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January 27, 2018
8am – 3pm
First Christian Church, Lebanon, MO

This 6-hour course is designed for church leaders and those responsible for safety and security in a church environment. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the important steps in planning for a church crisis, reducing vulnerabilities, mitigating a crisis, and dealing with the aftermath of a crisis.

You will learn the basics elements of site and threat assessments and how to use the results of an assessment to reduce vulnerability and implement new standards for safety and security. We will discuss strategies for improving both individual and organizational awareness and preparedness.

You will also gain a basic understanding of the psychological motivations of persons in crisis and learn to recognize the characteristics of emotionally disturbed persons as well as strategies for affecting a positive outcome.

A brief overview of the police response will give you an idea of what to expect when the police respond to a crisis as well as tips for building a collaborative relationship with law enforcement.

Lastly, we will discuss the role of church management in dealing with the aftermath of a crisis and the importance of a post-incident strategy.

Other Topics Include:

Crisis Communication

Personal Protection

Crisis Recovery

Reducing Vulnerability

Implementing new Standards/Strategies

And much more!

Who Should Attend: Pastoral leaders, staff, volunteers, and church members involved in planning for the safety and security of a church environment and related activities.

“Into the Chaos” is now available!

40 quick-reference chapters provide guidelines for dispatchers, first responders, CIT officers, crisis negotiators, corrections personnel, tactical operators, and law enforcement managers.