The Christian Emergency Network was established after September 11, 2001 to rally the greater Christian community to “Be Aware” of potential emergencies whether personal or national in scope, “Be Ready
” physically as well as spiritually, and to “Be There” praying, caring and sharing the Hope of Christ with the hopeless; thereby, re-defining emergency response with a Biblical worldview, seizing emergencies as God’s opportunities for Kingdom expansion.
The Lord says: “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call upon me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them. I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Psalms 91:14-16
With God’s Blessing CEN will:
- Collaborate with thousands of individuals, ministries, organizations, churches and all forms of Christian media to provide an emergency-focused pray-care-share network such as with strategic associations, partnerships or cooperative services and initiatives for a Christ-centered emergency response.
- Communicate the Biblical worldview of “Be Aware, Be Ready and Be There” to thousands of participants using pray-care-share as the Christian standard and voice for physical, emotional and spiritual emergency readiness. Educational websites, emergency resources
, e-alerts, advisories
, national radio and TV PSA’s
including SAT TV
, field projects and speaking events will be platforms for this vision.
CEN Full Activation occurs when national news media continuously broadcast news about an emergency event or situation AND when many lives are affected within the U.S. This means that keeping abreast of the news, especially during HIGH alert levels is vital for CEN staff and CEN National Partners.
- CEN calls together its lead partners to determine the scope of activation and the network’s response.
- CEN continues activation from the onset of a national emergency through to the recovery stages.
- CEN rallies the greater Christian church to “Be There” sharing Christ when activation occurs.
CEN relies solely upon the support of its many partners who volunteer, or provide pro bono services and initiatives. CEN was started by ten national organizational partners who established CEN and now act as a leader within their area of expertise. For an updated list of the key national CEN partners go to the CEN website under PARTNERS
. These are organizations or individuals who have formed a specific Initiative with CEN. To learn about past and present CEN Initiatives or to begin a CEN Initiative go to the ABOUT
section on the website.
CEN has many participants nationally who agree with the CEN Mission and are involved in various ways from receiving CEN e-News releases
, distributing them to their organizations or media outlets, or forging special initiatives and services.
CEN fosters and supports emergency-readiness Initiatives which support the Mission of CEN. All Initiatives have a step-by-step process for consideration – see STEPS TO INITIATIVE
online. When an Initiative is considered by CEN it must be fully funded before consideration. This may be funded by CEN, one of its partners, or another entity.