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Church Safety: Protecting Your Congregation Friday – Illinois Concealed Carry Training

November 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

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Church Safety: Protecting Your Congregation Friday - Illinois Concealed Carry Training
 
Church Safety: Protecting Your Congregation

 

Description

Church Security and Intruder Response Training

Many churches have taken comfort in the thought that “it could never happen here.” But headlines and a steadily-growing body of statistical evidence demonstrate that violence in faith-based organizations is not an if, but a when.

The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip your staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects your congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment.

Church Security Planning

At the end of the day, you’ll be thoroughly equipped to begin (or re-launch or improve) your church security ministry.

Who should attend?: Ushers, greeters, church leaders, security volunteers, deacons and other staff and volunteers in frequent contact with congregation and visitors. Recommended: Bring note-taking materials.

Recommended: Bring note-taking materials.

We’ll address key topics including:

• Intruder response

• Lockdown

• Offering collection, protection, and transport

• Nursery security

• Medical response

• Volunteer selection

• Armed vs. unarmed security

• Protecting the pastor

• The role of ushers and greeters

Equip and empower your front line team (security volunteers, ushers, greeters) to spot and stop trouble before it starts. This training helps team members identify suspicious behavior and act peacefully and proactively with the goal of de-escalating potential conflicts.

Key topics will also include:

• Creating a culture of awareness

• Recognizing suspicious behavior

• Approaching suspicious or armed individuals

• Verbal conflict management & de-escalation

• The role of ushers, greeters and other front line team members

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