Church Safety Training Bundle

Church Safety Training Bundle

The Church Safety Curriculum equips church safety leaders, safety team members, church volunteers, and staff teams with everything they need to know on FOUR key topics in church safety from a biblical perspective. Suspicious behavior, how to recognize and respond. Verbal de-escalation, how to be effective. Child sexual misconduct, what is child grooming, and what to look for. And Active shooter, breaking down run hide fight in layman’s terms for church teams.

Meet the presenters

Joe Bezotte is a Christian, 25-year Law Enforcement veteran, defensive tactics instructor, and Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security and owner of Core Security MN.

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.

Church Safety Training Bundle

10 Videos

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  • Safety and Security (5:18)

    As the church, our focus is on ministry, community, and keeping people safe. Our challenge is that we live in a time where crime knows no boundaries. It’s in our schools, our places of work, and even our houses of worship. In this first session of this three-part series written for church leaders...

  • Understanding Suspicious Behavior (7:18)

    In the second part of this three-part series, we tackle the subject of suspicious behavior at a house of worship. Most often violence and crime can be prevented by addressing the unusual behaviors before they escalate to the point of action. These behaviors are often signs of deeper problems, add...

  • Taking Action (4:20)

    In this third session, we address how to take action during safety incidents. Deciding when and how to take action in security ministry can be a challenge, especially if you are a staff member or volunteer and it is not your role. We are placed in tough and challenging situations every day that w...

  • Run Hide Fight (5:07)

    In this teaching curriculum, you are taught everything you need to know on the mantra “run hid fight”. We address some of the misconceptions that “run, hide, fight bring” and what you can do to stay safe. This teaching is presented by Joe Bezotte. A Christian, church safety practitioner, and Fed...

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (5:33)

    This teaching curriculum will empower staff and volunteers to take action around sexual misconduct in the church. We explore how the abuse of power can manifest itself with children. You will learn warning signs to identify those with harmful intentions towards children and be introduced to “groo...

  • The Voice of Reason (3:28)

    In the first presentation of this three-part series, we address how a crisis is a moment in time and how we determine our role in verbal de-escalation. We discuss how to find the person’s voice of reason and the action to take if the person is impaired in some or in emotional crisis.

  • De-Escalation Techniques (5:32)

    In part two we address how to de-escalate through effective listening, how to change a situation through giving positive choices, how to find the balance between showing empathy vs sympathy, and how to set boundaries.

  • Finding Compliance (4:53)

    In part three of this series, we focus on understanding how our own body language plays into verbal de-escalation and how to be intentional with our words.

  • Verbal De-escalation, Next Steps (1:11)