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Securing the Sanctuary: Church Security Training

June 27 or 29, 2017

Church security training for key decision makers, safety teams, interested staff and volunteers

Securing the Sanctuary: Church security training for your ministry

Join us June 27th in Modesto, California or June 29th in Fullerton for an important church security training event.

Senseless and tragic shootings at houses of worship have become almost commonplace. Violence is at our doorstep — it happened at Keystone Fellowship Church just outside of Philadelphia, it happened at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston and it happened at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gilbert, Arizona. 

Protection requires preparedness and that means training. So many of our Ministries have to come to us expressing a need for church security training for their churches, asking: “How do we prevent this from occurring again?”.

We’re honored to be able to partner with Big Valley Grace Community Church, Modesto and EVFree Fullerton to bring a church security training day to your staff and volunteers.

Bring your key decision makers, security & safety teams and interested volunteers to hear from our expert ministry-focused security consultants on the topic of church safety and security. You’ll learn how to assess the level of security you need, how to look at your current policies to determine where the risk is, how to run training scenarios and rehearse how your team would respond to an emergency, and how to put together a plan with checklists, sample applications and forms.

Also covered:

  • Active Shooter Training and Utilizing Volunteers on Your Safety and Security Team in the Ministry Environment
  • Protecting Kids from Abusers and Pedophiles:  Practical Steps on Raising the Bar in Your Ministry
  • Understanding Domestic Violence and How it Can Affect Your Church
  • Safety and Security at the Church Monday through Friday
  • And more …

We all pray that no church will have to go through a tragedy, but the reality is that there is evil in the world and we should be prepared to protect our congregations and offer a safe environment for worship. Bring your key decision makers, safety teams and interested volunteers to this potentially lifesaving seminar on church security training. Know a church you think should be there? Download our Securing the Sanctuary event flyer and make sure they don’t miss out.

Ticket Registration Cost

Parking, lunch and all educational materials included in ticket price.

Single Ticket: $15 per person
Group Ticket: $12 per person (for groups of 10 or more)

Dates, Locations and Registration

June 27 – Big Valley Grace Community Church, Modesto

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June 29 – EVFree Fullerton

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Event Schedule

9:00 a.m. — Open & Introduction

9:30 a.m. — Session 1: The Case for Church Security/Extreme Violence in the Church/Shots Fired Program

10:45 a.m. — Protecting Kids from Abusers/The Truth About Background Checks

12:00 p.m. — Working Lunch: Domestic Violence Spillover in the Church/Silent Storm Program

1:00 p.m. — Session 2: Table Top Exercise

3:00 p.m. — 5 Steps/Guide Book, Radios, AED, Go Bags, Grants/Sexual Offender White Paper

4:15 p.m. — Q&A/Evaluations

4:30 — End

About the Speakers

Bob Johnson: Church Security Training Expert

Church security training expert: Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has been the Director of Safety and Security for Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona since 2005. His core responsibility is leading a team of more than 200 staff and volunteers ensuring the safety and protection of four Phoenix area campuses. Bob retired from the Phoenix Police Department after 23 years. During that time Bob was a Detective in the Organized Crime Bureau for ten years. Bob served in the Arizona Army National Guard for 20 years as a Command Sergeant Major where he was responsible for the leadership training of the State’s Officer and NCO candidates. Bob also served as the Director of Security for Domino’s Pizza’s second largest franchisee. He was responsible for 85 stores in Arizona.

In addition to his responsibilities at Christ’s Church of the Valley, Bob actively assists other churches, schools and church camps as they identify, recruit, train and deploy their safety and security teams. Bob has been actively traveling the United States conducting safety and security seminars and threat and vulnerability assessments for 5 years and is considered a national leader in this area. Bob has been married for 39 years and has two children and six grandchildren all living in the Phoenix area.

Bob Wild: Church Security Training Expert

Church security training expert: Bob Wild

Bob Wild

Bob has been the Director of Finance and Administration and Risk Management for two mega churches over the past 20 years: Vineyard Christian Fellowship of North Phoenix and Christ’s Church of the Valley, both located in the Phoenix area. Bob has served on several boards including the local Phoenix NACBA chapter, CCV Youth Sports Inc., the largest nonprofit youth sports program in Arizona, Financial Planning Ministry and the Boys and Girls Club in Austin Texas among others.  Bob wrote and self published an instruction manual for church planters called:  Growing Your Church From The Ground Up: The Corporate Side. Bob has been published in Church Executive Magazine and more recently in Christianity Today and Group Publishing professional edition for their Children’s Magazine.  In 2009 Bob joined the team at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company as the Sr. Director-Strategic Alliances.  Bob holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters Degree in Business.

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