The Ministry Approach to Church Safety and Security

Join us for a full-day church security workshop providing practical training for churches who want to develop and improve upon a safety and security plan. Each church security training will focus on instilling core principles of church safety and security, while also providing opportunities to put them into practice through scenario staging and role-playing.

Created and led by seasoned experts, the Safe and Secure Church Training is a powerful resource for your entire church security team and introduces best practices you can immediately apply to your ministry.

At the Safe and Secure Church Training you will…

  • Discover the philosophical difference between approaching safety and security as a ministry versus creating an armed fortress.
  • Determine your church’s biggest potential liabilities and risks.
  • Participate in live scenarios and role-playing exercises.
  • Learn from an expert instructor and have the chance to ask questions.
  • Feel equipped to take the next step toward developing or improving on a comprehensive safety and security plan at your church.
Sponsored by

Anyone playing a role in your safety and security teams

The Safe and Secure Church Training is designed to equip anyone playing a role in your safety and security teams including:

  • Senior Pastors and Church Leaders
  • Security Team Leaders
  • Security Team Volunteers

This all-day church security training is packed from start to finish!

Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Here’s what your day of safe church training will look like:

8:00 — 8:30 a.m.


Doors are open and the coffee’s hot.

8:30 — Noon

Foundational principles and best practices

Noon – 1:00 p.m.


Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual® Insurance Company

1:00 — 4:00 p.m.

Hands-on scenarios that apply the principles

Register Early and Save!

Save up to $25 per person when you register 30 days or more prior to your church security workshop date. Cost includes all training materials and lunch.

Early Bird

up to 30 days before event

Individual $75


within 30 days of event

Individual $99

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For more information about hosting this church safety event at your church or holding a private training with your security team, please email

Craig Cable

Craig Cable

Craig is a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and co-leader of an armed church security team at a megachurch in Loveland, Colorado. He also provides security consulting and training for other churches and is a board member of the Northern Colorado Christian Security Roundtable.

Craig also works in other private security capacities including executive protection for a variety of celebrities and high-profile individuals. He’s a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and an NRA certified firearms instructor. He is trained in arrest control techniques, tactical trauma, active shooter response, crisis intervention and tactical communication.

Craig is also a professional trainer and expert on managing volunteer teams and leads strategic planning and product development for the creation of new ministry innovations.

Peter Harper

Peter Harper

Peter Harper is the co-founder of Option3 Risk Solutions, a security consultancy group specializing in physical and digital risk assessments for churches and NGOs.

Peter received his degree in biblical studies and went on to train as a firefighter/EMT before transitioning into a career in corporate and private security. His professional experience includes information technology, enterprise risk, executive protection, and physical security management and design. He also helped establish a security program for one of Reuters’ fastest growing companies in America.

Peter has conducted risk assessments and strategic planning for businesses, nonprofits, and churches, including at his own church, where he served as the medical and security team leader.

Michael Lang

Michael Lang

Michael is an expert on the legal use of force and self-defense. He is a law enforcement officer with the State of Colorado, a licensed security sub-contractor, and the founder of Meridian Tactical Training. He holds instructor ratings in emergency medical response, active shooter training, and conflict intervention. He is a master firearms instructor, instructs law enforcement officers in the use of non-lethal weapons, and is a martial arts instructor for tactical weapons. As a first responder and chaplain, Michael helps houses of worship develop their security/safety teams and works closely with church leadership on physical assessments, response and mitigation plans, and training.

Bill Twinem

Bill Twinem

Bill has over 30 years of law enforcement, SWAT and tactical experience, including the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting as a first responder. He is a POST certified firearms instructor, FBI-certified “train the trainer,” Crisis Intervention Team Rink Blake Award recipient, and has received several medals of valor, lifesaving medals, and meritorious service awards. Bill is the founder of ACE Training, which provides risk assessments and consultation and training services for a wide spectrum of corporate safety training initiatives. Bill is a member of his church’s safety and security team and a former elder.

Frequently Asked Questions

A full day of practical church security training that focuses on equipping church safety and security teams with tools necessary to:

  • Protect your congregation in a compassionate way
  • Understand the most common threats facing your ministry
  • Assess and respond to risks and liabilities
  • Attract, train, and retain volunteers
  • Increase situational awareness and ability to spot danger

We use our Relational, Experiential, Applicable, and Learner-Based approach to church security training, which means it will be hands-on; you’ll try things that you can apply right away, and you’ll end up retaining over 70 percent of what you learn. In addition, our training focuses on a compassionate approach to church safety and security rather than a heavy-handed security response focused on enforcement and not service.

This church security training works for one person, two people, or your entire safety and security team. That’s why experiential learning is so powerful. Church security teams will walk away being on the same page about what it takes to protect and serve your entire congregation.

Yes! Please note any dietary restrictions in the provided space during the registration process.

We understand that circumstances come up that you can’t help. This is a nonrefundable event; however, you may substitute a person in your place at any time. Please give us a call if you would like help with that.