Become a Volunteer

Who Provides RI?

Volunteer RI Instructors from local Christian Churches come together to offer “Christian RI”. These denominations may amongst others include Anglican, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist, Catholic, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Uniting Churches.

Christian RI Aims and Goals

The aim of Christian RI is to inform students about the basic beliefs of the Christian faith from a non-denominational perspective.

Outline of lesson structure

Christian RI may involve a variety of up-to-date teaching methods including storytelling, prayer, music, drama, craft, activity books, games, quizzes, video clips and puppet shows. Program resources are written by professional educators and are age-appropriate.

Amount of time for lesson per week

Typically 30 minutes per week

Express your interest in becoming an RI Instructor

If you would like to express your interest in becoming an RI instructor in your local school or would like to know more about what is required, please complete this form.

Express your interest in becoming an RI Instructor

 
If you would like to express your interest in becoming an RI instructor in your local school or would like to know more about what is required, please complete this form.

 







    Need more info?

    More information about the RI program available at your school can be found on your school website.  Otherwise contact info@christianri.org.au for more information.

    RI Instructor Testimonies

    RI Instructor

    I have one young man who during 1st term told me at the end of every class that he didn’t believe any of it. Toward the end of term 2 he was asking me “why” questions and has stopped saying he doesn’t believe anything about God. The response from my class of 50 to receiving a free bible has been overwhelming – their excitement about receiving a bible is heart touching. (All had permission slips from their parents.) 

    RI Instructor

    One of my students recognised me at a local playground one week. I discovered he was a foster child and I was able to have some meaningful conversation about his foster brother who has a disability. A very bonding moment. I will cherish that moment.

    RI Instructor

    One of my grade 3 classes from the very beginning wouldn’t settle. I tried everything I knew and nothing worked. An RI colleague came into my class for moral support. A miracle happened:

    • One of the students wrote me a sorry letter, asking for forgiveness,
    • One student who always yelled came up and apologised for his behaviour and promised to do better.
    • The classroom teacher apologised to me in front of the class.
    • The kids were respectful, kind, and they interacted and engage with the RI lesson.

    Since that day this class has remained the same.

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