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.
Every church in the land should send a representative to this training. It would be a real eye-opener for the church and another avenue for saving souls.
Excellent delivery and quality of presentation. There were a number of good things that were brought out as we walked through the facilities and as the demonstrations showed us techniques for maintaining control and a more secure environment. I think the course has made me more aware of security issues and well as giving me more tools to help make the church more safe.
This was an excellent presentation that covered many areas of church security. The presenter was well informed on the material presented and kept my attention the entire time. It was apparent [he] is passionate about the topic of church security and has a caring attitude.
The instructor was outstanding in knowledge and ability to teach even a slow learner, like myself. This course will assist me in identifying what or who might be a threat. It has equipped me with various tools that will allow me to be more effective during security detail…I truly enjoyed this course. I found the information extremely valuable.
[Instructor’s] passion for the subject was obvious in his delivery. Fun, interesting class. I saw many things I could (and will) implement into our existing program! Good use of my time.
Very well presented & I appreciated your testimony of your faith as well. You did a great job getting all to participate & feel comfortable asking questions.
Not only in depth knowledge of subject matter but obvious passion for the cause and a great heart for the student. [This training] confirms all the good things we have already done and adds considerably to the bag of tricks we are building going forward. Great information and well worth the investment.
Outstanding presentation. Way to incorporate biblical principles into core mission of church! This course will help the church with implementing a sound security plan/policy.
Excellent program of instruction. Instructor kept students engaged throughout the blocks of instruction. Would highly recommend this course to any organization that either is starting up a security program or would just like a quick check to see if your security program is on track.
The conference was well planned, material was relevant and the presentation was engaging. Instructor was well versed on the topics and could provide examples to help convey the information being presented.
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