionary and have the support of a spiritual family.
  • You can’t wait to be part of a worship and prayer centered missional community that is passionate for Jesus.
  • You are excited to learn, serve, grow, and be stretched as you set aside a season for training.
  • You want to join full-time CRI Staff and live on the CRI Mission Base.

What You’ll Learn

  • Walk in the power of the Holy Spirit

  • Gain & Release Freedom in Christ

  • Understand Your Identity

  • Become a Mercy Missionary

  • Leadership Training

  • Activate Your Spiritual Gifts

  • Chaplaincy Training

  • Spiritual and Emotional Care – Chaplaincy

  • Farming, Animal Husbandry & Sustainability

  • Rebuilding Communities Post-Disaster

  • Releasing and Establishing the Kingdom of God

  • Prayer and Intercession

  • Communicating the Gospel

  • Evangelism and Disciple Making

Also includes CRI Crisis Response Training which certifies you as a CRI Responder. 

*Content is subject to change. Please do not disqualify yourself. We accept students of all ages and physical capabilities. During the application process, you will have the opportunity to share about yourself or any limitations you may have.  

Important Information

Here's Where We Answer Your Questions


2494 Camp Jaycee Road, Blue Ridge, Virginia 24064

From Interstate 81 East
Take exit for hwy 460 east
to route 697 Camp Jaycee Rd. (left turn)

From Interstate 81 West
Take exit for Alt 220 South  to 460 East (left turn at the light)
take 460 East to route 697 Camp Jaycee Rd (left turn)

DO NOT follow GPS directions that include Mountain Pass Road.


The total cost of ARC School is $3,250. Don’t worry, we see God provide all the time! We have a payment schedule and tools available to help you fundraise for the program!

Payment Schedule:

  • $35 Non-refundable background check/application fee
  • $500 Deposit – due upon acceptance to hold student spot
  • $2750.00 – due by the start of school

Payments can be made at any time. For assistance email

After completion of the school, you will have the opportunity to go on a missions trip with a team and/or join our Mission Base Staff. During the school, you will be trained and given resources to help you raise these additional funds required.


The process is simple.  Simply click the link, enter your information and you will be sent a custom link to set-up your fundraising page. It is very easy to track donations and you will be notified automatically when donations come in on your behalf. All donations will be applied to your ARC school tuition.

*Please WAIT to launch your fundraising campaign until after you have received application approval.  

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How Do I Become ARC School Staff?

We are looking for individuals who have relationships and history within CRI to be a part of the ARC School Staff. These leaders will take on small responsibilities for the school and have a vested interest in the growth of the students. Staff members will meet one on one with the students as well as hold weekly devotional times with a small group.

There are a limited number of staff roles available. The schedule and expectations are the same as that of a student. In addition to filling out the student application, fill out the staff section towards the bottom as well. If accepted for a school staff role you will receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Are There Any Discounts Available?

  • We are offering a 10% discount to anyone who applies and is accepted to perform the role of a School Staff member or as a Worship Leader.
  • Married couples receive a 10% discount per person.
  • We offer discounts for international students from developing countries of 30% for B countries and 50% discount for C countries based on per capita income and other data.

Refund Policy

$35 application fee is non-refundable. The $500 deposit is refundable up until two weeks before the school starts in the case that you are unable to make it to the school. After two weeks prior to arrival day the $500 deposit is non-refundable. You may choose to transfer the deposit towards another ARC school within the following year. After one year from arrival day the deposit is non-transferable. If you are unable to pay in full by arrival day please contact us at to find out how to move forward.

Is There Anything Else I Should Know?

Nope, that’s everything! We sincerely hope to see you at ARC School. We believe that everybody has the ability to serve, and we would love to be a part of your journey with Christ.  For additional questions please email

For questions regarding this event, please email The ARC Team at or simply click an application button below for more details.

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