Our Purpose

Provide training, services and support to assist churches in developing and maintaining a security program and security team to create a safe environment at their facilities. We provide skilled, experienced instructors, programs and training resources that will empower your church organization to develop a security program/ security team. These services we provided to the faith-based community are supported by a foundation of biblical principles.

A Biblical Approach

How is a church to prevent and respond to the various safety and security concerns of this age? The Arizona Church Security Network follows a two-pronged approach found within the Scriptures.

"And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night." Nehemiah 4:9


Networking

We provide monthly opportunities to meet in person in both Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Metro Regions. The first Thursday of the month the Phoenix Metro Region meets at Church for the Nations at 6:00pm. The last Friday of the month the Southern Region meets at Christ Community Church of Tucson at noon for a Lunch & Learn. These opportunities allow church safety and security team members to share information, best practices and learn about a different topic each month. These meeting are open to anyone serving in Faith Based Organization or their churches ministries regardless of AZCSN membership.

We encourage members to share incident information with each other and the network. The network distributes person-of-interest information to its Shepherd members as it is received.

  Professional Training

  The greatest mistakes that people make in a crisis come from not knowing what steps to      take and in what order to take them in a given situation. We offer over thirty-five different    courses, taught by our professional instructors, ranging from the Biblical Basis for Church    to Security, to Family Emergency Preparedness, I LIVED Civilian Response to Active         Attackers, and Arizona Armed Security instruction. 


Assessment and Planning

We understand safety and security in churches and other ministries is unique in several ways.  We will work with your church to customize an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that meets     the needs of your ministry while providing for the safety of your staff, members, visitors, and children. Our team is also able to assist you in development of safety and security policies and procedures, and examination of threats and risks your organization may encounter.    



Upcoming events

    • October 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson
    Register

    Developing a survival mindset is the most crucial aspect of preparedness regardless of the type of incident you are facing. The belief that you are going to protect yourself, your family or others and survive the encounter is something you can control no matter what type of situation you encounter. We can’t control what the attacker is bringing to an incident, but we can control our mindset.


    • October 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 95
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    October's meeting will focus on Domestic Violence Awareness. 



    • October 16, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 13
    Register

    Learn the basics of operating your pistol, from safely loading, unloading, reloading, sighting, firing, presentation and holstering your pistol and much more…  

     

    • October 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd. Tucson
    Register

    Our nervous systems responses to stress can surprise us when our sympathetic nervous system is triggered. Learn about the way our autonomic nervous system is designed and its impact on performance in our response to emergency and life threatening situations. Recognizing normal nervous system responses during a crisis will enable optimum performance whether driving a car or engaging in a physical confrontation.  


    • October 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Shiloh Christian Ministries 1519 S Ave Del Sol, Sierra Vista, AZ
    • 50
    Register

    Verbal De-escalation techniques are used when a person is becoming disruptive in an inappropriate location and time. This could be during a church service, in a classroom, an office or other non church related locations. 

    You will learn how to identify warning signs that can lead to a crisis incident. Assess risk and use verbal techniques to defuse situations before they become violent. Use disengagement skills to avoid or minimize injury and keep yourself, your congregation and others safe.


    • October 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. This month we will be focused domestic violence awareness in the church. 


    • October 23, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 9
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • October 29, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 30, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Illuminate Community Church 17800 N. Perimeter Drive Scottsdale & Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 10
    Register

    Day One- Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two- Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • October 29, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Illuminate Community Church 17800 N. Perimeter Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Register

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.




    • November 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    November's meeting will be focused on fire safety. 



    • November 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
    • 10
    Register

    Take your tactical self-defense training to the next level and learn to protect yourself in low-light situations.

    Most handgun training occurs during daylight, however, it is well documented that many shootings occur under low-light conditions. So why not train for the most probable and realistic real-world scenario? Want to see what it looks like?

    • Rods and cones – the human eye and how it works in low light
    • Night vision
    • Back-lighting and front-lighting
    • Handheld flashlight shooting techniques
    • Shooting from concealed carry positions
    • Point Shooting
    • Target Identification
    • Weapon manipulation skills (reloading, malfunctions clearance under low light conditions)
    • November 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. This month we will be focused on fire safety. 


