"The Lord hates violence." 
Psalm 11:5

We offer a variety of experiences for your church or community. These are the four seminars we offer. 

  1. Sheepdog Seminars for Churches with Colonel Grossman, Jimmy Meeks, and Carl Chinn

  2. Sheepdog Mini Seminar with Jimmy Meeks and Carl Chinn

  3. Sheepdog Weekend with Jimmy Meeks (proceeds benefit persecuted Christians)

  4. Women's Safety Seminar with Jimmy Meeks

 

Contact Jimmy Meeks to book your next seminar: 
(817) 437-9693 jimmy@churchsafetyseminar.com

 

In our seminars you will learn:

1. Biblical basis for having security in  your church 
2. Expertise in security and practical tools you can use in your organization
3. Knowledge of facts versus myth & rhetoric on this topic
4. Access to resources you can use once you return home 
5. Contacts that you can continue to dialogue with as you develop your security strategies

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT OUR SHEEPDOG SEMINARS
 

  • We will update all attendees on the violence occurring across the country at church and faith based organizations.
  • We will walk you through what happened at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado on December 9, 2007.
  • You will hear from Carl Chinn, one of the experts on church safety. Carl was at New Life Church on the day the gunman arrived. 
  • You will hear from others who understand the necessity of a church safety team.
  • On Saturday, you will hear from Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman.
  • We will have a very spiritual approach to the seminar. Our seminars are about the Lord! Our intent is to honor Him. We thoroughly believe that church safety is a ministry - not just a matter of security services at a church.
  • We will introduce a new weapon that can be used to deter violence in our churches - and across the country. 
  • We will humble ourselves before the Lord, and cry out to Him with one voice.
  • AND MUCH MORE...

The seminar is NOT for church safety teams only. We hope PASTORS and CHURCH STAFF PERSONNEL will also attend. We are in this together! The information shared, especially by Col Grossman, is relevant not only for houses of worship - but everywhere. 


Sheepdog Seminars for Churches

The movie "Faith Under Fire", based on the church shooting in Daingerfield, Texas in 1980, is shown on the Friday night before the seminar begins.. Show time is usually 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. The church safety seminar begins the next morning. 

In these seminars we address TWO issues:

  1. WHY you need to be concerned about safety practices at your church. We will bring you up to date on the facts about church-related violence. We also go to the scripture to see if "Safety" has a scriptural foundation. 
  2. WHAT plan you can initiate at your church. We will show you how to set up your church safety team, who should be on your team - and who shouldn't. How to start your team and a host of other issues are addressed. We will also discuss the laws pertaining to guns in your state (for example, in the state of Texas, it is AGAINST THE LAW to have an armed team that does not possess the security license required to serve as official security. In simpler language, Texas Law forbids using CHL individuals as a security team).

Seminar Agenda

 

Sheepdog Mini Seminar

We also offer "mini-seminars." These seminars usually occur on a Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. until about noon. 

The movie "Faith Under Fire", based on the church shooting in Daingerfield, Texas in 1980, is shown on the Friday night before the seminar begins.. Show time is usually 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. The church safety seminar begins the next morning. 

The speakers for the mini-seminars are Jimmy Meeks and Carl Chinn. Learn more about them here. 

 

Sheepdog Weekend

A "Sheepdog Weekend" at Church?

Our country is in a season of violence. A glance at the headlines reveals that violence is affecting every facet of life - from the NFL to houses of worship, from public schools to shopping centers. 

The Sheepdog Weekend is a series of meetings that take place at a church. The emphasis is on learning how to protect the people in your church and community from violence, as well as the presentation of the gospel to First Responders. 

We are seeking churches that want to host a Sheepdog Weekend. We work on a love-offering basis: and half of the offering is sent to help persecuted Christians around the world.

The Church Safety portion of the Sheepdog Weekend is from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. We  ask the host church to invite ALL churches in its community. We will help you advertise the seminar by providing you with a flyer. We also ask that you contact all local media outlets and ask their assistance in advertising.

The program will cover 2 topics: 

  1. WHY a church should be concerned. Jimmy will give Scriptural and Statistical support as to WHY a church should be concerned about the problem of violence at houses of worship.
  2. WHAT plan they can initiate to help protect their flock. In this latter presentation, Jimmy will show the churches how to set up a safety team at their church, how to protect children, etc.

SHEEPDOG WEEKEND Agenda

FRIDAY NIGHT - Movie Night!
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Learn more about "Faith Under Fire" Here

SATURDAY 

Church Safety Seminar 
with Jimmy Meeks
Saturday Morning 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Women's Safety Seminar
with Jimmy Meeks
Saturday Afternoon or Saturday Evening 
(2-hour program)

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE

ABOUT THE WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday morning is our favorite part of the weekend! We ask the church to honor all First Responders (police, fire fighters, paramedics, etc) in the community during its morning worship service. 


Jimmy has participated in dozens of these services across the country. He preaches the morning message. His subject is the Prodigal Son, emphasizing the Grace of God shown to us in the gift of Jesus Christ. One pastor remarked of Jimmy's message that it was the "greatest message on grace" he had ever heard.

Hundreds of First Responders have attended these services over the years and have heard of God's love for them. The message is relevant because, as Jimmy has learned over the years, police officers have a difficult time believing that God loves them and is supportive of their work.

 

Women's Safety Seminar

Violence against women is a terrible problem in our country. It is estimated that 1,000 women are assaulted every day in the United States. Furthermore, a sexual assault occurs every 3 to 5 minutes. 

And domestic violence is a tragedy in every state. 

Jimmy Meeks has given his women's safety seminar to thousands of women. No self-defense is taught at the seminar. Instead, the focus is on Situational Awareness. 

There are 9 women in Jimmy's life: his wife, 5 daughters, daughter-in-law, and 2 granddaughters. Thus, he is very passionate about helping women stay safe.

There is one more important matter about the women's safety program. We ask that the hosting church find a local women's shelter that assists battered women. Then, obtain a list of items that the shelter needs and get this list into the hands of women in the community. We then ask the attendees to bring as many of the items as possible to the seminar. This is the "cost of admission" to the seminar (of course, no one is turned away who does not bring an item). One church in Fort Worth had 2 and a half truck load of items for a local shelter! Praise the Lord!

This seminar also addresses the issue of domestic violence. 

Permit us to be honest about this seminar: the info shared with women can save their lives!