9th Annual

Securing Your Place of Worship

(Online Conference) 

Tuesday September 10, 2024. 5:00pm - 8:30pm (CST)

Wednesday September 11, 2024. 9:30am - 3:30pm (CST)


Bespoke Church Security Conference 

We're delighted to announce our 9th Annual 'Securing Your Place of Worship' Conference. This bespoke event has previously featured international experts such as Lt. Col Dave Grossman, Dr. James Densley from The Violence Project, Carl Chinn of the Faith Based Security Network, and Tina Rowe, a former Presidential Appointed US Marshall and Church Security Expert. This is the only fully online church security conference in the country. 

Mark your calendars for September 10 and 11, 2024. We're thrilled to reconvene and look forward to connecting with you online for this training event.


Here's the Benefits of an Online Conference 

  • Flexible Scheduling: watch live or recorded sessions at your convenience.
  • Convenient and Acccessible: Attend from anywhere with no travel costs or lost time from the office.
  • Interactive Discussions: The conference provides live Q&A, chat features, and networking opportunities.  
  • Recorded Content: Recorded sessions are free and available for on-demand viewing for 60 days post the event.  
  • Virtual Networking: Global reach with ministries worldwide for broader audience connections. 

Secure your Spot! 

Gain valuable knowledge from the comfort of your own chair at our fully virtual risk management and security conference—no need to leave your office.


Why you should join us September 19 and 20...

  • Keynotes from Lt. Col Dave Grossman and Dr. James Densley. 
  • Life Q&A sessions with industry experts.
  • Learn from the office or at home. 

A virtual conference means you eliminate that commute and still on hand to answer emails. 

2023 Featured these incredible speakers!

Crisis Management in Worship Spaces - Legal & Strategic Crisis Preparedness

Mastering Crisis Management in Worship Spaces with Virginia Cronin Attorney at Law. This presentation provides invaluable insight into navigating legal complexities during crises. Providing strategies for effective media handling, reputation management, crisis communication, and equipping religious leaders with the knowledge to protect their church.

Virgina (Ginny) Cronin, is an Attorney at Law with Wagenmaker & Oberly. She represents and advises churches, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits on a wide variety of legal issues such as nonprofit corporate formation, governance, employment and volunteer issues, intellectual property, and special legal issues affecting faith-based nonprofit organizations.

How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic

Based on extensive and groundbreaking research by Dr. James Densley and Dr. Jillian Peterson this presentation delves into the phenomenon of mass shootings in America. Drawing on the authors' database of over 180 mass shooters, including interviews with perpetrators, survivors, and experts, it offers data-driven solutions to prevent these tragedies.

Dr. James Densley has received global media attention for his work on street gangs, criminal networks, violence, and policing. Densley is perhaps best known for co-creating the largest, most comprehensive database of mass shooters in the United States, known as The Violence Project. Densley is the author of eight books, including the award-winning The Violence Project: How to Stop A Mass Shooting Epidemic (Abrams Press, 2021), and over 150 articles, book chapters, and essays in leading scientific journals and mainstream outlets such as the Los Angeles TimesTime MagazineUSA TodayThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Crisis Ready: Developing a Resilient Crisis Intervention Team

How to assemble a diversified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), selecting members with unique skills, experiences, and roles, from pastoral staff to mental health professionals. Dive into advanced training methods, protocol development, and resource management for crisis intervention for a cohesive response to emergencies. 

Reverend Tim Kingsley, was a volunteer first responder during 9/11, Tim brings firsthand knowledge of handling complex incidents and human trauma, he holds certifications in emergency management and threat assessment. Tim is a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor. He serves on the Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team Board of Directors. Tim is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, serving as the Cathedral Canon Pastor and a Police Chaplin. 

Bulletproof Mind-Sheepdog Model for Faith Based Security Teams

International security expert Lt. Col. Dave Grossman presents groundbreaking research on love, faith, and developing a resilient mindset to enhance the effectiveness of church safety teams. Learn how to create a bulletproof mind.

Lt. Col Dave Grossman is a author, public speaker and trainer. He is a former US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and West Point Psychology Professor. For the last 25 , Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has been a leading voice to military and law enforcement across this county and has shared his Bulletproof Mind presentation that provides tools to enable mental resiliency. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he has written and spoken extensively on the terrorist threat, with articles published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Civil Policy and many leading law enforcement

Securing Faith: Navigating Nonprofit Security Grants for Church Leaders

Unpacking the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for Churches,' a crucial session for church leaders aiming to bolster security measures and safeguard their congregation. Learn how to tap into the (NSGP), which offers up to $150,000 per location for security enhancements.

Simon Osamoh, a British American, stands as one of the nation’s premier specialists in securing houses of worship. Leveraging over a decade as a serious crime Detective in England, he relocated to the U.S to spearhead Counter Terrorism at Minnesota’s Mall of America. As the founder of Kingswood Security Consulting and the Worship Security Academy he has devoted over a decade to safeguarding houses of worship. He has penned best-selling books including Securing Church Operations and 10 Powerful Strategies for Conflict De-escalation. 

Unveiling Financial Integrity: Safeguarding Your Church

This presentation explores the vital yet overlooked area of financial controls in places of worship. The presentation underscores the importance of rigorous documentation, the prevention of fraudulent expense reimbursements, and the careful oversight of credit card use, equipping attendees with strategies to bolster financial integrity and avert potential fraud within their congregations

Jake Douglas, is the founder of Church Finance Pros and the owner of the Church Operations Toolkit; he has made it his mission to revolutionize the way churches approach financial management and overall operations. As the owner of the Church Operations Toolkit, he offers a comprehensive suite of resources designed to improve various aspects of church administration, from finance and HR to IT, security, and facilities.

Transformative Leadership Strategies for Church Security

Unlocking Leadership Potential in Church Security with Dan Kopp is a transformative experience, turning attendees into effective leaders. Delving into the nine principles from his book, 'The Power of Me Leadership,' Kopp offers practical strategies for management, mentorship, and inspiration within church security teams, honing your unique leadership style.

Dan Kopp, originally from Platteville, WI, served as a military police officer in the United States Army in Frankfurt, Germany, The Republic of Panamá, and Fort Devens, MA. He later transitioned into public education, holding leadership roles for over a decade. Dan is the founder and co-founder of Leading Like a Buffalo and Leaders Amplified, offering executive leadership coaching. He authored the Amazon top 10 release, "The Power of Me Leadership," providing essential tenets for better leadership.


Hear from attendees about the conference's impact. 

Don't just take our word for it regarding the benefits of this conference. Hear from people who have been in the same position as you!


Conference Schedule (TBD)

Tuesday September 10, 2024 (DAY ONE)

5:00pm – 5:50pm  (Session One TBD) 
6:00pm - 6:50pm (Session Two TBD) 
7:00pm - 7:50pm (Session Three TBD)
8:00pm - 8:30pm (Session Four TBD) 



Wednesday September 11, 2024 (DAY TWO)

9:30am - 10:15am (Session One TBD)
10:30am - 11:15am (Session Two TBD) 
11:30am - 12:15pm (Session Three TBD)
12:45pm - 1:30pm (Session Four TBD)
1:45pm - 2:30pm (Session Five TBD)
2:45pm - 3:30pm (Session Six TBD)

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Experience educational presentations by renowned experts in the country, specifically curated to enhance your church's safety and security.