Courses for Churches

  • Protect the Flock© – Critical Incident Response – 10 Hours 
    • This flagship course includes both classroom lecture presentation, practical exercise & scenario based training.  The course will primarily deal with sudden ambush style attacks, unruly/disorderly individuals, children’s ministry incidents, domestic violence, medical situations, criminal law, civil liability, and attempted intrusions into secure areas. We will also include the FREE Stop the Bleed/Bleedingcontrol.org certification for the class attendees.  (The course can be customized to 8 hours if needed, but it will cut down on the amount of scenarios we can run).α
  • Protect the Children of the Flock© – 4 Hours
    • This course will assist your children and youth ministers, youth pastors, child care workers, and volunteers that are associated with the teaching of children in setting up and running your churches children’s ministry.  The course will cover all aspects of the children’s ministry, including selection, liability, dealing with unruly children and angry adults, medical issues, dealing with special needs children, recognizing, stopping and reporting abuse, check in and check out process, safety and security, weather related emergencies, fire related emergencies, & intruder response.   The course is taught by our expert instructor with nearly 10 years of children’s ministry experience and certifications from the Archdiocese of Detroit.
  • School Shield – Active Intruder Intervention© – 4-6-8 hours
    • Our Active Intruder Intervention course is an advanced course for your faith based school to plan, prepare, deter, deny, react to, and recover from a critical incident that occurs within your facility.  The course will include classroom presentation, as well as, practical and scenario based exercises.   Included with the course will be a detailed site assessment of your facility.   The class can be tailored to your schedule with a 4, 6, or 8 hour program.
  • Citizen Response Active Threat Engagement© – 5 hours
    • In today’s society we all must be vigilant and maintain a high level of situational awareness of the world around us.  Threats can come at any time and in any place, as recent history has shown.  The C.R.A.T.E. course  is unlike any other in that it takes the most up to date information, tactics and common sense response that the everyday citizen can apply in their lives to better prepare themselves to deal with a critical incident.   We are also including the free Stop the Bleed/Bleedingcontrol.org certification with this class.
  • Workplace Violence Prevention© – 4 hours
    • Any form of violence in the workplace will have a devastating effect on your employees ability to perform their jobs in an efficient and effective manner.  This course will examine the why’s and how’s of workplace violence, then introduce the student to a multi step process for developing,  & maintaining an effective workplace violence program. The course will cover the following areas:
      • Initial assessment
      • Prevention
      • Training
      • Reporting and  investigating
      • Creating and implementing policies
      • Post incident follow-up
      • Evaluation of the program
  • Subject Control Tactics© – 4 Hours (per level)
    • Levels 1-4 have been custom built to train your staff in self-defense & subject control  tactics that applies our 4 E’s and 4 S’s.  No matter your team members size or gender these tactics can be applied and used successfully.  The program will also teach the legal & lawful use of these  tactics in common verbal and physical altercations security team members may find themselves in.  Criminal law and civil liability will be reinforced throughout the course.
      • Level 1 – Basic self-defense, takedowns, control holds, and escorts
      • Level 2 – Defense against edged and impact weapons, review of Level 1
      • Level 3 – Defense against firearms, 3rd party defense, review level 1 & 2
      • Level 4 – Stress drills, force on force scenario training
  • Church Security Firearms Academy© – 40 Hours
    • This 40 hour course will be taught over 8 different Saturdays, 5 hours per class. The course will certify your people in the basics of handgun carrying, handling, manipulation and employment.  We supply and hold the certification through our master firearms instructors.  The certification will require annual recertifying @ your convenience.  The course includes classroom presentation, written and practical testing, practical dry and live fire range drills.
  • Handgun Combatives for CST’s©  – 4 Hours
    • We have 4 separate levels of handgun training for your armed church security team.  All tactics are custom built & specifically designed for church security teams and are reality based.  These course are taught by our master firearms and use of force instructors that bring decades of real world combat experience.  You will not find a more expertly taught firearms course for your team.  Some topics covered:
      • Level 1 – Foundational drills – 4 hours
      • Level 2 – Close quarter movement and drills – 4 hours
      • Level 3 – Working a flashlight, low-light environment – 4 hours
      • Level 4 – Working in and around vehicles – 4 hours
  • Advanced Concealed Carry Pistol Course© – 8 hours
    • This course is designed for those who have their concealed carry permit, or license.  This course will begin where the CPL class leaves off with our master level firearms and use-of-force instructors.  This course will cover such items as:
      • Foundational Skills
      • Reloads
      • Malfunctions
      • Speed and combat accuracy
      • Drawing from different concealment positions
      • Basic and advanced shooting positions
      • CQB/CQC
      • Barricades and cover positions
      • Moving, shooting and processing
      • Dealing with multiple combatants
      • Use of force and the law
  • Handheld OC Gel Self Defense Certification – 4 Hours
    • This course is designed to certify your team members with the use of handheld OC gel in your house of worship.  We supply the canister of OC Gel and a holster along with the certificate.  The course contains lecture, written and practical testing, along with practical self defense exercises.  Contamination is recommended @ the end of the course, but not required.
