It is painfully obvious that we can no longer take our personal safety or the safety of those lives we lead, to the moral standards of the past. Today we see those morals crumbling and discover a total disrespect of authority. Respect for life is no longer an issue for far too many. Unfortunately, the targets of choice in many instances are faith-based institutions. If they are not the primary targets, then there is a nexus to a church or it is a secondary target.
The reality is that many of the "solutions" available deal with how to handle the fallout of the incident or how to respond when it is happening. Many churches and organizations think they are prepared for whatever comes their way, but when asked the tough questions about their readiness, most will admit that they are much more vulnerable than they anticipated.
In recognition of this desperately growing need for safety in our nation, I have developed a security awareness conference designed specifically to help safeguard your church. As a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent with more than 29 years of law enforcement, I combined the expertise of the U.S. Secret Service and over 17 years of ministry experience. I have also brought together a team of expert security, planning and consulting agents, with decades of Federal law enforcement experience to help churches, schools and businesses be on the cutting edge of awareness and safety.
Church Security Insights has unique insights to the needs of churches and faith-based institutions, and it provides pastors, leaders and lay-workers with violence awareness training and key prevention strategies that go far beyond the routine!
Founder of The Brewster Group (Champions of Honor & Church Security Insights)
CSI Conferences focus upon your people, pastors and property in building a proactive – and not reactive – approach to security. Over 50 years of protective experience in the US Secret Service can offer innovative ideas, while enhancing your security.
Every church seeks the lost because that is our mission, but some come with the enemy to rob, kill and destroy. Find out why this is similar to threats the Secret Service face every day. Let us help you profile human behavior patterns that lead to violence, as well as teach ways to reach and transform the lost, while steering them away from a violent path.
Many churches are in denial. They cannot accept the possibility that violence could come to their house of worship. They put security at the bottom of their needs list. All it takes are qualified volunteers and a small investment in training to transform a sanctuary into a safe place.
In the center of this graphic are the four categories attributed to workplace violence. This applies to churches, as well as businesses and schools. We will discuss these in great detail, to get an understanding of how to approach each of these categories.
Today's picture of violence keeps expanding into new areas for churches, but there are keys to understand when this cycle of violence is en route.
There are way to recognize the pathway to violence and any interruption of that pathway could prevent the violence. Once trained, you will begin to understand potential threats.
This area is a crisis area for churches and schools. Our youth are being radicalized right under our noses. Find out how and what signs signal that this is happening.
The influence of the family upon our youth is paramount, but the church family is the extended arm – or sometimes all the youth have – as a savior from this corruption of ideals.
Have you ever noticed why nearly all of the violent acts and disruptions happen within the first 20 minutes of a service? Everyone is focused forward and in a state of worship when an attacker comes into the building.
Upon completion of our training, you will be able to focus your team to create the necessary plans for your facility that will enhance your security and safety.