This Church Safety / Security Ministry Resource List is intended to help Safety Directors of small to medium size churches with training their volunteer teams. 


Training Seminar

Question and Answer Session 


Active Shooter HOW: PowerPoint

Active Shooter HOW: JPG Files (Zip File)


Protect Your Congregation from a Gunman: 

Protecting congregations from active shooter incidents:

Church Security Plan – ALICE Training Institute:

Active Shooter Survival Guide for Churches:

Protecting Your Church Against Violence;

Thom S Rainer:

Your choice: Run, hide, fight:

Violent Incidents at Churches are rising:

Carl Chinn:




FaithBasedEmergencyPlanTemplate22410 Your Church Should Prepare for an Active Shooter.pdf

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The Art and Science of Security Risk Assessment-Ira Somerson, CPP
Church Security: Providing a Safe Worship Environment-Kevin Robertson
Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship -Chester L Quarles and Paula L Ratliff
Securing the Sacred: Making your house of worship a safer place -Dr. Andrew P Surace and Eric Konohia
Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook-James S Caywood and Michael H Corcoran Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack -Dr. Jennifer Hesterman