$150 – $300

ABWE Personal Security Training - July 19-20, 2019

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ABWE International Headquarters

522 Lewisberry Rd

New Cumberland, PA 17070-2313

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$300 per person

$150 for ABWE Missionaries

This training is designed to meet ABWE security requirements for countries where our personnel work.

Training & Topics from Concilium Inc.

This is an active and interactive course! The course incorporates both classroom learning and indoor/outdoor training and role-play sessions while covering a host of pertinent topics facing WCEs (Western Christian Expatriates) working in both open and restricted access areas including:

Laying the Foundation: Developing a theology of risk and Living Personal Security in the Context of Ministry

(Re)-Defining Safe: Security best practices for higher-risk environments

What’s In A Question? Crafting an appropriate response to questions, queries, and demands for information (and how to know the difference…)

Getting In and Staying In: Building legal, social, and moral credibility via legal status

Online Knowhow: Cyber security and social media safety and security

Abating Violence: Recognizing criminal and terrorist behaviors via body language and threat recognition

From Run, Hide, Fight to MDACC: Surviving an active Shooters and violent encounters

Surviving the Worst: A WCE’s guide to government detainment and hostage taking

Situational Awareness and the WCE: Understanding hostile Observation, surveillance, and how to detect both

Drive to Survive: A primer and course on vehicle safety and security

…and much, much more!!

This class is intended to help our missionaries understand the threats and learn how to minimize loss of life and ministry opportunity. We desire for you to be better prepared to deal with the growing global threat to the ministers of the Gospel. Our goal is to build into your lives and ministries the awareness of potential threats and how to prevent, mitigate, and manage them so ministry can continue.

-Mark Hewlett, Director of Security and Crisis Management, ABWE


To insure the availability of hotel rooms in the area, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotels at Rossmoyne by Marriott on Ritter Road in Mechanicsburg, PA at a rate of $75 plus 9% tax per night. The Direct Line is (717) 691-1400, press (0) to speak with a Guest Service Representative. Refer to the ABWE Personal Security Training and give the dates. The block of rooms will be released three weeks prior to the training event, so secure your reservation early.

ABWE personnel who stay at one of the hotels need to pay the hotel and request reimbursement through Missionary Finance.

ABWE Guest Services also has a block of rooms reserved for participants in the Security Training Event. Guestrooms are located on the ABWE property and include private baths, a self-serve continental breakfast, cable TV and internet. The price is $32 for the first night and $25 for each additional night. To make a reservation, please contact Karen Hamrick at GuestServices@abwe.org for a reservation form. The block of rooms will be released two weeks prior to the training event, so secure your reservation early.

Check In

The check-in process will begin 30 minutes prior to the first session of each seminar. You will receive a name tag which will identify you as a registered attendee.


Dress is business casual/casual. Jeans are appropriate. The course will involve some training activities that will include moving from a seated or standing positon to laying on the floor or ground so loose fitting clothes are recommended for the second day of training.

Child Care

We encourage families with children to arrange for childcare at home, or to bring a family member who can watch their children in the hotel or guest room. For those who have infants, or who are unable to find caregivers, we are glad to provide childcare (for ABWE personnel only) at a nominal fee for children four years old and younger. Requests must be made to the event coordinator no less than three weeks prior to the event so childcare workers can be scheduled.

Please note that we cannot provide or accommodate child care for non-ABWE personnel site during this course.


Lunch and breaks will be provided each day of the event. You will be responsible for your own breakfast and dinner.


ABWE is not able to provide transportation for this event. Please make all of your own travel arrangements.

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522 Lewisberry Rd

New Cumberland, PA 17070-2313

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