Church Security


We can help train your Church Security Volunteers  

Guardian Training Agency
ClayDesta Center
6 Desta Drive
Midland, TX 79705


We understand the security challenges facing churches today. 

We developed several training options to help train church security/safety teams. These classes are designed to develop skills and teamwork in church settings.  The training can take place at the church and our private range. The students perform role playing scenarios and live-fire exercises. Certificates of Completion provided upon successful completion of the class when requested.

Option One: A Presentation.  3 to 4 hours

A presentation in your church on “The Role of Security in the Church” that includes a PowerPoint that discusses new security challenges facing churches today and appropriate responses to incidents.

Option Two: Role playing scenarios exercises. 3 to 4 hours.

We perform role-playing scenarios exercises with the church Safety Team that are designed to develop skills in teamwork to respond to various incidents in a church setting.  This may include the option of using non-firing training pistols during the role playing.  Role playing is a valuable tool simulate actual incidents. Keep in mind, not every incident will be a shooting incident.

Option Three: Live-fire shooting exercises at the shooting range. 3 to 4 hours

Conduct live-fire exercises and drills at the shooting range to develop skills specific to church environments in the unfortunate event the use of firearms are used to protect church members. The students perform role playing scenarios and live-fire exercises on various targets and situations. (This is not a basic handgun class. Students should have a valid LTC and have a firm understanding of shooting fundamentals.)

Topics covered on the range: 

  • Firearms safety
  • Proper mindset
  • Gear selection
  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Movement
  • Threats and non-threats
  • Not ever situation is a shooting situation

Required equipment for the range:

  • A reliable handgun
  • Quality holster and a sturdy belt
  • Concealed garment (recommended)
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Comfortable shoes (lots of moving)
  • Water and snacks

These options may be completed in one day, for example one Saturday or a Sunday afternoon. 


Complete this form for more information or to schedule training. 


About the Instructor

Paul Urias, paul@guardiantrainingagency.com

Paul is a law enforcement officer with 25 years’ experience. He is a former SWAT Team member, a certified Court Security Specialist, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor and Firearms Instructor, Texas License to Carry Handgun Instructor, NRA Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Paul`s teaching techniques are based on his various training and law enforcement experience. Paul co-founded Guardian Training Agency with the belief that training should be relevant, fun, and realistic. Paul is knowledgeable in self-defense, mindset techniques and is a Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association and continues his training with various disciplines and instructors.