Church Security Training

Get The Best Church Security
And Intruder Response Training
In The Country

Learn To Identify Suspicious Behavior And Respond To A Threat
While Building An Even More Friendly And Welcoming Environment.

“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.” – Proverbs 22:3


For years, many churches assumed that “it can’t happen here.” It took catastrophic active-shooter events for the majority of congregations to realize that they, too, were vulnerable to a church shooter.

Strategos International is a faith-based organization and understands the vital role that churches bring to communities.

In studying past events, it has been proven that people rise – or fall – based on the level of their training and preparedness. Our natural responses to violent intruders are often completely at odds with what we need to do to prevail. Without proper training people have often:

  • Run toward the sound of gunfire to confirm that the threat was real.
  • Engaged in “normalcy bias” – denying that they’re under attack despite overwhelming evidence.
  • Freeze in place instead of taking fundamental actions such as locking a door

We’ve trained more than 150,000 people (and counting) and are able to provide you with the on-site training you need to prevent and respond where an incident may actually occur.

Strategos is adamant that churches do not have to (and should not) “militarize” in order to have a secure environment. In addition, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to church security. While a set of core principles must be followed, there is a diversity of approaches toward protecting congregations.

When people are trained, they can respond to a threat with confidence and resolve.

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To discuss what training is best for your church, click the button below to schedule a call.

The Onsite Trainings We Offer

Church Security Courses:

Church Security And Intruder Response Training (1 And 2 Day Options)

The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip your staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects your congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment.  Learn More.

Intruder Response and Awareness for Church Personnel (7 Hours)

The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip your staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects your congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment. Learn More.

Behavior Pattern Recognition for Church Personnel (8 Hours)

This is an advanced course that trains staff and volunteers to spot suspicious behavior before it erupts. Suspicious non-verbal behavior is telegraphed well in advance of a violent act. Learn how to discern it and respond effectively.  Learn More.

Church Security Planning for Leadership Personnel (8 Hours)

This course equips church leadership with all of the tools needed to start a security ministry or improve an existing one. Church Security Planning explains the importance of constructing a written plan and gives step-bystep instructions on how to do it.  Learn More.

Advanced Church Security (2 Days)

This course combines our S.A.F.E. Approach and our training on behavior pattern recognition. effectively respond to threats in a manner that maintains dignity and respect for all using biblical principles.   Learn More.

S.A.F.E. Approach: Verbal and Physical Conflict Management Resolution (2, 4 and 8 Hour Options)

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Tactical Church Security Courses:

Church Security Scenario Training (1 Day)

This course for church security personnel simulates real-world events that can happen and have occurred at churches across the country. Goals and objectives are outlined for each scenario, followed by critique and review.  Learn More.

Tactics and Firearms Handling (4 Hours)

This course focuses on behavioral-based responses for armed protectors, including decision making in and around crowds during an active threat. Students will practice techniques using demo firearms and holsters (provided).  Learn More.

Tactical Application of the Pistol for Church Protectors (2 And 4 Day Options)

This course is for responsible and conscientious adults who serve as part of an organization’s security ministry or life safety team.   Learn More.

Use of the Taser for Church Protectors (2 Days)

This course is designed for church security teams who want to use the less lethal approach of a Taser. Successful completion of this course will certify students for the operation of either the Taser X-26 or C2 Security Taser.  Learn More.

Church Security Boot Camp (4 Days)

This is an advanced, comprehensive training that involves conflict de-escalation principles, tactical application of firearms and an understanding of legal and biblical principles of self-defense.  Learn More.

Pastor and Platform Security for Church Protectors (2 Days)

This course equips church security teams to protect pastors, key leaders and their immediate families. It addresses protecting a speaker at a platform, a traveling speaker and international travel (such as a mission trip).  Learn More.

Other Church Security-Related Courses:

Personal Awareness and Safety for Believers (4 Hours)

This course has been specifically developed for the Christian believer and is supported with biblical authority for protecting yourself and others  Learn More.

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James River Church – Volunteer, Former  Officer Springfield Police Department

“This is MUST attend training for all pastors, staff and church security personnel.”

Jim Piazza

Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio

“Excellent! Prepared, passionate and personal!”

Darren Rogers

First Baptist Church, Wellsville, Ohio

“This was a very powerful class that will help us begin the journey towards building a security plan for our church.”

Maxwell Rosen

International House of Prayer, Grandview, Missouri

Excellent delivery, entertaining and engaging. Todd (the instructor) is very animated and eloquent and makes for a memorable teaching event.”



James Maxwell

Security Director, First Baptist Church of Springdale, Arkansas

“I’ve personally worked for several security companies since retiring from the military. It is a blessing to see a security company with leadership that is Christian faith-based … and wanting to teach people about protecting the church and its people. Strategos International is a company that I highly recommended to any church organization wanting this type of assistance and training. The instruction was very professionally done, organized and easy to follow and understand. The instructor was outstanding in knowledge of the material, presentation and involvement of the audience. The audio visual aids were awesome!”

Keith Melton

First Baptist Church of Maryville, IL

“The delivery was top notch. I loved the ‘stories behind the stories’ that helped make everything real for everyone. The curriculum was great as well. The instructor was, without question, exceedingly knowledgeable. I would encourage anyone considering church security to attend this seminar. In fact, I know it would be worth attending again to ensure I retain the concepts and principles more thoroughly.”

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