Frequently asked questions

  • What does CRN do?

    CRN is a faith-based learning and development collective that supports congregations in the journey of Neighboring and holistic poverty alleviation. We provide a portfolio of learning opportunities and support churches in understanding how to effectively serve their community for lasting impact. For more information, see How we do our work.

  • Where is CRNs office located?

    CRN is a virtual organization and our staff works across Central Florida.

  • Where does CRN work?

    Our long-term commitment is to invest in the Central Florida metro-statistical area (MSA) of Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties. However, we are available to support and equip churches across the many counties of Central Florida, including those who are not in the above mentioned MSA.

  • What is CRN's history?

    Community Resource Network (CRN) was founded in early 2017 by Dr. Joel C. Hunter, former Senior Pastor at Northland Church in Longwood. In July of that year, CRN became a non-profit (501c3) and began serving the Central Florida community by upskilling volunteers and connecting congregations through a web-based database. Today, CRN provides a portfolio of learning opportunities and supports churches in the areas of Neighboring and holistic poverty alleviation. For more information, check out Our journey.

  • How can I find out more about Neighboring and the learning opportunities?

    An overview of Neighboring is available on our website.  If you’d like to find out more about the portfolio of learning opportunities, please contact us.

  • Is CRN religiously affiliated? 

    Our work is rooted in and sustained by the Christian faith; however, we are not affiliated with a specific denomination. While we primarily work to support Christian congregations, we know that flourishing communities can only be developed through the entire community working together. Therefore, we collaborate with people across all belief systems, with those of any faith or those who do not affiliate with faith. 

  • Does CRN accept volunteers?

    At this time, we do not have any availability for volunteers. 

  • How is CRN funded?

    CRN is a registered 501(c)3 organization (nonprofit). We are completely funded through private donors, grants, and revenue from curriculum facilitation.

  • If I donate, how will my money be used? 

    At CRN, our role is to support and equip churches across Central Florida to better serve their communities. Any funding received goes directly to ensuring we are offering churches the most effective and innovative solutions to address complex social problems.

  • Can I get a tax deduction for my donation?

    Yes, all donations are tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt in your email within 24 hours of donating.

  • Is CRN hiring?

    At this time, we are not hiring for any positions.

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