Church Security


We can help train your church security team.  

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


We understand the current security challenges churches face. 

We developed several cost-effective training options to help train church ushers and security/safety teams to handle possible incidents better. These classes are designed to build skills and teamwork in church settings.

The training can take place at the church or our private range. Students perform role-playing scenarios to learn appropriate responses to possible incidents. At the range, students can perform live-fire exercises — Certificates of Completion provided upon successful Completion when requested.

Option One: A Presentation.   3- 4 hours  $500  additional fee for traveling outside of Midland

A presentation 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.

  • Concepts in church security
  • Scanning – What to look for
  • Assessing – How to gauge threats
  • Response – Church plans

Option Two: Roleplaying scenarios exercises.    3- 4 hours  $500  Additional fee for traveling outside of Midland

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

  • Promotes problem-solving skills
  • Learn in your actual environment
  • Builds confidence
  • Encourages communication skills

Option Three: Live-fire shooting exercises at the shooting range.     3- 4 hours     $100 per student.   Additional fee for traveling outside of Midland

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 live-fire exercises on various targets and situations. (This is not a basic handgun class. Students should have a valid License To Carry a handgun.

  • Firearms safety
  • Proper mindset
  • Gear selection
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Movement
  • Threats and non-threats
  • Not every 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

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MonthWeekDay
January 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
December 30, 2019 December 31, 2019

LTC Shooting Portion 5pm (Hallmark)

LTC Shooting Portion 5pm (Hallmark)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Campbell/Fernandez)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Campbell/Fernandez)
January 1, 2020 January 2, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Flatt/Yow)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Flatt/Yow)
January 3, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Gallegos)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Gallegos)
January 4, 2020

Private Church Security Training

Private Church Security Training
January 5, 2020

Ally Outdoor Closed

Ally Outdoor Closed
January 6, 2020

Ally Outdoor Closed

Ally Outdoor Closed
January 7, 2020

Ally Outdoor Closed

Ally Outdoor Closed
January 8, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Steele/Sonnier)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Steele/Sonnier)
January 9, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Leonard/Ross)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Leonard/Ross)
January 10, 2020

Fully Booked

Fully Booked
January 11, 2020

Basic Handgun 1:30 pm

Basic Handgun 1:30 pm

LTC Shooting Portion 10:30am (Regan/McCain)

LTC Shooting Portion 10:30am (Regan/McCain)

LTC Shooting Portion 10m (Ruiz)

LTC Shooting Portion 10m (Ruiz)

LTC Shooting Portion 11:30am (Futrell/Dunnam)

LTC Shooting Portion 11:30am (Futrell/Dunnam)
January 12, 2020

Basic Handgun Session 3pm -5pm (McGinnis)

Basic Handgun Session 3pm -5pm (McGinnis)

Church Security Meeting 6pm -7:30pm

Church Security Meeting 6pm -7:30pm
January 13, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Newton/Blake)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Newton/Blake)
January 14, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Loeffler)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Loeffler)
January 15, 2020

Private Instruction 6pm (Anderson)

Private Instruction 6pm (Anderson)
January 16, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Reed / Feemster/Allred)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Reed / Feemster/Allred)
January 17, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (WilliamsLong)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (WilliamsLong)
January 18, 2020

Private Church LTC Class SBC

Private Church LTC Class SBC
January 19, 2020

Closed for Special Event

Closed for Special Event
January 20, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 1:30pm (Summers)

LTC Shooting Portion 1:30pm (Summers)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (McClay/Mileski)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (McClay/Mileski)
January 21, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (West)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (West)
January 22, 2020

Private Handgun Session 6pm (Lode)

Private Handgun Session 6pm (Lode)
January 23, 2020 January 24, 2020

Closed for Event

Closed for Event
January 25, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 10am (Witt/Hernandez)

LTC Shooting Portion 10am (Witt/Hernandez)

Private Couples Class 1:30pm - 4pm

Private Couples Class 1:30pm - 4pm
January 26, 2020
January 27, 2020 January 28, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Poston)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Poston)
January 29, 2020 January 30, 2020

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Hall/Hollowell)

LTC Shooting Portion 6pm (Hall/Hollowell)
January 31, 2020

Closed for Event POUR

Closed for Event POUR
February 1, 2020

Private Church Training Roscoe

Private Church Training Roscoe
February 2, 2020

About the Instructor

Paul Urias, paul@guardiantrainingagency.com

Paul is a law enforcement officer with 26 years’ experience with 15 years in professional courthouse security. He is a former SWAT Team member, holds a Masters Peace Officer License, 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 about mental health and violence in our society, self-defense, and mindset techniques.  Paul is a certified Glock handgun and AR-15 rifle armorer. Paul serves on the Safety Committee at Midland Shooters Association and continues training in various disciplines and instructors.