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: Sheepdog Church Security serves the Church by providing training materials to part-time Church Safety / Security Directors. We give them the tools they need to provide reputable and realistic training to their Church Safety Team members without spending hours researching and developing courses from scratch.

: Sheepdog Church Security serves the Church by providing training materials to part-time Church Safety / Security Directors. We give them the tools they need to provide reputable and realistic training to their Church Safety Team members without spending hours researching and developing courses from scratch.
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United States

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: Sheepdog Church Security serves the Church by providing training materials to part-time Church Safety / Security Directors. We give them the tools they need to provide reputable and realistic training to their Church Safety Team members without spending hours researching and developing courses from scratch.

Language:

English

Contact:

612-470-7364


Episodes

CSRC181: Bar the Door

11/19/2019
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For a dozen years, now, there has been an increase in deadly force attacks on churches and other places of worship in the United States. During an attack, hiding is one of the defensive choices. In a school, office, or church, the room you are in may be the best hiding place.

Duration:00:19:20

CSRC180: On the Wall

11/13/2019
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Members of a Church Safety Team are held responsible for the safety of those attending their church, whether members or visitors. If they detect an armed person approaching, they are to sound the alarm, then initiate the defense.

Duration:00:17:41

CSRC179: In the Crosshairs

11/5/2019
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Christian churches are targeted more with each passing year. Whereas criminals once hesitated to break into a church, let alone attack it, now they are more emboldened to target places of worship, not just for theft, but for vandalism, arson, and massacre. Since we are at odds with the viewpoint of the world around us, attacks are to be expected.

Duration:00:13:07

CSRC178: Out from Danger

10/22/2019
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Getting people out of a building in an emergency may be easy for small churches, but more difficult for larger ones. Evacuation can become chaos with the potential of tragic results. Orderly and safe evacuations do not just happen. They are planned. The routes should be kept ready at all times. Everyone needs to know what to do and practice it.

Duration:00:16:21

CSRC177: Quench it

10/16/2019
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We can be diligently working to prevent fires in the church, but what if one starts anyway? How a fire may be suppressed depends on how the building is equipped and what firefighting tools are available. Not only can fires be extinguished by people, they can also be put out by installed fire suppression systems.

Duration:00:13:15

CSRC176: Block It

10/14/2019
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Fire protection begins with fire prevention. This also means putting up roadblocks for fires that do start. This is just as important in churches and other places of worship as it is in homes, businesses, schools, and public buildings.

Duration:00:14:39

CSRC175: The Spark

10/8/2019
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Every fire is either controlled or uncontrolled. Uncontrolled fire is destructive, even fearsome. Understanding what fire is, how it starts, and how it can be quenched is the key to knowing how to control it.

Duration:00:13:08

CSRC174: Access Control

9/27/2019
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We are to be stewards (trustees and property managers) for God. This means that we are to use our assets (including the church’s assets) carefully and wisely. Wise use of resources includes accountability and protection.

Duration:00:14:54

CSRC173: Curricula

9/20/2019
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Some training is required for most church safety and security teams – it should be for all. The real questions are, “What training is needed?” and “Where can we find it?”

Duration:00:14:48

CSRC172: Making the Rounds

9/16/2019
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How much of the church building can you see from just one position? How many safety team members would it take to see the entire place? For thousands of years, those responsible for security and safety have been patrolling – moving around, alert for signs of danger, and purposefully inspecting defenses and seeking evidence. Even with modern means of surveillance, patrolling is just as important today as it was then.

Duration:00:14:44

CSRC171: Communication

9/10/2019
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Communication has always been an ingredient in all kinds of organizations – commercial, governmental, military, social, religious – and in relationships. For a Church Safety Ministry, communication can be in person, by written notes and memos, over two-way radio, and in reports. How does your team communicate?

Duration:00:21:04

CSRC170: Setting it Straight

9/4/2019
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As a Church Safety Ministry, we need policies and procedures to conduct our ministry “decently and in order,” and we should follow these. In some cases, not following them can lead to public embarrassment, legal issues, or injuries – perhaps even someone’s death.

Duration:00:12:37

CSRC169: Orientation

9/4/2019
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In a Church Safety Ministry, new members need orientation to the ministry. This includes recruitment, the application process, and learning the qualifications and responsibilities of being a Safety Team member.

Duration:00:14:49

CSRC168: Implementation

8/21/2019
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It is easy to envision a simplistic view of setting up a safety ministry in a church: A few concerned church members agree that we should work together to protect its congregants, so they put together a team. In actuality, becoming an effective group with staying power requires some forethought and preparation.

Duration:00:15:16

CSRC167: Presentation

8/11/2019
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If anyone wants something done about safety or security in your church, it is because they have at least one safety concern. A few of the more common concerns are fire safety, child safety, medical emergencies, vandalism and burglary, disruptive behaviors, and armed attacks. The ad hoc approach (which generates more support) is to address a top safety or security concern before proposing an organized ministry.

Duration:00:14:37

CSRC166: Blueprint

8/4/2019
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A church safety ministry does not just happen. Someone has to have some kind of idea what it will be and how it will work. It requires coordination and agreement on how things are done, even if it is just two persons. Even just one person should know what to do in a situation. This means planning.

Duration:00:10:38

CSRC165: Sanctuary

7/30/2019
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Most of us tend to think of a church as a sanctuary, not only as a religious center but as a safe place. In recent years, however, the “safe place” does not seem so safe anymore. Churches may now be, on the average, more fireproof and better able to withstand storms, but criminal activity has become more of a threat during the past few decades.

Duration:00:14:00

CSRC164: Ready to Use the Gear

7/23/2019
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He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze (2 Samuel 22:35 and Psalm 18:34). As David was trained for war, we should be trained for defense.

Duration:00:19:09

CSRC163: Defensive Gear

7/16/2019
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The first step in self-defense is awareness. Likewise, the first line of defensive gear is items which aid our awareness: detection equipment. These range from very simple to extremely sophisticated. There are literally hundreds of detection devices of many types, but not all are feasible for most churches.

Duration:00:17:59

CSRC162: Get the Message, Get Out

7/9/2019
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Communication is the key to several functions of a Church Safety Team. Team members need to be in touch at all times, whether it is routine business or a dire emergency. Other than face-to-face conversation, we need tools to communicate.

Duration:00:14:51