Are You Protecting Your Congregation?

[Upcoming Workshop]

June 26, 2018

8:00am to 12:30pm


How to Develop a Church Safety and Security Ministry

We are no longer living in a world that is friendly to Christian beliefs.  In fact, Jesus made it clear that we are living as sheep among wolves.  He expects us as shepherds to protect the flock of God, in order to keep them in a safe environment when they are gathered together.  

Are you protecting God’s flock, your congregation?

The wise are cautious and avoid danger…”
– Proverbs 14:16 NLT

With the growing number of reported incidents in churches of children becoming victims to sexual predators, domestic abuse, active shooters, child abductions, and encounters with mentally ill and drug-induced individuals wandering into worship services, congregations need more than ever before to raise up a Safety and Security Ministry to protect the vulnerable and those who gather to worship God.

BridgeBuilders in partnership with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance and with the support of the Phoenix Police Department is offering your church a half-day  Church Safety and Security Workshop.

The training will equip pastoral leadership, board members, ushers/greeters, administrative staff, and other church leaders and volunteers with instruction in how to develop a Safety and Security Ministry in your church. 

You will learn proactive Safety and Security Ministry protocols and “best practices” stemming from churches nationwide.

You will be equipped with the practical tools you need to address church safety and security emergencies that may arise, including how to identify critical risk areas, in order to provide your congregation with a safer and more secure worship experience.

Topics covered :
  • How to develop a Safety and Security Plan for your church or faith-based organization
  • Keys to recognizing a potential crisis before it happens
  • Strategies for handling a difficult person in a public environment
  • How to protect your children
  • How to identify, recruit, screen, train and deploy volunteers
  • Creating a Safety/Emergency Response Team
  • How to respond to on-site medical and security emergencies—seconds do count!
  • Security as a ministry
  • How to de-escalate verbal conflict
  • Building relationship with First Responders
  • Classroom and restroom policies
  • Liability insurance
  • A legal briefing to identify your church’s greatest areas for exposed risk will be provided as well.

We encourage you to join us for this critical and timely event.  Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. This may be one of the most important four hours you spend in learning to protect your congregation.

Subject Matter Expert

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson PhotoBob Johnson served as the Director of Safety and Security for Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona from 2005 to 2017.  His core responsibility was leading a team of more than 350 staff and volunteers, ensuring the protection of nine campuses with a total of more than 30,000 in weekly attendance.

For the past 47 years, Bob has been actively involved in both Public and Private Sector Security.  Concurrent with part of this experience, he spent 20 years in the Arizona Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

During 10 of his 23 years with the Phoenix Police Department, Bob was a Detective with the Organized Crime Bureau. Bob served as the Director of Security for Domino’s Pizza’s second largest franchisee.

Since 2010, Bob has traveled the United States conducting safety and security seminars and threat/vulnerability assessments for churches. In more than 200 training events, Bob has instructed over 15,000 people from all 50 states and Canada.

Bob has been married for 46 years and has two children and six grandchildren all living in the Phoenix area. 

***Not an official function of Arizona Christian University.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Arizona Christian University
Student Activity Center
2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Cost :

Pre-Registration (before June 20)

$25 per person
$100 per group of 5 or more representing one church campus**

At the Door

$35 per person at the door (group rates not available)

*Continental breakfast will be provided.

**(A group must consist of staff and members from the same church/organization)

***Space is limited to the first 100 registrants

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