is MUST attend training for all pastors, staff and church security
Steve Ijames - James River Assembly Church - Retired Springfield,
MO Police Dept.
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, MO.
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
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Inter-Faith Church Security & Intruder
Course Length: 1 Days
Our mission in providing “Inter-Faith Intruder Response”
as well as “Church Security” training/consulting is based on
Matthew 10:16 (NJKV version)
Persecutions Are Coming
Matthew Chpt. 10:v. 16 - Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of
wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
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 for worship.
You a Church Leader . . . ?
Pastor of a church responsible for shepherding
your congregation regardless of size. (small, medium or mega-church)
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
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.
Then the 1-Day Inter-Faith
Intruder Response Seminar is a MUST attend event!
The 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.
What are the Facts?
- Acts of violence
are on the increase in churches and other public places due to: Increased
- Copycat acts by
those who want to “outdo” a previous act are typically committed
by those wanting to be remembered . . . regardless the costs.
- These violent acts
have included robbery, assault, rape, religiously motivated hate crimes,
domestic relationships gone bad, etc.
- The majority of violent
acts are carried out by people who have a current or former connection
to the congregation.
- There are frequently
warning signs or pre-act indicators that should to be taken
seriously and communicated to those responsible for protecting our churches.
- Most churches are
unprepared to recognize, prevent or respond to acts of violence
and the tragic results of these acts.
- Church staff, volunteers,
members, and visitors have the right to feel safe and protected
while in attendance and service.
to Think About
Starting, improving or professionalizing your church’s security
ministry should include several considerations including but not
- Associated Liabilities
& Risk Management
- Nursery & Sunday
School Security – Policies & Procedures
- Armed or Unarmed
Security Presence – What’s right for your Church?
- Educating &
Training Usher Teams & Church Greeters
- Communication Protocols
between Ministry Teams
Protection & Transport
- Emergency Action
Planning – Policies & Procedures
- Medical Emergency
Response Planning – Policies & Procedures
- Background Checks
for Church Volunteers & Staff
- Financial Asset
Protection – Policies & Procedures
- Developing an Outreach
for Law Enforcement
- Pastoral Staff
- Physical Security
for Church Buildings – Construction & Surveillance Systems
- Understanding the
Islamic Totalitarianism Threat
What are the
- No church
should assume...“it won't happen here.” This
attitude contradicts the biblical principle outlined in Matthew 10:16
- Churches &
religious organizations of all sizes, locations and demographics have
experienced random acts of violence...often with tragic results.
Can violent acts at Churches be prevented?
The likelihood 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:
- History & demographics
of the community and potential risk factors identified
- Recognize potentially
escalating events within the church membership, visitors or
those your pastoral staff is counseling. Examples include: 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.)
- Develop a policy
to confidentially communicate potentially escalating situations to
pastoral staff and also to appropriate security personnel or church
- Establish 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
- Hire off-duty Law
- Recruiting Law
Enforcement Professionals to Your Church as Volunteers
Want to learn
more or discuss what options are right for your Church?
OPTION #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:
- Onsite Security
- Establish &
Train Security Team (Overt or Covert) (Armed vs. Unarmed)
- Written Policy
& Procedure Development
- Pastoral Staff
- Pastoral Staff
- A to Z Church Security
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