The need for church safety is not new. There have been over 1500 deadly force incidents in American Churches since 1999!
However, the need for Church Safety is greater now than it has ever been. Headlines are becoming more and more common as criminals select churches to carry out their violent intentions.
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
- Matthew 10:34 KJV
Deadly force incidents
There is a big difference between a Security Team and a Safety Team. Learn the difference in this seminar. A Safety Team, simply put, is there to help ensure the safest possible environment for all churchgoers.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13 KJV
Make no mistake, a Church Safety Team is a ministry.
It is a ministry to the Pastor and staff of the church.
It is a ministry to the church members and guests.
It is a ministry to the Team Members themselves.
It is important to distinguish this ministry from other ministries within your church. Parking ministry, children's ministry, greeting ministry, worship ministry - these are all very important. Because they are all important, it is equally important that there be distinct separation in these ministries. This Seminar will show you how and why to make the distinction.
A successful church safety team is one that recruits the right individuals, trains the members up, and is ever-vigilant for the safety of the clergy and parishioners. This seminar addresses those elements:
Safety Team Member Selection Process
Safety Team Training Process
Safety Team Duties and Tasks
Deadly Force, and the correct application thereof is a vitally important concept for any church safety team. But Deadly Force is far from the only consideration.
This seminar teaches how to Avoid, De-escalate, and Deter potential threats or issues.
This seminar teaches how to handle the most common safety issues: medical emergencies and natural disasters.
This seminar also teaches how to handle deadly force situations, should they arise.
This seminar not only teaches how to organize a church Safety Team and train them, but also how to bring up the future leaders of the team, and how to teach them to build up the leaders after them. The key here is perpetuity - being able to train the new, and train them to train those that come after them.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
- Matthew 5:9 KJV