4th Annual Securing your Place of Worship - Church Security Training

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Westwood Community Church

3121 Westwood Drive

Excelsior, MN 55331

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Westwood Community Church


Kingswood Security Consulting

The 4th Annual Securing your Place of Worship is being held on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Westwood Community Church. The event will feature presentations by nationally renowned speakers that include Carl Chinn of the Faith Based Security Network and Sheepdog Seminars along with Tina Rowe, Former United States Marshal for Colorado, Church Security Expert and author of Worship Without Worry.

In addition to the insightful and educational keynote presentations, workshop attendees can experience eight sessions led by those from the Kingswood team, Core Security, Henningson and Snoxell Attorneys at Law and Eagle Brook Church.

Topics will include essential skills and crime prevention strategies, including:

  • Shaping Safety through Culture & Environment

  • Violence Prevention Through Crisis Intervention

  • Strategies to Improve Prevention

  • Overcome the Assailants Advantage

  • Church Litigation – Knowing your Rights

  • 1441 Physical Tactics (Demonstration)

  • How to Conduct an Effective Tabletop Exercise - Importance and Getting Started

  • Lessons Learned from the Deadliest Church Attacks

Featured speakers, Wes Pederson, Security Director, Eagle Brook Church, Terri Ashmore, Managing Director Basilica of Saint Mary Minneapolis, Ginny Cronin Henningson & Snoxell Ltd and more!

Full Agenda

7:30 am: Registration & Coffee

8:20 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks Tim Kingsley, Senior Advisor, Kingswood Security Consulting

8:25 am: Shaping Safety through Culture & Environment, Simon Osamoh, Founder Kingswood Security

8:50 am: Violence Prevention Through Crisis Intervention James Densley, Ph.D., Professor, Metropolitan State University & Research and Evaluation Kingswood Security

Break: Networking & Vendor Sessions

9:35 am: Breakout Sessions - Strategies to Improve Prevention

Eagle Brook Church, Wes Pederson Director of Security

Basilica of Saint Mary, Terri Ashmore, Managing Director

Westwood Community Church, Jim Theis, Director of Security & Facilities

Break: Networking & Vendor Sessions

10:10 am: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Tina Rowe, Former United States Marshal for Colorado, Overcome the Assailants Advantage

10:45 am: Breakout Sessions

Church Litigation - Knowing your Rights Virginia Cronin Attorney at Law Henningson & Snoxell

1441 Physical Tactics (Demonstration) Joe Bezotte Core Security Consulting

How to Conduct an Effective Tabletop Exercise - Importance and Getting Started, Brett Lawler, Kingswood Security Consulting

Break: Networking & Vendors Sessions

11:25 am: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Carl Chinn Faith Based Security Network Lessons Learned from the Deadliest Church Attacks

** Event MN POST Board Certified for Law Enforcement Officers**

What People Say About Us

“We have hosted Kingswood Security on a number of occasions, there training is always engaging and provides you with takeaways to be able to kickstart or grow your security ministry”

Bryant Holmstrom, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

“I wasn't that excited at the idea of spending a Saturday morning at yet another seminar. It didn't take but a few moments for me to realize that I was exactly where I needed to be. It was very empowering to become aware of the things I can do and share with the volunteers at our church. More importantly, we have now begun to be proactive securing our church to create a safer environment for all who come through our doors.”

John Estrem, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata

“The church security training put on by Kingswood Security this spring was very useful, I would encourage other congregations to attend and participate.”

R.M. Birger, Unity Church Unitarian, St Paul

“Attending your session was very stimulating as well as educational. We now live in different times from what life was before 9/11. I spent 13 years in law enforcement and have seen this dramatic change up close and personal. Your professional speakers brought to light, with true professionalism, ways which we all must become more aware, alert and develop a strong street sense to protect ourselves and our country. I thought it was a dramatic presentation! Keep up the great work.”

Dan Betlock, Minnesota Association Church Facilities Managers (MACFM)

"I recently attended a training information session on security for church leaders put on by Simon Osamoh of Kingswood Security. Mr. Osamoh put together a globally professional group of experts that captivated those attending with information and data that kept us talking on how imperative it is that we educate and familiarize ourselves and our church leadership in the area of security and awareness of active threats. For anyone considering next steps in church safety I would recommend this group of security experts.”

Steve White, Instructor, Century College

“The level of expertise held by the security experts was impressive. For me this was the strength in the training, the training was full of security substance as to what I can do to raise awareness of security at my church and empower people to learn from the past. The expertise was impressive, Kingswood really put together a first class team of security experts to help people with next steps in worship security.”

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Westwood Community Church

3121 Westwood Drive

Excelsior, MN 55331

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