Come and join Sheepdog Development at the Sheepdog Seminar in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Jimmy Meeks, and Carl Chinn will be speaking to church leaders, security personnel, and law enforcement officers. Col. Grossman will be presenting his “Bulletproof Mind” seminar presentation.
Sheepdog Development is a vendor at the seminar this weekend. I’ll be talking to pastors and church safety personnel, and offering my book for sale: What They Don’t Tell You About Church Safety. So come see me at this incredible event.
Here is a LINK to the EVENT.
With the some of the recent Supreme Court of the United States decisions, the rhetoric and politics have been very heavy throughout the country. Regardless of where your pastor and church falls on a myriad of hot-button issues, you need to have an understanding of what potential incidents that may arise, and you need to have a plan to handle those incidents before they occur. Continue reading
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a young man filled with hate entered the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. This young man* was angry and filled with hatred for those who were not his “race”. He sat through most of the bible study and then decided to try to kill everyone he could. He killed nine people and injured a tenth. Among the slain was the senior pastor and a state senator. Continue reading
As I work through church safety team issues, I would be remiss if I did not cover what is probably the one of the most contentious topics for church safety and security – firearms in church. If you have read any of my online posts, you will easily come to the conclusion that I support the arming of church safety personnel. I actually believe that churches should, if legal, allow anyone who legally can carry a firearm concealed. While this is not often the case, I am in favor of arming church safety personnel, and then equipping them with the best training. Why? Continue reading
[This is a continuing series based on an upcoming book by Bryan Donihue – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Church Safety]
Now that you’ve figured out that you have an actual ministry, have started by calling it the “right” name, and have found a great place in your church’s structure, let’s talk about WHO you are going to hire and HOW you are going to train them. Continue reading