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Establishing a Church Security Plan


The purpose of establishing a church security plan is to put safety measures in place that protect against dangerous situations while still allowing for a welcoming environment. Traditional security plans focus on building three layers of security. This plan will show participants a plan for five layers of security. They are as follows: Deterrent, Detection, Denial, Delay and the Response. In this presentation participants will learn how to establish a basic security plan for their church.


  1. The participant will understand what SVA (Security Vulnerability Assessment) is and why it should be made a priority.
  2. The participant will learn the rule of safety through redundancy using the five layers strategy.
  3. The participant will learn why the threat has to stop before it gets in the door and how to make this happen?
  4. The participant will understand why he must have a professional grade radio?
  5. The participant will learn about alarms and where they should be located?
  6. The participants will learn the difference between armed and unarmed security.
  7. The participants will understand why and how to establish policies that will minimize risk.
  8. The participant will learn the difference between reactive and proactive security. 

CEU Information

This presentation qualifies for 0.2 CEU credit toward CCA certification and retention. Please  refer to certification guidelines to ensure you are in proper compliance for credit. After completing the course you will be offered a CEU request form to complete and make your request.

CPE credit is not available for e-learning lab programs.