Safety Program Best Practice - Eagle Brook Church

Safety Program Best Practice - Eagle Brook Church

In this 7-part series, we talk with Wes Pederson Safety and Security Director at Eagle Brook Church, known as the 10th largest church in the country. He did not have a background in safety before receiving the calling into security ministry.

In this rare interview with one of the country’s largest churches, Wes shares his experiences, teachings, and best practice in the following areas. Creating a security culture, how to start an advisory team tackles the difficult subject of church open door, and what it means for security. How to best manage risk in a ministry setting, finding the right safety team structure, pastoral protection, how to forge relationships with law enforcement agencies, and more!

Wes Pederson is a Pastor and Security Director of Eagle Brook Church of Minnesota. Eagle Brook Church is a multi-site church that encompasses 9 locations, recognized as the largest church in Minnesota and the 10th largest church in the country. Wes was the church Pastor at the broadcast site until he received a calling to head the security efforts in 2017. https://eaglebrookchurch.com/

Simon Osamoh is a nationally recognized church safety practitioner, former British Police Detective, former Counter Terrorism Security Manager at Mall of America Minnesota where he oversaw the internationally recognized behavior detection program. He is the founder of the Worship Security Association and Kingswood Security and the author of the books Securing Church Operations and Responding to Suspicious Behavior. He is a safety advisor to hundreds of churches across the country, a Christian, a member of Westwood Community Church in Excelsior Minnesota where he also serves as a Security Advisor. https://www.kingswoodsc.com/

Safety Program Best Practice - Eagle Brook Church

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  • Preview Safety Program Best Practice

    In this 7-part series, we talk with Wes Pederson Safety and Security Director at Eagle Brook Church, known as the 10th largest church in the county. Wes did not have a background in safety before receiving the calling into security ministry.

    In this rare interview with one of the country’s larg...

  • Security Advisory Team (7:48)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Church Open Door (5:10)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Faith & Security (5:31)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Protecting the Vulnerable (7:32)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Safety Team Structure (9:35)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Pastoral Protection (7:34)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

  • Law Enforcement (6:29)

    In this expert insight series, Simon talks with Wes Pederson, Director of Safety and Security at Eagle Brook Church, the countries sixth largest church. Wes shares his experiences and best practice as he guides you through how to build a security culture, the importance of an advisory team, how ...

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