Church Members (Male or Female) who wish to increase awareness of vigilance towards safety & security, Pastoral Leadership, Business Administrators, Facility managers, Security directors, Children’s Directors, Security Team Members, Greeters, Ushers, Parking, Deacons, Elders, Staff, Volunteers & First Line Reception Personnel
The stats say it all. Somewhere in America, a person is assaulted sexually or otherwise every 1 ½ minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Have you found yourself in uncomfortable geographic areas or in environments where the surrounding demogra-phics made you feel uncomfortable? Perhaps you have been in a situation where you all of the sudden found yourself feeling scared or unsure simply because you were not in a state of awareness prior to finding yourself in a bad area or situation. OR worse yet found yourself in an area that you have always felt safe only to find out that you were not.
This course has been specifically developed for the Christian believer, and is supported with Biblical authority for protecting yourself and others against the realities that the Christian believer lives with each day. Living a life for God and spreading his message to those with “hurts, heartaches and hang-ups” often puts Christians in environments and situations in which the “Great Commission Target Market” lives, works and survives in. The additional challenges that Christians are faced with is that while we are spreading a message of HOPE and TRUTH we forget that sometimes THE TRUTH sometimes angers those who hear it, no matter if it is presented with “grace & love”. There has also been a false message in terms of security presented to Christians “being aware and preparing in advance” for our safety shows a lack of faith in God to protect. These realities necessitate the need of educating Christians on the ideas of awareness, preparation and the mindset of the “rights & duties of self defense”. Those that state this and believe this forget about the truth of “1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
This course will answer and assist today’s Christian with these questions and also assist in overcoming objections to personal awareness and safety. The following topics will be covered in this 4 hour block.
- Biblical authority for awareness & safety/security
- Overcoming objections for protection of self and others
- Demographics & Stats of Violence Against Women (& others)
- Why Fight Back? – Stats & Justifications
- “Victim vs. Defender” Body Language
- Dressing to Defend
- Safety & Security While Approaching Vehicle
- Safety & Security While Traveling in a Vehicle
- Safety & Security at Home
- Safety & Security While Traveling Abroad
- Self Defense Principles – When it is time to FIGHT BACK