About This Course:
We want to think our church is a place of refuge where we can safely grow a relationship with our God, family, and fellow congregation. Unfortunately, churches are quickly becoming one of the most targeted places for violence.
Many churches have started safety or security teams, but they often lack the ability to give proper training and guidance to the team members. In too many instances the church board simply finds the person in the congregation who happens to be a police officer, tags them to develop a security plan, and then opens it up to volunteers. While this is certainly better than having nothing in place, this approach can leave many holes in a fully comprehensive security plan.
Getting a full team together to offer training has issues. People have complicated schedules. Training facilities are limited. Training courses may offer some of the base skills, but they are not tailored to the church environment.
While we offer full advisement, planning, and training packages to churches, we found many other instances where individual safety team members understand it is “up to them” to get the training required. This course will help individuals who have been tasked to serve their church in a security or safety team role to be better prepared. In addition, several topics will be discussed they can take back to their organizations to help implement a more comprehensive plan.
Situational Awareness before, during, and after the service
De-escalation techniques for church environments
Firearms and other weapons considerations
Safeguarding the offering and financial contributions
Protecting the children
Medical issues, fires, weather events, and other safety emergencies
Notepad and Pen
This course is primarily aimed at individual safety team members but will help guide the basis for an overall church plan.
This is a fast paced course with many topics covered
Follow-on training is available to go deeper into each topic