  • Terrorism and IED’s Against the Church© – 4 Hours
    • Unfortunately in today’s world terrorism and IED’s go hand and hand.  This course introduces your security team to the world of terror and what they need to look for and how to respond to it.  Special emphasis on behavioral recognition, surveillance tactics, and assisting law enforcement in IED recognition and facility/event evacuation.
  • Church Leadership Protection© – Levels 1 & 2 – 8 Hours (per level)
    •  This course is designed to provide a select group of individuals within the church security team the capabilities related to protecting church leadership, family members, VIP guests and dignitaries.  This course will instruct team leaders and members on how to properly select protection detail members, conduct site risk assessment, determination on how and where protection will be needed; as well as, interior, exterior, stationary and mobile protection.  The course will consist of lecture, practical exercises, scenarios, and advanced trauma care.
    • Scheduling can be broken into 4 hour blocks or back to back 8 hour classes.
  • Genesis – Designing, Building, Implementing, and Maintaining your Church Safety & Security Team© – 4 Hours
    • This training will show the need and necessity for a church to establish, and maintain a Security and Safety Team.  The course will present evidence from a local, state, national and global perspective.  The course will teach leadership how to select your security team members; from application, interview, screening, background checks, implementing church security team policy and procedure.  Training, equipment purchase and usage, civil and criminal liability will also be covered in detail throughout the course as well.
  • Tactical Communications and De-escalations Tactics© – Level 1 & 2 -4 Hours (per level)
    • With the overwhelming increase of smart phone cameras and social media, church security officer’s actions are more public than ever before. The ability to de-escalate a situation before it becomes violent has far reaching positive outcomes for the officer as an individual, the church for liability purposes and the membership/public as a matter of trust and respect. This course provides techniques to stay calm and professional under verbal assault and to generate voluntary compliance from even the most difficult people. Participants will review case law, liability, the importance of positive communication, non-verbal social cues and tactical communication/de-escalation techniques.α
  • Understanding Autism and the Special Needs Community© – 4 Hours
    • This training will provide your security and safety team members with understanding on how to interact with individuals with autism and the members of the special needs community.
  • Critical Incident and Command Structure – 4 Hours
    • This training will provide your security and safety team with basic understanding on how to structure a proper Communication and Command structure in the event of a critical incident.
  • CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification – 8 Hours
    • This class will teach your security and safety team members the basics in CPR, First Aid, & AED use.  Red Cross certification will be issued to all that complete this course, including written and practical exercise testing.
  • Advanced Trauma Care Training Program© – 8 Hours
    • The overall objectives of the ATCTP are to provide security team members with state-of-the-art knowledge and hands-on skills required to provide advanced management for trauma patients.  Emphasis will be placed on the most common types of traumatic injuries that your security will come across during a critical incident, or event.  Students will need to pass a written and practical exam to earn their certificate.  The course will include classroom presentation along with practical and scenario based training.
  • Observational Skills and Threat Recognition© – 4 Hours
    • This class will teach your security and safety team members the basics in observational skills, behavioral threat recognition, understanding and recognizing non-verbal communication, as well as being solid witnesses.  Simply by identifying the forms of suspicious behavior and activity can provide your employees the ability to detect, deter, and more importantly, deny any further intrusions or hostile actions within your facility.α
  • Weather Related Emergencies, Power Outages and Storms – 4 Hours
    • This class will teach your security and safety team members what to do in the event of an emergency caused by weather & power outages. This class shares the importance of the emergency action plan for pre-planning, preparation, & the aftermath.
