Chuck Chadwick and Carl Chinn
TOPICS includes:
Three Strands of Church Security by Chuck Chadwick
3 strands
  • The Threat
  • Strand One - Team Players
  • Strand Two - Systems and Tools
  • Strand Three - Policies and Procedures

Carl Chinn will speak on the subject of ministry environment security and emergency response and his eye witness recount of New Life church shooting and Focus on the Family hostage incident.
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WHEN: March 9, 2013
WHERE: Grand Rapids First
LOCATION: 2100 44th Street Southwest
Wyoming, MI 49519
COST: $50 until February 27th and $75 at the door
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast (Included)
  • 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. Session One
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Included)
  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Session Two
CONTACT: Sally or Kim (616) 531-2100 for questions.


Webinar: Maintaining Security in Faith Institutions

Date:  March 15, 2012

Time:  3:30-4:30 p.m. EST

Cost:  Free

Sign Up:  Register here

Speaker:  Dave Benson,Director, Global Security, Center for Personal Protection and Safety

Maintaining Security in Faith Institutions

Faith institutions are a sanctuary and place of worship with an open, welcoming environment.  However, faith institutions also encounter the same security challenges and liabilities as any other non-profit, educational, government or commercial facility.

Because places of worship are prone to threatening, dangerous, and criminal activities, they're obligated to protect their clergy, staff, congregation, and students. 

This webinar is excellent for anyone who works in a faith-based or ministry organization, or who is charged with the safety and security of people within their organization:

Pastors Clergy/Religious | Office Staff | Security Directors Ushers/Greeters| Volunteer Coordinators | First Responders Missionaries| Lay Leaders | Hospitality Staff/Volunteers
Children’s Staff/Volunteers


Church Security Conference
May 11-12, 2012
Carrollton, TX
Hosted by: Covenant Church

Fellow Members and Supporters, 

Each year we try to bring you a church security conference that is worth traveling to.
    • You want to hear and see the latest developments and strategies that will make your church more secure.
    • You want to bring back intelligence that will better equip you to deal with the issues we deal with on a weekly basis.
    • You want the tools to make you more effective and given the upper hand against those that would victimized the church and its people. 
    • You want to feel revitalized in your battle against evil.

Well, here it is! The 2012 "Called 2 Duty" Church Security Conference.

Don't miss your church's chance to attend this groundbreaking event. 

The early-bird discounts end March 15, 2011. Reserve now!

President and Founder,
Chuck Chadwick

Information From: Signal Fire, by Brotherhood Mutual

Ministry Security CoursesIf you would like to attend a Ministry Security Course hosted by our partner organization, the Center for Personal Protection & Safety, please visit their site for more information (

September 20 - Mt. Scott Church of God, Portland, Oregon
September 22 - The Rock, Real Community Church, Castle Rock, Colorado

October 11 - North Way Christian Community Church, Wexford, Pennsylvania
October 13 - Millcreek Community Church, Erie, Pennsylvania
October 18 - New Life Bible Fellowship Church, Tucson, Arizona
November 5 - Kaimuki Christian Church, Honolulu, Hawaii

COUPON: On behalf of Brotherhood Mutual, we would like to offer you $50 off your $149 ministry security course registration fee. Visit the
CPPS website to register and enter discount code BMIMSC01.


Information from:

San Diego National Church Safety and Security Conference June 23rd and 24th, 2011

From: The Rock Church

"Every Church needs to be prepared for the real challenges we all face. From the smallest to the largest congregation, we all need to have the skills and awareness to best serve our members, our communities and our God in the safest way possible. Learn how to Plan, Protect, and Recover from potential hazards in our uncertain world."

Pastor Miles McPherson

Sr. Pastor Rock Church

Lt. Dave Dalton
RET LAPD, President ASIS, Infragard Board

Mr. James Lofton

NFL Hall of Famer and former NFL MVP and 3 time Superbowl.

Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP
"Active Shooter responses: The Two-Choice solution"

Mike Diggs
Rock Director of Safety and Security

INFRAGARD presents: "Active shooter on campus"

Live tabletop exercise with 200 law enforcement and private security professionals. Q & A with the experts. (4 hr)


Information from:

Three Strands Church Security ConferenceJuly 15-16,2011
Covenant Church,Carrollton, TX

Join America’s leading experts in Church Security for the best training available to Security Directors, Church Business Administrator, Church Leaders and Facility Directors.

An information-packed Conference, with proven strategies and techniques to improve your church’s security.

A different conference experience every year with the nations' leading experts in Church Security.

