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PROTECTING THE CHURCH FLOCK

Flora, Illinois - February 28 (Wednesday)

This is a FREE church safety seminar, sponsored by local Law-Enforcement and Clay County area churches.

 

DATE:

FEBRUARY 28 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

 

SPEAKERS:

 

LOCATION OF EVENT


OIL BELT CHRISTIAN SERVICE CAMP

555 PARK ROAD

FLORA, ILLINOIS 62839

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  • The seminar is FREE, but please register so we will know how many are coming
 
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What to expect at this seminar

This seminar will be "hands-on," emphasizing the skills you need in order to be ready to respond to a crisis in your house of worship. Subjects include such topics as -

  • Verbal De-Escalation - Learning how to calm someone by your presence and verbal skills 
  • Recognizing the "clues" that indicate something may be wrong or is "about to happen."
  • Protecting the flock from sex crimes
  • Responding to an active attack (assailant with gun, knife, etc)
  • How to form a safety team at your church (who to put on the team; who NOT to put on the team)
  • What does the team do on Sundays and for all other events...
  • Where to station team members during church
  • 10 Things Every Church Should Know
  • And so much more... 
 

We will also address the issues of sex crimes occurring on church and faith based property. We encourage all those who work with youth to attend.

 

THE MESSAGE ON PREVENTION OF SEX CRIMES IS RELEVANT TO ALL YOUTH WORKERS, WHETHER CHURCH-RELATED OR NOT. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE.

 

SPEAKERS

  JIMMY MEEKS  is a retired police officer, having served 35 years in law-enforcement. Jimmy has also been a minister for over 44 years.  As an officer, he served as a hostage negotiator, field training officer, school resource officer, detective, supervisor, and crime prevention officer. He has accumulated dover 4500 hours of TCOLE training. He has also been a certified crime prevention specialist.  He was pastor of a church in the Ft. Worth area for over 11 years, while also serving as a police officer.  Jimmy has a B.A. in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Certificate of Ministry from Emmaus Road Ministry School.  He has conducted over 200 church safety seminars since 2009, at which over a thousand churches have attended. It has been said of his presentation, " ...there has never been a stronger call to action..."   Jimmy and his wife of 40 years, Julie, were married at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas, the sight of the June 22, 1980 massacre that killed 5 - and injured 10.  Jimmy is also the owner of Sheepdog Seminars. He is privilege to serve with Lt Dave Grossman and Carl Chinn.

JIMMY MEEKS is a retired police officer, having served 35 years in law-enforcement. Jimmy has also been a minister for over 44 years.

As an officer, he served as a hostage negotiator, field training officer, school resource officer, detective, supervisor, and crime prevention officer. He has accumulated dover 4500 hours of TCOLE training. He has also been a certified crime prevention specialist.

He was pastor of a church in the Ft. Worth area for over 11 years, while also serving as a police officer.

Jimmy has a B.A. in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Certificate of Ministry from Emmaus Road Ministry School.

He has conducted over 200 church safety seminars since 2009, at which over a thousand churches have attended. It has been said of his presentation, "...there has never been a stronger call to action..."

Jimmy and his wife of 40 years, Julie, were married at the First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas, the sight of the June 22, 1980 massacre that killed 5 - and injured 10.

Jimmy is also the owner of Sheepdog Seminars. He is privilege to serve with Lt Dave Grossman and Carl Chinn.

 
  CARL CHINN , Author and nationally recognized expert on church violence was a First Responder at the New Life Church shooting in Colorado and was a hostage and negotiator in the Focus on the Family incident.   In 1996 Carl Chinn was a responder in a standoff with an angry gunman who took hostages at the  Focus on the Family  ministry.  Following the attacker’s trial, Chinn began researching and writing on the subject of criminal and other incidents in North American ministries.  In 2005, he and others began to develop an intentional security program for New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. He was one of the team of responders directly involved with the active shooter on 12/09/2007.   Carl has traveled around the country for the last few years assisting churches and faith-based properties in being prepared to respond to tragedies.

CARL CHINN, Author and nationally recognized expert on church violence was a First Responder at the New Life Church shooting in Colorado and was a hostage and negotiator in the Focus on the Family incident.

 In 1996 Carl Chinn was a responder in a standoff with an angry gunman who took hostages at the Focus on the Family ministry.

Following the attacker’s trial, Chinn began researching and writing on the subject of criminal and other incidents in North American ministries.

In 2005, he and others began to develop an intentional security program for New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. He was one of the team of responders directly involved with the active shooter on 12/09/2007. 

Carl has traveled around the country for the last few years assisting churches and faith-based properties in being prepared to respond to tragedies.