The non-profit, interdenominational CRI Network Ltd was established in January 2017, elvolving from the grassroots CRI Network which began in April 2012. The Network has been established to support the delivery of high quality CRI programs in the Ipswich and Southern Somerset regions and beyond, with a vision to have excellent quality CRI programs in every State Primary School every week.
With endorsement from the Ipswich Christian Ministers Fellowship and Southern Somerset Inter-Church Council and support from individual Christians and many churches in the region, the Network aims to lift the profile of CRI by equipping volunteer CRI Instructors by providing free training, necessary resources and ongoing support. To achieve these aims The Network employs a small part time staff including admin and Regional Coordinators to complement and encourage the work of the volunteers and expand the CRI programs to more schools.
The CRI Network Ltd is a registered charity, with an endorsed tax deductible gift fund and is supported by a Board made up leaders from various Church Denominations. The CRI Network Ltd reports directly to the Board and our leadership team consists of a number of dedicated and passionate leaders from local churches, all united in the common vision of offering quality CRI programs to every school every week so we can allow students (whose parents choose) to question, wonder and explore the Christian faith.
The vision of the CRI Network Ltd is to support excellent CRI in every State Primary School every week by:
Providing regular training and encouragemnt for all Instructors and Assistants
Supporting and Resourcing CRI Instructors and Assistants
Networking with Schools and Churches
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.