Church Security Seminar
Day1: Awareness and response
Day2: Firearms training

Many churches have taken comfort in the thought that "it could never happen here." But headlines and a steadily-growing body of statistical evidence demonstrate that violence in faith-based organizations is not as 'if', but a 'when'. The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip your staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects your congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment. You can choose from a 1 or 2-day option, but both days are recommended and the subjects interrelate. This course is for Pastors, church staff, administrators, facility managers, ministry leaders, safety and security teams, parking servants, deacons, elders and ushers.


DAY 1 - Overview: Church Security Planning

At the end of the day, you will be thoroughly equipped to begin (or re-launch or improve), your church security ministry. Each participant will leave with a comprehensive, practical 75-page workbook. 


Key Topics Include: 

. Intruder response

. Lockdown

. Offering collection, protection, and transport

. nursery security

. Medical response

. volunteer selection

. Armed vs. unarmed security

. Protecting the pastor

. The role of ushers and greeters


DAY 2 - Intruder Awareness/Response and Conflict Management

Equip and empower our frontline team (security volunteers, ushers, greeters and parking servants), to spot and stop trouble before it begins. This training helps team members identify suspicious behavior and act peacefully and proactively with the goal of de-escalating potential conflicts.


Key Topics Include:

. Creating a culture of awareness

. Lockdown

. Recognizing suspicious behavior

. Approaching suspicious or armed individuals

. Verbal conflict management and de-escalation

. The role of ushers, greeters and other frontline team members.

To host this training at your house of worship, enter CODE: RT-FFFLV when registering.