Church Safety Team Training Courses

We like to think of our places of worship as being safe and free of criminal activity. Generally speaking, they are but we still see plenty of both non-violent and violent crimes on religious properties. In fact, violent crime has been on the rise on faith-based properties and events in recent years.

Law enforcement plays a huge role in dealing with these events, however, those present at the time are the ones that are forced to respond first. Because of this, it is important to be both proactive in normal operations and have training for when events do occur.

Although training to carry concealed handguns in a Louisiana church is no longer mandatory unless stipulated by the church, it is still recommended for many reasons.

Please contact us if you or your church is interested in hosting the one or two day format of this course.

I discuss the requirements in this video:

Seminar  (No live Fire)

Is your church planning, or currently building out a safety response team? The non-live-fire seminar is designed to provide houses of worship with a broad overview of planning for the worse-case of an active shooter event, as well as dealing with more common day to day situations.

  • History and Statistics
  • Applicable Laws
  • Safety Teams
  • Team Communication
  • Use of Force Options
  • Understanding Firearms
  • Carrying vs Staging
  • Use of lights
  • Cover & Concealment
  • Shooting in Crowded Spaces
  • Communicating with 911
  • Immediate Casualty Care
  • Interacting with Law Enforcement
  • Training Simulations or Scenarios

Life Fire Course

The Houses of Worship Live-Fire course is designed to help prepare volunteer or paid members of a house of worship safety team, or other responsible citizens who are authorized to carry in a place of worship, for a forced armed response to an active shooter threat.

This course is one or two full days of intense training, teaching and practice. The course may cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Defensive Shooting
  • The Balance of Speed & Precision
  • The Emergency Reload
  • Realistic Training for Multiple Target Engagement
  • One Handed & Weak Handed Shooting
  • Cover and Concealment
  • Shooting in Crowded Environments
  • Extreme Precision and Unreasonable Distances
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • The Aftermath of an Armed Response

This defensive shooting training course is designed to help you develop fundamental skills that could be applied during a worse-case active shooter event that takes place on the property of a place of worship.

Open to:
Church security with concealed carry permits, current or retired law enforcement, others with prior approval.