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Refuge Builders Intensive is a transformative journey where you'll discover a blueprint for places of refuge, cultivate profound presence, and become a source of healing and rest. As a community, we will actively learn, build, and become a place of provision and safety for others.


 
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DATES:

Come live, learn, and build with us from March 3 to May 11, 2024.

ROOM & BOARD

Stay in one of our cabins at the Blue Ridge, VA mission base.

MEALS

Join the community kitchen and dining hall for three meals a day.

Refuge Builders Intensive Cost

$1,550

Price Includes

  • Learn how to build and be a place of Refuge
  • All meals included
  • Room and Board
  • Specialized guest instructors 
  • Seek His Face Conference
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Limited family pricing 
    (inquire within)
  • Limited spots
Apply Now

DATES:

Come live, learn, and build with us from March 3 to May 11, 2024.

ROOM & BOARD

Stay in one of our cabins at the Blue Ridge, VA mission base.

MEALS

Join the community kitchen and dining hall for three meals a day.

Refuge Builders Intensive Cost

$1,550

Price Includes

  • Learn how to build and be a place of Refuge
  • All meals included
  • Room and Board
  • Specialized guest instructors 
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Limited family pricing 
    (inquire within)
  • Limited spots
Apply Now

This is more than a program; it's an immersive experience where we construct and, more importantly, transform into ARCs of safety and refuge for others.

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Sean Malone
Founder and Director of Crisis Response International

INTENSIVE COMPONENTS & TOPICS

Spiritual


Cultivate a place of presence & power

 

Get theological foundations and Holy Spirit activation in Prophecy, Dreams and Visions, Intercession, and Spiritual Warfare.

Grow in your identity as a Son or Daughter. Cease striving, grow in love, and enter rest. 

Become a fruitful and missional-minded part of the victorious Church.   

Physical

 

Develop & sustain a place of provision

 

Learn how to care for animals and grow, prepare, and preserve foods.

Discover the world of cheesemaking, bee-keeping, butchering, and curing meats.

Gain insights and experience with homesteading, sustainability, and refuge place critical infrastructure and operations.

Emotional


Bring healing & compassion

 

Learn how to thrive in and build a missional community. 

Fix broken connection with God, Learn self-care, chaplaincy skills, and how to heal inner wounds.  

Become one who brings others who have experienced trauma and loss onto a path of freedom, liberty, and restoration. 

INTENSIVE COMPONENTS & TOPICS

Spiritual


Cultivate a place of presence & power

 

Get theological foundations and Holy Spirit activation in Prophecy, Dreams and Visions, Intercession, and Spiritual Warfare.

Grow in your identity as a Son or Daughter. Cease striving, grow in love, and enter rest. 

Become a fruitful and missional-minded part of the victorious Church.   

Physical

 

Develop & sustain a place of provision

 

Learn how to care for animals and grow, prepare, and preserve foods.

Discover the world of cheesemaking, bee-keeping, butchering, and curing meats.

Gain insights and experience with homesteading, sustainability, and refuge place critical infrastructure and operations.

Emotional


Bring healing & compassion

 

Learn how to thrive in and build a missional community. 

Fix broken connection with God, Learn self-care, chaplaincy skills, and how to heal inner wounds.  

Become one who brings others who have experienced trauma and loss onto a path of freedom, liberty, and restoration. 

Spiritual

Physical

Emotional

Check out our CRI Mission Base
where you will be staying. 

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Refuge Builders Intensive Leadership

SEAN MALONE

Drawing from a background in the motion picture industry, Sean Malone returned to New York just days before the 9/11 attacks, where he played a crucial role in providing emergency lighting for search and rescue operations. His journey continued as Paramount Pictures sent him to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck, immersing him in extensive disaster relief efforts.

In 2007, Sean, alongside his wife Laura, founded Crisis Response International (CRI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since its inception, CRI has trained over fifteen thousand volunteer responders and full-time crisis response missionaries, deploying them to some of the world's most challenging crises and disasters. They persist in being at the right place and time with a worldwide community of CRI Responders who long to bring God’s love and care when people need it most. CRI remains at the forefront of training volunteers and mobilizing resources to bring relief where it's needed most worldwide.

