We developed several training options for leaders, safety teams, and ushers to better prepare for emergencies or disruptions. These classes are designed to build skills, abilities, 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.
Option 1: A Church Security PowerPoint Presentation.
A presentation on “Security in the Church” includes a PowerPoint that discusses security challenges facing churches and the appropriate responses.
Concepts in church safety
1. Scanning – What to look for
2. Assessing – How to gauge threats
3. Response – Church plans
Option 2: Roleplaying Scenario exercises.
We perform role-playing scenario exercises designed to develop teamwork skills 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.
1. Promotes problem-solving skills
2. Learn in your actual environment
3. Builds confidence
4. Encourages communication skills
5. Not every situation is a shooting situation.
Option 3: Live-fire shooting exercises at the shooting range.
We 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 is used to protect church members. The students perform live-fire exercises on various targets and situations.
1. Firearms safety
2. Proper mindset
3. Gear selection
7. Threats and non-threats
8. Not every incident will be a shooting situation