Our mission in providing “Inter-Faith Intruder Response”
as well as “Church Security” training/consulting
is based on Matthew 10:16 (NJKV version)
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Matthew Chpt. 10:v. 16 - Behold, I send you out as sheep in
the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless
Although we don't like
to think violent acts occurring within the church walls, it
is something for which we are obligated to prepare. There
are several good reasons that we must Pray, Prepare, Prevent
& prevail. Many types of incidents (both big &
small) could happen and have happened within churches all over the
country. Church leaders have an obligation to church
members, parishioners, and
every visitor who steps inside our doors to provide a safe environment
This 1-day seminar
will give each attendee the information and tools to start up your
church’s security ministry or formalize/professionalize your church’s
existing security ministry. Additionally the seminar will address
specific information related to intruder response, lock down
preparation, when lock down fails preparation, offering transport,
embezzlement prevention, nursery security protocols, medical safety
ministry preparation, pastoral preparation and many other topics related
to the safety and security of the church environment. The seminar
format allows the attendee all of the tools they need (via a workbook
completed in the course) to either start up or formalize your
church’s security ministry.
Are You a Church Leader . . . ?
Pastor of a church responsible for shepherding
your congregation regardless of size. (small, medium or
Business Administrator of a church responsible
for risk management, emergency planning and managing safety
issues. Additionally you may be responsible for
locating, interviewing and conducting background checks
from a human resources point of view.
Facility Manager of a church responsible for physical
maintenance, security and safety of the church.
Children, Sunday School or Youth Director of a
church responsible for safety, security and accountability
for children and youth entrusted to your care.
Security/Safety Director of a church responsible
for planning and implementation of your church's safety
and security ministry.
Law Enforcement Professional who wants to start
or participate in a security ministiry for the church
that you attend.
1-Day Inter-Faith Intruder Response Seminar is a
MUST attend event!
bottom line is that because of the world we live in we are obligated
as church leaders to recognize the following facts in regards
to our obligation to our church members, parishioners, visitors
and those with whom within the walls we have been entrusted with.
Inter-Faith Church Security Seminar Testimonials
"This is MUST
attend training for all pastors, staff and church
Steve Ijames - James River Assembly Church - Retired
Springfield, MO Police Dept.
"This training course has given me a much greater
insight in the ability to prepare written procedures &
guiding biblical principles . . . "
Rod Land - Concord Baptist Church - Jefferson City,
"The teaching was GREAT!
I was BLOWN AWAY
by the broad knowledge & information given at this
seminar. 1-day and you get enough information and knowledge
to begin a security team, medical team, nursing staff,
and so much more. I need to tell you from a Pastor's
perspective it was awesome!"
Pastor Barry Young - Crown Pointe Church
- Lee's Summit, MO
What are the Facts?
of violence are on the increase in churches and other public
places due to:
- Increased media attention
- Copycat acts by those who want to “outdo” a
previous act are typically committed by those wanting
to be remembered . . . regardless the costs.
violent acts have included robbery, assault, rape, religiously
motivated hate crimes, domestic relationships gone bad, etc.
majority of violent acts are carried out by people who
have a current or former connection to the congregation.
are frequently warning signs or pre-act indicators that should
to be taken seriously and communicated to those responsible
for protecting our churches.
churches are unprepared to recognize, prevent or respond
to acts of violence and the tragic results of these acts.
staff, volunteers, members, and visitors have the right
to feel safe and protected while in attendance and service.
Things to Think About
Starting, improving or professionalizing your church’s
security ministry should include several considerations
including but not limited to:
Liabilities & Risk Management
& Sunday School Security – Policies &
or Unarmed Security Presence – What’s right
for your Church?
Educating & Training Usher Teams & Church Greeters
Communication Protocols between Ministry Teams
Offering/Tithes Protection & Transport
Action Planning – Policies & Procedures
Emergency Response Planning – Policies & Procedures
Checks for Church Volunteers & Staff
Financial Asset Protection – Policies & Procedures
Developing an Outreach for Law Enforcement
Staff Personal Security
Security for Church Buildings – Construction &
Understanding the Islamic Totalitarianism Threat
What are the Risks?
should assume...“it won't
happen here.” This
attitude contradicts the biblical principle outlined in Matthew
Churches & religious organizations of all sizes, locations
and demographics have experienced random
acts of violence...often
with tragic results.
violent acts at Churches be prevented?
of violent acts can be reduced by preparing in advance.
Many instances of potential violence can be recognized
in advance and either prevented or mitigated once they do occur
through effective, advance preparation.
What can your Church do to Prepare?
Any type of preparation begins with education. The right solution for
your church will depend on several factors:
& demographics of the community and potential risk factors
potentially escalating events within the church membership, visitors
or those your pastoral staff is counseling. Examples
- A former member who has been ex-communicated
- An estranged spouse who has been domestically violent with
a member of the church
- Addicts receiving counseling (now or in the past) for various addictions
(drug, sexual, gambling, pornographic, etc.)
a policy to confidentially communicate potentially escalating
situations to pastoral staff and also to appropriate
security personnel or church leaders.
and train either a covert or overt security presence within
your church. Some options for this would include:
- Establish & Train Security
- Team Hire a Professional Security Firm
- Hire off-duty Law Enforcement Professionals
- Recruiting Law Enforcement Professionals to Your Church as
Want to learn more or discuss what options are right for
#1 – Attend a 1-day seminar. Simply visit
our SEMINAR page for a full
schedule of upcoming seminars. Seminars include a comprehensive
overview of church security issues, Interfaith Intruder Response
& Q/A sessions for your individual security needs.
#2 – Contact us via EMAIL
to discuss consultancy services that are totally flexible, scaleable
and customizable for your churches individual needs. These services
include but are not limited to the following:
& Train Security Team (Overt or Covert) (Armed vs. Unarmed)
Policy & Procedure Development
Staff Protection Training
Staff Protection Services
to Z Church Security Program Development