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Arming the Church Protector 1

Intermediate - This course is a must if you serve on a church security ministry team.

Duration: Expanded to a 7 to 8 hour course for 2024



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now April 27 Saturday 1 - 6 Students 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Rod Yoder Space Available
Register Now June 8 Saturday 1 - 6 Students 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Rod Yoder Space Available target icon


This course is essential for anyone on an armed church security ministry team. The armed church security ministry team member plays a much different role than a CCW carrier. Learn how to communicate and work with a partner. Carrying a gun in church has it's own unique challenges that we must be aware of and work through. We believe that there is no more important role in the church that you can be asked to fill than to be on your church's safety and security ministry team. Let us help you prepare for that role. A CCW permit is required for this course. 

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Topics Covered

These are just a few topics covered:
Mindset of the Church Protector
Mission of the Church Protector
Screening Security Team Candidates
Grip, Sights, Trigger Management
Safe gun handling in crowds
Decision Making Under Stress
Safety Rules for the Range
Safety Rules for the Real World
Stoppages and Malfunctions
Using What Your Body Does Naturally
Balance of Speed and Precision
One Man Room Clearing
Taking Control of the Situation
Planning for a 911 Response and the Aftermath
Making the Scene Safe

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Expectations and Outcomes

You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to safely carry your gun in the church environment. Certificates of Completion will be awarded.

This is not an NRA sponsored course.

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Advanced, Intermediate, Active Shooter Response Training, Church / Business - Safety / Security, Scenario Based Training, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

CCW permit

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

The instructor requires a copy of your Concealed Carry Weapons permit once you register.

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This is not a pistol 101 course. A CCW permit is required to take this course Demonstration of safe pistol handling skills will be required to take this class. You will need a full size semi-auto defensive caliber firearm with a good quality OWB holster. Pocket guns will not be permitted in the class.

  • Full Size Handgun - One that fits your hands and your mission. (No pocket guns)
  • Ammunition - 250 Rounds
  • FMJ (.380 or larger) (no steel core)
  • Extra Magazines - 2
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Holster
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Thick Belt
  • Water / Beverage
  • Pen & Notebook
  • Lunch and Snacks (lunch on the range)

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