2018 Church Security Conference

This is a “train-the-trainer” solution and is very practical for those churches who want to receive hands-on training but cannot afford our on-site training. Unlike most church safety seminars, this one consists primarily of practical hands-on exercises. In fact, about 75% of the training is practical hands-on exercises. Do you want to set up a security team at your church? Do you have a church security team in place but need basic training? Is our on-site Team Training beyond your budget?

The Watchman Church Security Seminar is a cost-effective train-the-trainer solution. This complete, 2-day church security seminar offers in-depth training for security team leaders so that they can then return to their church and train their own team members in proper security tactics and procedures. Our definition of train-the-trainer is that you attend the conference and learn certain practical exercises listed below. Then, go back and watch the 9 hour DVD series which consists of about 80 topics. After the conference, you will receive an 80+ page manual for you to review. Armed with all of the tools we provide you, it will be up to you to decide what needs to be taught to your security team, as not everything is going to apply to your teams needs.

While at the conference and participating in certain exercises, you will receive feedback from our professional staff on what you are doing right or wrong. The skills that are taught are what we feel you need to learn in person in the time we are with you.

Realizing where you and your team abilities are at is extremely important. Therefore, we will test you on certain things during your time with us. Your team is either an asset or a liability, and, you need to know where your team is at regarding their skill levels as a team, and as individuals. People tend to kid themselves about their true abilities to protect themselves. We will expose some of those things while you are with us through certain exercises, and you need to go back and do the same thing with your team so that people realize where their skills really are.

You may send up to 2 people from your church for a flat $450. This includes:
  • 2 full days of church security training (8-10 hours each day) value $3,500
  • FREE 1-year membership in our Interactive Online Training Program value $180
  • FREE copy of The Watchman, our 8-hour church security video value $399.99
  • This represents $4,000 worth of training for $450.

    What is Covered in this course

    Over the two days, the church security seminar will cover more than 30 key concepts to help you secure your church and protect your flock, including:
  • Team Purpose
  • Team Mindset
  • Team Member Selection
  • Team Member Levels
  • Team Visibility
  • Scheduling & Arrival
  • Team Positioning
  • Layers of Protection
  • Children’s Security
  • Team Equipment
  • Weapons Selection & Setup
  • Calibers
  • Modes of Carry
  • Zones
  • Radio Setup & Protocol
  • 4 Skill Levels
  • Use of Force
  • Cover vs. Concealment
  • Target Indicators
  • Understand the Fatal Funnel
  • Ready Positions
  • Slicing The Pie
  • Understanding the Two Types of Trouble Spots
  • Dynamic Room Entry (Single & Team)
  • Hallway Tactics
  • Stairwell Tactics
  • Sanctuary Tactics
  • Protecting the Offering
  • Rituals of Attack
  • Role Playing – Verbal Tactics
  • Threat Contact & Control
  • Choke Escape Techniques
  • Gun Disarms
  • Gun Retention

  • Of course, we can custom tailor a program to meet your security team’s needs.

    2 Days / $450 for up to 2 attendees per church (no discount for only one person attending)


    We ask that you empty your cup before coming to class. Also, we ask that you try it our way for the duration of the course. What happens a lot of the time is that someone with training wants to do it their way, and it causes issues with what we are trying to accomplish.

    Our teaching methods are based upon the following things from having trained several thousand people over the years. First of all, we teach you simple, effective, and easily replicated techniques. Next, we are going to assume that you will never train on what you learned because that is typically what happens. Lastly, that we will never see you again. It is our experience that most teams will not train often, or at all, once they leave the training session. The tactics we teach are what we feel is going to give a security team the best chance of dealing with an active shooter. Yes, there are other tactics out there that may be better for the highly trained person, but not for the average person who doesn’t know anything. Again, assuming that the team is not going to train like they should, we teach them a “universal” tactic.

    To our friends in Law Enforcement and those with Military backgrounds. We teach some things that may go against how you were trained. And, we might teach some things that seem unorthodox. That does not mean that the training is bad. It just means that it is different. If you think that you are going to learn some “earth shattering” tactics, this is not the class for you because most people do not have a tactical background.

    Everyone should come with the expectation of learning new things. Not everything is going to be for your and your church as every churches needs are different. Please look over the course outline and if you think that you are trained in these areas, then this training is not for you. If you think that any or most of these situations does not apply to you, then this training is not for you.

    In regards to the train-the-trainer solution, we are going to work through some practical exercises and give you feedback on what you are doing wrong. This is NOT our instructors program where you teach. Simply put, you are going to learn things and take them back to your church to teach them.

    We cannot predict what your church will and will not use. This course covers things that you need to know, but you may not choose to use them. That does not lessen the value of the course to most people. What we teach in the two day course is based upon over 10 years of experience of being on a security team. The complimentary DVD and the online training program will fill in the gaps in what we do not cover in the actual training seminar.

    When you take the cost of the DVD, the free online training course for a year, you are actually only paying $70 for hands-on training.

    If you have all of the above mastered, then you might want to consider our advanced training for security teams. However, we have found that the majority of teams do not fully understand or practice the information just mentioned.

    Click here to see the training schedule or to enroll in the 2018 church security conference.

    If you cannot afford either the on-site training or the church security conference… then you might be interested in FREE training.

    If you are serious about your team being effective, then you might want to check out our church security certification program.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about this ministry.

    We offer church security training in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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