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Church for the Nations

Phoenix, AZ 

March 23rd


Conference & Deep Dive Friday Registration is now open!

Registration Members $79 (through February 18th)

                   Guest $99 (through February 18th)



General Sessions

The Aftermath: Critical Incident Recovery

Church safety and security ministries should examine ways to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from a variety of incident types. This session focuses on the importance of having a critical incident recovery planning. We will examine both short term and long term recovery needs allowing you to consider ways your ministry may be impacted in the aftermath of a critical incident. How do you reunite children with their families? Do you have plans for continuity of services? What partnerships have you formed with other ministries, government entities, and nonprofits? Who will provide spiritual care for the congregation if leadership is impacted by the incident? We will discuss these questions and more in this session. 


                                                                                                                                                Christopher Taylor, M.A., M.Ed., M.Div.


The Importance of Ministry in

Security Team Training

There is a consistent and necessary tension between providing a safe environment for worship with the balance of ministry in mind. This session will focus on the importance of operating your church security ministry with a ministry first focus while still providing professional security operations to defend the flock. What does it mean to serve in a security context? How do we approach ministry with a security mindset while still reaching the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Conference Schedule*

7:45-8:00am Registration 

8:00-8:05am Welcome / Prayer

8:05-9:05am The Aftermath: Critical Incident Recovery presented by Christopher Taylor, M.Div.

9:05-9:20am Break

9:20am-10:35am Breakout Session One (Choose One)

What is the Difference? Killing and Murder presented by Christopher Taylor

Clear Communication & Information Flow presented by Brian Kowalski

Security Assessments for Faith-Based Organizations- John McGrath

10:35-10:50am Break 

10:50am-12:00pm Breakout Session Two (Choose One) 

Sex Offenders in the Church presented by Christopher Taylor

Operational Standards for Church Volunteer Security Teams presented by Phil Pinkus

Insider Threats: Prevention, Preparation, Response, and Recovery- John McGrath

12:00-12:45pm Lunch & Fellowship 

12:45-2:00pm Breakout Session Three (Choose One)

Church Medical Equipment Best Practices & Supply Review presented by Dr. Pat Boyle, AZCSN Medical Director

Reality Based Training: Overview, Benefits, & Importance presented by Brian Kowalski

What Can We Learn From 20 Years of Active Shooter Studies?- presented by Christopher Taylor

2:00-2:15pm Break

2:15-3:30pm Breakout Session Four (Choose One)

Patient Moves and Carries presented by Dr. Pat Boyle, AZCSN Medical Director

Safety & Security Ministry Team Development presented by Steve Lyons

Using Table Top Exercises with Your Team Presented by Phil Pinkus

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:45-4:30pm The Importance of Ministry in Church Security Team Training presented by Christopher Taylor, M.Div.

Deep Dive Friday*

Additional Registration Fee Applies

Friday, March 22nd 

Deep Dive Friday provides participants the opportunity to complete two different extended courses covering some of our most requested topics. Class size is limited for these specialized courses. Lunch is included with registration.

Morning Sessions 8:00am-12:00pm

Aftermath: Use of Force Investigations from a Law Enforcement Perspective presented by Brian Kowalski

Improvised Medical: Chest Seals to Tourniquets (Limit 20 participants) presented by Dr. Patrick Boyle, Medical Director

Afternoon Sessions 1:00-5:00pm

Aftermath: Use of Force Investigations Pretrial and Courtroom Perspectives presented by Magnus Erikkson

Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation with Role Playing (Limit 20 participants) presented by Amy Lyons

* Schedule, Session Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 

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