 

 

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JUSTIN PERRY

 

Justin Perry is the Director of Operations for Crisis Response International. He was previously Lead Pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church and Director of MorningStar University. After a dramatic salvation experience in 2000, Justin immediately began to experience and walk in supernatural ministry. For over 20 years, he has been equipping the Body of Christ in leadership, supernatural theology, evangelism, and healing & prophetic ministry. Whether training in the gifts of the Spirit or teaching Systematic Theology, he makes daunting and complicated concepts inviting and accessible. Justin has trained thousands of believers in sound doctrine and the exercise of spiritual gifts. He is the author of four books, including: The Victorious End-Time Church: True Theology Vol. II and Adventures in Dreaming: The Supernatural Nature of Dreams, 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.   

 

CANDICE BOND

 

In the late '90s, I encountered the love of God, sparking a transformative journey that led me to a profound calling. Fueled by a hunger for corporate intimacy and a desire to see the Lord's anointing unleashed, my ministry spans 27 years and 27 countries.

Recently, I returned to my beloved Hawaii with a specific mandate: to establish a retreat home for ministers, a place where we seek His face collectively for times of refreshing. The call is clear—to move from being productive to being present in His Presence, a longing of God's heart for His Bride. As a pastor, prophet, counselor, and advocate, my diverse roles converge in worship. I lead missions and anti-trafficking efforts and support leadership teams in pursuing God and community.

I have been on several deployments with CRI and recently led the deployment in my home state during the Maui fires.

Ultimately, my heartbeat is worship, declaring Jesus worthy of all I am and aspire to be. 

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IN A WORLD...

where hostile systems are rising, resources become more limited; the way we do life, ministry, and missions will undergo a shift.

 

Refuge Builders will help you to thrive in difficult times.

 

This is a journey to becoming a place of refuge, a sanctuary of safety, and a harbor of hope...

 

Refuge Places resources the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of others unto the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

IN A WORLD...

where hostile systems are rising, resources become more limited; the way we do life, ministry, and missions will undergo a shift.

Refuge Builders will help you to thrive in difficult times.
 

This is a journey to becoming a place of refuge, a sanctuary of safety, and a harbor of hope...
 

Refuge Places resources the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of others unto the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

THROUGHOUT THE INTENSIVE:

You'll reside and learn in a hope-filled and healing community, actively contributing to constructing the ARC of Refuge on the CRI Mission Base. You will be taught all the essentials of Places of Refuge, but you will also live it. Your journey involves replicating the skills learned and turning theory into practice. Equip yourself with critical skills to replicate a refuge in your region and cultivate a missional community in times of adversity.

THROUGHOUT THE INTENSIVE:

You'll reside and learn in a hope-filled and healing community, actively contributing to constructing the ARC of Refuge on the CRI Mission Base. You will be taught all the essentials of Places of Refuge, but you will also live it. Your journey involves replicating the skills learned and turning theory into practice. Equip yourself with critical skills to replicate a refuge in your region and cultivate a missional community in times of adversity.

Come board the ARC with us!

We are looking forward to our journey together towards a season of growth and preparation!

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This Intensive is for you if:

  • you have a heart for being part of a place of refuge.
  • You plan on building a place of refuge in the future.
  • You desire to be part of a presence-based and missional-minded community of believers.
  • You have the heart to host and heal others who come to find refuge.
  • You desire to live and cultivate a sustainable community as you learn more and put into practice those skill sets.
  • You want to learn, serve, and be part of CRI full-time for a season.

Refuge Builders Intensive Cost

$1,550

Price Includes

  • Quality instructions on how to be and build places of Refuge
  • All meals included
  • Room and Board
  • Specialized guest instructors 
  • Seek His Face Conference
  • Limited family pricing 
    (inquire within)
  • Limited spots
APPLY NOW

Come aboard the ARC with us!

We are looking forward to our journey together towards a season of growth and preparation.

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