Speakers include

Director David Wood Presentation Topic - Multi-site Mega-church security

With five campuses and approaching 10,00 in membership, Covenant Church represents one of the largest Mega-churches in America. David Wood has been at the helm of the ministry's security and safety efforts for the past 10 years. As Security Director of a large ministry, David deals daily with the complexities of a diverse, multicultural, multi-site mega-church. David will speak on the security efforts of such a ministry.

Major Carole NewellPresentation Topic - Responding to the Mentally Ill

Major Newell has been with the Broken Arrow, OK Police Department for more than 25 years. In that time she has worked in nearly every facet of the department, and has spent considerable time in the Criminal Investigations Unit. She spent 14 years on the Crisis Negotiation Team, the last 7 as the Team Leader. She is currently the Headquarters Division Commander overseeing Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, Property Room, and Training Units. During her career she has acquired extensive training and experience dealing with mental health issues, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and has also taught classes to law enforcement personnel. Carole also serves as the Department Head of Security at World Outreach Church in Tulsa, OK. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as Rhema Bible Training Center.

Carl Chinn Presentation Topics - Eye witness recount, New Life church shooting, Focus on the Family hostage incident

The 2007 shooting at New Life Church in Colorado Springs was one of the most significant attacks on Christian ministries in recent years. The gunman / hostage incident at the “Focus on the Family” headquarters in 1996 was another ministry incident of note. Chinn played a key role in the preincident emergency planning and was an initial responder in both incidents. Chinn will speak on plan development and shares inside recounts of these infamous incidents. Carl Chinn speaks on the subject of ministry environment security and emergency response.

Chuck Chadwick Presentation Topics - Security Teams and State Laws and Security Technologies

As former Director of Security for one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America; Chuck brings a “real world” perspective of dealing with the security concerns of the nation’s largest multi-site mega-churches. Chuck’s 29 years of security experience and his founding of The National Organization for Church Security and Safety Management (NOCSSM), helps him guide churches, both large and small, in addressing church specific security concerns. He has trained hundreds of churches across the nation in the basics as well as the highly advanced technical aspects of church security.As President of Gatekeepers Security Services, LLC, Chuck's companies provide security services to some of the nation's largest mega-churches.

Vic Meyer Presentation Topic - - Killers of Innocence - True Story: When a sex molester hits your church.

Vic Meyer is board certified by ASIS International in security management and is the former Sr. Director of Security at Grace Church and Grace Christian School in Tulsa Oklahoma. From tragic experience he has learned that child molesters at church work tirelessly to gain our trust, gratitude and love to gain access to the very beat of our hearts, our children. Vic will arm you with the awareness and tools to keep them safe without impeding ministry.

Jeff LasterPresentation Topic -The Incident at Wedgewood Baptist Church September 1999

On September 15, 1999, a gunman entered Wedgwood Baptist Church and opened fire with a 9mm, killing seven and wounding seven others. It was a Wednesday Evening and the church was hosting a “Saw You at the Pole Rally”. A worship service for the youth of the area to celebrate what God had done through their “See You at the Pole” events held at their school flag poles that morning. Jeff was the first one shot by the gunman as he greeted him at the door. Jeff will be sharing how this affected Wedgwood and the community, how it has changed us, and how it has given Wedgwood an opportunity to reach out to those affected by similar tragedies.
Lt. Andrew Mills

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The Shepherd is Vigilant
In 1 Peter 5:2, the spiritual leader is exhorted to “exercise oversight.” While we rightly see this text as primarily about spiritual oversight, we must also acknowledge that physical oversight is not outside of the spiritual leader’s responsibility. In fact, spiritual leaders must provide a safe environment for worship so that the purpose of the Lord’s church will not be hindered.
In today’s world, the Church has experienced increasing physical opposition and hostility. These challenges are forcing Christian leaders to consider how to react in a biblical manner—fully embracing God’s sovereignty while simultaneously acknowledging and fulfilling their responsibilities as overseers. Because the local church must be faithful to meet together (Heb. 10:25), we must consider the wisdom of proper safety and security measures when assembling in today’s reality.
The Vigilance Conference will equip pastors, leaders, administrators, as well as safety and security staff to think biblically about their role as shepherds and providing for the physical security of their flock.
Southern Seminary invites you to join the top names in safety and security to address crucial topics such as executive protection, risk management, and security systems.
Join us in the faithful pursuit of pastoral Vigilance in today’s world…

Many resources from the 2010 Vigilance Conference are available online from SBTS. Click on the below link for resources.