  • Church Building and Property Risk Assessment – 2 Hours
    • Forever Vigilant’s expert instructors  will advise on the necessity of having a building and property risk assessment for possible weak spots and how to strengthen them. Our site surveyors will give recommendations to your leadership on how to harden up an otherwise soft target.  (*This is a free benefit with TEAM VIGILANT members and any booked training)
  • Introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management – 4 Hours
    • This class will give the student and introductory understanding of CISM and how to deal with a critical incident and the possible resulting challenges after.
  • Leadership Development Training© – 4 Hours
    • This training will provide the basic understanding concerning church leadership and effective principles of leadership. Students will learn proven leadership strategies, tactics, and techniques.
  • Understanding Sexual Abuse within the Church©- 4 Hours
    • This course will introduce your team members how to prevent, recognize, respond, and deal with the before, during and after effects of sexual abuse in places of worship.
  • Human Trafficking and the Church – 4 hours
    • Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.  Human Trafficking, a phenomenon that remains largely invisible, is estimated to affect 21 million people worldwide.  Learning about indicators, referral services, and when and how to intervene can help our churches and communities shed light on this issue and positively impact the life of survivors.
  • Report Writing© – 4 Hours
    • This  training will give a basic understanding concerning how to professionally and efficiently write a security team report.
  • Understanding Cultural Awareness© – 4 Hours
    • This training will provide your security and safety team members with a basic understanding concerning interacting with the various cultures in a positive way. Cultural Awareness is the foundation of communication and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions
  • Annual Refresher Training© – 4 Hours
    • The ART will refresh and emphasize practical examples and hands on experience concerning real life threats that a security and safety team in a place of worship might face.  The course will consist of practical exercises and scenario based training evolution’s that will be closely monitored by our expert cadre.
  • Dealing with Mentally and Emotional Disturbed Persons© –  4 Hours
    • Safety & security teams may have to confront and deal with individuals that appear to display a mental or emotional disorder.  This course will assist in identifying and safely handling these individuals.
  • Use of Force Mindset© – 2 Hours
    • This is a 2 hour block that precedes our pistol 1 course. This class will inform and prepare your armed team members for what they will be expected to do and what they will see and feel as concealed pistol carries within your facility if force is used by them or other team members.
  • Female Self Defense Course© – 4 Hours
    • This course will teach females aging from 12 years old and up on how to safely and legally defend themselves from a variety of street attacks commonly found in today’s society.  The course will be taught by our professional expert self defense instructors who have decades of real world street combative experience.
  • Starting Your Armed Security Team© – 4 Hours
    • In today’s violent society churches are ever increasing targeted by evil and those that wish to commit violent acts upon them.  This course will cover all aspects of the need for an armed team, including selection, interviewing, background investigations, policy creation, insurance coverage, supervision, training, qualification, record keeping, and handling use of force incidents.
  • Ladies Only Handgun Course© – 4 Hours
    • This is an intermediate/advanced course for those ladies that currently have their concealed pistol license/permit.  We will be covering the foundational skills including basic and advanced range drills, reloading, malfunctions, moving, and shooting, and combat accuracy.  The course will be taught by master level instructors with decades of real world training and experience.
  • Tactical Rifle Level 1© – 8 Hours
    • The Level 1 Tactical Rifle course is our basic course specifically designed for church safety and security teams that are incorporating this platform into their armed team’s inventory.
  • Tactical Rifle Level 2© – 8 Hours
    • The Level 2 Tactical Rifle course is our advanced course specifically designed for church safety and security teams that are incorporating this platform into their armed team’s inventory.  Prerequisite is our level 1 course.
  • Advanced Force on Force Scenario Training© – 4 Hours
    • Our Advanced force on force scenario course has been designed to push your security team to it’s limit and provide instant feedback to the cadre and the team on what it’s doing right, what it’s doing wrong and what they can do better.  This class is all about showing what tactics are working and where the team needs improvement.  This is an advanced class for those teams that are already established and feel they are ready to progress to high stress scenarios.  The use of KWA® airsoft, blanks, role players, training IED’s & possibly flashbangs will be the types of stimulus used during this course.
  • Stop the Bleed Program/Bleedingcontrol.org – 1-2 Hours – (*This Course is free to all Forever Vigilant members)
    • Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.  However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.  BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.  No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.
  • Pricing for Firearms and OC course:
    • 8 Hour Firearms – $150 per student (includes range fee)
    • 4 Hour Firearms and OC course – $75 per student (includes range fee)
  • We are always willing to work with any facility no matter your size or location to  meet your financial budget constraints.   
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  • α – 3 course package.  Scheduling of these 3 courses Thursday – Saturday will get a special pricing discount.