This course is intended for those in church leadership (i.e., etc.) to be provided with all of the tools needed to start a security ministry from nothing or to formalize and professionalize a security ministry already in place.
Additionally this course will cover the importance of constructing written plan and give step by step instructions how to do so. Putting a plan for your security ministry in writing is very important because actions in a crisis will be judged under the assumption that your team reacted subjectively. A written plan allows your ministry to counter these assumptions by stating that your team DID NOT react subjectively but instead reacted objectively based on a written plan, policies and procedures that had been trained to all staff and volunteers involved. An overview of constructing and outlining a “Mission Statement”, “Biblical Authority”, “Goals & Objectives”, “Risk Assessment”, “Planning Checklists”, “Code of Conduct” and “Policies & Procedures” for your written plan are covered.
Additionally this course covers the following topics during this eight hour session:
- Justification of a Safety & Security Ministry
- Overcoming Objections to Protecting the Flock
- Statistics & Trends of Crimes Against Churches
- Challenges & Realities of Response “In Progress” Crimes
- Armed vs. Unarmed – Pros. Vs. Cons of Armed vs. Unarmed Security Personnel
- Personnel Selection for Security Ministries
- History & Demographics of Violent Events in Churches
- Active Shooter Response (Security Response vs. Leadership, Staff & Volunteers)
- Working w/ Local Law Enforcement
- Overview of Threats to Ministries (Intruders, Secular Extremists, Protestors, Disgruntled)
- Pastoral/Platform Protection – Overview & Considerations
- Physical Security Checklists & Considerations
- Offering Collection, Protection, and Transport
- Establishing a Medical Ministry –Overview & Considerations
- Liability – Overview & Considerations
- Ushers, Greeters & Parking – Including them in the Security Ministry Mission
- Nursery Security & Safety Procedures
- Radios & Communication Protocols & Selection
- Developing an Outreach for Protectors – Law Enforcement, Military, Medical and Fire
All attendees receive a 75+ page workbook, risk assessment worksheet, physical security checklists & template sections for the written plan.
Who should attend?
- Pastoral Leadership
- Business Administrators
- Facility managers
- Security Directors
- Children’s Directors
- Security Team Members
- Staff Leadership