    • December 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.




    • December 03, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85710 and Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 24
    Register

    Day One -

    Christ Community Church 2:00-6:00pm

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two-

    Pinal Airpark 8:00am-12:00pm

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • December 04, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Gracepointe
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.

    The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

    • December 11, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 18
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • December 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 


    • January 06, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.


    • January 08, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Desert Shores Community Baptist Church 2625 Landon Drive Bullhead City, AZ
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.


    • January 15, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086
    • 10
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The day will include live fire practice and qualification. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • January 28, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • January 29, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S. Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85710 and Pinal Air Park 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 24
    Register

    Day One -

    Christ Community Church 2:00-6:00pm

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Day Two-

    Pinal Airpark 8:00am-12:00pm

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.


    • February 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.



    • February 05, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Abiding in Christ Fellowship 7335 N. Camino de Oeste Tucson, AZ 85741 & Pinal Airpark 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock, AZ 85145
    • 24
    Register

    Students will be instructed on their responsibility for firearm safety, maintenance, storage, legal issues relating to the use of deadly force, proper mental conditioning, and judgmental shooting. Practice will be conducted with SIRT and other training devices in the classroom. Scenario based shoot / don't shoot training and completion of the review for the written exam for the course.

    Students will focus on safe weapon manipulation and marksmanship. The  day will be spent on the firing range for live fire practice and qualification. Instruction and practice will include stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger control, and breathe control. Students will practice loading and unloading the firearm, drawing and presenting the firearm, clearing malfunctions, and engaging targets with deadly force. Students will complete the practical firearms qualification and written exam.

    • March 03, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.



    • April 07, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.



    • May 05, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.



    • June 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.



Past events

September 17, 2021 Defending the Flock 2021 Conference
September 11, 2021 Intermediate Handgun- Defensive Actions Two
September 03, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
September 02, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
August 28, 2021 Basic Pistol
August 27, 2021 August Lunch & Learn
August 24, 2021 Communication and Report Writing
August 20, 2021 Situational Awareness
August 20, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
August 19, 2021 Communication and Report Writing
August 13, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
August 07, 2021 Stop-the-Bleed & I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
August 05, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
July 30, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
July 27, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
July 17, 2021 Dr. Alexis Artwohl: Deadly Force Encounters
July 01, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
June 26, 2021 Intermediate Handgun/Vehicles & Parking Lots
June 25, 2021 June Lunch & Learn
June 18, 2021 Understanding Child Protection
June 18, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
June 17, 2021 Use-of-Force in Safety/Security Operations
June 12, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
June 05, 2021 After the Use of Deadly Force
June 03, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
May 28, 2021 May Lunch & Learn
May 20, 2021 Situational Awareness
May 16, 2021 Use of Force in Safety/Security Operations
May 08, 2021 I LIVED: Civilian Response to Active Attackers
May 06, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
May 04, 2021 Use-of-Force in Safety/Security Operations
April 30, 2021 April Lunch & Learn
April 24, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 8 hour refresher course
April 19, 2021 Situational Awareness
April 13, 2021 Understanding Child Protection
April 10, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 09, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
April 03, 2021 Intermediate Handgun
April 01, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
March 26, 2021 March Lunch & Learn
March 12, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
March 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
February 26, 2021 February Lunch & Learn
February 20, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 19, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
February 13, 2021 Basic Pistol
February 05, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
February 04, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
January 29, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
January 29, 2021 January Lunch & Learn
January 26, 2021 Arizona CCW Class
January 22, 2021 Low-Light Handgun
January 15, 2021 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
January 09, 2021 AZ Armed Guard Refresher
January 07, 2021 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
December 18, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
December 11, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
December 03, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
November 05, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
October 30, 2020 October Lunch & Learn
October 23, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
October 17, 2020 Basic Pistol
October 01, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting
September 26, 2020 Defending the Flock Conference
September 18, 2020 Intermediate Handgun
September 03, 2020 Phoenix Metro Monthly Meeting: Verbal De-Escalation
August 28, 2020 August Lunch & Learn
August 21, 2020 Arizona Armed Security 16 hour course
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